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Speech Language Pathology | SLHS

Pictured | Garrett Gutermuth | Speech Communication / Minor in Political Science | Granger, Indiana (hometown)


Speech Language Pathology | SLHS

P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s


  • SLHS-G 501 Neuroanatomy (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. This course provides information related to basic structures and functions of the human neurological system with emphasis on human communication processes and related functions from neurological, pathophysiological, theoretical, and clinical perspectives.
  • SLHS-G 502 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. This course focuses on the SLP’s role as a clinical researcher.  Students will read and critically analyze existing research, review common research designs, and plan and design a research project, including filling out an Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission, and completing the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) course.
  • SLHS-G 503 Capstone Project/Research (2 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 502. Students use content learned in SLP 502 to design and implement a research project or capstone paper and presentation.
  • SLHS-G 504 Multicultural Diversity and Counseling (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Emphasis on cultural differences within the healthcare and education system across the lifespan. Alternative assessment models are introduced, counseling procedures reviewed, and cultural considerations in regards to interviewing, obtaining case history, and developing intervention will be discussed.
  • SLHS-G 505 Clinical Methods in SLP and Audiology (2 cr.) Pending Final Approval. An overview of clinical writing skills, basic diagnostic skills including a case history, interviewing, assessment selection, and preliminary intervention planning including goal writing and inclusion of evidence-based practice. Content and skills will continue to be refined throughout subsequent clinical courses and practicum experiences.
  • SLHS-G 510 Audiology and the Speech Language Pathologist (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Overview of audiology oriented towards the needs of speech language pathologists. Hearing screening and follow-up. Audiogram interpretation. Hearing aids and FM systems. Cochlear implants, central auditory processing problems, symptoms and management. Information related to aural rehabilitation and its implementation will also be discussed.
  • SLHS-G 511 Best Practices for School (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Discussion of the role of the speech-language pathologist in the classroom setting from preschool through transition to employment. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the SLP as a collaborator. Review of Individualized Education Plans and case conference expectations. Licensure and supervision will be covered.
  • SLHS-G 512 Medical Speech-Language Pathology (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists in the medical arena with clients across the lifespan will be reviewed and discussed. Topics to be investigated will include continuum of care, interdisciplinary approach, pharmacology, terminology, client advocacy.
  • SLHS-G 520 Speech Sound Disorders (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Assessment and treatment of pediatric phonological and articulation disorders. Selection of appropriate assessment tools, interpretation of results, and corresponding treatment methods are evaluated relative to evidence-based practice.
  • SLHS-G 521 Early Childhood Language Disorders and Autism (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Theories and research relating to normal development of phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in children from birth through age four. Language and communication characteristics of various populations will be compared to that of normal development. Developmentally and caregiver focused assessment and evidence-based intervention practices are reviewed.
  • SLHS-G 522 School-age Language Disorders and Literacy (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 521. Communicative competency at the narrative conversational levels of children with language learning disabilities. Applied clinical service delivery models (i.e. curriculum based instructions) are reviewed, pertinent to promoting oral language through literacy-based assessments and interventions. Various reading disorders are discussed when attributed to language impairments.
  • SLHS-G 531 Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Brain Injury and Disease (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 501. This course reviews disorders of perception, cognition, communication and behavior associated with acquired brain injury, dementia, and degenerative disease in adults contrasting normal vs. disordered aging. Topics will include basic neuropathological processes, etiologies, characteristics, assessment and basic treatment approaches.
  • SLHS-G 535 Genetic Syndromes (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. An overview of communicative disorders related to cleft palate and other structurally-based conditions affecting velopharyngeal function. Research and practical knowledge related to the characteristics, assessment, and treatment of these communicative problems are addressed.
  • SLHS-G 537 Adult Acquired Language Disorders (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 501. This course covers information on aphasia and right hemisphere acquired neurogenic communication disorders in adults. Basic neuropathological processes, etiologies and characteristics, assessment practices and tools, prognostic indicators, and, evidence-based treatment approaches for adults with aphasia and right hemisphere acquired neurogenic communication disorders will be presented.
