SLPA850
Audiology for Educators of the Deaf or Hard of HearingCrosslisted with SLPA 450

Description: Anatomy and physiology of hearing; components of adequate evaluation for placement and educational planning; diagnosis using audiogram, functional and communication assessment; stimulation and utilization of residual hearing; and managment of assistive and/or augemntative devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA852
Normal Language Development During School YearsCrosslisted with SLPA 452

Description: Normal syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic language development in school-age children and youth. Complex syntax, semantic development, pragmatic development, using language to learn, language-literacy relations, and abstract language development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA854
Research Methodology in Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyCrosslisted with SLPA 454

Prerequisites: Speech-language pathology and audiology major.

Description: Introduction to research principles, methods, and design. Survey and critique of research in special education and communication disorders.

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 487

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA861
Language Disorders: Preschool LevelCrosslisted with SLPA 461

Prerequisites: Parallel SLPA 461L/861L.

Description: Characteristics of language impaired preschool children and the nature of their disorders. Introduction to principles of assessment and treatment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA861L
Language Disorders: Preschool Level LabCrosslisted with SLPA 461L

Prerequisites: Parallel with SLPA 461/861.

Description: Practical application of language assessment and intervention in preschool children with language disorders.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA862A
Language Disorders in Special Populations - Birth to Three: Communication Assessment & Intervention
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA862E
Language Disorders in Special Populations - Preadolescents and Adolescents
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA862J
Severe Disabilities and Autism: Communication Assessment and Intervention
Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA863
Language Disorders in Elementary School-aged Populations

Description: Advanced information about language disorders, assessment, and intervention in elementary school-aged children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA863L
Language Disorders in Elementary School-aged Population Lab

Prerequisites: Parallel enrollment in SLPA 863 required

Description: Practical application of language assessment and intervention in elementary school-aged children with language disorders.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA865
Voice Disorders

Prerequisites: SLPA 455

Description: Etiology and symptoms of voice disorders, procedures used in clinical evaluation, and methods and procedures used in therapy.

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 981

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA870
Evidence-based Practice

Description: Identification and weighing of levels of evidence relating to clinical and research activities. Develop an understanding of evidence-based medicine and outcomes-based education.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA873
Hearing and Balance IICrosslisted with SLPA 473

Prerequisites: SLPA 271

Description: Overview of the principles of audiologic assessment including diagnosing adults with hearing impairments, using physiologic and behavior test procedures. Performance of a basic audiological test batter (including case history, otoscopy, air/bone conduction, pure-tone audiometry, masking, acoustic immittance, and otoacoustic emission). Understand the background theory and interpretations of audiological tests and their implications for dizziness/imbalance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA884
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Speech & Language IssuesCrosslisted with SPED 884

Prerequisites: SPED 876 or equivalent. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or by permission of instructor.

Description: Theories of speech and language development, evaluation, and intervention programming for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA885
Fluency Disorders

Description: Research related to the nature, diagnosis and clinical management of stuttering is considered. Therapy models are presented along with data bearing on the efficacy of particular approaches. Specific rehabilitation procedures.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA886
Augmentative CommunicationCrosslisted with SLPA 486

Description: Introduction to the augmentative communication options for persons unable to speak or write because of physical, language, or cognitive disability.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA888
Linguistic Needs of Bilingual and Culturally Different StudentsCrosslisted with SLPA 488

Prerequisites: SLPA 250 and 251

Description: Theoretical and applied information about situational factors which have an impact on spoken and written language; addresses how individual differences due to gender, handicapping conditions, socio-economic status, and cultural-ethnic background contribute to diversity in communication patterns and often act as a barrier to successful interactions in learning and social settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA891
Special Topics in Human SciencesCrosslisted with HUMS 891, NUTR 891, TEAC 891, TMFD 891, CYAF 891

Description: Aspects of human sciences not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA892
Counseling and Behavior Issues in Communication Disorders

Description: Basic skills in counseling and behavior management as applied to the field of communication disorders. Practical, direct application to students' clinical work with individuals with a variety of communication disorders

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

SLPA893
Clinical Decision Making

Description: Critical thinking skills necessary for decision-making during the assessment and treatment of individuals with communication disorders. Understanding and applying clinical processes related to the practice of speech-language pathology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA896
Readings and Research in Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyCrosslisted with SLPA 496

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA897A
Advanced Practicum: Audiology

Description: Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:20
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA897B
Advanced Practicum: Speech Language Pathology

Description: Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA897C
Advanced Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology Year 2

Description: Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA897E
Advanced Practicum: Externship

Description: Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA897G
Advanced Practicum: Public Schools

Description: Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA897T
Advanced Practicum: Externship in Audiology

Description: Supervised practicum experiences provided with difficult speech, language and/or hearing problems in a variety of clinical, medical, geriatric, rehabilitational and public school settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SLPA899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

SLPA902
Clinical Assessment

Description: Introduction to the basic psychlogical and physiological clinical measures for assessment of hearing in adults. The course includes instruction and practice in understanding, presentations and laboratory practice are used to fcilitate the classroom to clinic transition.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA908
Auditory Physiology and Pharmacology

Description: Lectures exploring the fundamental nature of the auditory system from the level of the outer ear to the cerebral cortex. Emphasis will be placed on studying the genetic, anatomical, neurochemical, pharmacological, and physiological bases for both normal and pathological auditory function.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA912
Perception of Sound

Description: Psychoacoustic aspects of audition, including instrumentation, masking level differences, scaling, difference limen, loudness, critical bands and critical ratios, absolute threshold measurement, differential threshold measurement, temporal summation, and speech recognition.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA918
Auditory Assessment of Infants and Children

