SLHS Graduate Courses

Below is a list of current graduate course offerings. Click on the course to see their course descriptions.

CRN:62469 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of normal human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology related to speech, language, and hearing functions. Includes material concerning normal and abnormal neurological development over the lifespan. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:69638 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. The physical, biological, and behavioral correlates of normal speech production and perception. Includes an exposure to the measures and methods of speech science. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:62471 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Behavioral measurement of the capabilities of the normal and impaired auditory system. The laboratory experience includes an exposure to the measures and methods of hearing science. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:69639 (Fall)
Credit hours: 3.00. Acoustics and Fourier analysis; outer-ear resonance and interaural differences; middle-ear impedance and structure; inner-ear mechanical responses; hair-cell transduction, electrophysiology, motility; cochlear potentials; cochlear amplifier; suppression; otoacoustic emissions; efferent feedback to the cochlea; damage to the ear; treatments for damaged ears. Offered in Fall.

CRN:11576 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00 Section I. Neuroanatomy. Anatomy terminology, overview of cochlear neuroanatomy; afferent and efferent cochlear innervation; auditory nerve formation and termination points in the cochlear nucleus; Neuroanatomy of Cochlear Nuclues, Superior Olivary complex, nuclei of Lateral lemnicus, Inferior colliculus, Medial geniculate body and the auditory cortex, cortiocofugal efferent pathways complex. Section II. Physiology Neuronal Physiology; Respone properties of the auditory nerve, cochlear nucleus, superior olivary complex, inferior colliculus, medial geniculate body and auditory cortex, rate-place and temporal schemes of neural encoding of spectra in the auditory nerve, intensity encoding, frequency tuning in normal and cochlear loss, binaural processing in the superior olivary complex and inferior colliculus, feature maps in the inferior colliculus and medial geniculate body and serial, parallel, hierarchical processing in the auditory cortex and role of cortico thalamic and corticocollicular pathways in shaping subcortical neural representation. Typically offered fall.

CRN:24936 (Summer)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Application of counseling models, theories, and methods to persons with communicative disorders and their families. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Study of special topics, drawn from areas not covered in permanent courses. Topics may vary from semester to semester. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.

CRN:16279 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. The focus of this course is to teach students to understand and critically analyze the types of research commonly used in our field. Students will be taught to understand research methods broadly, including group designs, randomized control trial designs, case studies (single and multiple), and other designs commonly used in the field. Typically offered Spring

CRN:15214 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. The goal of this course is to provide education in the integration and dissemination of research. In this course, the deliverables will be a paper and a poster. Posters must be presented at the Ringel Student Research Symposium. The class focuses on activities to improve writing and presentation skills based on the integration of research studies. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:17918 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course examines how genetic and environmental factors interact to shape brain networks underlying human behavior. We will consider several domains, including visual perception and attention, knowledge of objects, faces, language, literacy, executive functions, and affective and social development. For each of these, we will consider questions such as: How is knowledge represented in the developing brain? What kinds of developmental changes occur? What are the effects of different kinds of experience, including those presented by genetic disorders, environmental deprivation, and brain damage? What is the developmental time course within which such factors can affect cognitive development? Throughout the course we will discuss both typical and atypically (e.g., autism, dyslexia, ADHD) developing populations. The methods of developmental cognitive neuroscience research will also be discussed (MRI, ERP, NIRS). Typically offered Spring.

CRN:27679 (Summer)
Credit: 1.00 This course will review anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system. We will discuss VNG and reclining rotary chair testing, including hands-on training with equipment. Dizziness and balance issues will be reviewed as well as case history discussions to help prepare students to see these patients in a clinical setting. Typically offered Summer.

CRN:69641 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. A detailed study of phonetic and phonological aspects of speech sound disorders in children. Recent research findings dealing with normal and disordered development are reviewed. Advanced procedures for diagnosis and intervention are discussed. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:16741 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of description assessment and intervention for children with language disorders. Specific language evaluation and treatment procedures for children in the preschool years. Typically offered fall.

CRN:18520 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course will address development and impairment of language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In addition to language and communication characteristics, this course will review the behavioral, cognitive, sensory, and social-emotional abilities of individuals with ASD. Differential diagnosis, assessment, and intervention strategies will be emphasized with a focus on empirically supported treatments and evidence-based practices. Current developments and research findings will be highlighted related to etiology and diagnosis of ASD, advances in biomedical research, augmentative and alternative communication strategies, assistive technology solutions, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological interventions, and comprehensive treatment approaches. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:15216 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Reviews applications of research findings and theoretical developments to our understanding of the onset, development, perpetuation, and amelioration of stuttering. Demonstrates and discusses methods and procedures for diagnosing and treating stuttering across the lifespan. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:16305 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the causes, assessment, and treatment of acquired language disorders in adults, including aphasia, right hemisphere syndromes, and dementia. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:16276 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Principles of differential diagnosis and clinical management for children and adults presenting voice disorders, based on a working knowledge of normal laryngeal structure and function. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:10491 (Summer)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Introduces the graduate speech-language pathology student to issues encountered in the medical environment in preparation for a healthcare externship and a career in the healthcare setting. Topics will include collaborative models in the medical setting, clinical documentation, ethical issues, equipment and instrumentation, medications, among others. Typically offered Summer.

