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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Minor

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, 115 Shevlin Hall, 164 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-3322; fax: 612-624-7586)
Email: slhs@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 12
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Emphasis in the graduate program is speech-language pathology and audiology.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
The approval of the SLHS director of graduate studies is required prior to registration for any 4xxx-level minor field coursework.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Masters Focus Areas
Speech Language Pathology Focus
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 5502 - Voice and Cleft Palate (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5503 - Fluency and Motor Speech Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5504 - Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia (2.0 cr)
· SLHS 5602 - Speech Sound Disorders: Assessment and Treatment across Languages (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5603 - Assessment and Intervention of Language Disorders in Children (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5605 - Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5606 - Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5608 - Clinical Issues in Bilingualism and Cultural Diversity (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Audiology Focus
Take 12 or more course(s) from the following:
· SLHS 4801 - Hearing Measurement and Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4802 - Rehabilitative Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5801 - Advanced Audiologic Assessment (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5802 - Hearing Aids I (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5803 - Pediatric Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5804 - Cochlear Implants (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5805 - Advanced Rehabilitative Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5806 - Auditory Processing Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5808 - Pathophysiology of Hearing Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5810 - Laboratory Module in Audiology (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SLHS 5820 - Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds (1.0-6.0 cr)
· SLHS 5830 - Clinical Foundations in Audiology (1.0-8.0 cr)
· SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8802 - Hearing Aids II (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8803 - Signals and Systems in Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8805 - Hearing Science Foundations of Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8807 - Balance Assessment (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Combined Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Focus
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 4301 - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4402 - Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5401 - Counseling and Professional Issues (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5900 - Topic in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-12.0 cr)
· SLHS 8410 - Seminar: Research (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8420 - Seminar: Teaching (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8530 - Seminar: Speech (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Doctoral Focus Areas
Speech Language Pathology Focus
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 5502 - Voice and Cleft Palate (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5503 - Fluency and Motor Speech Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5504 - Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia (2.0 cr)
· SLHS 5602 - Speech Sound Disorders: Assessment and Treatment across Languages (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5603 - Assessment and Intervention of Language Disorders in Children (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5605 - Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5606 - Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5608 - Clinical Issues in Bilingualism and Cultural Diversity (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Audiology Focus
Take 12 or more course(s) from the following:
· SLHS 4801 - Hearing Measurement and Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4802 - Rehabilitative Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5801 - Advanced Audiologic Assessment (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5802 - Hearing Aids I (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5803 - Pediatric Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5804 - Cochlear Implants (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5805 - Advanced Rehabilitative Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5806 - Auditory Processing Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5808 - Pathophysiology of Hearing Disorders (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5810 - Laboratory Module in Audiology (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SLHS 5820 - Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds (1.0-6.0 cr)
· SLHS 5830 - Clinical Foundations in Audiology (1.0-8.0 cr)
· SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8802 - Hearing Aids II (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8803 - Signals and Systems in Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8805 - Hearing Science Foundations of Audiology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8807 - Balance Assessment (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Combined Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Focus
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SLHS 4301 - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 4402 - Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5401 - Counseling and Professional Issues (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5900 - Topic in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (1.0-3.0 cr)
· SLHS 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-12.0 cr)
· SLHS 8410 - Seminar: Research (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8420 - Seminar: Teaching (3.0 cr)
· SLHS 8530 - Seminar: Speech (3.0 cr)
 
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SLHS 5502 - Voice and Cleft Palate
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Disordered voice and resonance. Presentation and discussion of the nature of etiologies, assessment and management of organic/functional voice disorders and cleft palate to meet clinical competencies for speech-language pathology. prereq: [3305, 4301] or [CDis 3305, CDis 4301] or instr consent
SLHS 5503 - Fluency and Motor Speech Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature/management of stuttering and other motor speech disorders in adults/children. prereq: graduate SLHS student or department permission, [3305, 4301] or instr consent
SLHS 5504 - Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Normal/disordered aspects of swallowing. Nature, etiologies, evaluation, management of swallowing disorders.
