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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015


SLP 510    Intro to Research Design     3 cr   

A general presentation of research procedures. The student will learn to read and evaluate professional literature and develop a research prospectus.   

SLP 521    Advanced Speech Science     2 cr   

The study of physical and acoustic concepts involved in speech production and perception including instrumental measurement and analysis.    

SLP 532    Clinical Linguistics     3 cr   

This course gives students an overview of linguistic theories and approaches that are relevant to the field of speech sciences. There is a particular emphasis on those areas of linguistics that underpin the diagnostic and assessment procedures used in speech pathology.    

SLP 533    Pediatric Language Disorders: Birth to Five     3 cr   

Clinical assessment and management of language problems in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, including language disorders associated with other developmental disorders and AAC.    

SLP 534    School-aged Language Disorders     2 cr   

This course covers assessment and intervention approaches for school-age language disorders, children beyond age 5 years. Topics include speech-language services at the discourse level; the relationship between language and literacy; service delivery models including integration; educational laws and policies.    

SLP 541    Advanced Articulation Disorders    3 cr   

Advanced study of disordered speech-sound production including these: development, assessment and intervention of articulation and phonological disorders in children.    

SLP 551    Voice and Resonance Disorders    3 cr   

Advanced study of pathology, symptomatology, etiology, and treatment of voice and resonance disorders in children and adults.   

SLP 561    Fluency Disorders    3 cr   

Study of theories, research, and contemporary treatment procedures in the area of fluency disorders.   

SLP 565    Neuromotor Disorders of Communication     3 cr   

Review of neuroanatomy and physiology, nature of neuromuscular pathologies, methods of assessment and rehabilitation of neuromotor disorders of speech production.    

SLP 566    Aphasia and Neurogenic Language Disorders     3 cr   

Study of the nature, characteristics, and clinical management of acquired neurogenic language disorders associated with focal lesions to the left or right hemisphere, including aphasia and right hemisphere syndrome.    

SLP 567     Acquired Cognitive Communication Disorders     2 cr   

Study of the nature, characteristics, and clinical management of cognitive-communication disorders associated with diffuse brain lesions, including traumatic brain injury and dementia.    

SLP 568    Dysphagia    3 cr   

Study of evaluation and treatment of feeding and swallowing in adults and children.   

SLP 588    Audiology for Speech-Language Pathologists     2 cr   

Audiometric testing; audiogram interpretation and clinical and educational management of the hearing impaired.    

SLP 590     Directed Independent Research     1-3 cr   

Independent research under the direction of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and graduate advisor.   

SLP 592    Seminar in Communication Disorders     1-3 cr   

This course is designed to provide the opportunity for in-depth study of special interests. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor.   

SLP 594    Directed Study     1-3 cr   

Independent study under the direction of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and graduate advisor.   

SLP 596     Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology    3 cr    

Supervised clinical experience in speech-language pathology. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor. Special fee.   

SLP 598     Clinical Externship    8 cr   

Supervised clinical experience in a professional service facility. Prerequisite: Requires all course work, research, and clinical practicum preparation to be completed prior to enrollment.   

SLP 599     Thesis    1-3 cr   

One to three credits per semester with a maximum of three hours credit. Regular standing status required. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor.   
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions

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