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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

SECD 504. SOCIOLINGUISTICS (3 credit hours). A consideration of the correlation between linguistic structures and sociological variables. Some of the topics covered are the role of standard language, the role and value of dialect and the social functions of language.

 

SECD 510. LANGUAGE OF NORMAL CHILDREN (3 credit hours). Advanced study of language acquisition and use by normal children, with emphasis on behavioral, semantic, syntactic and pragmatic aspects tools employed in the study of early language development are presented.

 

SECD 528. CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Approaches and experiences in differential diagnosis of speech and language disorders, to include the principles and procedures for planning effective management of speech and language disorders.

 

SECD 530. PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS (3 credit hours). A study of the many phonological terms, theories and applications, includes the underlying, covert level of phonological knowledge, and the manifest, overt level of speech production. To include an analysis of the disorders of the sound system in the light of current linguistic theory.

 

SECD 555. FUNCTIONAL AND ORGANIC VOICE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Principles of differential diagnosis and clinical management of children and adults presenting voice disorders; a critical review of the literature.

 

SECD 558. NEUROGENIC DISORDERS OF SPEECH (3 credit hours). Differential diagnosis and management of speech disorders that result from neurological dysfunction. Special consideration to diversity and cultural differences, as well as to concomitant diagnoses such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative diseases.

 

SECD 559. APHASIA (3 credit hours). Assessment and intervention, strategies in aphasia and related language disorders; emphasis on major approaches to treating language impairments in adults with aphasia.

 

SECD 560. STUTTERING DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours). The diagnosis and clinical management of stuttering are considered. Therapy models are presented along with data bearing on the efficacy of particular approaches.

 

SECD 563. ADVANCED AURAL REHABILITATION (3 credit hours). A detailed survey and study of the pertinent research literature with consideration of the theoretical and methodological approaches of auditory training, amplification, visual speech perception and speech conservation in the rehabilitation process of the hearing impaired.

 

SECD 566. LANGUAGE DISORDERS AND ASSESSMENT (3 credit hours). Consideration of descriptions and theories, both historical and contemporary, of disordered language in children and related problems. Procedures and tools used in evaluating the language skills of children are presented along with professional reporting methods.

 

SECD 567. ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Advanced speech and language practice in supervised laboratory experience in the on-campus as well as off-campus sites.

 

SECD 568. ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Advanced speech and language practice in supervised laboratory experience in the on-campus as well as off-campus sites.

 

SECD 569. ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Advanced speech and language practice in supervised laboratory experience in the on-campus as well as off-campus sites.

 

SECD 571. ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Advanced speech and language practice in supervised laboratory experience in the on-campus as well as off-campus sites.

 

SECD 584. AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours). This course will address current issues, terminology, technological advances and augmentative systems including various sign and symbol systems.  Augmentative communication assessment, intervention guidelines and procedures for management to be addressed.

 

SECD 599. SPECIAL PROJECT-01: PRAXIS PREP (3- 15 credit hours). This course assists students in preparation and mastery for the PRAXIS Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. this course is to provide students preparation for the national examination in speech-language pathology with a more focused view of specific content in speech language sciences, theory, language acquisition and language disorders across the life span, articulation/phonological disorders, dysphagia, aphasia, cleft palate/orofacial/syndrome disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, neurogenic/motor speech disorders, voice and resonance disorders,  fluency disorders, genetic disorders, psychometrics and measurement, research in communication disorders, evidence based practice in speech language pathology, audiological assessment, auditory habilitation and rehabilitation; speech-language assessment and intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity/multicultural awareness.

 

SECD 599-02: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (3 credit hours) this course provides an overview of autism across the lifespan and examines characteristics, definitions, eligibility criteria, incidence rates, and etiology. Assessment, diagnostic and identification criteria are described, and methods for monitoring the impact of interventions in a variety of service delivery models will be explored.


SECD 610. SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE DISORDERS (3 credit hours). Diagnosis and treatment of language disorders in children. Emphasis on research in language problems of the mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, and language retarded children.

 

SECD 667. DYSPHAGIA ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (3 credit hours). This course will include theoretical and applied knowledge of feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults. The course will include a survey of the research literature, current management trends and professional and health care industry standards utilized in the rehabilitation of patients with dysphagia.

 

SECD 672. SEMINAR IN CLEFT PALATE (3 credit hours). Emphasizes the effects of orofacial anomalies on the communication process. Topics discussed include types of cleft of palate and lip, velopharyngeal inadequacy, etiology, physical management and speech therapy. Incidence, etiology, surgical procedures, parental counseling and intervention considerations, student observation required.