SLHS 5602 - Speech Sound Disorders: Assessment and Treatment across Languages
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature, assessment, and treatment of speech sound disorders in children. Assessment and treatment of phonological awareness and pre-literacy skills. This course covers cross-linguistic issues in speech sound disorders, including characteristics of speech sound disorders in a variety of languages, and the differential diagnosis of speech sound disorder from the effects of normal second-language acquisition. Emphasis on functional speech sound disorders, with some coverage given to disorders of a clear organic origin, like cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, and cleft palate. prereq: [3303, 3304, 4601] or instr consent
SLHS 5603 - Assessment and Intervention of Language Disorders in Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Assessment and intervention techniques approaches for treating language impairment in children with disabilities, such as specific language impairment, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. prereq: 3303 or CDis 3303 or equiv or grad student or instr consent
SLHS 5605 - Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Acquired cognitive and communicative disorders in the adult population specifically including: stroke/aphasia, right hemisphere dysfunction, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. Consideration of neurological substrates, disorder symptomology, assessment, clinical intervention, and functional impact across the lifespan and amongst diverse populations. prereq: [3302, 4301] or [CDis 3302, CDis 4301] or instr consent
SLHS 5606 - Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Description of the range of augmentative and alternative communication applications for persons with developmental and acquired disabilities. Topics include assessment, intervention strategies, progress monitoring, generalization, and maintenance; collateral behavior resulting from AAC applications.
SLHS 5608 - Clinical Issues in Bilingualism and Cultural Diversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics in cultural diversity, bilingualism, and second language learning needed for clinical competency in speech-language pathology. Basic/applied issues across a broad range of culturally/linguistically diverse populations. prereq: 3303 or equiv or instr consent
SLHS 4801 - Hearing Measurement and Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theory, administration, and interpretation of behavioral and physiological hearing tests for all age groups. Immittance, pure tone, speech, otoacoustic emissions, evoked potential measures. Hearing-screening protocols. prereq: [3302, 3305W] or instr consent
SLHS 4802 - Rehabilitative Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of sensory aids and methods used in audiologic intervention across the life span after diagnosis of hearing loss. Impact of hearing loss, developmental level, communication modalities, client and family choice, disability and handicap, and linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
SLHS 5801 - Advanced Audiologic Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic audiometric battery, including pure tone thresholds, measures of speech understanding, masking and immittance in adults. Topics include video ostoscopy, ototoxicity, functional hearing loss, and identification of middle-ear fluid. Students enrolled in this course concurrently enroll in SLHS 5810. prereq: 4801 or CDis 4801 or instr consent
SLHS 5802 - Hearing Aids I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of modern hearing aids including history of development, electroacoustic functions, clinic and laboratory measurement techniques, sound field acoustics, techniques for selection. prereq: [[3305, 4801] or [CDIS 3305, CDIS 4801], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5803 - Pediatric Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Behavioral, physiological approaches to assessment and identification, development of the auditory mechanism, etiologies of hearing losses in infants, children, principles of case management with children and families. prereq: [[4801 or CDIS 4801], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5804 - Cochlear Implants
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Implantable auditory prostheses. History of device development, including cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants. Signal processing. Techniques for selection, fitting, and rehabilitation. Behavioral/physiological changes across life span. prereq: [[4802, 5801, 5802] or [CDIS 4802, CDIS 5801, CDIS 5802], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5805 - Advanced Rehabilitative Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of speech perception/production. Communication skills/strategies. Sensory modalities. Rehabilitative techniques in adults, children, and infants with hearing losses. Tinnitus management. Audiology telepractice.
