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Comm-Dis 416 Introduction to Clinical Procedures

Syllabus & Lectures

The objectives of this course are to provide a substantive overview of professional, ethical, diagnostic, and treatment procedures in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Objectives include: (1) to understand professional and ethical issues and organizational systems that legislate the clinical practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; (2) to understand philosophical, pragmatic and multicultural issues affecting the assessment process; (3) to become versed in formal and informal diagnostic procedures to assess speech and language abilities in children and to a lesser degree adults; (4) to apply relevant clinical findings to aid in the differential diagnosis of speech, language and hearing disorders; (5) to devise a logical treatment plan given the need for remediation; and (6) to demonstrate diagnostic report writing skills.

Comm-Dis 530 Neurological Bases of Speech, Language and Hearing

Syllabus & Lectures

The objectives of this course are: 1) to provide a substantive overview of the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying speech, phonation, cognitive-linguistic, and auditory processes; 2) to introduce students to various theoretical concepts and clinical practices utilized to differentially diagnose neurologically based communication disorders; and 3) to enhance critical thinking skills by applying clinical data or behavioral symptomatology to underlying neurological substrates and neuro-physiological mechanisms.

Comm-Dis 612 Voice and Voice Disorders

Syllabus & Lectures

The objectives of this course are: 1) to provide a substantive overview of the anatomical, physiological, psychological, and neurological mechanisms underlying voice production in humans; 2) to expose students to the procedures for differentially diagnosing voice problems and clinical voice disorders in child and adult populations; and 3) to acquaint students with appropriate and logical intervention practices to manage particular voice disorders or voice problems; 4) to address evidence based practices to manage voice disorders; 5) to expose students to various subjective and objective measurements and instruments to assess clinical voice disorders; 6) to enhance critical thinking skills needed to assess and manage voiced disorders using a problem-based learning model..

ComDis 624 Motor Speech Disorders

Syllabus & Lectures

The objectives of this course are: 1) to provide a substantive overview of acquired and developmental motor speech disorders in adult and child populations; 2) to introduce students to various theoretical concepts and clinical practices to differentially diagnose motor-speech disorders; 3) to tease-out and identify the acoustic perceptual and motor speech features associated with dysarthria and apraxia of speech; 4) to differentiate motor speech disorders, such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, from aphasia, other cognitive-linguistic problems as well as other neurological and non-organic communication disorders on the basis of etiology, neuroanatomical substrates, associated signs and symptoms, and distinguishing acoustic and motor speech characteristics; 5) to address intervention practices to manage motor speech disorders in children and adults; and 6) to enhance critical thinking skills using a problem-based learning model.

 

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