Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2019: 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. Students should register for 2 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 (May 28-June 20)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2019: Clinical Supervision in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists have historically had responsibility for supervising students, clinical fellows, and professionals. ASHA's recent position papers on supervision have recognized supervision as a distinct area of expertise and practice. This course examines a collegial model of supervision that can serve as a framework for supervising personnel at different levels and in different practice settings. Adult learning styles, skill acquisition patterns, and critical thinking development are discussed as they relate to effective supervisory practices. Students should register for 1 credit. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 (May 31-June 1)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2019: Evaluating the English Language Learner (ELL) Student: Best Practices. As the number of ELL students in our schools is increasing rapidly, there is increased pressure to provide a valid assessment of these students. The focus of this course is to provide a framework for the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students and discuss relevant issues and methods of assessment. The course includes an exploration of the characteristics of the ELL student, including the stages of second language acquisition and factors to consider prior to the assessment, informal and dynamic assessment, working with interpreters, and culturally responsible report writing. Students should register for 1 credit. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 (June 20-July 1)

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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 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: $3302

Nine-week course (May 22-July 17)

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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Clinical Practicum: Diagnostics

SAR SH 744

Prereq: for MS-SLP students only. Upon successful completion of SAR SH 737 and SAR SH 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: $1651

Twelve-week course (May 21-August 9)

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