Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
KU offers a clinical doctorate in audiology, a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, a clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology and Ph.D. degrees in audiology and speech-language pathology through its Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders.
About the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders comprises the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the Lawrence campus and the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the School of Health Professions.
Students pursuing these graduate degrees take course work on the Medical Center campus in Kansas City and on the main campus in Lawrence. A student may live in either community. Block scheduling of courses reduces the frequency of commuting. A committee of faculty from both departments is responsible for instruction, curriculum planning, student selection and advising, clinical practicum policies, and course scheduling.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers undergraduate programs in Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders. The Lawrence department collaborates with the departments of Applied Behavioral Science, Linguistics, and Psychology to offer a Ph.D. in child language.
Hearing and Speech Courses
The course will provide a comprehensive overview to clinical research. The student will gain an understanding of how to develop clinical research questions including protocol design and the factors that should be considered in initiating a clinical research study. This will include biostatistical considerations, the recruitment of study participants, regulatory issues, and data management, and defining measures and instruments. Students will gain knowledge of how to define clinical research among the various institutional entities involved with clinical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center such as the Research Institute (RI), General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and the Human Subjects Committee (HSC). Additionally, one component of the course will focus on how to apply for funding (grantsmanship), critical appraisal of research studies, and how to present research data. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Audiometric calibration, pure tone and speech testing, analysis of audiograms, middle ear testing.
A study of relations between common acoustic stimuli and the responses they elicit; consideration of sensory scales, noise phenomena, and speech intelligibility. Prerequisite: AUD 829.
Acoustic and perceptual characteristics of phonemes, words, and connected speech for normal-hearing adults and infants; how speech perception is assessed clinically and is affected by hearing loss, aging, use of amplification, talker differences, and linguistic factors. (Same as SPLH 716.)
Normal and pathological development of the auditory system; pediatric audiometric testing; auditory and communication aspects in the habilitation of hearing-impaired children. Prerequisite: AUD 810.
Study of the anatomy and physiology of the normal peripheral and central vestibular system; clinical assessment of vestibular disorders; vestibular rehabilitation.
Study of the components, function, fitting, and performance characteristics of hearing aids, applications of amplification in rehabilitative audiology. Prerequisite: AUD 810.
The advanced study of the theoretical bases, techniques, and clinical application of hearing aids and their assessment. Participants will review, present, and discuss contemporary issues in hearing aid literature and research. Prerequisite: AUD 819.
A study of the generation, control and measurement of the simple and complex sounds essential to clinical audiology and hearing research.
Through lecture and discussion format, this course will cover the principles and methods of assessment, candidacy, surgery, programming and rehabilitation of patients receiving cochlear implants. In addition, hearing assistance technologies such as large area systems and alerting devices will be covered with emphasis on classroom amplification. Prerequisite: AUD 819 and AUD 821 or permission of instructor.
The study of the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory system. Analysis and review of the diagnostic procedures and the therapeutic strategies for central auditory processing disorders.
This course provides an advanced lesson in the evaluation and treatment of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance. Topics include: diagnostic evaluation, CBT, biofeedback therapy, sound generator selection and programming, hearing aid considerations and programming, verification/validation, and pediatric considerations. Prerequisite: AUD 821.
The fundamentals of human genetics as related to hearing loss, including patterns of inheritance, genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of the major forms of syndromic and nonsyndromic hearing loss; genetic counseling, genetic testing, possible genetic treatment, and issues related to them; resources for keeping up with this rapidly changing field. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Advanced study of the anatomical and physiological properties of the human hearing and vestibular mechanisms.
This course provides a community-based application of foundational audiology topics. First-year Au.D. students will observe a variety of community audiology clinics.
Observation of healthcare professionals providing services at regional hospitals or clinics. Through observations, readings, and reflections, students are oriented to the work of healthcare professionals outside the field of audiology and the role of audiology within an interprofessional healthcare team.
Supervised simulation experiences and clinical work at the University and/or University Medical Center audiology clinics, or affiliated, off-campus practicum sites. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Presentation and discussion topics including: basic pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), mechanisms of ototoxicity, selected ototoxic agents, drugs used in otolaryngology, and a review of patient management strategies. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Au.D. or Ph.D. audiology program or permission of instructor.
An introduction to audiology business practice principles. Operational functions of the audiology clinic will be reviewed, including human resources, marketing, legal and ethical practice concerns, billing, coding and reimbursement. Prerequisite: enrollment in the Au.D. or Ph.D. audiology program or permission of instructor.
