Speech Language Pathology (SLP)
SLP 100 STUDENT SPEECH CLINIC
Accent reduction services for non-native speakers of American English. Hours by arrangement. Offered fall and spring only.
SLP 101 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
Fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL), including basic grammatical features, language functions, and finger spelling. Students will gain adequate receptive and expressive skills for communicating with deaf individuals using ASL. Supplemental lectures focus on issues related to deafness, deaf culture, and signed languages. Offered Every Semester.
SLP 102 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
3, 3/0; GE14
Prerequisite: SLP 101. Continuation of SLP 101. Students gain additional knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and the deaf community; increases competence in ASL conversational skills. NOTE: For some majors, SLP 101 AND SLP 201 serve as a foreign language equivalent. Check with your department. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: SLP 201
SLP 201 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
3, 3/0; GE14
Prerequisite: SLP 101. Continuation of SLP 101. Students gain additional knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and the deaf community; increases competence in ASL conversational skills. NOTE: For some majors SLP and SLP 101 and SLP 201 serve as a foreign language equivalent. Check with your department. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: SLP 102
SLP 205 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY
Introduction to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Roles, responsibilities, and potential employment settings for each profession discussed. Communication and writing competencies needed for professional success reviewed. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: SLP 220
SLP 206 BUILDING SOCIAL CONNECTIONS: COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND CONVERSATION
3, 3/0; SS14
Course Description Introduction to the constructs of communication, language, and conversation. Impact of communication, language, and conversational skills in daily life. Development of communication, language, and conversation children birth to five years old. Offered every spring.
SLP 220 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Classification and causes of speech, language, and hearing disorders in children and adults; methods of treatment for communication disorders and suggestions for prevention; basic information on typical and atypical speech, language, and hearing development; videotaped observation of individuals presenting various communication disorders. Not open to speech-language pathology majors except by advisement. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: SLP 205
SLP 301 ADVANCED SIGN LANGUAGE
Prerequisites: SLP 101 and SLP 102 or SLP 201. This is the final course in the American Sign Language (ASL) sequence designed to promote advanced competence in ASL conversational skills to a level that is recommended for work in schools and public agencies that serve the deaf and hard-of-hearing population. Offered every fall.
SLP 302 CLINICAL PHONETICS
Production, acoustic analysis, and representation of American English speech sounds, including the various English dialects; application of phonetics to deviations in speech. Students will use International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols to transcribe typical and atypical speech. Sophomores must obtain permission of instructor. Offered fall only.
SLP 303 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Prerequisite: SLP 302. Corequisite: SLP 329. Children's acquisition of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; structure and function of language of normal children at different levels of development; comparison and contrast of theories of language acquisition. International and cultural variations are considered. Offered spring only.
SLP 304 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING MECHANISMS
Anatomy and physiology of normal speech and hearing mechanisms; possible deviations; embryonic development; neurology associated with production and reception of oral language. Offered fall only.
SLP 305 COMMUNICATION DISORDERS I
Prerequisites: SLP302 and 304. Provides students with knowledge of the scope and responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist; basic knowledge concerning etiology, assessment, and intervention techniques related to articulation, phonology, phonemic awareness in reading and writing, craniofacial anomalies, and fluency disorders, including bilingual and dialectal considerations. Offered spring only.
SLP 306 SPEECH PATHOLOGY I
SLP 307 SPEECH PATHOLOGY II
SLP 314 AUDIOLOGY
Corequisite: SLP 328. Hearing and hearing disorders for speech-language pathologists. Anatomy and physiology of the ear and pathologies of the auditory mechanism, decibel notation, and pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry. Offered spring only.
SLP 324 CLINICAL METHODS AND OBSERVATION IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Equivalent Course: SLP 324W
SLP 328 AUDIOLOGY LAB
Corequisite: SLP 314. Operation and listening check of the pure-tone audiometer, pure-tone air-conduction threshold testing, screening, otoscopy, tympanometry, and reporting test results. Offered spring only.
SLP 329 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION LAB
Corequisite: SLP 303. Observation of language used by typical children. Practice with procedures to collect and analyze typical language. Offered spring only.
SLP 389 TOPICS COURSE
SLP 400 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
Prerequisites: SLP 303 and 329. Role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) in assessing and treating children with language-based literacy impairments; relationships between speaking, listening, reading and writing; linguistic components required for spoken language and literacy; language-based literacy disorders; assessment and treatment of language literacy impairments. Offered occasionally.
SLP 401 AURAL REHABILITATION
Pre-requisites: SLP 302, SLP 303, SLP 314. Effects of hearing loss upon speech perception, speech production, and language development; amplification options and intervention strategies for the hearing impaired; classroom acoustics; definition, diagnosis, and management of central auditory processing disorders. Offered fall only.
SLP 405 COMMUNICATION DISORDERS II
Prerequisites: SLP 304, SLP 305. Etiology, assessment, and intervention techniques related to voice disorders, developmental and acquired motor speech disorders, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia, and augmentative communication. Cultural and bilingual issues are considered. Offered spring only.
SLP 411 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
Prerequisite: SLP 303. Introduction to childhood language disorders, including the demographics and characteristics features of language disorders. Cultural and bilingual issues are considered. Offered fall only.
SLP 412 SPEECH ACOUSTICS AND PERCEPTION
Prerequisites: SLP 302, SLP 304, SLP 314. Corequisite: SLP 428. Study of the scientific principles underlying the physiology, acoustics, and perception of normal speech production as a basis for subsequent understanding of disordered speech. Topics include basic concepts of sound, motor and acoustic theories of speech production, speech perception, instrumentation used to measure speech processes, and application to speech pathology. Offered fall only.
SLP 415 AURAL REHABILITATION
SLP 424 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS
Pre-requisites: SLP 305, SLP 314, SLP 411. In-depth examination of speech-language pathology in schools, including legislative foundations, current models of service delivery, assessment and intervention procedures, organization and administration of programs, emerging trends shaping the future of school speech-language pathology programs. Offered spring only.
SLP 428 ACOUSTICS LAB
Corequisite: SLP 412. Direct and guided use of special instrumentation essential to the collection, measurement, and/or analysis of the acoustic components of speech sounds. Focus areas are respiration, phonation, articulation, and resonance. Offered fall only.
SLP 429 CLINICAL ACTIVITY
SLP 495 SPECIAL PROJECT
SLP 497 WORKSHOP
Offered fall and spring only.
SLP 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Offered fall and spring only.