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SPA501 Clinical Research Methods Course Page

Description: Investigation of strategies for demonstrating scientifically the impact of clinical intervention programs, both for accountability and for contributing to the knowledge base regarding effective treatment. Students will be advised to approach staff members as resources for development of specific projects in anticipation of SPA 900. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA502 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism Course Page

Description: Lectures and demonstrations provide a systematic study of the gross anatomy and neuroanatomy of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory subsystems and the physiology of respiration, phonation, and upper airway in speech production and swallowing. The embryological and post-natal development of these systems is considered. Review of the neural substrates underlying speech and language processing is included. Laboratories provide observational and simulated dissection experiences using computer software video, anatomical models, and prosected materials. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA505 Speech Science Course Page

Description: Study of theoretical and applied aspects of acoustic phonetics, speech perception and speech production, including theory and application of methods (physiological, acoustic and perceptual) to record and analyze speech behaviors. Provides students with basic knowledge for entry into the field of speech-language pathology. Pre- or corequisites: SPA 502 or equivalent, SPA 507 and 515. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA507 Phonological Disorders Course Page

Description: In-depth study of the nature, assessment and remediation of articulatory/phonological disorders according to various theoretical models. Emphasis will be placed on phonologically based clinical approaches including phonological process analysis and generative phonology. Practical experience in assessment and remediation will be provided through clinical observation and laboratory experiences. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA509 Motor Speech Disorders Course Page

Description: Study of dysarthria and dyspraxia (congenital and acquired) including the nature of their underlying neuropathologies, methods of instrumental and perceptual assessment, and systematic instrumental and behavioral management strategies. Students will develop their understanding of the course material via a series of clinical problem solving and treatment planning exercises. Prerequisites: SPA 502 or equivalent and SPA 505, 507, 511. Pre or corequisite: SPA 520. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA511 Child Language Development and Assessment Course Page

Description: A review of normal language development provides the basis for a comprehensive study of the assessment and identification of children with language disorders. Assessment procedures involve language test administration and interpretation. Discussion of research findings highlights disordered language behaviors associated with such problems as mental retardation, emotional problems, and learning disabilities. The laboratory provides experience in administering a variety of language tests. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA515 Hearing Science/Audiology Course Page

Description: Study of basic audiology for speech-language pathologists. Includes anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, theories of hearing, the physics and measurement of sound (including psychophysical methods and psychoacoustics), symptoms, etiology and prognosis of hearing disorders, overview of assessment procedures and instrumentation used in diagnostic audiology, and application of audiometric results to speech-language pathology. Proficiency in hearing and tympanometry screening, including care and maintenance of equipment, is acquired in laboratory sessions. Prerequisites or corequisites: SPA 502. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA516 Diagnosis and Appraisal of Communication Disorders Course Page

Description: A study of the principles underlying the evaluative and management procedures in communication disorders. History taking, report writing, recording observations, analysis of tests relevant to the clinical process and test procedure administration will be covered. Corequisite: SPA 524. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA518 Remediation of Child Language Disorders Course Page

Description: A study of the theoretical models of intervention and clinical application in remediating children's disordered language patterns. Specific attention focused toward commercial and clinician-generated programs that serve these various theoretical frameworks. Discussion of language goals, intervention strategies and accountability measures that serve to guide the therapeutic process and determine treatment effectiveness. The laboratory provides opportunity to observe therapy and design sample language therapy units. Prerequisite: SPA 511. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA520 Adult Language Disorders I Course Page

Description: Study of acquired aphasia including the nature of the underlying neuropathologies, methods of differential diagnosis and comprehensive assessment, and clinically-pertinent behavioral management strategies. Students will develop their understanding of the course material via a series of clinical problem solving and treatment planning exercises. Prerequisite: SPA 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA521 Dysphagia Course Page

Description: Students will understand bases of normal and abnormal feeding and swallowing in children and adults, etiologies and conditions commonly associated with dysphagia, principles and procedures for diagnosis and treatment across age spans and conditions and complications associated with management; and be able to develop remediation plans and functional goals within an interdisciplinary team framework. Prerequisite: SPA 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students.)

SPA523 Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems Course Page

Description: This course will provide a description of various augmentative/alternative communication systems, including microcomputers. It will address assessment questions and the intervention process for individual users with communication disorders. Prerequisite: SPA 518. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA524A Introduction to Clinical Practicum I Course Page

Description: Credit. Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation and/or language. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Seminar content will include topics of clinical and/or professional significance such as ethics, health law, private practice, goal setting and data collection. Flexibility in seminar topics will accommodate new topics as they arise. Prerequisites: At least six MScSLP courses including SPA 507, 511, 518. Corequisite: SPA 516. (Restricted to MScSLPs students only.)

SPA524B Introduction to Clinical Practicum I Course Page

Description: Credit. Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation and/or language. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Seminar content will include topics of clinical and/or professional significance such as ethics, health law, private practice, goal setting and data collection. Flexibility in seminar topics will accommodate new topics as they arise. Prerequisites: At least six MScSLP courses including SPA 507, 511, 518. Corequisite: SPA 516. (Restricted to MScSLPs students only.)

SPA525 Introduction to Clinical Practicum II Course Page

Description: Credit. Continued practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally students will acquire experience with alternative service delivery models such as group treatment. A minimum of 25 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisite: SPA 524. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA526 Voice and Resonance Disorders Course Page

Description: A study of the causes, nature, clinical assessment, and management of voice and resonance disorders. Prerequisites: SPA 502 and SPA 505. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA527 Language and Literacy Course Page

Description: Study of language development in school-age children and adolescents, with focus on the relationships among oral language, reading, and writing; linguistic tasks faced by these age groups in school and elsewhere; and implications for language assessment and intervention. Prerequisites: SPA 511 and 518. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA528 Fluency Course Page

Description: A study of the development, nature and treatment of stuttering with particular emphasis on management strategies. Pre- or corequisite: SPA 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA529 Adult Language Disorders II Course Page

Description: Study of conditions (other than aphasia) affecting language, social, and cognitive functioning in adults, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, and right hemisphere dysfunction, and issues related to the aging process. Nature of underlying neuropathologies and their implications for differential diagnosis, assessment, and management will be addressed. Prerequisite: SPA 520. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA532 Advanced Clinical Practicum Course Page

Description: Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: SPA 525 and all MScSLP academic courses. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA533 Advanced Clinical Practicum Course Page

Description: Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: SPA 525 and all MScSLP academic courses. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA534 Aural (Re)habilitation Course Page

Description: Study of the diagnostic and treatment strategies for communication problems associated with childhood and adult onset hearing loss. Prerequisites: SPA 505, 507, 511 and 515. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA540 Advanced Clinical Practicum Course Page

Description: Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: SPA 532 and 533. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA541 Advanced Clinical Practicum Course Page

Description: Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: SPA 532 and 533. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA550 LING&CULT PLUR ISSU FRAN CNTXT Course Page
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SPA551 SPEECH DEV, ASSESS,TREATMNT Course Page
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SPA552 LANG DEV, ASSESSMNT,TREATMNT Course Page
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SPA597 Advanced Clinical Practicum Course Page

Description: May be repeated. Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice for a period varying from four to twelve weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. Direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisite: SPA 516 and 524 and permission of the department. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

SPA598 Directed Individual Reading and Research Course Page

Description: May be repeated. Prerequisite: consent of Department. (MScSLP)

SPA900 Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program. Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, and writing skills and to provide a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: SPA 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)