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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences



  • SLHS-S 680 Independent Study (1-6 cr.) This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
  • SLHS-S 780 M.A. Thesis (1-6 cr.) This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
  • SLHS-S 880 Ph.D. Thesis (1-6 cr.) This course is eligible for a deferred grade.
  • SLHS-G 901 Advanced Research (1-6 cr.) Available to graduate students who have completed all course requirements for their doctorates, have passed doctoral qualifying examinations, and have the requisite number of degree credit hours, this course provides the advanced research student with a forum for sharing ideas and problems under the supervision of a senior researcher. This course is eligible for a deferred grade. 
American Sign Language
  • SLHS-A 500 ASL Level One for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Introductory sign language for graduate students with no previous experi­ence. Builds a good basic vocabulary of signs, teaches fingerspelling, introduces basic aspects of grammar and the proper use of facial expression in sign language conversation. Students are also exposed to Deaf culture.
  • SLHS-A 550 ASL Level Two for Graduate Students (3 cr.) P: A500 Con­tinues building receptive and expressive abilities. Puts empha­sis on the use of signing space, facial grammar, body postures, fluent fingerspelling, and continued vocabulary development. More complex grammatical structures are introduced. Deaf culture component included.
  • SLHS-A 600 ASL Level Three for Graduate Students (2 cr.) P: A550 Emphasizes the development of conversational ability. Examines more complex grammatical structures, with emphasis on ability to use these structures in conversation. Readings, videos, and dis­cussion cover characteristics of the Deaf population and their cultural values.
  • SLHS-A 700 ASL Level Four for Graduate Students (2 cr.) P: A600 Provides further study of ASL grammar, syntax, and cultural features. Develops competency and fluency in conversational skills. Utilizes vocabulary, grammatical principles and various discourse features in narratives and presentations in ASL. 
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • SLHS-S 501 Neurological and Physiological Foundations of Speech-Language Pathology(3 cr.) This course will introduce students to the anatomical and physiological bases of human communication. Topics will include neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems; neural substrates of speech and language; respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and swallowing physiology; and current theories of motor control.
  • SLHS-S 506 Counseling (2 cr.) Provides information about the coun­seling purview of audiologists and speech pathologists. Topics such as theories of counseling, lifespan issues, emotional re­sponses to communication disorders, family dynamics, support groups, and multicultural issues will be presented. Students will learn basic counseling techniques and the application of these techniques for specific disorders.
  • SLHS-S 508 Physiological Models for Perception and Production of Speech and Voice (3 cr.) Provides students with understand­ing of the physiological bases for production and perception of speech and voice in humans. Covers the dynamic functioning of structures of the organs of speech production and percep­tion, and the relations of their parts. This knowledge will form the basis for subsequent understanding of disorders of speech production and perception. Currently not being offered. 
  • SLHS-S 511 Phonetics of American Speech (2 cr.) Scientific study of American pronunciation based on International Phonetic Alphabet. Exercises in transcription.
  • SLHS-S 513 Speech Anatomy and Physiology (2 cr.) Anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism; contemporary views of speech physiology; subsystems of the speech mechanism—re­spiratory, laryngeal, and supraglottal—integrated with a model of speech production. Laboratory experiences.
  • SLHS-S 515 Topical Seminar in Speech Pathology or Audiology (1-6 cr.) Topics of current interest; literature on fundamental behavior related to speech, language, or hearing. Topics vary from year-to-year with recent offerings in the areas of Autism, Craniofacial Anomalies, Language Intervention: Birth to School-Age, Spanish Language Acquisition.
  • SLHS-S 516 Introduction to Audiological Testing (3 cr.) Rationale and basic procedures in the evaluation of hearing loss.
  • SLHS-S 517 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging (2 cr.) Review of cognitive and communicative changes associated with normal aging as well as with diseases and conditions that are prevalent in the aging population. Includes discussion of methodological issues in research on aging as well as principles for maximizing communication with the elderly population.
  • SLHS-S 518 Auditory Disorders (3 cr.) Study of auditory pathology and the associated audiological test findings. Focus placed on etiology and the auditory and non-auditory manifestations of the disorders.
  • SLHS-519 Physiological Assessment of the Ear (3 cr.) This course covers the function of the ear as assessed by physiological methods used in the audiology clinic including standard and multi-frequency tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and otoacoustic reflexes.
