Courses

  • SAR SH 531: Introduction to Communication Disorders
    Introduction to various speech and language disorders found across linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Characteristics underlying biological systems and methods for evaluation and treating a variety or communication disorders are examined. Exploration of the professions of speech pathology and audiology.
  • SAR SH 535: Diagnostic Audiology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Audiology
    Requires both lecture and lab to cover hearing assessment through the use of pure-tone and speech audiometric techniques as well as the measurement of middle-ear function. The course also includes information about the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, acoustics, and the effect of noise on hearing.
  • SAR SH 542: Aural Rehabilitation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR SH 535/630
    An introduction to theory and techniques of audiologic habilitation and rehabilitation in audiology and speech-language pathology. The significance of Deaf world issues in the field of aural rehabilitation is addressed throughout the course.
  • SAR SH 547: Introduction to the Clinical Process I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR SH521, SH524, and SH531, or consent of instructor.
    This course is designed to prepare speech-language pathology students to enter into clinical practicum. Students will study theories of clinical process through guided observation experiences, culminating to a final mini-practicum experience. As part of this course, students will complete the ASHA requirement of 25 clinical observation hours.
  • SAR SH 548: Introduction to Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
    Pre-requisite: SH 524. This course will provide a broad overview of language disorders across the life span. Students will learn about the causes and characteristics of a variety of developmental and acquired language disorders. We will discuss assessment of language skills and various evidence-based treatment methodologies using video demonstration, live observation, and simulated practical experiences. 4 credits, 1st semester
  • SAR SH 551: Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    Qualified seniors will be selected for placement in a clinical or educational setting under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop basic clinical skills in a professional setting. 4 credits, both semesters
  • SAR SH 605: Speech Sound Disorders
    Current theoretical models of phonological development and analysis will be applied to decision making processes in assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders.
  • SAR SH 630: Diagnostic Audiology
    Requires both lecture and lab to cover hearing assessment through the use of pure-tone and speech audiometric techniques as well as the measurement of middle-ear function. The course also includes information about the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, acoustics, and the effect of noise on hearing. 4 credits, 1st semester
  • SAR SH 640: Senior Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SLHS majors only. SLHS minors with permission of instructor
    The goal of this capstone seminar is to provide students with knowledge and skills in the application of different types of evidence as a basis for practice in a variety of clinical and research internships related to the disciplines of speech language and hearing sciences.
  • SAR SH 650: Speech Pathology in Medical Settings
    MS in Speech-Language Students only. The goal of this seminar is to provide students in medical field placements with knowledge regarding service delivery models, reimbursement issues, documentation requirements, assessment approaches, goal setting, interdisciplinary team approaches, prioritizing treatment concerns and discharge planning. Case study presentations and discussions will be generated from students' field placement experiences.
  • SAR SH 691: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
    History and theory of non-speech communication. Survey of types of augmentative communication aids, techniques, and symbol systems including sign language, and traditional and nonstandard orthography. Speech, language, and communication assessment and intervention strategies for non-speech communication modes. Funding and advocacy issues and procedures.
  • SAR SH 700: Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    Evidence-based practice in the diagnosis and remediation of speech, language or hearing disorders requires the application of research methods to answering clinical questions. The course includes an introduction to a range of experimental designs, statistical analyses, and measurement approaches in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Contemporary journal articles are evaluated for quality and used as examples for sufficiency of evidence in clinical decision making.
  • SAR SH 702: Public School Programming in Speech-Language Pathology
    MS Speech-Language Pathology students only. The goal of this seminar is to provide students in public school practicum placements with knowledge regarding school-related issues such as service delivery models, assessment approaches, curriculum frameworks, governing laws and regulations, and the consultation process.
  • SAR SH 703: Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology: An Introductory Seminar
    MS Speech-Language students only. An introduction to the basic principles, theory, skills, and clinician characteristics necessary for counseling clients and their families. Emphasis is placed on the developing self-awareness and clinical presence as foundations for insight into the client's situation and choosing helpful responses.
  • SAR SH 708: Models of Language
    This course is a comprehensive overview of structure and process in language use and development and includes a review on the structure of language in each of the traditional areas of linguistic analysis. In addition, the course will provide an overview of normal language processing in children by reviewing the stages of typical language acquisition. Finally, experimental methods and analysis tools commonly used in language research will be covered.
  • SAR SH 709: Language Sampling Analysis
    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to elicit, transcribe and analyze conversation, narrative and expository language samples. Analyses in the areas of syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse are presented and the strengths and weaknesses of each of the analyses are discussed. The course also includes a discussion of theoretical and clinical issues related to the use of language sampling and analysis in the assessment and treatment of language disorders.
  • SAR SH 720: Craniofacial Disorders
    Graduate Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor
    Ontogenetic, anatomic, and physiologic aspects of orofacial anomalies with an emphasis on cleft lip and palate. Issues involving a team approach to diagnosis and treatment including medical, surgical, prosthetic, and therapeutic procedures.
  • SAR SH 721: Motor Speech Disorders
    In this course, students will review the neuroanatomy underlying motor speech disorders and will then learn about each type of motor speech disorder in detail. Most of the classes will cover specific types of dysarthria, but two sessions will focus on apraxia of speech. Clinical assessment protocols will be learned and treatment interventions will be covered. Each class will devote some time to listening and scoring audiotapes of patients with a dysarthria or apraxia of speech.
  • SAR SH 727: Autism Spectrum Disorders
    This course provides students with the core features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a description of the fundamental features of associated communication disorders. Students have the opportunity to examine receptive language, expressive language and pragmatics in individuals with ASD through video presentations and review of the literature. Students discuss and evaluate issues associated with ASD including early diagnosis, behavioral challenges, treatment techniques, and current issues in the field.
  • SAR SH 729: School-Age Language Disorders
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
    This course provides students with a foundation of knowledge about the etiology and characteristics of language disorders in school-age children. Students will discuss the evolving language demands that children encounter as they progress through school, and will explore the impact of language disorders on academic performance and social interaction in the classroom. Students will come to appreciate the relationship between oral and written language development, as well as the role of the SLP in the assessment and treatment of written language disorders. This course gives students the tools necessary to effectively identify, evaluate and treat children with language, reading and writing disorders.