SLHS 5806 - Auditory Processing Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Normal and disordered auditory processing abilities. Anatomy and physiology of central auditory pathway, assessments to evaluate auditory processing skills, techniques to address auditory processing weaknesses. Current and historical theories and controversies surrounding auditory processing assessment. prereq: [4802 or CDIS 4802, SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formative assessment in hearing conservation. Auditory and nonauditory effects of noise on humans. Designing a hearing conservation program. Measuring noise levels. Monitoring hearing. Measuring hearing protection devices. Developing educational materials Describe federal and state regulations on hearing conservation. Students work in groups to measure noise in campus settings, perform real-ear assessment of hearing protectors, and develop and pilot-test educational materials on effects of noise on hearing. prereq: [8801, 8802] or [CDis 8801, CDis 8802]
SLHS 5808 - Pathophysiology of Hearing Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
Disorders of auditory system, including anatomical, physiological, perceptual, and audiological manifestations of pathologies affecting hearing. Focus will be on understanding current data on physiology, pharmacology, and novel treatment alternatives prereq: [[8801, 8802] or [CDIS 8801, CDIS 8802], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5810 - Laboratory Module in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive study of clinical methods in audiology. Supplements didactic courses in audiology curriculum. Laboratory study, individually or in small groups. Students enroll in this course concurrently with SLHS 5801, 5802, 8801, 8802. prereq: [4801 or CDIS 4801, SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5820 - Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Group discussions of current professional issues in audiology. Case presentations, guest presentations on current technology, clinical/research ethics. Group meets for an hour weekly with faculty coordinator who leads discussion. Integrates academic/clinical education. prereq: [[4801 or CDIS 4801 or equiv], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5830 - Clinical Foundations in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Clinical foundations in audiology for first year AuD graduate students. prereq: Grad SLHS major
SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic terminology and theoretical aspects of the auditory evoked potentials, electrocochleography, acoustic reflectance, and otoacoustic emissions. Topics include case studies with clinical application of short-latency responses such as the auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions in adults. Students enrolled in this course concurrently enroll in SLHS 5810. prereq: 5801 or CDis 5801 or instr consent
SLHS 8802 - Hearing Aids II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instrumentation and methods for fitting and evaluating personal hearing aids; ear impression techniques and materials; repair and modification of hearing aids. prereq: 5802 or Cdis 5802 or instr consent
SLHS 8803 - Signals and Systems in Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This mostly laboratory class includes familiarization and application of test equipment and methods for calibrating audiometric equipment. Sessions will include topics such as sound-field calibration, earphone calibration, filters, spectra of transient signals, and use of an artificial mastoid. prereq: [3305, 3306, 4801] or [CDis 3305, CDis 3306, CDis 4801] or instr consent
SLHS 8805 - Hearing Science Foundations of Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Physiological/psychological acoustics. Emphasizes hearing loss. Acoustics of the middle and external ear, cochlear mechanics, neural codes for perception, frequency selectivity, loudness, temporal resolution, clear speech, attention, prediction of speech understanding ability using stimulus measures, and binaural hearing. prereq: Knowledge of acoustics, basic anatomy/physiology of ear, intro coursework in hearing/speech science
SLHS 8807 - Balance Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Anatomy/physiology of vestibular mechanism. Assessment techniques to evaluate balance function. Treatment options available for persons with balance disorders. prereq: 5801, 8801
SLHS 4301 - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, especially as they relate to normal speech, language, and hearing processes.
SLHS 4402 - Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to clinical methods and issues in communication disorders. Professional and legal mandates, collection and analysis of clinical data, principles and models of intervention with adults and children, and clinical reporting. prereq: [1401 OR 3401, 3302, 3303, 3304, 4301 (either before registration for 4402 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4402)], or grad student, or instr consent
SLHS 5401 - Counseling and Professional Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic counseling principles and current professional issues related to practice in a dynamic multicultural environment. Application of counseling theory to clinical practice. Analysis of regulation, practice, and future direction of communication disorders. prereq: [[concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8720 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8820], grad student] recommended
SLHS 5900 - Topic in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics listed in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences office. prereq: SLHS grad student or instr consent
SLHS 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed readings and preparation of reports on selected topics. prereq: SLHS grad or instr consent
SLHS 8410 - Seminar: Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study exploring application of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs used in single-subject and group research.
SLHS 8420 - Seminar: Teaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study to prepare doctoral students for careers in undergraduate and graduate teaching. prereq: Grad com dis major
SLHS 8530 - Seminar: Speech
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study and analysis of research in speech science and speech pathology.
SLHS 5502 - Voice and Cleft Palate
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Disordered voice and resonance. Presentation and discussion of the nature of etiologies, assessment and management of organic/functional voice disorders and cleft palate to meet clinical competencies for speech-language pathology. prereq: [3305, 4301] or [CDis 3305, CDis 4301] or instr consent
SLHS 5503 - Fluency and Motor Speech Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature/management of stuttering and other motor speech disorders in adults/children. prereq: graduate SLHS student or department permission, [3305, 4301] or instr consent
SLHS 5504 - Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Normal/disordered aspects of swallowing. Nature, etiologies, evaluation, management of swallowing disorders.
