Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

Language Acquisition

SAR SH 524

Focuses on first language acquisition in infancy and childhood. Covers the progression of language development in each of the traditional areas of linguistic analysis: phonology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The course is 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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2018: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Designed to provide information on the development of pediatric feeding and swallowing and their associated disorders. Includes an overview of normal development, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and transition onto solids; anatomy, physiology, and neurology of pediatric feeding and swallowing; and the epidemiology of common pediatric feeding and swallowing problems. The course covers formal and informal clinical assessment; instrumental assessments; treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing problems, including the use of thickened fluids, modified diets, special equipment, positioning, oral sensory-motor therapy, and behavioral feeding therapy. A team structure approach is emphasized along with the importance of counseling families and caregivers, including a discussion of multicultural feeding influences. Students will be able to implement assessment and therapy tasks in the form of hands-on skills and integrate these with patient interaction skills via immersive scenarios, simulation equipment and staff role-play of situations commonly encountered in clinical practice. 1 cr. Tuition: $1593

Summer 1 (May 29-June 19)

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Acquired Cognitive Disorders

SAR SH 734

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor. An introduction to rehabilitation of individuals with acquired cognitive disorders, including traumatic brain injury and anoxia. Primary focus is on the role of the speech-language pathologist and the knowledge and skills required for diagnosis and treatment of this population across the recovery continuum from acute care to post-acute rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Particular focus is given to understanding the relationship between language and cognition. Presents formal and informal assessment tools, treatment paradigms, function of the interdisciplinary team, prevention, advocacy, and strategies to address the needs of family members. 2 cr. Tuition: $3186

Eight Week Course (May 23-July 18)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 741

Prereq: successful completion of SAR SH 740 and consent of clinical faculty. Students are assigned to their first field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 742

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only. Students are assigned their second field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 743

Diagnosis and therapy with speech, language, and voice disorders. Differential diagnosis, counseling with parents, and cooperation with allied professional personnel. Students are assigned to a variety of clinical settings to work under certified personnel. Variable cr. Tuition: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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Clinical Practicum: Diagnostics

SAR SH 744

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only. Upon successful completion of SAR SH737 and SAR 740, students are assigned to the Boston University Speech, Language, and Hearing Center Diagnostic Team. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. 1 cr. Tuition: $1593

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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