SPHS 170: Anatomy of Speech
This course provides the student with
a basic knowledge of the anatomical structures and physiologic functions
that support the production and perception of speech. The course is composed
of four primary units: respiration, phonation, articulation, and audition.
It is designed to be taken in the fall semester of the junior or senior
year of undergraduate study.
SPHS 241: Neuroanatomy
Neuroanatomy is designed to provide a basic
understanding of neural architecture (how the brain is put together) and
a few aspects of how it works, particularly in regards to human communication.
Although the format of the course is primarily traditional lecture and
class discussion, case studies will be used to provide students with opportunities
for peer teaching. The primary text for this course is John Nolte's
Human Brain: 4th Edition.Mosby Press.
345: Diagnostics and Intervention
A valid assessment of an individual's communicative
abilities and disabilities is the foundation upon which all clinical activities
are based. Design and implementation of an appropriate clinical plan is
the other component necessary for optimal clinical outcome.
In this course we will examine the essential
components for diagnostic evaluation and intervention of speech and language
disorders. Constituent elements will include:
Obtaining preassessment and
Interviewing and counseling
formal and informal assessment instruments
and integrating results to design a clincial plan
Selecting strategies to implement
The clinician's role in the
This will be a practical, hands-on class
that requires extensive participation by each student. Opportunities
for case presentation, development of report writing skills and test administration
will be maximized while lecturing will be kept at a minimum. Case
histories presented in class will represent people with communication disorders
from a variety of backgrounds, family structures, and ages.
203: Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation