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Ithaca College Graduate Catalog 2002-2003

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621-59300 Speech Science

    Provides the advanced undergraduate major and the beginning graduate student in speech-language pathology with the fundamental principles of speech science. Readings, lectures, and discussion focus on the acoustics, physiology, and aerodynamics of speech production and perception. Students are introduced to appropriate laboratory equipment for measurement of speech production and perception. Emphasis also is on how the speech pathologist can apply this information to the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. Prerequisites: Senior standing. 3 credits.

621-60000 Differential Diagnosis in Audiology I

    Acquaints the student with the theoretical and diagnostic implications of the basic audiological evaluation, including discussion of pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry, immittance testing, and masking.

621-60900 Seminar: Aural Rehabilitation

    Current knowledge from the areas of speech perception and production, language development, amplification, environmental acoustics, and counseling as applied to the educational-rehabilitative process for hearing-impaired, school-age children and adults. 3 credits.

621-64300 Principles of Evaluation and Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology

    Review of models and methodologies for evaluating speech-language pathologies. Emphasis is on understanding differing philosophies of evaluation and diagnosis, pre-evaluation planning, statistical and sociological interpretation of normality, variables in interpreting standardized and nonstandardized information, history taking, client-clinician interaction, and report writing. Review and discussion of actual cases is included. 2 credits.

621-64700 Modification of Stuttering

    Introductory and advanced material concerning the nature of stuttering in children and adults. Etiological factors and assessment techniques are included with emphasis on the remedial approach to stuttering behavior. 3 credits.

621-64900 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    Introduction to augmentative communication with discussion of its impact on individuals who are severely speech and language impaired. Students are familiarized with augmentative communication techniques and strategies. Assessment and intervention options are covered. Students have an opportunity for hands-on experience with a variety of augmentative communication devices and other adaptive equipment. 3 credits.

621-65100 Adult Aphasia and Related Disorders

    Prepares students to identify, differentiate, and contrast the phenomenology, symptomatology, and diagnostic and therapeutic processes of adult aphasia and related disorders. 3 credits.

621-65200 Developmental Language Disorders

    A presentation of various theoretical approaches that bear on the acquisition and development of language disorders; basic information that can be used for evaluating existing strategies for remediation and for developing new therapy techniques. 3 credits.

621-65300 Voice and Related Disorders

    A study of normal and disordered phonatory processes with attention to the evaluation and remediation of specific voice problems, including laryngectomy. 3 credits.

621-65400 Neurological Processes and Communication Disorders

    Covers basic structure and function of the nervous system as it relates to neurogenic disorders of communication. 3 credits.

621-65500 Seminar in Speech Pathology: Selected Topics

    1-6 credits.

621-65600 Dysphagia

    Discussion of normal and deviant patterns of swallowing in infants to adults. Nature and causes of dysphagia across all client populations presented in detail, providing techniques and demonstration of clinical swallowing evaluations, videofluoroscopic swallow studies, and swallowing therapy, among others. 1 credit.

621-65700 Current Research in Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Presentation of some basic skills required to conduct and/or evaluate research. Specific emphasis is on the scientific method as a problem solving process. Further course content deals with designing experimental procedures for research questions, learning to establish and test hypotheses, and summarizing and evaluating data. 3 credits.

621-65800 Advanced Topics in Language Disorders

    Prepares students to identify recent theories, concepts, and experimental techniques that can be used in developing innovative approaches for diagnosis and therapy for language problems. 3 credits.

621-65900 Seminar in Phonological Disorders

    Development of normal and disordered phonology in children. The nature and causes of phonological disorders are explored as well as the relationship of these disorders to other aspects of language development. Cultural-linguistic variations in phonological systems are discussed. Attention is given to motor based articulation disorders. Methods of assessment and treatment of all such disorders are investigated. 3 credits.

621-66100 Clinical Practicum I

    First graduate clinical experience. This is a supervised practicum in the Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing Clinic. Students perform in-depth diagnostic evaluations and/or provide therapy for individuals with speech/language disorders. The experience emphasizes planning, conducting therapy programs, taking case histories, conferring with parents, writing reports, and making recommendations. A weekly meeting is held to help orient the student to managerial and organizational procedures in the clinic. Prerequisites: 25 hours of clinical observation. 1 credit.

621-66200 Clinical Practicum II

    Graduate students may be assigned to the Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing Clinic and/or off-campus sites. Site and client assignments are determined by the students' clock-hour needs and ASHA minimum requirements. Workshops and meetings are held on selected topics. Prerequisites: 621-66100. 1 credit.

621-66300 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology I

    Graduate students are placed at off-campus sites for five to seven weeks of daily practicum experience. Specific duties assigned vary with the placement site. Placement site assignments are made in accordance with the student's interests and clock-hour needs. Prerequisites: 621-66200 and faculty approval. 2 credits.

621-66500 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology II

    Final clinical experience in speech-language pathology. A full-time, off-campus clinical placement of one-half semester's duration designed to cap a student's graduate education. Specific duties and responsibilities vary with the placement site. Site assignments are made in accordance with the student's interest and needs. Prerequisites: 621-66300 and faculty approval. 3 credits.

621-66600 Supplementary Clinical Affiliation

    An elective clinical affiliation designed for students who have not acquired the total number of supervised clinical clock hours required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and wish to do so under the aegis of Ithaca College. This practicum is completed after the student has been awarded the master of science degree. Site assignments are made in accordance with the student's interests and needs. 1 credit.

621-67000/621-67100 Individual Studies

    Directed individual investigation in special areas not fully covered by regular coursework. Initial application should include outline and bibliography. A copy of the paper is to be filed with the department. Requires approval of the full-time professor in charge and the department chair.

621-67200/621-67300 Independent Reading

    A course of reading arranged between department and student.

621-67400/621-67500 Independent Research

    Student research under the direction of one or more faculty supervisors. By permission of department. 1-3 credits per semester.

621-68000 Thesis or Research Paper

    The thesis or research paper, optional for the master of science degree, is supervised by a major adviser and a thesis committee. Members of the thesis committee may be professors in residence outside Ithaca College. Following acceptance of the thesis by the committee, an external examiner is appointed by the graduate committee. 4-6 credits.

621-69800 Professional Experience in Education

    A seven-week block of supervised student teaching open only to graduate students who have met all other requirements for provisional certification from the New York State Education Department. This course does not satisfy course requirements for the master of science degree. 6 credits.

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