SPA g417 Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit. Introduction to the principles and techniques of interdisciplinary evaluations and treatment planning for youth with special needs. Disciplines emphasized: Social Work, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Special Education, Physical Therapy. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g420 Clinical Processes: Assessment 3 credits. Diagnostic principles, procedures, tests and clinical examination in the evaluation of speech, language and hearing disorders. Covers norms, reliability and validity. PREREQ: PSYCH 445, SPA 315, AND STATISTICS, AND/OR APPROVAL OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g440 Special Topics Workshop 1-3 credits. Presentation of professionally related topics in workshop format. Meets for a minimum of 16 contact hours per credit with appropriate outside assignments, readings, or papers. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Graded S/U.
SPA g457 Teaching Speech to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Designed to give students theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of speech problems in hearing impaired children and adolescents. PREREQ: SPA 501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g458 Teaching Language to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of language/communication problems in children and adolescents with severe hearing impairments. PREREQ: SPA 501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g459 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how to teach academic subjects to children and adolescents with severe hearing impairments. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA g460 Audiology III: Educational Audiology 3 credits. Management of the permanently hard-of-hearing child and adolescent in the regular classroom; evaluation and staffing; speech and language intervention; mainstreaming considerations; curriculum modifications; and personal/social consideration. PREREQ: SPA 345.
SPA g482 Independent Study 1-4 credits. Study of problems selected by students and faculty. May be repeated up to 8 credits.
SPA g491 Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading, preparation, and discussion of reports and projects in all areas of speech and hearing science, speech pathology and audiology. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
SPA 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
SPA 600 Principles of Research in Communication Disorders 2 credits. Various types of research design and analysis with critiquing of representative models in the literature. Utilization of library and computer resources in speech and hearing, with individual pilot research projects.
SPA 601 Service Delivery Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 1-2 credits. Overview of the legal, administrative and professional aspects of practice in various settings. Includes review of current standards of practice including certification, licensure, ethics, liability and association guidelines.
SPA 602 Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language 1 credit. Students, under supervision, gain experience in the diagnosing, staffing, programming, and counseling of cases with speech and language disorders. May be repeated up to 16 credits. Approval of Clinic Director required.
SPA 603 Clinical Practicum: Audiology 1-2 credits. Students gain experience in diagnosing, programming, and counseling cases with hearing disorders, and implementing rehabilitation programs for persons with hearing losses. May be repeated up to 12 credits. PREREQ: APPROVAL OF ADVISOR AND AUDIOLOGY CLINIC COORDINATOR.
SPA 604 Off-Campus Practicum 1 or 2 credits. Designed to provide clinical experience under supervision of speech-language pathologist within placement setting. Placements include private clinics, hospitals, residential care facilities, developmental centers and schools. PREREQ: CLINIC DIRECTOR APPROVAL. Graded S/U.
SPA 605 Externship in Audiology 4-8 credits. Designed to give Audiology students full-time practical experience in a professional setting, i.e. schools, hospitals, clinics and private practices. PREREQ: Externship interview and approval of advisor and Externship Coordinator. Graded S/U.
SPA 606 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 4-8 credits. Designed to provide speech-language pathology students full-time eight-week clinical experience in professional settings, i.e., hospitals, private clinics, developmental centers, residential care facilities, schools. PREREQ: EXTERNSHIP COORDINATOR, ADVISOR AND CHAIR APPROVAL. Graded S/U.
SPA 607 Directed Observation in Education of the Hearing Impaired, 1 credit. Directed observations at multiple levels and reporting of casual interactions and diagnostic/intervention approaches by instructor with hearing impaired individuals (minimal 150 clock hours). May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SPA 501 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 608 Communication Practicum 2 credits. Supervised experiences applying research and theory to language intervention practices for hearing impaired individuals. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SPA 501, 607, AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
SPA 609 Teaching Internship in Education of the Hearing Impaired 8 credits. Directed classroom and clinical teaching experience with hearing-impaired students under supervision. Minimum 250 clock hours at the level specialization. PREREQ: APPROVED APPLICATION. Graded S/U.
SPA 611 Advanced Audiology 4 credits. Advanced study in the historical, theoretical and clinical aspects of fundamental audiological topics: Calibration, pure-tone air- and bone-conduction testing, masking, pathologies of the auditory system in adults.
SPA 612 Language Development/Analysis 2 credits. In-depth study of language development. Procedures for analysis of normal, delayed and disordered language are presented.
SPA 613 Hearing Conservation 2 credits. How to provide thorough exposure on implementing and operating a school hearing conservation program. Common hearing disorders in children; impedance and pure tone test procedures; interpretation of findings; amplification use and trouble shooting; management.
SPA 614 Language Disorders: Preschool 2 credits. Advanced study of language disorders in the preschool age population (0-5). Considers theory, literature and methods of assessment and remediation.
SPA 616 Language Disorders: School Age 2 credits. Advanced study of language disorders in the school age population (6-18). Considers theory, literature and methods of assessment and remediation.
SPA 617 Psycho/Social Foundations in Education of the Hearing Impaired, 2 credits. Psychological and sociological implications and counseling techniques for hearing impaired individuals. Includes issues in child development, parent relationships, and multicultural/bilingual populations.
SPA 618 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2 credits. Applications of strategies and techniques to supplement or replace speech for people with severe communication disorders. Provides thorough study of evaluation and treatment issues and introduction to recent technology including computerized communication devices.
SPA 621 Conservation and AR: School and Industry 2 credits. Advanced treatment of aural rehabilitation and hearing conservation for school, industry, and adults generally. Includes review of ASHA/OSHA Guidelines.
SPA 622 Phonologic Disorders: Assessment and Treatment 3 credits. Advanced study of phonologic disorders. Considers theory, literature and methods of assessment and treatment. A comprehensive model of remediation of phonologic disorders is presented and discussed.
