An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
Courses Offered in Fall 2017
Language science is the scientific study of how humans acquire, use, comprehend, and produce language. Most people in all societies learn and use their native language or languages with apparent ease - but don't be fooled: languages are highly complex, and speaking and understanding language requires some amazing feats of mental acrobatics. Thus there are many opportunities for difficulties with language, which is the focus of our field.
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.
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.
Anatomy, physiology, and neurology of speech mechanism.
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.
An introduction to physiological, acoustic and perceptual phonetics; broad and narrow phonetic transcription; current models of speech production and perception.
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.
The principles underlying the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults.
Basic neurology as it pertains to anatomy and physiology substrates of speech and language.
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.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of language problems of adults associated with aging, brain injury and degenerative conditions.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorders
Theoretical, empirical and clinical perspectives on language disorders in children.
Etiological characteristics, assessment and treatment of phonatory disorders in children and adults.
Principles and techniques of physiological and electrophysiological measures of the audio-vestibular mechanisms.
Evaluation and treatment of hearing-impaired children.
Clinical practicum in speech-language pathology at the University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic.
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.
Advanced topics in audiology.