Ithaca College

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Courses

SLPA-10901 Sign Language I LA

An opportunity to gain familiarity with and a working knowledge of sign language and finger spelling, as well as an understanding of deafness and deaf culture. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-11010 Phonetics NLA

An introduction to the study of speech sounds, including physiological and acoustic aspects. The primary emphasis is placed on sound to symbol transcription, using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Basic speech science is introduced. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-15000 Introduction to Communication Disorders SS LA 1

An introduction to speech, language, and hearing disorders. A variety of disorders in both children and adults is surveyed, including articulation and language disorders, stuttering, learning disability, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, voice disorders, and hearing losses. The study of these disorders includes incidence/prevalence, characteristics, causes, cultural and linguistic variations, and the impact of the disorder on the individual and society. The course is designed for and open to all students. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-16000 Acoustics for the Speech and Hearing
Sciences LA NS 2a

An introduction to the study of sound with an emphasis on sound as it applies to human communication. Course topics include the nature of sound, simple harmonic motion, sound pressure and intensity, decibels, wave generation and propagation, Fourier analysis, resonance, distortion, and transmission. Credit cannot be given for this course and PHYS-16000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-20901 Sign Language II LA

An extension of SLPA-10901 Sign Language I, the course provides an opportunity to expand manual communication skills and develop the ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with deaf people. Students also develop a better understanding of the implications of deafness for daily life. Prerequisites: SLPA-10901. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA-21200 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and
Hearing Mechanisms NS LA

Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms: respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, and basic neurological concepts underlying the communication process. Prerequisites: Second-semester freshman status. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA-21600 Normal Language and Literacy Development SS LA

Introduces the student to the study of language and literacy development in children. Topics include prelinguistic development, components of language, theoretical models of language acquisition, individual differences, relationships between oral and written language, and cultural and linguistic variations in language development. Prerequisites: LNGS-23300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA-21900 Language/Literacy Development in Children
Age 3 to 21 NLA

An introductory course in the development of language and literacy in early childhood through adolescence, including an overview of the acquisition of language in normally developing children, the major theories of language development, an introduction to the development of literacy skills in children, and study of later language learning and reading/writing skills in adolescence. Emphasis is on application of theories and models to school curriculum. This course should be taken before student teaching. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-22000 Articulation and Phonological Development
and Disorders NLA

A study of the normal articulation process, its development, and causes and characteristics of delayed and abnormal development; phonological development and the relationship among phonology; and other language areas. Transcription of speech production errors, identification of articulatory and phonological error patterns, and assessment and treatment techniques are heavily emphasized. Prerequisites: SLPA-11010. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA-22900 Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and
Meaning for Educators LA

A comparison of first- and subsequent-language learning as it affects the school-age population. The sociocultural nature of language and language acquisition is addressed, as well as specific needs in the multicultural classroom. The multifaceted fundamentals surrounding the nonnative speaker and second-language learning are provided to prepare the student to understand the paradigm shifts that have resulted from demographic changes in this country. It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with or after EDUC-10100 or SLPA-21900. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-23000 Child Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention NLA

An introduction to the study of developmental language disorders. The course examines characteristics of language disorders in the areas of syntax, grammatical morphology, semantics, and pragmatics. The course demonstrates how to incorporate established theory into language assessment and intervention practices. Formal and informal assessment procedures are reviewed. Intervention techniques are examined, and specific intervention experiences are designed and executed. Prerequisites: SLPA-21600. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA-23900 Educating Children with Special Needs NLA

Introduces future educators to special populations of children encountered within mainstream classrooms. Students are introduced to the characteristics of various special populations, including those with orthopedic impairments, mental retardation, autism, hearing and vision impairment, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Educational methodologies that can be applied in the classroom are discussed. Federal mandates, legal issues, and family issues are presented. Collaboration with other school personnel is also addressed. This course should be taken prior to student teaching. Open only to teacher education students in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-24000 Basic Audiology NLA

Study of anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism, acoustics, auditory pathologies, classification of hearing disorders, and the profession of audiology. Additional topics covered include pure-tone and speech audiometry, immittance measures, and material of current interest. Prerequisites: SLPA-16000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA-24200 Aural Rehabilitation NLA

Study of the perceptual, psychological, and educational implications of hearing loss. The course will focus on areas significant to the (re)habilitation of individuals with hearing loss, such as identification, evaluation, remediation, and counseling. Prerequisites: SLPA-24000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA-24900 Hearing Loss in the Elderly NLA

Overview of the causes and psychosocial impact of hearing loss, and of the most current diagnostic and remediation strategies employed to combat hearing disorders in the aged. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA-32000 Stuttering and Voice Disorders NLA