Advanced study of selected topics in audiology such as (but not limited to): cochlear micromechanics and other physiological processes; psychoacoustics, speech perception, cochlear implants, scientific reading, etc. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Audiology Ph.D. or Au.D. program or permission of instructor.
Presentations/discussion of clinical case studies and professional issues in Audiology. Au. D. students and audiology faculty members will participate in these sessions.
Readings and case study analysis in preparation for the formative and comprehensive exams. Enrollment is restricted to Au.D. students. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of full-time enrollment in the Au.D. program.
Supervised clinical work at university-affiliated, off-campus sites. The Clinic Rotation is intended to prepare students for entry into their Clinical Externship and to foster increasing independence. Clinical skills required are defined in standards set forth by the American Speech-Language Association.
Supervised clinical work at the University of Kansas and/or KUMC audiology clinics, or affiliated, off-campus sites. The Clinical Externship is intended to refine clinical skills, increase clinical independence, and ensure that clinical skills meet the certification standards in audiology set forth by the American speech-Language-Hearing Association. Open to 3rd and 4th year Au.D. students. Approval from Instructor needed for 3rd year students.
Advanced, critical discussion of clinical case studies and professional issues in audiology and interprofessional collaboration. Third- and fourth-year Au.D. students and audiology faculty will participate in these sessions. Prerequisite: 4 credits of AUD 941 or by permission.
Hearing and Speech Courses
This course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of evidence-based principles and procedures so that they could provide evidence-based services in a clinical setting. It is also designed to prepare students to assume a position of leadership in which they would be required to promote and teach evidence-based practices to their staff clinicians. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
In this course, students apply information covered in SLPD 801 to their areas of primary concentration. In-class and on-line sessions are led by students and guests from the university and community. Student presentations include primarily reports of progress on their semester project, a meta-analysis dealing with a clinical issue of their choice. Students report on status of (a) their development of the research question; (b) details of the literature search; (c) evaluation of relevant studies; (d) determination of level of evidence provided by the studies; (e) calculation and aggregation of effect sizes; and (f) conclusions regarding the impact of the analysis on clinical practice. Guest presenters, including program and university faculty as well as clinic administrators and practitioners from the community, lead discussions on advantages of and problems with using evidence-based practices to help them make decisions in the speech-language clinic.
Students participate in clinical experiences (assessment and/or treatment) related to their primary and/or secondary area of concentration. Clinical experiences in which the student learns about a particular patient population, standardized and non-standardized assessment measures, instrumentation, computer software, devices, and/or treatment techniques and strategies are possible. Prerequisite: certification in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Investigation of special topics by individual SLPD students. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
The Capstone Project reflects the culmination of academic and advanced clinical study and may take many forms (e.g., small original research study, original analysis of data collected by another researcher, research literature meta-analysis, program design and analysis, etc.).The Capstone project will comprise a written report that involves both literature and field activity. A Capstone project represents the research and application of knowledge, as well as an articulated plan for dissemination of the outcomes. Students will enroll in this course for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Provides a general understanding of normal and deviant speech, language, and hearing in adults and children. This course considers the normal development of communication behavior, the nature of communication disorders, and the interaction of speech pathology and audiology with allied fields (e.g., education, medicine, psychology, special education).
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Speech-Language and Hearing. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status.
An introduction to the acoustic structure of speech intended for nonscience majors. Emphasis will be placed on the methods and standards by which scientists measure and evaluate the physical characteristics of speech. Topics will include: simple harmonic motion, the propagation of sound waves, aerodynamic aspects of vocal fold vibration, resonance, digital speech processing, frequency analysis, and speech synthesis. Three class hours and one laboratory per week. (Same as LING 120.) Prerequisite: MATH 101 or 104 or equivalent.
A course designed to enhance international experience in topic areas related to speech-language-hearing at the freshman/sophomore level. Coursework must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Examines the data and methodologies of the disciplines that comprise Cognitive Science, an inter-disciplinary approach to studying the mind and brain. Topics may include: consciousness, artificial intelligence, linguistics, education and instruction, neural networks, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary theory, cognitive neuroscience, human-computer interaction, and robotics. (Same as LING 418, PHIL 418, and PSYC 418.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This course will provide you with an introduction to the characteristics and communication of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This course will focus on diagnostic criteria, early identification, communication assessment and intervention considerations, and partnering with families who have family members with ASD. This course is offered at the 400 and 800 levels with additional assignments at the 800 level. Not open to students with credit in SPLH 830.
