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SPEECH PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY (SPTH)

SPTH 1320. Introduction to Communication Disorders - Usually offered fall semester. Definitions and methods of identifying various speech-language disorders, five hours of observation required. (3)

SPTH 2075. Special Topics in Speech Pathology/Audiology - Offered as needed. In-depth study through lecture, discussion, and research of a particular area or issue in the field of speech pathology or audiology. Specific subject matter to be chosen by the faculty. Prerequisites: At least six semester hours of speech pathology/audiology courses or permission of instructor. (3)

SPTH 2310. Phonetics - Usually offered spring semester. Developmental use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for normal and irregular speech patterns. (3)

BIOL 2340. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism - Usually offered fall semester. Identification and function of anatomical structures pertinent to the processes of speech and hearing. BIOLOGY CREDIT AWARDED TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY MAJORS AND MINORS ONLY. (4)

SPTH 2500. Speech and Hearing Science - Usually offered spring semester. The basic principles of acoustics as applied to (a) the production of speech, including respiration, phonation, articulation, resonation, and (b) the perception of speech including auditory behavior. Prerequisites: SPTH 1320 and 2340. (3)

SPTH 2730. Normal Language Development - Usually offered spring semester. Study of the normal acquisition and development of language; five hours of observation required. Prerequisite: SPTH 1320. (3)

SPTH 2760. Methods and Materials - Usually offered fall semester. Introduction to the techniques and materials used in speech and language assessment, treatment, ethics and professionalism and structure of clinical practice. . Five hours of observation required. Prerequisites: SPTH 1320 and 2730. (3)

SPTH 2920. Articulation Disorders - Usually offered fall semester. Study of speech development, the causes of articulation disorders and procedures and methods for evaluation and treatment. Prerequisites: SPTH 1320 and 2310. (3)

SPTH 3335. Audiology - Usually offered fall semester. Problems of hearing, etiologies, testing, and treatment in relation to hearing disorders. Prerequisites: SPTH 2340 and 2500. (3)

SPTH 3340. Aural Rehabilitation - Usually offered fall semester. Interpretation of audiograms, auditory training, speech reading, prevention of hearing loss, special problems of acoustically handicapped. Prerequisite: SPTH 3535. (3)

SPTH 3535. Hearing Testing - Usually offered spring semester. Theory and practicum for differential diagnostic audiometric testing. Includes basic pure tone, speech and special testing for determining site of lesion. Five hours of observation required. Prerequisites: SPTH 1320, 2340, 2500 and 3335. (3)

SPTH 3560. Fluency Disorders - Usually offered spring semester. Exploration of stuttering theories, etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and treatment. Prerequisite: SPTH 1320. (3)

SPTH 4010. Language Disorders - Usually offered spring semester. Study of the nature and causes of language disorders in children and the evaluation and therapeutic procedures used. Five hours of observation required. Prerequisite: SPTH 2730. (3)

SPTH 4090. Advanced Phonetics - Offered as required. Observation and recording of idiolect and dialect. Special emphasis given to dialectolalia. (3)

SPTH 4320. Voice Disorders - Usually offered spring semester. Etiology, physiology, and pathology associated with the acoustic symptoms of the disorder; evaluation and current methods in voice pathology management. Prerequisites: SPTH 1320 and 2340. (3)

SPTH 4601P-4602P. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology - Supervised experience working with persons with speech, language, and/or hearing problems; including screenings, evaluations and therapy. A minimum of 25 clock hours per semester. Prerequisites: SPTH 1320, 2310, 2340, 2730, 2760, and 2920. (2-2) Fall, Spring

SPTH 4601A-4602A. Clinical Practicum in Audiology - Supervised experience in performing hearing screenings, and evaluations. A minimum of 15 clock hours for the first semester and 25 clock hours for the second semester. Prerequisites: SPTH 2340, 3335, and 3525. (1-2) Fall, Spring

SPTH 4999. Senior Comprehensives - (0)