Survey of the important theories and therapies of stuttering used traditionally and presently. Investigation of a wide range of vocal disorders and their etiologies, diagnoses, and treatments. Prerequisites: SLPA-21200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA-33900 Language and Learning Disabilities NLA

Introduction to the unique problems of the child with language and learning disabilities. Areas covered include behavioral characteristics; deficits in cognitive abilities and oral and written language; relationship between language, reading, and learning disabilities; causes of these disabilities; and social and educational implications. Prerequisites: SLPA-23000. 3 credits. (Sum,IRR)

SLPA-35200 Diagnosis and Appraisal NLA

Develops proficiency in test administration and scoring, primarily in the areas of articulation and child language. Report-writing and techniques of hearing screening and oral examination also are developed. Skills are developed and practiced in laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: SLPA-22000; SLPA-23000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-35900 Communication Disorders in the Aging
Population SS LA

Introduces the communication disorders common to older persons. Speech and language disorders, hearing disorders, and the role of allied health professionals are examined. Prerequisites: GERO-10100; BIOL-20500 or PSYC-36600. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA-36000 Brain Science NS LA

Addresses the amazing human brain and its capabilities. The course presents the neuroanatomical cortical, subcortical, and brain stem mechanisms that are functional during human communication, including vocal speech, speech comprehension, reading, and writing. Both neurological theories and case studies will show the relationships between different lesion sites in the brain and the communication breakdowns that they produce. More broadly, the course will explore how nerve cells within neurological systems work together to accomplish memory and learning, feelings and emotions, and movement and perception, which are an integral part of the ability to communicate. Prerequisites: SLPA-21200. 3 credits (F, Y)

SLPA-36500 Basic Speech Science NS LA

Introduces the undergraduate student in speech-language pathology to topics in speech science. Areas covered include an overview of the acoustics of sound; the glottal spectrum; acoustics of consonant and vowel production; and perception, suprasegmentals, and instrumentation. Prerequisites: SLPA-21200. 3 credits (S, Y)

SLPA-37000 Clinical Practicum I NLA

An intensive clinical observation experience is provided in conjunction with classroom instruction focusing on designing individualized intervention programs, writing behavioral objectives, and general case management strategies. Corequisites: SLPA-35200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-39900-SLPA-39999 Selected Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology LA/NLA

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SLPA-42900 Tutorial in Speech-Language Pathology NLA

Intensive study in speech-language pathology for advanced students. The student presents a written proposal to an instructor who is chosen by the student to direct the tutorial. After the instructor agrees to direct the tutorial, copies of the proposal are forwarded to the student's adviser and chairperson for final approval. This procedure must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of adviser and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-44900 Tutorial in Audiology NLA

Intensive study in audiology for advanced students. The student presents a written proposal to an instructor who is chosen by the student to direct the tutorial. After the instructor agrees to direct the tutorial, copies of the proposal are forwarded to the student's adviser and chairperson for final approval. This procedure must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of adviser and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-45400 Speech and Language Disabilities in Educational Settings NLA

The organization and management of speech, language, and hearing programs in a variety of settings, including case finding and selection; scheduling procedures; implementation of a therapeutic program; evaluation of techniques, materials, and programs; and the development of professional relationships. Implications of applicable federal and state statutes covering service provision also are discussed. Corequisites: SLPA-47200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-45900 Communication Disorders in Culturally Diverse Populations NLA

Cultural pluralism as it relates to communication disorders in the United States; its impact on the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology; and sociolinguistic issues of dialect, communication style, and attitudes toward them. Discussion includes cultural factors that may influence the acquisition of speech and language; incidence and variation of specific speech and language disorders among diverse populations; assessment and treatment procedures that accommodate cultural differences; goal selection strategies; selection of unlisted materials; educational implications; and specific intervention cases. Prerequisites: SLPA-35200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA-46000 Seminar: Health Care Teams NLA

Cross-listed with TRLS-46000. Students may not receive credit for both SLPA-46000 and TRLS-46000. Prerequisites: Senior standing in HSHP. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA-47200 Clinical Practicum II NLA

Clinical experience in speech-language pathology, including actual client contact. Involves developing and implementing a program of therapy, preparing lesson plans, and writing progress reports. Classroom instruction is provided with emphasis on intervention strategies, approaches, and principles. Prerequisites: SLPA-37000. 4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-47400 Professional Semester in Education NLA

One full semester (14 weeks) of supervised student teaching. Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching. 12 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA-47900 Clinical Practicum (Advanced) NLA

Advanced clinical experience in speech-language pathology, including individual clinician-client contact. Involves preparation and implementation of a program of therapy, development of lesson plans, and writing of progress reports. Responsibilities include the clinical application of the principles and procedures developed in SLPA-47200. Prerequisites: SLPA-47200. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)