SLHS 5602 - Speech Sound Disorders: Assessment and Treatment across Languages
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature, assessment, and treatment of speech sound disorders in children. Assessment and treatment of phonological awareness and pre-literacy skills. This course covers cross-linguistic issues in speech sound disorders, including characteristics of speech sound disorders in a variety of languages, and the differential diagnosis of speech sound disorder from the effects of normal second-language acquisition. Emphasis on functional speech sound disorders, with some coverage given to disorders of a clear organic origin, like cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, and cleft palate. prereq: [3303, 3304, 4601] or instr consent
SLHS 5603 - Assessment and Intervention of Language Disorders in Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Assessment and intervention techniques approaches for treating language impairment in children with disabilities, such as specific language impairment, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. prereq: 3303 or CDis 3303 or equiv or grad student or instr consent
SLHS 5605 - Language and Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Acquired cognitive and communicative disorders in the adult population specifically including: stroke/aphasia, right hemisphere dysfunction, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. Consideration of neurological substrates, disorder symptomology, assessment, clinical intervention, and functional impact across the lifespan and amongst diverse populations. prereq: [3302, 4301] or [CDis 3302, CDis 4301] or instr consent
SLHS 5606 - Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Description of the range of augmentative and alternative communication applications for persons with developmental and acquired disabilities. Topics include assessment, intervention strategies, progress monitoring, generalization, and maintenance; collateral behavior resulting from AAC applications.
SLHS 5608 - Clinical Issues in Bilingualism and Cultural Diversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics in cultural diversity, bilingualism, and second language learning needed for clinical competency in speech-language pathology. Basic/applied issues across a broad range of culturally/linguistically diverse populations. prereq: 3303 or equiv or instr consent
SLHS 4801 - Hearing Measurement and Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to theory, administration, and interpretation of behavioral and physiological hearing tests for all age groups. Immittance, pure tone, speech, otoacoustic emissions, evoked potential measures. Hearing-screening protocols. prereq: [3302, 3305W] or instr consent
SLHS 4802 - Rehabilitative Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of sensory aids and methods used in audiologic intervention across the life span after diagnosis of hearing loss. Impact of hearing loss, developmental level, communication modalities, client and family choice, disability and handicap, and linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
SLHS 5801 - Advanced Audiologic Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic audiometric battery, including pure tone thresholds, measures of speech understanding, masking and immittance in adults. Topics include video ostoscopy, ototoxicity, functional hearing loss, and identification of middle-ear fluid. Students enrolled in this course concurrently enroll in SLHS 5810. prereq: 4801 or CDis 4801 or instr consent
SLHS 5802 - Hearing Aids I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of modern hearing aids including history of development, electroacoustic functions, clinic and laboratory measurement techniques, sound field acoustics, techniques for selection. prereq: [[3305, 4801] or [CDIS 3305, CDIS 4801], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5803 - Pediatric Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Behavioral, physiological approaches to assessment and identification, development of the auditory mechanism, etiologies of hearing losses in infants, children, principles of case management with children and families. prereq: [[4801 or CDIS 4801], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5804 - Cochlear Implants
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Implantable auditory prostheses. History of device development, including cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants. Signal processing. Techniques for selection, fitting, and rehabilitation. Behavioral/physiological changes across life span. prereq: [[4802, 5801, 5802] or [CDIS 4802, CDIS 5801, CDIS 5802], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5805 - Advanced Rehabilitative Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of speech perception/production. Communication skills/strategies. Sensory modalities. Rehabilitative techniques in adults, children, and infants with hearing losses. Tinnitus management. Audiology telepractice.
