An introduction to communication sciences and disorders; a survey of th bases of normal speech, language and hearing ability, major forms of communicative disorders and their treatment.
Courses Offered in Fall 2015
An introduction to current theories of language and an investigation of their relationship to human communication behavior. Survey of the experimental literature relating to this question.
Gross anatomy of the ear and pathways for transmission of sound energy through the peripheral and central auditory system. Causes, development and effects of pathological conditions contributing to temporary or chronic hearing impairments.
Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
Survey of the dysarthrias and aphasias in adults from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Fundamentals of hearing, including the physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of peripheral and central auditory nervous system, psychophysical procedures used in measurement of auditory sensation and perception, and topics in psychological acoustics.
An introduction to the field of audiology. Evaluation and remediation of hearing handicaps.
Instrumentation in hearing and speech sciences.
Theoretical principles, methodology, and interpretation of routine audiometric tests, including pure tone, speech, and acoustic immittance measures. Modification of procedures for special populations. Equipment calibration and mass hearing screening programs.
The nature of fluency disorders. Principles, methods and procedures for the clinical management of fluency disorders in children and adults.
Principles and techniques of physiological and electrophysiological measures of the audio-vestibular mechanisms.
Principles, methods and procedures for selection, fitting, calibration and management of amplification systems for hearing-impaired children and adults.
Diagnostic tools and methods in the analysis of speech-language disorders in children and adults.
Evaluation and control of noise hazards. Effects of noise on man. Medico-legal aspects of noise-induced hearing impairment.
Comprehensive presentation of cochlear implant design and processing, medical/surgical aspects, evaluation, programming, outcomes in children and adults, and post stimulation care. The role of the audiologist as a member of the cochlear implant team will be emphasized. Current and emerging trends in other implantable technologies also will be covered.
Auditory perception and auditory processing in normal and impaired hearing.