SPA 623 Pediatric Audiology 3 credits. Advanced study of hearing disorders and hearing test procedures in children. Topics include development of the auditory mechanism, auditory pathologies, developmental milestones, auditory testing, differential diagnosis, and management.
SPA 624 Experimental Phonetics 2 credits. Exploration and discussion of experimental literature in physiologic, acoustic, and perceptual phonetics, and the relation of these topics to speech disorders and rehabilitation.
SPA 627 Reading/Writing Curriculum of the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Theory, research and practices for teaching and assessing written language for hearing impaired students. Applications of principles of language acquisition and development to reading and writing.
SPA 628 Curriculum Organization in Education of the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Organizing, adapting and implementing curriculum across all areas to meet the special needs of severely hearing impaired students. Includes assessment, behavior management, instructional technology, and individualized planning. SPA 630 Fluency Disorders 2 credits. Comprehensive study of fluency disorders. The physiological, neurological and behavioral bases for these disorders is discussed. Principles of diagnosis and remediation of fluency disorders are discussed.
SPA 631 Impedance/Special Tests 2 credits. Study of impedance and other special audiological tests used in site of lesion (differential) diagnostic workshops. Background, rationale, administration and interpretations of Impedance, Loudness Balance, SISI, Bekesy, Tone Decay tests will be considered.
SPA 632 Oral Anomalies 2 credits. Study of children and adults with orofacial anomalies. Special emphasis is given to the effects of cleft lip and cleft palate on oral communication. The anatomical/physiological and behavioral principles of diagnosis and remediation are discussed.
SPA 633 ABR/ENG 3 credits. Study of theoretical principles of Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Electronystagmography (ENG) tests and their clinical applications in diagnostic measures of hearing related disorders. Course includes participation in special laboratory sessions to develop test proficiency.
SPA 633L ABR/ENG Laboratory 1 credit. Study and clinical practice of Auditory Brainstem Response and Electronystagmography tests. Emphasis on clinical protocol, interpretation of test findings, and methods of reporting interpretations to referring sources. COREQ: SPA 633.
SPA 634 Voice Disorders 2 credits. Comprehensive study of the anatomical, physiological and behavioral bases of disordered laryngeal function. Principles of diagnosis and management of voice disorders are presented and discussed. SPA 635 Speech Audiometry 1 credit. Review of basic and advanced audiometric tests which utilize speech as an approach to hearing assessment. Course treatment includes historic development of speech tests and description of psychophysical principles which underlie speech audiometry.
SPA 636 Dysarthria and Dysphagia 2 credits. A comprehensive study of neurogenic motor speech disorders. Principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as they relate to normal and disordered speech are discussed. Principles of diagnosis and remediation are presented and discussed.
SPA 637 Philosophical/Theoretical Foundations of Education of the Hearing Impaired 2 credits. A comprehensive study of the philosophies and theories that influence current practice and research in the education of the hearing impaired.
SPA 641 Hearing Aids I 2 credits. Advanced treatment of hearing aid electronics, principles of amplification, measures of hearing aid output and earmold acoustics. Both ANSI coupler specifications and real-ear measures will be studied and contrasted.
SPA 641L Hearing Aids I Laboratory 2 credits. Study and practice of clinical skills required for fitting hearing aids. Emphasis on earmold impressions, electroacoustic measurements, selection of hearing aids, and counseling. COREQ: SPA 641.
SPA 642 Aphasia 2 credits. Comprehensive study of neurological language disorders. The etiology and unique behavioral manifestations of these disorders are described. The principles of differential diagnosis, remediation strategies and compensatory strategies are discussed.
SPA 643 Hearing Aids II 2 credits. Principles of hearing aid evaluation, methods of prescriptive fitting and verification, counseling strategies, and introduction to dispensing business principles. PREREQ: SPA 641.
SPA 643L Hearing Aids II Laboratory 2 credits. Study and practice of advanced clinical skills. Emphasis on probe-tube measurements, fitting of programmable hearing aids, and advanced counseling of hearing aid clients. COREQ: SPA 643.
SPA 644 Closed Head Injury 2 credits. Study of the etiology and behavior manifestations of traumatic brain injury. The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury in relation to speech and language is discussed. Long-term, multidisciplinary treatment of these patients is discussed.
SPA 645 Auditory Theory I 2 credits. Comprehensive treatment of the anatomy, physiology and neuroanatomy of the auditory system from outer to inner ear. Includes study of advanced acoustics, theories of hearing, principles of sound conduction and cochlear potentials.
SPA 646 Computer Applications in Speech-Language Pathology 2 credits. Overview of current technology appropriate to the clinical practice of speech-language pathology. Emphasis is on the evaluation and application of computer technology, including software, for assessment, treatment and administrative needs.
SPA 647 Auditory Theory II 2 credits. Continuation of advanced study of the auditory system, including central pathways, auditory perception and psychoacoustics, with focus on pitch and loudness phenomenon, masking, and binaural effect. PREREQ: SPA 645.
SPA 650 Thesis 1-6 credits. Research project under supervision of academic faculty member. PREREQ: ABILITY TO DEAL WITH TECHNICAL LITERATURE, PROVEN WRITING ABILITY. APPROVAL OF ADVISOR AND INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
SPA 651 Master's Paper 1-3 credits. Major paper or project synthesizing aspects of a specialized area of speech-language pathology, audiology or education of hearing impaired. A large component of the paper must reflect the student's own original thinking. Graded S/U.
SPA 691 Topical Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading and discussions involving subjects of concern. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
SPA 699 Advanced Graduate Study 1-6 credits. Structured advanced study of specific topic or area.