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.
Summer 2017 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
How does the human mind use language? Type "Language Science News" into your Google search bar. Among the more than 3 billion hits, headlines like "What is love? It depends what language you speak" and "Science's English dominance hinders diversity" invite you to think about the impact of words on thought and behavior. These are stories about how humans acquire and use language, but they ultimately address big questions about how we experience knowledge itself.
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.
This is a 4-credit course focusing on the biological and neurological bases of human speech production and human hearing, namely the anatomy, physiology, and neurology of the vocal/speech mechanism and the hearing mechanism.Specifically, respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation, swallowing, and hearing will be highlighted. A strong understanding of normal anatomy and physiology is essential for the successful evaluation and treatment of patients with speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.
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.
Spring 2018 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
Summer 2017 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
Summer 2016 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
Spring 2016 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
Analysis of the normal processes of speech and language development in children.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of language and phonological disorders in children.
An introduction to physiological, acoustic and perceptual phonetics; broad and narrow phonetic transcription; current models of speech production and perception.
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
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.
Fall 2017 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
Fall 2015 ♦ Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
The fundamental aspects of aural rehabilitation therapy for both adults and children are introduced to students. Class time will consist of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.
The principles and methods required to provide treatment of speech and language disorders to children and adults. Topics include writing goals and objectives, programming, teaching strategies, session design, data collection, behavior modification, and counseling.
A directed study of selected topics pertaining to human communication and its disorders.
Overview of methods of empirical research used in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The course will focus on identifying, critically analyzing, and writing about empirical research.
Basic neurology as it pertains to anatomical and physiological substrates of speech and language.
Etiology, diagnosis and management of cognitive problems of adults associated with aging, brain injury and degenerative conditions.
The nature of fluency disorders. Principles, methods and procedures for the clinical management of fluency disorders in children and adults.
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.
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.