This biological anthropology lab course builds upon concepts introduced in ANTH 150 and ANTH 304. It provides students with practical, hands-on experience in biological anthropology laboratory methods and theory. Topics include: genetics, osteology, forensic anthropology, modern human biological variation, primatology, paleoanthropology, and human evolution. Students integrate their knowledge of human variation, genetics, and critical approaches to the concept of social and biological race. For the final project, students analyze genetic markers using a commercial ancestry test. They will either be given anonymous data to work with, or, if they pay an optional laboratory fee, they can investigate their own genome for the final project. This fee for self-study is not required for full participation in the final project. (Same as ANTH 449, BIOL 449, and PSYC 449.) Prerequisite: Either ANTH 304, ANTH 340, Human Biology major, or permission of instructor.
A course designed to enhance international experience in topic areas related to speech-language-hearing at the junior/senior level. Coursework must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if the content differs. Prerequisite: Department permission.
An independent study designed to enhance international experience in topic areas related to speech-language hearing. Investigation of special topic or project selected by the student with advice, approval, and supervision by a KU SPLH instructor and an authorized agent of the study abroad site. Experience must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. Such study may take the form of directed reading and/or directed research/clinical observation. A daily journal and final report is required. A maximum of six hours of credit may be counted, with no more than three in a single area of study. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
For students enrolled in an SPLH-sponsored Study Abroad program. Students participate in 12 hours of meetings in preparation for the Study Abroad experience. Pre-trip meetings focus generally on multi-cultural issues relevant to speech-language-hearing practice as well as specific cultural, linguistic, and service delivery issues for the target country. Students spend two weeks abroad, visiting sites to observe different types of service delivery for people with disabilities and places that are culturally and historically relevant. Periodic debriefing and small group discussions are conducted during the time abroad. A daily journal and post-visit reflection paper is required. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.
This class discusses the concepts and principles relevant to normal hearing processing: anatomy, psychophysical methods, and basic subjective correlates of the auditory system. Prerequisite: SPLH 120, or concurrent enrollment in SPLH 120, or consent of instructor.
Course organized any given semester to study particular subject matter or to take advantage of special competence by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. (Distribution credit given for two-three hours only.)
Introduction to classification of American English speech sounds based on articulatory phonetics. Practice in phonetic transcription and analysis of normal and abnormal speech. Laboratory exercises to give students hands-on experience with selected topics from lecture. Prerequisite: Corequisite: SPLH 220.
Introduction to structure/function of human languages as it relates to language development and disorders; processes involved in the expression and reception of language and the methodologies employed to study these processes.
Study may be directed toward either reading for integration of knowledge and insight in Speech-Language-Hearing, or original research in the field. Student creates a plan of activities at the beginning of each semester under the mentor's guidance. Student and mentor review this plan at the end of each semester to evaluate progress. Departmental Honors students must complete a written report or a public oral presentation detailing the purpose, methods, results, and impact of the research. This final product partially fulfills the requirements for Departmental Honors. (Eight hours maximum credit, which may be distributed through 4 semesters. No student may enroll for more than 4 hours of credit in a given semester). Prerequisite: Consent of Departmental Research Coordinator.
Investigation of special topic or project selected by the student with advice, approval, and supervision of an instructor. Such study may take the form of directed reading and/or directed research/clinical observation. Individual reports and conferences. (Distribution credit given for two-three hours only.) A maximum of six hours of credit may be counted, with not more than four in a single area of study.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Acoustic and perceptual characteristics of phonemes, words, and connected speech for normal-hearing adults and infants; how speech perception is assessed clinically and is affected by hearing loss, aging, use of amplification, talker differences, and linguistic factors. Prerequisite: SPLH 120 Physics of Speech. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPLH 463 Principle of Hearing Science.
The study of the analysis of language produced by children with respect to its phonological, lexical, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic characteristics. Prerequisite: Corequisite: SPLH 566.
Study of language acquisition in children, including phonologic, morphologic, syntactic, and semantic components. Methods of language measurement, the role of comprehension, and pragmatic aspects of language use are included. May be taught in lecture or online format.
