Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Directed Study in Speech Pathology and Audiology

SAR SH 497 (Var credits)

Independent study in selected areas of speech and language disorders, language and learning disabilities, speech and hearing sciences, or audiology. Term paper or other project summary. 2-4 cr, either semester

2015FALLSARSH497 A6, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

Introduction to Phonological Disorders

SAR SH 505 (4 credits)

This course provides an overview of current models of normal and disordered phonological development. Students examine and practice evidenced-based principles and practical applications of assessment, analysis, diagnosis, and remediation approaches and procedures to facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to apply to working with individuals with a variety of phonological disorders.

2016SPRGSARSH505 A1, Jan 19th to Apr 28th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 8:00 am 9:30 am SAR 300

Phonetics

SAR SH 521 (2 credits)

Application of International Phonetic Alphabet to sounds of American English. Detailed analysis of vowel and consonant sounds. Students learn and practice the skills necessary to analyze and transcribe speech sounds to describe the speech patterns of various American dialects and speech disorders.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

SAR SH 522 (4 credits)

Study of the physiological structures and functions that underlie speech production. Emphasis is placed on the respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory systems. Introduction to neuroanatomy and neural control of the production of speech as well as dysfunction of these normal processes in clinical disorders is included.

2015FALLSARSH522 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 11:00 am COM 212

Introduction to Speech Science

SAR SH 523 (4 credits)

Lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations. Introduction to the basic physics of sound, including the decibel scale, spectral analysis, and resonance. Includes speech production, speech perception and suprasegmental effects. 4 credits, 1st semester.

2015FALLSARSH523 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 1:00 pm 2:30 pm SAR 300

Language Acquisition

SAR SH 524 (4 credits)

This course will focus on first language acquisition in infancy and childhood. We will cover the progression of language development in each of the traditional areas of linguistic analysis: phonology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The course will be focused on experimental research in typical language acquisition and on different theories that strive to explain the underlying cognitive and linguistic mechanisms at work in an early learner.

2016SPRGSARSH524 A1, Jan 19th to Apr 28th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 11:00 am SAR 102

Introduction to Communication Disorders

SAR SH 531 (4 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH531 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:30 pm MET B02B

Diagnostic Audiology

SAR SH 535 (4 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH535 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 8:00 am 9:30 am SAR 220

Aural Rehabilitation

SAR SH 542 (4 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH542 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 5:00 pm CAS B36

Introduction to the Clinical Process I

SAR SH 547 (4 credits)

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.

2016SPRGSARSH547 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 28th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:30 pm 2:00 pm SAR 104

Introduction to Language Disorders Across the Lifespan

SAR SH 548 (4 credits)

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

2015FALLSARSH548 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 10:00 am 12:30 pm SAR 220

Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

SAR SH 551 (Var credits)

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

2015FALLSARSH551 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

Speech Sound Disorders

SAR SH 605 (3 credits)

Current theoretical models of phonological development and analysis will be applied to decision making processes in assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders.

2015FALLSARSH605 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 10:00 am 12:00 pm EPC 208

Diagnostic Audiology

SAR SH 630 (4 credits)

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

2015FALLSARSH630 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 8:00 am 9:30 am SAR 220

Senior Internship

SAR SH 640 (4 credits)

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.

2016SPRGSARSH640 A1, Jan 25th to Apr 25th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 1:00 pm 3:30 pm SAR 104

Introduction to Clinical Process

SAR SH 647 (2 credits)

This course is designed to prepare first year MS-SLP students to enter into clinical practicum. Students will study theories of clinical process through guided observation experiences in preparation for SH740, their first practicum experience in the Boston University Academic Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Also as part of this course, students will complete the ASHA requirement of 25 clinical observation hours.

2015FALLSARSH647 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 1:00 pm 3:30 pm SAR 236

Healthcare Seminar

SAR SH 650 (1 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH650 A1, Sep 3rd to Oct 1st 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 6:30 pm 8:30 pm SAR 104
2016SPRGSARSH650 A1, Jan 21st to Feb 18th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 6:30 pm 8:30 pm SAR 104

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

SAR SH 691 (3 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH691 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 5:00 pm 7:00 pm SAR 104

Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

SAR SH 700 (2 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH700 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 9:30 am 11:00 am SAR 104

Public School Programming in Speech-Language Pathology

SAR SH 702 (1 credits)

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.

2015FALLSARSH702 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 3:30 pm 5:00 pm SAR ARR
2016SPRGSARSH702 A1, Jan 19th to Apr 26th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 5:30 pm SED 212