Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
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.
Basic neurology as it pertains to anatomical and physiological substrates of speech and language.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of language problems of adults associated with aging, brain injury and degenerative conditions.
Assessment and treatment of phonological, articulatory and resonance disorders arising from various etiologies including developmental conditions, structural abnormalities, and nervous system damage.
This course focuses on experimental design and scientific writing. We discuss basic elements in the design of empirical studies, evaluation of various types of experimental and descriptive research designs, ethics in research, and how to write up the results of a research study.