Introduction to methods for assessing and treating hearing disorders in adults and children, as well as conditions that result in hearing loss. Course includes clinical observation and extensive hands-on experience with clinical techniques. Prerequisite: SPLH 463.
This course provides training in clinical management of communicative disorders in children and adults. Principles of evaluation, application of diagnostic information, intervention planning, intervention process, data collection and application, report writing, and interactions with parents and other professionals are examined. Participation in observation and laboratory activities is required.
This course introduces foundational concepts of culture and diversity, bilingualism, bias, and components and processes leading to cultural competency. Students explore health and educational disparities in the United States and beyond. Students will reflect on their cultural identity, and how their experiences and perspectives may differ from others, and how their experiences can influence service delivery in speech-language pathology and audiology. Prerequisite: SPLH 566 or LING 415 or consent of instructor.
This course builds on foundational concepts from SPLH 588 by exploring potential cultural and linguistic characteristics of populations that are typically underrepresented in many sectors of the Unites States, including education and health care. Case studies are implemented to examine cultural and linguistic influences on assessment and treatment processes in speech-language pathology and audiology. Prerequisite: SPLH 588.
This course introduces the study of human neuroscience with a particular focus on human communication. The course provides an overview of the relevant anatomical structures and function along with an introduction to the basic methods used to investigate central nervous system function. Students are introduced to the study of perceptual, motor, and language function in the nervous system through a series of examples drawn from normal function and clinical cases. The examples are selected to highlight how these systems develop and are influenced by experience, implantable devices developed to interface with the nervous system, and how computers and animals are used as models to learn about nervous system function. Prerequisite: A 400-level course in SPLH, or consent of instructor.
Research Methods is about the methods used to conduct, describe and evaluate science in communication disorders. Goals for learner outcomes include: 1) evaluation of research including adequacy of research to address scientific and clinical problems, 2) reading, summarizing and describing research through a literature review, 3) describing a hypothetical research study that addresses a specific question or hypothesis identified by the student, and 4) providing constructive peer reviews of research paper drafts. Prerequisite: 9 credits of SPLH course work; English 101 and ENGL 102 (or course meeting core skill in written communication); or consent of instructor.
Introduction to methods for treating hearing disorders in adults and children, as well as conditions that result in hearing loss. Course includes clinical observation and extensive hands-on experience with clinical techniques. This course should only be taken by graduate students in SPLH who have not completed this prerequisite. Not open to students with credit in SPLH 568. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Clinical practice with children and adults. Group and individual conferences with staff required. Repeatable once for credit. Prerequisite: SPLH 571 and overall GPA of 3.0.
Acoustic and perceptual characteristics of phonemes, words, and connected speech for normal-hearing adults and infants; how speech perception is assessed clinically and is affected by hearing loss, aging, use of amplification, talker differences, and linguistic factors. (Same as AUD 816.)
This course explores evidence-based principles and practices of providing early intervention services, including requirements of IDEA Part C, mission and key principles of early intervention and recommended practices and standards. Students will engage in guided field observations of assessment, intervention and collaborative practices, reflective practice and teaming/coaching activities. (Same as SPED 736.)
This course explores the challenges infants and toddlers with significant developmental needs face and how to best support their participation in daily activities. Challenges faced by medical, physical, communication, social-emotional, hearing, vision, and mental health issues will be discussed along with how to support these needs across disciplines and in the home and community activities. This course will provide in-depth review of the unique challenges these children and families face and how providers from various backgrounds can work together to best support children and families. Environmental adaptations and direct instructional techniques to maximize independence tailored to the infant and toddler's strengths and needs will be explored. Information is also provided on assistive technology designed to provide supports. Functional behavioral assessment procedures, proactive intervention strategies and psycho-educational approaches as well as the development of collaborative support plans will be studied. (Same as SPED 737.)
For students enrolled in an SPLH-sponsored Study Abroad program. Students may be required to participate in pre-program meetings in preparation for the Study Abroad experience. Pre-trip meetings will focus generally on multi-cultural issues relevant to speech-language-hearing practice as well as specific cultural, linguistic, and service delivery issues for the target country. Students may be required to facilitate discussions or prepare presentations for these meetings. While abroad, students will observe and/or provide different types of service delivery for people with disabilities and visit places that are culturally and historically relevant. Periodic debriefing and small group discussions will be conducted during the time abroad. Credit hours will be determined based on the specific experience in consultation with the instructor(s).
