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

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

As the title indicates, S 253 is concerned with disorders of human communication. It is designed to provide information concerning the characteristics of the disorders and their etiologies. By the end of the term, students have basic information regarding the characteristics and causes of delayed language and speech development, articulation disorders, voice problems, stuttering, cleft palate speech, speech of the cerebral palsied, effects of hearing loss on speech and language, and aphasia. Detailed descriptions of diagnosis and therapy for these disorders are covered in suceeding courses. Students also are introduced to an overview of the profession; the training necessary to prepare speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide clinical services; and various employment possibilities. The assigned text for the course is Speech, Language, and Hearing, by Skinner and Shelton, Addison-Wesley Co., 1978. Students receive assigned readings and are required to observe evaluations and treatment in the Communicative Disorders Clinics. Evaluation is based on quizzes, a midterm examination, and a final examination. Course procedures include: text assignments, lectures and recitation, observations, slides, movies and audio- and video-tape presentations. (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 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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