  • SLHS-S 520 Phonological Disorders (3 cr.) Assessment and treatment of phonological disorders in children; procedures are equally applicable to other populations. Case-based approach to analyses of phonetic, phonemic, syllabic structure in clinical diagnosis and identification of treatment goals. Corresponding treatment methods are evaluated relative to evidence-based practice.
  • SLHS-S 522 Signal and Image Processing for Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) This course will cover the digital signal and image processing theory, methods, and tools necessary to analyze biomedical signal and image data related to speech, language, and hearing. Students will develop the mathematical and programming competence needed to implement relevant analyses.
  • SLHS-S 524 Survey of Children’s Language Development (2 cr.) Theories and research relating to normal development of phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in children from birth through age four. Investigation of cognition and various environmental factors as contributors to language development. Emphasizes learning of elementary skills in language sample analysis.
  • SLHS-S 525 Childhood Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech (3 cr.) The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic correlates of children’s motor speech disorders including issues of underlying pathology, physiological development, assessment procedures, and treatment alternatives. Currently not being offered. 
  • SLHS-S 531 Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Brain Injury and Disease (3 cr.) This course reviews disorders of perception, cognition, communication, and behavior associated with brain injury and disease in adults. Procedures and issues pertaining to assessment and treatment in the acute and chronic stages of recovery or across disease progression will also be addressed.
  • SLHS-S 532 Language Disorders in Children (3 cr.) The focus of this course will be on the identification, etiology, and clinical treatment of children who are classified having autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, developmental language disorder, and other child language disorders.
  • SLHS-S 533 Language Intervention: Birth to School-age (2 cr.) This course is a series of clinical workshops on language intervention. Topics examine theoretical and clinical foundations for treatment of language disorders in children from birth to school-age. Evidence based findings are applied to evaluate intervention methods and to develop clinical tools for remediation of language disorders.
  • SLHS-S 536 Language Diversity and Clinical Practice (3 cr.) Examines the effects on current clinical practice in speech-language pathology of the linked issues of racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity. Both assessment and intervention issues will be considered. Currently not being offered. 
  • SLHS-S 537 Aphasia (3 cr.) P: S501. In-depth study of diagnosis and management of adult aphasia and related disorders.
  • SLHS-S 539 Child Dual Language Learners; Development, Assessment and Intervention (3 cr.) Focuses on how children acquire two languages. Topics concerning variables that impact dual-language acquisition children and patterns of language development will be discussed. Issues and strategies for evaluating language skills in this population, and for providing clinical services are presented.
  • SLHS-S 540 Voice Disorders (3 cr.) This course focuses on facilitating clinical skills related to assessment and management of children and adults with voice disorders. The relevant anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism and voice production will be presented. Pathophysiology causes, prevention, assessment, treatment (behavioral, surgical, and medical) of various voice disorders will be addressed.
  • SLHS-S 541 Management of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy (2 cr.) Aerodigestive tract dynamics and disorders, including assessment and treatment. Rehabilitation options associated with tracheostomy, laryngectomy, and dysphagia. Currently not being offered. 
  • SLHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.) Physiological, psychosocial, and occupational aspects of professional voice use. A multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in the areas of otolaryngology, social psychology, vocal pedagogy, voice science, and communication disorders. Examines historical and current approaches to preventing, assessing, and treating voice breakdown in singers and other professional voice users.
  • SLHS-S 544 Dysphagia (3 cr.) This course focuses on facilitating clinical skills related to assessment and management of dysphagia in children and adults, including those with tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent. The relevant anatomy and physiology of the swallowing mechanism will be discussed. Pathophysiology, causes, assessment, treatment of various conditions resulting in dysphagia will be addressed.
  • SLHS-S 550 Stuttering (3 cr.) This course will focus on the nature and etiology of developmental stuttering, diagnostic procedures, and approaches to treatment in children and adults. Other disorders of fluency, such as acquired stuttering and cluttering will also be discussed.
  • SLHS-S 555 Motor Speech Disorders (3 cr.) This course will focus on the basic correlates of motor speech disorders in children and adults. Normal development of neuroanatomy, anatomy, and physiology of the speech production mechanism will be reviewed. Characteristics, pathophysiology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of various motor speech disorders will also be addressed.
  • SLHS-S 560 Craniofacial Anomalies (2 cr.) Orofacial clefts and other genetically based craniofacial disorders are considered in relation to speech production and swallowing. Assessment protocols include auditory-perceptual evaluation, vocal tract imaging (nasendoscopy and fluoroscopy), and speech aerodynamics. Introduction to therapy procedures.