The subject matter of this seminar will be special topics from speech pathology and audiology. Special prerequisite may be established for a given topic.
Study of language acquisition in children, including the morphologic, syntactic, and semantic components. Methods of language measurement, the role of comprehension, and pragmatic aspects of language use will be included. Not open to students who have credit for SPLH 566. Laboratory by appointment.
Focuses on speech and non-speech characteristics of children with developmental phonological disorders. Emphasis placed on collection and phonetic transcription of speech samples, phonological analysis of transcribed data, and decision-making processes in assessment and intervention.
This course describes the neuroanatomic bases of motor-speech processes, the diagnosis, classification, assessment, prognosis, and treatment of dysarthria(s) and apraxia(s).
The nature of stuttering in children and adults is discussed. Theories regarding etiology, development, and maintenance of the disorder are presented. Emphasis is placed on various clinical approaches to assessment, measurement, and treatment.
This course reviews the function of the laryngeal and respiratory mechanisms including the parameters and processes of phonation. Primary content addresses diagnosis, description, and treatment of organic and non-organic disorders of phonation.
This course reviews anatomy and physiology of the velopharyngeal mechanism. Diagnosis and management of velopharyngeal dysfunction and associated problems considered. Anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation associated with certain oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal abnormalities discussed. Emphasis is on the speech problems of adults following medical management. Populations include individuals with laryngectomies, glosectomies, and tracheotomies.
This course will provide an introduction to the characteristics and communication of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This course will focus on diagnostic criteria, early identification, communication assessment and intervention considerations, and partnering with families who have family members with ASD. This course is offered at the 400 and 800 levels with additional assignments at the 800 level. Not open to students with credit in SPLH 430.
This course covers normal and disordered swallowing. Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, the dysphagia team, and dysphagia in special populations are considered.
This course is designed to build critical thinking and analysis skills for developing and implementing appropriate treatment plans for adults with dysphagia. Foundations of non-instrumental swallow assessment, rehabilitation, and compensation will be addressed. This course will also cover issues of ethics, cultural considerations in dysphagia management, and professional communication. Learning experiences will include evidence-based curriculum, hands-on practice, and critical thinking activities. Prerequisite: SPLH 832.
This course is designed to provide resources and information to prepare students to collaborate with others in increasing the literacy opportunities and skills of individuals with complex communication needs, particularly those who use augmentative and alternative communication.
This course provides information about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services in school settings. Students will participate in readings and activities that will provide information concerning the roles, responsibilities, and contributions of school speech-language pathologists relative to AAC.
This course examines factors relating to language disorders in the birth to three population. At-risk populations, as well as those with known etiologies, are considered. Information on assessment, intervention, and service delivery models is addressed. Issues relating to Public Law 99-457 are also examined.
This course examines language disorders of preschool-age children in the late preschool years. The course includes information on incidence, characteristics, assessment, and intervention. Theoretical issues and their implication for language intervention are also examined.
This course examines language development during the school years and how problems in this development interact with school performance. Emphasis is placed on the role of the speech-language pathologist in the early identification, assessment, and remediation of language-learning problems.
Neurological aspects of language processes, classification of aphasia, and assessment of language deficits are discussed. Management approaches including intervention strategies and rehabilitation are also considered.
This course focuses on communication differences in individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, dual sensory impairments, and other conditions affecting communication competence. Communication characteristics as well as assessment and intervention strategies are studied.
This course will prepare students to work with adults with acquired cognitive-linguistic disorders, with a focus on: Alzheimer's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Right Hemisphere Disorder, including etiologies and disease processes. Theoretical and practical knowledge will be presented regarding the primary cognitive domains of attention, memory, and executive function, as well as their impact on discourse-level language. The course will cover neuroanatomy, assessment procedures, interventions, family/communication partner training, and psychosocial aspects of cognitive-linguistic disorders.
This course describes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment and intervention issues as they apply to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Areas of study include AAC systems, assessment strategies and procedures, intervention strategies, and AAC information resources.
This course will discuss the concepts and evidence related to assessment and intervention in the area of augmentative and alternative communication for adults with acquired disorders. Content will be related specifically to adults with acquired communication disorders and focus more on high tech than low tech but information and evidence related to both will be presented. Information about AAC systems appropriate for adults, assessment protocols, approaches to intervention, and advocacy will be applied in a case-based format.
This course addresses the perceptual, linguistic, and cognitive processes utilized in written communication. Acquired and developmental disorders of written language are examined in relation to issues concerning characteristics, etiology, early identification, assessment, and remediation.
This course will address best practices for conducting appropriate, least-biased assessment and intervention with bilingual populations, specifically English learners (ELs). We will examine topics covering the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech (phonology; fluency) and language (morphosyntax; semantics) skills distributed across two languages in bilingual individuals with speech and or language disorders. We will also explore issues pertinent to bilingual clinical service delivery including federal law mandates, working with interpreters, cultural sensitivity and humility with multicultural populations (children and caregivers), consideration of dialectal variation, non-standardized assessment and intervention approaches, ongoing assessment during intervention, writing measurable intervention goals for bilingual speakers, advocating for bilingual families, and problematic clinical scenarios. The course will primarily focus on bilingual speech-language assessment and intervention with Spanish-speaking ELs. However, the underlying core clinical principles and approaches apply to ELs who speak languages other than Spanish.
Provides a general framework for speech and language evaluations. Issues related to initiation and termination of treatment are discussed. Practice is provided in evaluating norm- and criterion-referenced information used in diagnostic, referral, and treatment decisions.
This seminar is concerned with the design, instrumentation, execution, and reporting of research in audiology and speech pathology. SPLH 760 or its equivalent and some statistics are recommended before entering this seminar.
Orients student to clinical procedures, policies, requirements, and expectations of program. Therapy models, planning, and philosophies are discussed along with implementation and evaluation of therapy procedures. Professional issues are also considered. May be repeated for credit.
Students conduct supervised clinical work in a variety of settings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Department approval. Group and individual conferences with staff required.
The field study provides work experiences in clinical activities. The student takes this course near the end of the degree program. Assignments include supervised work in a variety of approved settings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Advisor's consent.
Forum for the presentation and discussion of scientific and professional issues by faculty and advanced graduate students. May be repeated for credit.
This course is designed to give students experience in conducting research. Students apply and extend their knowledge and skills by participating in a research project under the supervision of a mentor. Students may assist with or independently conduct research in speech, language, or hearing. Prerequisite: SPLH 660 or equivalent research methods course.
Investigation of special topics by individual master's level students. Paper required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This course introduces foundational concepts of culture and diversity, bilingualism, bias, and components and processes leading to cultural competency. Students explore health and educational disparities in the United States and beyond. Students will reflect on their cultural identity, and how their experiences and perspectives may differ from others, and how their experiences can influence service delivery in speech-language pathology and audiology. This course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level.
This course builds on foundational concepts from SPLH 888 by exploring potential cultural and linguistic characteristics of populations that are typically underrepresented in many sectors of the Unites States, including education and health care. Case studies are implemented to examine cultural and linguistic influences on assessment and treatment processes in speech-language pathology and audiology. This course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. Prerequisite: SPLH 888 or consent of instructor.
Thesis Hours. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis.
A weekly forum for students and faculty to discuss professional issues and interdisciplinary research in communicative disorders and related fields. May be repeated for credit. Limited to two hours credit counted toward an MA or AuD degree. Limited to four hours credit counted toward the PhD degree. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
The subject matter of this seminar will be special topics from speech pathology and audiology, including those related to research methodology and research or academic careers. Special prerequisites may be established for a given topic.
Investigation of special topics by individual students. Paper required.
Application of research methodology in a laboratory situation. Emphasis is on direct participation in designing and conducting an experimental investigation in speech or hearing.
Provides experiences in classroom and laboratory instruction under supervision of graduate faculty. Variable credit to reflect amount of instructional responsibility assumed. May be repeated up to a maximum of six semester hours.
Students will identify a funding agency appropriate for their research, learn the application procedures for that agency, and draft a grant application following the identified agency's format. The faculty mentor will arrange for a review of the grant application following the agency's review criteria and format. May be repeated up to a maximum of three credits.
Lectures and discussion on issues in the conduct of a scientific career, with emphasis on practical topics of special importance in behavioral science. Topics will include the academic and scientific roles of behavioral scientists, establishing a research lab, communicating research findings, tenure processes, gender equity, ethical conduct, and good scientific citizenship. Discussions will highlight important case studies. (Same as CLDP and PSYC 982.)
(Limited to eight hours credit towards the Ph.D. degree.) Readings, critical thinking, and scientific writing in preparation for the oral comprehensive exam.
Dissertation Hours. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis.