School of Allied Health
Speech-Language Pathology (SPLP)
See the Graduate Studies Catalog for graduate programs and courses.
- 1300 Introduction to Sign Language (3-0)
- A beginning course in sign language, including finger spelling and the system of signed English.
- 1312 Survey of Speech, Hearing and Language Disorders (3-0)
- A survey of disorders associated with the five parameters of communication: audition, articulation, voice, fluency, and language. Course includes discussion of the professional aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology.
- 2111 General Phonetics Laboratory (0-2)
- Experience using the International Phonetic Alphabet for transcription of standard and nonstandard speakers. Corequisite: SPLP 2313.
- 2313 General Phonetics (3-0)
- Principles of speech sound production, their acoustic correlates, and their perception. Instruction in the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet is included with application to communication disorders. Corequisite: SPLP 2111.
- 2320 Hearing Science (3-0)
- Anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism and the nature, measurement, and psychoacoustics of sound.
- 3310 Language Development (3-0)
- Theory and chronology of speech and language acquisition with emphasis on the cognitive and physiological correlates of language as related to communication disorders. Cultural impacts on language development and usage are discussed.
- 3312 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (3-0)
- The anatomical and physiological bases of speech. Emphasis is placed on respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, and deglutition.
- 3313 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology (3-0)
- A study of disorders of articulation and phonology in children and adults including characteristics, causes, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Prerequisites: SPLP 2111 or 2313, and SPLP 2310; SPLP 2111 and 2310 with a grade of "C" in each.
- 3314 Language Disorders in Pre-School Children (3-0)
- Theoretical foundations, diagnosis, and intervention for language impairments in pre-school populations. Multicultural issues related to language disorders in this population are discussed. Prerequisites: SPLP 3310 with a grade of "C" or better; SPLP 2111, 2313, 1312, and 3312.
- 3318 Principles of Clinical Management (3-0)
- Preparation of diagnostic reports, treatment plans, and other written documentation of client performance and progress. The treatment sequence, ethical decision making, universal precautions for infection prevention, and the tam approach to treatment are also discussed. Completion of 25 clock hours of supervised clinical observation. Prerequisites: SPLP 3313 and 3310 with a grade of "C" or better in each; SPLP 2111, 2313, 1312, 3312, and 3314.
- 4309 Audiology (3-0)
- The study of hearing and hearing disorders with an emphasis on the basic audiological test battery. Prerequisite: SPLP 2320 with a grade of "C" or better.
- 4312 Neural Bases of Speech and Language (3-0)
- Study of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms related to speech and language. Prerequisites: BIOL 2311, BIOL 2111, and SPLP 3312, each with a grade of "C" or better.
- 4320 Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (0-0-3)
- Individual directed study. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisites: Completion of 12 semester hours of SPLP course work with a GPA of 3.0 and instructor approval.
- 4340 Clinical Practicum in Audiology (0-0-6)
- Supervised practicum in audiology. Prerequisites: SPLP 2320 and SPLP 4309. Liability insurance required. Course fee required.