  • SLHS-S 561 Clinical Methods and Practice I (1-3 cr.) Introduction to Clinical Practice & Documentation. Current topics related to clinical practice in speech/language pathology.
  • SLHS-S 565 Clinical Methods and Practice II (1-3 cr.) Diagnostic Processes & Overview of Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Current topics related to clinical practice in speech/language pathology.
  • SLHS-S 566 Clinical Methods and Practice III (1-3 cr.) Clinical Supervision & Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology. Current topics related to clinical practice in speech/language pathology.
  • SLHS-S 567 Clinical Methods and Practice IV (1-3 cr.) Professional Issues and Medical Speech-Language Pathology. Current topics related to clinical practice in speech/language pathology.
  • SLHS-S 568 Medical Externship in Speech-Language Pathology (6 cr.) Intensive participation in the clinical activities of community agencies, hospitals, or other service providers. Available only to advanced students in clinical program.
  • SLHS-S 570 Clinical Practicum in Audiology I (1-3 cr.) Consent of the Instructor. Supervised on-site clinical work in diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical audiology. Intended for students in the first year of the Au.D. program.
  • SLHS-S 571 Auditory Anatomy and Physiology (3 cr.) Structure and function of the mammalian auditory system, including aspects of both cellular and systems physiology.
  • SLHS-S 572 Clinical Electrophysiology (2 cr.) Focuses on current applications of electrophysiologic testing, including auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, and electronystagmography. Will address role of each of these test procedures in the diagnostic audiologic test battery.
  • SLHS-S 573 Laboratory in Amplification (1 cr.) Laboratory exercises in hearing aid selection, fitting and evaluation; earmold acoustics; hearing aid construction; and electroacoustic evaluation of instruments. To be taken concurrently with S576
  • SLHS-S 574 The Central Auditory Nervous System (3 cr.) Course covers the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory system. Emphasis is on neural processing mechanisms in mammalian auditory brain areas found in the medulla to the auditory cortex.
  • SLHS-S 576 Amplification (3 cr.) Types and components of electroacoustic hearing aids, earmold acoustics, and procedures for the selection, evaluation, and fitting of hearing aids.
  • SLHS-S 577 Industrial Audiology (2 cr.) The role of audiology, emphasizing identification audiometry, damage-risk criteria, measurement and control of noise, conservation procedures, and medico-legal problems.
  • SLHS-S 578 Audiological Instrumentation and Calibration (2 cr.) Fundamentals of acoustics and acoustical measurements including waveform measurements, spectral analysis, and noise analysis. Calibration techniques and standards for clinical audiology are also reviewed.
  • SLHS-S 579 Pediatric Audiology (3 cr.) Introduction to the assessment of communication skills in children with hearing loss. Topics covered include early identification of hearing loss, assessment of hearing in very young children, speech and language development in children with hearing loss, and management strategies for hearing-impaired children.
  • SLHS-S 580 Critical Thinking About Research in Communication Disorders (2 cr.) This course will provide students with the tools and skills to think critically, solve problems, and make ethical and responsible decisions about clinical assessment and treatment. Emphasis will be placed on the role of research in evidence-based practice and the interpretation of scientific literature.
  • SLHS-S 670 Clinical Practicum in Audiology II (1-3 cr.) Supervised on-site clinical work in diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical audiology. Intended for students in the second year of the Au.D. program.
  • SLHS-S 671 Auditory Evoked Potentials (2 cr.) This course considers the theory and application of Auditory Evoked Potentials, emphasizing Electrocochleography and Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry.
  • SLHS-S 672 Clinical Externship in Audiology I (1-3 cr.) Supervised off-site clinical work in diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical audiology. Intended for students in the second year of the Au.D. program.
  • SLHS-S 673 Clinical Externship in Audiology II (1-5 cr.) Supervised off-site clinical work in diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical audiology. Intended for students in the third year of the Au.D. program.
  • SLHS-S 674 Speech, Language and Hearing Science Seminar (3 cr.) This course will rotate topics through speech, language, and hearing. Ph.D. students must complete one seminar in each area (i.e., 1 in speech, 1 in hearing, and 1 in language) for a total of 9 credits. Students can enroll multiple times given the variation in content.
  • SLHS-S 675 Assessment of Middle Ear Function (2 cr.) Currently not being offered.  Examination of the theory and practice of clinical assessment of middle ear function. Course will include standard measures of middle ear function, multi-frequency tympanometry, and power reflectance.
  • SLHS-S 676 Advanced Clinical Concepts in Amplification (3 cr.) This seminar presents advanced material on conventional amplification, assistive listening devices, and classroom amplification systems. Students will develop models for selection, fitting, evaluation, and management of devices for patients with hearing loss. This includes integrating research content into clinical activities leading to appropriate, defendable rationales for a comprehensive hearing program.
  • SLHS-S 677 Implantable Auditory Prostheses (3 cr.) This course examines various surgically implantable devices used to ameliorate the effects of hearing loss, with particular emphasis on cochlear implants, including considerations for implantation and expected outcomes.
  • SLHS-S 678 Introduction to Psychoacoustics (3 cr.) Perception of sound by normal and hearing-impaired listeners. Topics covered include masking, pitch, loudness, and other auditory phenomena.
  • SLHS-S 679 Otoacoustic Emissions (2 cr.) Otoacoustic emissions provide a noninvasive measure of cochlear mechanical function. This course considers our current understanding of the origin of otoacoustic emissions and their clinical application. Currently not being offered.
  • SLHS-S 681 First Year Research Project (3 cr.) Collaborative research with Ph.D. advisor. This requirement is met upon successful presentation (12 – 15 minutes) in a departmental research colloquium and the writing of a manuscript based on the project.
  • SLHS-S 682 Second Year Research Project (3 cr.) Students engage in a semi-independent research project in their major area of focus. This requirement is met upon successful presentation in a departmental research colloquium (15 – 30 minutes) and the writing of a manuscript based on the project.
  • SLHS-S 683 Research Forum in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (0-1 cr.) Research presentations by students, faculty in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and guest speakers as well as professional development workshops. Students must enroll a minimum of four semesters, two semesters at 1 credit and two semesters at 0 credits. Students are expected to attend and participate in S683 throughout their Ph.D. program, unless they are not in residence.
  • SLHS-S 685 Research and Ethics in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) Selected topics in research design, analysis, and reporting (articles and talks); ethics; and preparation of grant proposals, as appropriate to speech, language and hearing sciences, and disorders.
  • SLHS-S 702 Instrumentation in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (3 cr.) Introduction to current methodology used in investigations of speech, language and hearing sciences.
  • SLHS-S 771 Diagnostics and Pathologies (3 cr.) This course examines diagnostic audiology and auditory disorders within the scope of practice of clinical audiology. Attention will be given to theory, administration, and application of various clinical tests and measures used in assessment and treatment of children and adults.
  • SLHS-S 772 Amplification and Rehabilitation (3 cr.) This course examines an array of topics within the scope of practice of clinical audiology, with particular emphasis on matters germane to amplification and rehabilitation. Attention will be given to theory, administration, and application of various clinical tests and measures used for both assessment and treatment.
  • SLHS-S 773 Pediatrics and Special Populations (2 cr.) This course examines an array of topics within the scope of practice of clinical audiology, with particular emphasis on matters germane to pediatrics and special test populations. Amplification, business issues, and ethical considerations may also be discussed. Attention will be given to theory, administration, and application of various clinical tests and measures used for both assessment and treatment.
  • SLHS-S 774 Recent Advances in Audiology (2 cr.) This course examines an array of topics within the scope of practice of clinical audiology, with particular emphasis on examining the most recent literature from refereed journals. Attention will be given to theory, administration, and application of various clinical tests and measures used for both assessment and treatment.
  • SLHS-S 775 Vestibular Diagnosis and Rehabilitation (3 cr.) Vestibular system anatomy & physiology examined. Clinical tests and measures used to assess balance function are covered, including electronystagmography (ENG), videonystagmography (VNG), rotational chair, & dynamic posturography. Emphasis on clinical assessment, treatment & rehabilitation.
  • SLHS-776 Advanced Topics in Rehabilitative Audiology (3 cr.) Advanced orientation to audiologic rehabilitation for children and adults. Topics may include speech acoustics, audio-visual speech perception, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, implantable auditory prostheses, cultural issues, and assessment and treatment options for children and adults with hearing loss.
  • SLHS-S 777 Applied Topics in Audiology (3 cr.) This course focuses on aging and central and cognitive factors that are associated with auditory disorders and speech understanding. Treatments for these disorders are discussed.
  • SLHS-S 778 Educational Audiology (2 cr.) Combined lecture, classroom discussion, guest presentations, and case studies examining an array of topics within the scope of educational audiology. Particular emphasis on early intervention, educational law, and auditory access to language for cognitive development.
  • SLHS-S 779 Business Practices (2 cr.) This course aims to provide students with the tools necessary to create a framework for practicing audiology in a business setting.

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