Courses in Psychology/Speech and Hearing Science (Division 229)

253. Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology. (2). (Excl).

The course is concerned with disorders of human communication. It is designed to provide information concerning the disorders and their etiologies. Details of diagnosis and treatment are covered in succeeding courses. By the end of Speech 253 students will have basic information concerning the characteristics and causes of delayed speech and language development, articulation disorders, voice problems, cleft palate speech, communication problems of cerebral palsied, aphasia, stuttering, and the effects of hearing loss on speech and language. This course is not presently required as part of a sequence. Two examinations are given; objective midterm and final. Lecture is the primary mode of instruction. The text is Speech, Language, and Hearing, by Skinner, P. and Shelton, R., Addison-Wesley, Co., 1978. This course is of particular interest to nurses, teachers, special educators, psychologists, counselors, and others who have an interest in communication and its disorders. (Daly)

254. Fundamentals of Speech Science. Sophomore standing. (3). (Excl).

Introduction to the fundamentals of speech production, transmission, and perception. No special background is required. The course is required in the Psychology/Speech and Hearing Sciences concentration. Material is presented in lecture form with objective examinations after selected units. Required text: Minifie, F., Hixon, T., and Williams, D., Normal Aspects of Speech, Hearing and Language, Prentice-Hall. (Watkin)

457/Education D442. Methods in Speech Correction: Diagnosis and Treatment of Articulatory and Language Disorders. (3). (Excl).

This lecture course describes general diagnostic and treatment methods for articulation and language problems. Lectures focus on identifying assumptions underlying current evaluation and remediation procedures, and on describing specific procedures used in diagnostics and therapy. The procedures discussed include collecting and analyzing speech and language samples, administering and scoring standardized tests, designing and implementing nonstandardized elicitation procedures, altering response rates, and establishing new behaviors. Student performance is evaluated by midterm and final examinations, and on a paper. The required text is: F.L. Darley, Evaluation of Appraisal Techniques in Speech and Language Pathology, 1979, and selected readings are assigned. S-254 is required and S-450 is recommended as prerequisite coursework.

460. Introduction to Audiology. SHS 253 and 264. (3). (Excl).

Introduction to Audiology is the first course in the undergraduate-graduate offering in Audiology the study of hearing and hearing disorders. It is a survey course which reviews in depth the basic audiological battery of (1) pure-tone air-conduction and bone-conduction thresholds; (2) speech thresholds; and (3) speech discrimination efficiency. In addition, audiological interpretations are made from case observations, and disorders of hearing are reviewed. An overview of remediational approaches for subjects with irreversible hearing disorders or deficits is included. (Tait)


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