SLHS Graduate Courses

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Spring.

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.

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.

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.

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 Spring.

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 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.

Credit Hours: 3.00. (EDPS 56200) 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.

Credit Hours: 2.00. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Credit Hours: 3.00. Evaluation of peripheral and brainstem auditory system function using evoked potentials. Typically offered 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.

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.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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.

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.

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 Fall 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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