Courses

  • SAR SH 748: Hearing Practicum I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR SH 535, SAR SH 547 or equivalent, and consent of clinical faculty.
    Clinical practicum for students in the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program. Students conduct hearing screenings for children and adults under the supervision of an audiologist, following protocols established by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Some clinical sites are in local schools.
  • SAR SH 752: Hearing Practicum II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor.
    Establishing written goals for aural habilitation and rehabilitation though sample cases, online. Hands-on training and practice with hearing aids and other assistive listening devices in a workshop format.
  • SAR SH 755: Applied Speech Science
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor.
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to those aspects of speech science that bear on clinical issues in speech-language pathology. Classes are structured to include the presentation of new material followed by an in-class lab session that applies the new concepts. Topics include acoustic phonetics, basic signal processing, speech analysis software, disordered speech analysis, and speech perception.
  • SAR SH 756: Cognition and Neural Bases
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor.
    The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the brain and its neuroanatomy; students will also learn about common models of language processing and the latest advances in neuroimaging studies on language processing in the brain. When students have completed this course, they should be able to (a) be able to identify various structures in the brain and their significance, (b) relate specific communicative disorders to their etiology in the brain, (c) relate models of language processing with specific regions in the brain, and (d) critically evaluate existing neuroimaging studies based on models of language processing and neuroanatomy.
  • SAR SH 760: MS Thesis Res
  • SAR SH 770: Advanced Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR SH691. For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor.
    Case based clinical application of AAC assessment and intervention. This course offers a detailed investigation of varied populations, implementation of high-tech, low-tech and no-tech solutions, partner training and development of measurable goals. A selection of hardware and software solutions that represent appropriate options for emerging, context dependent and independent communicators will be explored with a focus on language support, integration and partner training. As available, students may be paired with consumers of AAC to support implementation and appropriate design of communication options. Format includes lecture and hands on training both at BU and during select Saturday sessions at Boston Children's Hospital's Waltham site.
  • SAR SH 790: Comprehensive Examination
    0 credits, either semester
  • SAR SH 810: Doctoral Seminar
    The course covers areas of scholarly and professional development that are relevant to PhD students. Seminar themes will include research funding and grant-proposal writing strategies, ethical conduct in science, academic career issues and other strategic professional topics. Enrollment in the seminar is limited to doctoral students in speech, language and hearing sciences and associated fields of study.
  • SAR SH 901: Indep Study
  • SAR SH 906: Intern Teach
  • SAR SH 942: Thesis Research
    Tutorial conferences with appropriate faculty concerning development and completion of thesis project.
  • SAR SH 982: Dissert Res