Speech Language Pathology (SLP)

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SLP-CPE   Comprehensive Portfolio ExaminationCredits: None   

Prerequisite(s): SLP-680

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will complete a comprehensive project demonstrating their clinical and research skills. This is a pass/fail course.

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SLP-600   Professional Issues in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents professional practice issues in speech-language pathology including scope of practice, certification and licensure as well as healthcare legislation and regulation. Code of ethics and ethical decision-making will also be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to explore contemporary service delivery topics using case studies focusing on ethical dilemmas and controversial practices that may arise in professional settings. Students will also be exposed to multicultural perspectives to contemporary issues as well as evidence-based practice.

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SLP-604   Clinical Methods in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to therapeutic methodologies in preparation for participation in clinical practicum. Provides advanced instruction in evidence-based therapeutic methods and documentation in speech-language pathology. Students will be prepared to engage in informative clinical decision making and intervention. Includes instruction of therapy techniques and procedures, as well as the development of professional goal and report writing skills.

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SLP-610   Neurological Language Disorders and AphasiaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Addresses the nature, etiology, and clinical management of adults with acquired language disorders, with primary emphasis on aphasia and related cognitive disorders. Students will study the structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous system as they relate to human speech, language and cognition.

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SLP-614   Assessment and Treatment of DysphagiaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines assessment and intervention for feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Addresses the implementation of clinical examination procedures and interpretation of instrumental diagnostic procedures. Instructional strategies for rehabilitation and compensatory feeding strategies will be provided.

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SLP-625   Assessment Procedures in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents an overview of diagnostic tests and procedures used in assessment of speech and language disorders across the lifespan. Students will learn the principles of measurement including reliability and validity, the calculation and interpretation of standardized test results and standard deviation.

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SLP-630   Pediatric Language DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the communicative behaviors of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and school-age children at risk or diagnosed as having a communication disorder. Students will learn etiologies, characteristics, assessment, and intervention strategies that are appropriate for treating children with language disorders. Particular emphasis will be placed on academic, cognitive and augmentative aspects of language use with populations who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

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SLP-645   Speech Sound DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines both typical and disordered phonetic and phonological development in children, the nature of nonorganic articulation and phonological disorders, the evaluation process and appropriate intervention strategies for linguistically diverse populations.

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SLP-650   Fluency DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Reviews stuttering and dysfluency behaviors; historical and etiological description and treatment; current theories of stuttering; contemporary research in the field; and treatment of stuttering.

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SLP-655   Disorders of Voice and ResonanceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines normal and abnormal laryngeal function. The nature and etiology of a variety of vocal pathologies will be explored. Identification, assessment as well as evidence-based treatment strategies for functional, neurogenic and organic voice disorders will be presented. Case studies and guided observations will be used. Designed to extend the foundation knowledge of the speech-language pathology student relevant to the nature of resonance disorders including cleft palate.

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SLP-660   Motor Speech DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the neurological basis of acquired and congenital motor speech disorders including dysarthria and apraxia as well as the accompanying communication disorders that result from damage to the central nervous and peripheral nervous systems. Students learn the principles and procedures for the assessment and remediation of motor speech disorders.

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SLP-664   Audiology and Aural RehabilitationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines techniques employed in assessing hearing function in adults and children and studies the pathologies of the auditory and related systems. Provides an introduction to the impact of hearing loss on speech and language development, communication, education, and psycho-social development. Students gain practical experience developing aural rehabilitation programs using technological aids for the hearing impaired.

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SLP-665   Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides information about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment and intervention practices related to providing services for clients with AAC needs. Students will learn concepts, strategies, techniques and issues in the field of AAC. Focus will include research that has been conducted in the field of AAC, assessment and clinical procedures, meeting the AAC needs of clients with developmental and acquired disabilities across the lifespan, and hands-on training with devices and methods of AAC.

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SLP-666   Literacy and Speech-Language Pathology in the SchoolsCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

This course includes the establishment and maintenance of speech and hearing programs within various administrative organizations, particularly in public schools. Emphasis is placed on the individual educational plan (IEP) process including referral, assessment, evaluation, identification, and development of a meaningful IEP. Techniques of scheduling, record keeping, material and equipment selection, counseling, and behavior management are discussed. In addition, the development of coordinated professional and interdisciplinary procedures and issues of ethical practice and cultural diversity are addressed. This course also addresses the relationship between language and literacy, and the role of the school SLP in prevention, assessment, and treatment of literacy issues through consultative, collaborative and pull-out methods.

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SLP-678   Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing DisordersCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

This is a graduate level course on pediatric feeding and swallowing. It provides students with information pertaining to the anatomy-physiology of pediatric swallowing processes, typical/normal swallowing/feeding development, and strategies for the prevention, assessment, and management of children with difficulties feeding and/or swallowing. Using current literature, common diagnostic and treatment approaches will be reviewed and analyzed in order to effectively implement evidenced based practices. The importance of impact on family and interdisciplinary treatment teams will be studied. The successful completion of this course will allow the student the foundational knowledge and the basic skills required to work with pediatric patients in various settings with feeding and/or swallowing disorders.

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SLP-679   Diagnostic Practicum in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides clinical practicum hours in the assessment of speech and language in children and adults. Students will plan, carry out and report diagnostic assessments.

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SLP-680   Research MethodsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Teaches students the history of research and role of the IRB, ethical practices in research, APA style, development of a research question based on clinical needs, how to conduct a literature search on a topic, and develop a literature review. Students will also learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, research strategies and designs for communication sciences and disorders, data analysis, commonly used statistical tests, and methods for reporting results. Finally, students will learn to compare and contrast findings from various studies and to apply research findings to clinical practice.

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SLP-681   Clinical Practicum ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): SLP-604

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum hours in therapeutic management of speech and language disorders.

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SLP-682   Clinical Practicum IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): SLP-681

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum hours in therapeutic management of speech and language disorders.

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SLP-683   External Clinical Practicum ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): SLP-682

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum at an off-campus facility serving a variety of populations. Examples of placement sites include acute-care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and private practices.

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SLP-684   External Clinical Practicum IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): SLP-683

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum at an off-campus facility serving a variety of populations. Examples of placement sites include acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and private practices.

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SLP-699   Ind Study in Speech Language PathologyCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in education in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of an Education faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course. Application must be filed before registration