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)

450. The Natural Acquisition of Language. (3). (Excl).

This lecture course describes phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language development in normal children. Theoretical, historical, and contemporary viewpoints are presented. Student performance is evaluated by midterm and final examinations and a class project that involves collecting and scoring a spontaneous language sample. The required texts are: Bloom, L. and Lahey, M., Language Development and Language Disorders (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.) 1978, and Bloom, L., Readings in Language Disorders (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.) 1978. (Craig)

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 thresholds; (2) pure-tone bone-conduction thresholds; (3) spondee thresholds; and (4) discrimination efficiency. In addition, audiological interpretations are made on case observations, broad disorders of hearing are reviewed, and an overview is made on aural rehabilitational or remediational approaches for subjects with irreversible hearing disorders or deficits. Included in the intervention discussions are hearing aids, hearing aid evaluations and the role of amplification in the remediational process. (Tait)


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