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 Spring 2016
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.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of language and phonological disorders 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.
An introduction to the field of audiology. Evaluation and remediation of hearing handicaps.
Basic neurology as it pertains to anatomy and physiology substrates of speech and language.
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.
Research findings are presented on the physical effects of aging on the auditory periphery and central nervous system, as well as the consequences of aging on behavioral and electrophysiologic measures of auditory function. Clinical implications in the effects of physiologic and cognitive aging on auditory performance will be discussed.
Advanced issues in amplification technology, prescriptive hearing aid selection, and management of amplification systems for special populations.
Advanced clinical and experimental methods of evaluating the peripheral and central auditory system using acoustic stimuli. Procedural considerations and interpretation of test results.
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.
Advanced seminar in language processing and psycholinguistics.