SLHS 5806 - Auditory Processing Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Normal and disordered auditory processing abilities. Anatomy and physiology of central auditory pathway, assessments to evaluate auditory processing skills, techniques to address auditory processing weaknesses. Current and historical theories and controversies surrounding auditory processing assessment. prereq: [4802 or CDIS 4802, SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5807 - Noise and Hearing Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formative assessment in hearing conservation. Auditory and nonauditory effects of noise on humans. Designing a hearing conservation program. Measuring noise levels. Monitoring hearing. Measuring hearing protection devices. Developing educational materials Describe federal and state regulations on hearing conservation. Students work in groups to measure noise in campus settings, perform real-ear assessment of hearing protectors, and develop and pilot-test educational materials on effects of noise on hearing. prereq: [8801, 8802] or [CDis 8801, CDis 8802]
SLHS 5808 - Pathophysiology of Hearing Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
Disorders of auditory system, including anatomical, physiological, perceptual, and audiological manifestations of pathologies affecting hearing. Focus will be on understanding current data on physiology, pharmacology, and novel treatment alternatives prereq: [[8801, 8802] or [CDIS 8801, CDIS 8802], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5810 - Laboratory Module in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive study of clinical methods in audiology. Supplements didactic courses in audiology curriculum. Laboratory study, individually or in small groups. Students enroll in this course concurrently with SLHS 5801, 5802, 8801, 8802. prereq: [4801 or CDIS 4801, SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5820 - Clinical Research and Practice: Grand Rounds
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Group discussions of current professional issues in audiology. Case presentations, guest presentations on current technology, clinical/research ethics. Group meets for an hour weekly with faculty coordinator who leads discussion. Integrates academic/clinical education. prereq: [[4801 or CDIS 4801 or equiv], SLHS grad] or instr consent
SLHS 5830 - Clinical Foundations in Audiology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Clinical foundations in audiology for first year AuD graduate students. prereq: Grad SLHS major
SLHS 8801 - Electrophysiologic Assessment of Auditory Function
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic terminology and theoretical aspects of the auditory evoked potentials, electrocochleography, acoustic reflectance, and otoacoustic emissions. Topics include case studies with clinical application of short-latency responses such as the auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions in adults. Students enrolled in this course concurrently enroll in SLHS 5810. prereq: 5801 or CDis 5801 or instr consent
SLHS 8802 - Hearing Aids II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instrumentation and methods for fitting and evaluating personal hearing aids; ear impression techniques and materials; repair and modification of hearing aids. prereq: 5802 or Cdis 5802 or instr consent
SLHS 8803 - Signals and Systems in Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This mostly laboratory class includes familiarization and application of test equipment and methods for calibrating audiometric equipment. Sessions will include topics such as sound-field calibration, earphone calibration, filters, spectra of transient signals, and use of an artificial mastoid. prereq: [3305, 3306, 4801] or [CDis 3305, CDis 3306, CDis 4801] or instr consent
SLHS 8805 - Hearing Science Foundations of Audiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Physiological/psychological acoustics. Emphasizes hearing loss. Acoustics of the middle and external ear, cochlear mechanics, neural codes for perception, frequency selectivity, loudness, temporal resolution, clear speech, attention, prediction of speech understanding ability using stimulus measures, and binaural hearing. prereq: Knowledge of acoustics, basic anatomy/physiology of ear, intro coursework in hearing/speech science
SLHS 8807 - Balance Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Anatomy/physiology of vestibular mechanism. Assessment techniques to evaluate balance function. Treatment options available for persons with balance disorders. prereq: 5801, 8801
SLHS 4301 - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, especially as they relate to normal speech, language, and hearing processes.
SLHS 4402 - Assessment and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to clinical methods and issues in communication disorders. Professional and legal mandates, collection and analysis of clinical data, principles and models of intervention with adults and children, and clinical reporting. prereq: [1401 OR 3401, 3302, 3303, 3304, 4301 (either before registration for 4402 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4402)], or grad student, or instr consent
SLHS 5401 - Counseling and Professional Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic counseling principles and current professional issues related to practice in a dynamic multicultural environment. Application of counseling theory to clinical practice. Analysis of regulation, practice, and future direction of communication disorders. prereq: [[concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8720 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8820], grad student] recommended
SLHS 5900 - Topic in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics listed in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences office. prereq: SLHS grad student or instr consent
SLHS 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed readings and preparation of reports on selected topics. prereq: SLHS grad or instr consent
SLHS 8410 - Seminar: Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study exploring application of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs used in single-subject and group research.
SLHS 8420 - Seminar: Teaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study to prepare doctoral students for careers in undergraduate and graduate teaching. prereq: Grad com dis major
SLHS 8530 - Seminar: Speech
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced study and analysis of research in speech science and speech pathology.