CRN:16029 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of the neuropathologies that affect the speech production system. Emphasizes the differential diagnosis and management of acquired motor speech disorders. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:16306 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the normal and disordered anatomy and physiology of the swallowing process. Principles of evaluation and treatment of dysphagia are discussed. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:16739 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00 Introduction to augmentative and alternative communication. Cognitive, educational, physical, psycho-social, and linguistic aspects are considered together with symbol characteristics, teaching strategies, and research issues. Typically offered Fall

CRN:12226 (Summer)
Credit Hours: 2.00. An introduction to the characteristics, definitions, etiologies, and assessment of literacy development in school-aged children (4-18 years of age). Emphasis is placed on the scope of practice for speech-language pathologists in the assessment and intervention process for children diagnosed with language based literacy disorders. Typically offered Summer.Credits: 2.00

CRN:20628 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 1.00. Organization, materials, and methods for conducting speech, language, and hearing services in elementary and secondary schools. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 8.00. The second in a series of practicum courses designed to provide instruction and practical experience in fundamental diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to speech and language disorders. AUS 43000 is recommended. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Summer Fall.

CRN:15213 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide an overview/survey of the issues audiologists and speech-language pathologists will encounter when addressing the needs of individuals with hearing loss across the lifespan. Areas of emphasis will include the impact of hearing loss on communication and learning as well as professional strategies to optimize audibility and communication success in all situations for individuals with hearing loss. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:22703 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Provides fundamental principles to assist audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the understanding of candidacy, principles of signal processing, and audiologic rehabilitation for children and adults who use cochlear implants. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:62601 and 62600 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Audiometers, audiometric standards, and the use of pure tone and speech signals in the measurement of auditory abilities. Laboratory provides practical instruction in the procedures discussed in class. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:65234 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the etiology, pathogenesis, symptomology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and injuries to the auditory system. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:62602 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of protocols for the identification and evaluation of infants and children with hearing loss, using behavioral, physiologic, and electro-physiologic assessment methods. Course content places an emphasis on clinical decision-making and problem-solving skills. Typically offered Fall.

CRN:27164 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00. An examination of amplification systems as applied in audiological rehabilitation; acoustic, electroacoustic, electronic, and clinical considerations. Laboratory exercises in measurement, modifications, maintenance, selection, and dispensing of hearing aid systems. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:62594 (Fall)
Credit : 3.00 (Course description not available)

CRN:16502 and 65245 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Evaluation of peripheral and brainstem auditory system function using evoked potentials. Typically offered Spring.

CRN:16289 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of noise as a health hazard and as a nuisance; an examination of the ways in which hearing problems related to noise may be reduced. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.

CRN:62595 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. The focus of this course is on the evolving technology in hearing aids with an emphasis on the information students will need to make efficacious clinical decisions not only for the hearing aids of today but also for the hearing aids of tomorrow. For each of the hearing aid features that are discussed, we review (1) the need or potential benefit to the patient, (2) the engineering behind the feature, (3) research supporting its efficacy and effectiveness, (4) its limitations, and (5) how to conduct routine clinical measurements to document its functioning. Typically offered Fall

CRN:21644 and 61643 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 3.00. Administration and interpretation of auditory evoked responses generated in the auditory thalamus and cortex. Emphasis is on application of auditory evoked potentials in clinical diagnosis and intra-operative monitoring. Topics include middle (AMLR), late (AEP), and steady-state (SSEP) evoked responses. Typically offered Fall.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 12.00. Supervised clinical practicum in evaluation of hearing and communication status and in remediation of communication problems. Clinical practices include, but are not limited to, auditory site of lesion, sensory aid selection, fitting and evaluation and communication training for children and adults. Clinical practicum is available in the M. D. Steer Audiology Center and off-campus facilities. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

CRN:17912 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Critical review of current research in selected areas of typical and atypical language acquisition. Prerequisite: SLHS 50900. Permission of instructor required. See "Schedule of Class" to check offerings.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Study of advanced topics, varying from semester to semester. Course content will be drawn from areas for which there are no permanent courses. Typically offered Fall Spring.

CRN:20268 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 3.00.Course description not available.Typically offered Spring.

CRN:17063 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Course description not available. See "Schedule of Class" to check offerings

CRN:16109 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Course description not available. See "Schedule of Class" to check offerings

CRN:17169 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Course description not available. See "Schedule of Class" to check offerings

CRN:17131 (Fall)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Course description not available. See "Schedule of Class" to check offerings

CRN:16747 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. Course description not available. See "Schedule of Class" to check offerings

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 8.00. Full-time school-clinical experience to provide speech, language, and hearing services in elementary and secondary schools, under the supervision of a school clinician and university staff holding the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 8.00. An advanced-level clinical practicum in speech and language disorders. Prerequisite: SLHS 54900. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Summer Fall.

CRN:19305 (Spring)
Credit Hours: 2.00. An examination of business and professional issues related to audiology. Practice management topics include conducting a feasibility analysis, writing a business plan, employee management, marketing, reimbursement, and practice growth. Professional issues include licensing, certification, liability issues, and career planning. Prerequisite: SLHS 57900 and Doctor of Audiology majors only. Typically offered Spring.

Credit Hours: 4.00. An advanced-level clinical practicum in audiology. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Topics vary. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

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