Prerequisites: SLPA 271 or equivalent

Description: Development of the auditory system in infants and young children. Techniques used in differential diagnosis, and screening of auditory disorders in the pediatric population.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA920
Auditory Electrophysiological Assessment

Description: This course focuses on current auditory electrophysiological assessment procedures, and includes theory, instrumentation, techniques and procedures. Test result interpretation is discussed in relation to underlying anatomy and physiology. Laboratory exercises are included.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA924
Amplification I

Prerequisites: SLPA 271 or equivalent

Description: Design and operation of basic digital amplification systems. Discussion of advanced signal processing strategies used in current hearing aids. Instruction and laboratory practice in the electroacoustic analysis and real-ear probe microphone measurements of hearing aid systems and making earmold impressions. Introduction to earmold/plumbing acoustics.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA926
Amplification II

Prerequisites: SLPA 271 or equivalent

Description: Evaluation, candidacy and selection of hearing aids for adults and children. Discussion of current and emerging prescriptive and fitting verification methods. Instruction and laboratory experience in verification of hearing aid fittings using real-ear probe microphone measurements along with administration of validation measures. The course w ill also address special hearing aid fittings and troubleshooting hearing aid problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA928
Hearing Conservation and Industrial Audiology

Description: Theories and basic resources for participation in industrial, government, or community hearing conservation programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA930
Genetic Basis of Communication and Learning

Description: Study of embryology and genetics related to communication and learning. Embryology of human development is discussed with specific emphasis on development of the brain, craniofacial, and inner ear structures. The genetic basis of normal development is examined, as w ell as disorders of hearing, balance, communication, and learning.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA932
Vestibular Assessment I

Description: The first of a two-course series on the normal and pathophysiology of the human balance system and tools for its investigation and treatment. Normal anatomy and physiology of the balance and ocular motor systems, contrasted with a wide range of pathological conditions. Electro-nystagmography (video-nystagmography two- and three-dimensional recordings) and assessment of the otolith organs. Students will initiate and carry out directed laboratory assignments.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SLPA934
Vestibular Assessment II

Description: The second of a two-course series on the normal and pathophysiology of the human balance system and tools for its investigation and treatment. Advanced techniques for patient assessment using rotational chair and posturography protocols. Techniques for full assessment in an office situation without extensive equipment. Options for treatment and management of this group of patients. Vestibular and balance rehabilitation therapy program development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA936
Implantable Prosthetics

Description: Design, operation, candidacy, assessment, surgical procedures, fitting, verification, and rehabilitation procedures related to implantable prosthetic devices for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. Cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, implantable middle ear devices, and auditory brainstem implants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA938
Business and Financial Management

Description: An overview of principles and procedures as they relate to an audiology practice. Topics discussed include budgeting, pricing, billing, and coding, regulatory issues, and human resource management. Students are required to design an audiology practice and develop a business plan as part of this course.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA940
Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

Description: This course provides students with a survey of approaches to aural rehabilitation for adults and children with hearing loss in various rehabilitative and habilitative settings. Principles of early intervention and family-centered practices are presented for infants and toddlers with hearing loss. Information and techniques for the development of auditory perception and spoken language skills for children with hearing loss. For adults information regarding psychosocial, emotional, and vocational consequences of hearing loss is presented. Speech perception training and communication effectiveness approaches for adults with hearing loss are viewed. Principles of auditory + visual communicaion are discussed.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA942
Seminar in Audiology

Description: Research and clinical procedures; findings and implications in audiology and hearing science.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA966
Swallowing Disorders

Prerequisites: Parallel registration with SLPA 966L

Description: Swallowing disorders of children and adults. Procedures used in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA966L
Swallowing Disorders

Prerequisites: Parallel registration with SLPA 966

Description: Practical application of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA968
Motor Speech Disorders

Prerequisites: SLPA 853

Description: Motor speech disorders resulting from neuropathology of the central and peripheral nervous systems as found in cerebral palsy, Parkinsonism, and other developmental and acquired neuromotor problems of children and adults.

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 981

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA981
Seminar in Speech Pathology

Prerequisites: SLPA 851, 865, 967, and/or 968

Description: Research procedures, findings and clinical implications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA985
Traumatic Brain Injury

Prerequisites: SLPA 853

Description: Assessment and treatment of child and adult cognitive and communication disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA986
Right Hemisphere Dysfunction

Description: Communication disorders resulting from stroke or other acquired nervous insult to the non-language dominant hemisphere of the brain. Cognitive and communication assessment, intervention issues pertaining to problems with orientation, visual perception, visual motor skills, abstract language and reasoning, and pragmatic behaviors.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA987
Aphasia in Adults

Prerequisites: SLPA 853

Description: Adult language disorders resulting from stroke or other acquired central nervous system insult. Includes historical/theoretical development of understanding, cerebral dominance for language, classifications, rationale for diagnostic and therapeutic management, prognostic factors, agnosias and apraxia.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SLPA988
Dementia

Description: Etiology, characteristics, assessment, and intervention pertaining to cognitive and communication disorders associated with various types and stages of dementia.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SLPA994
Doctoral Capstone

Description: Selection of the topic for this project should take place no later then Fall of the second year by consultation with the project advisor. Enrollment in SLPA 994 is required during each semester that the project is underway. Students must receive prior permission from their advisor before registering for capstone hours. The capstone experience represents a major research project containing a significant treatment of some aspect of audiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SLPA995
Doctoral Seminar

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: The course is intended primarily for doctoral students, although non-doctoral graduate students may be admitted with special permission of the instructor. Students are immersed in outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Working on either an individualized or small group basis, students develop, execute and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SLPA996
Research Problems Other Than Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SLPA999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE: