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SPHS 170: Anatomy of Speech and Hearing

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
 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

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
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 The Human Brain: 4th Edition.Mosby Press. 

SPHS 345: Diagnostics and Intervention

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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 assessment information
  •     Interviewing and counseling
  •     Selecting formal and informal assessment instruments
  •     Interpreting and integrating results to design a clincial plan
  •     Selecting strategies to implement the plan
  •     Report writing
  •     The clinician's role in the clinical process


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. 

SPHS 203: Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation

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