  • SLHS-G 540 Voice Disorders (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. This course focuses on clinical skills related to assessment and management of children and adults with voice disorders. Anatomy, pathophysiology, causes, prevention, assessment, and treatment of functional, organic, neurologic, laryngectomy, velopharyngeal insufficiency and cleft lip and palate are addressed. Criterion-referenced, instrumented assessments, videostroboscopy are included. Laryngeal cancer also addressed.
  • SLHS-G 544 Dysphagia (3 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 500. Assessment and management of dysphagia in children and adults, including those with tracheostomy and ventilator-dependence. Pathophysiology, causes, assessment, and treatment will be addressed as well as rehabilitation options. Clinical and ethical decision making will be discussed.
  • SLHS-G 550 Fluency Disorders and Management (2 cr.) Pending Final Approval. 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 be discussed. Counseling procedures will be reviewed.
  • SLHS-G 555 Motor Speech Disorders (3 cr.) P: SLHS-G 500. Motor speech disorders in children and adults are discussed including, neuropathological systems and processes, etiologies and characteristics, assessment practices and tools, prognostic indicators, and evidence-based treatment approaches for adults and children with motor speech disorders and neurodegenerative disease processes will be presented.
  • SLHS-G 560 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3 cr.) Needs assessment and communication evaluation considerations; selection and development of appropriate and effective augmentative/alternative communication systems including communication boards, electronic instrumentation, etc. Strategies and procedures for implementing AAC systems for people who are permanently or temporarily severely communicatively impaired.
  • SLHS-G 570 Diagnostic Practicum (1 cr.) P: SLHS-G 550. Supervised clinical practice in assessment strategies, collecting clinical data, client interviewing, counseling, preparation of reports, and referral procedures. Specific content areas will include fluency, voice disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, pediatric speech and language disorders, AAC, motor speech disorders. Student must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the graduate program.
  • SLHS-G 575 Clinical Practicum (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 550. Supervised clinical practice in intervention with a variety of clinical populations. Students will enroll for practicum each semester and will be assigned either on or off-campus in accordance with policies, availability of site placements, and clinical competence. Student must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the graduate program.
  • SLHS-G 580 Diagnostic Practicum (1 cr.) P: SLHS-G 550. Supervised clinical practice in assessment strategies, collecting clinical data, client interviewing, counseling, preparation of reports, and referral procedures. Specific content areas will include fluency, voice disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, pediatric speech and language disorders, AAC, motor speech disorders. Student must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the graduate program.
  • SLHS-G 585 Clinical Practicum (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 550. Supervised clinical practice in intervention with a variety of clinical populations. Students will enroll for practicum each semester and will be assigned either on or off-campus in accordance with policies, availability of site placements, and clinical competence. Student must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the graduate program.
  • SLHS-G 595 Clinical Practicum (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 550. Overview of professional issues facing clinicians. Examines ethical, multicultural, and service delivery issues in a variety of work settings across the lifespan. Certification, licensure, and health care and education legislation and regulation are reviewed and discussed. Employment and internship opportunities and issues are discussed.
  • SLHS-G 600 Optional Thesis (1-3 cr.) Pending Final Approval.
  • SLHS-G 610 Professional Issues and Regulation (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Overview of professional issues facing clinicians. Examines ethical, multicultural, and service delivery issues in a variety of work settings across the lifespan. Certification, licensure, and health care and education legislation and regulation are reviewed and discussed. Employment and internship opportunities and issues are discussed.
  • SLHS-G 670 Diagnostic Practicum (1 cr.) P: SLHS-G 550. Supervised clinical practice in assessment strategies, collecting clinical data, client interviewing, counseling, preparation of reports, and referral procedures. Specific content areas will include fluency, voice disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, pediatric speech and language disorders, AAC, motor speech disorders. Student must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the graduate program.
  • SLHS-G 675 Clinical Practicum (1 cr.) Pending Final Approval. P: SLHS-G 550. Supervised clinical practice in intervention with a variety of clinical populations. Students will enroll for practicum each semester and will be assigned either on or off-campus in accordance with policies, availability of site placements, and clinical competence. Student must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the graduate program.
  • SLHS-G 680 Fieldwork I (5 cr.) P: SLHS-G 550. 8 week full time externship off-campus. Credit hours to be determined by site placement responsibilities and length of placement.
  • SLHS-G 700 Fieldwork II (9 cr.) Pending Final Approval. Culminating off-campus fieldwork experience over the course of 15 weeks, full time. Student will be paired with a certified speech-language pathologist with the goal of assuming the full caseload by end of the semester.

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