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Program Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

BBSQ 4030 Speech science
This course presents a kinesiologic approach to the study of phonetics and the phonetics of physiologic impairment. Includes practice in use of the International Phonetic Alphabet and other descriptive systems.

BBSQ 4031 Anatomy and physiology for speech, language and hearing
This course teaches the basic structures and functions of the articulatory, vocal, respiratory, and nervous systems and applies this information to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology.

BBSQ 4042 Audiology
This course covers acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, pure tone and speech audiometry, types and communication effects of hearing loss, amplification, and immitance.

BBSQ 4046 Introduction to augmentative and alternative communication
This introductory course will provide a comprehensive overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). A thorough examination of the assessment and therapeutic processes will be presented. Emphasis will be placed upon individuals exhibiting severe communication disorders secondary to congenital/acquired cognitive and motor impairments. Low and high-tech AAC systems will be discussed and demonstrated.

BBSQ 5041 School speech-language-hearing programs
Analyzes the impact of federal and state laws on service delivery in school setting. Develops skills to meet the needs of students with communication-disorders with the full range of disabilities, including working with other professionals to assist children in accessing the general curriculum.

BBSQ 5044 Speech and language perception and processing
CSD Majors take course for 2 points only. Examination of the models proposed to explain speech perception and discussion of the research that assigns a special role to speech and language.

BBSQ 5111 Assessment and evaluation
Prerequisites: A course in normal language development and a course in Language Disorders in Children. Studies use of published tests, technology, and alternative and curriculum-based strategies in assessment. Focuses on the impact of bilingualism and sociolinguistics on the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse clients across the lifespan, covering the full range of disabilities.

BBSQ 5112 Articulation disorders
Prerequisites: Phonetics course. Study of phonological rule disorders and disorders associated with functional and various structural and neurological problems. Critical analysis of research in etiology, testing, and therapy.

BBSQ 5113 Voice disorders
Prerequisite: BBSQ 4031 or equivalent. Study of voice disorders associated with functional, structural, endocrinological, and neurological problems. Analysis of recent research and evidence-based approaches to voice therapy.

BBSQ 5114 Stuttering and other fluency disorders
This course examines the nature of stuttering and other fluency disorders across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on assessment, intervention, and prevention.

BBSQ 5115 Language disorders in children
Prerequisites: A course in normal language development. Language disorders in children, including native English speakers and children from culturally and linguistically diverse homes, covering the full range of disabilities. Course covers birth through late adolescence and includes impact of language disorders on language acquisition, literacy development, and uses of technology.

BBSQ 5116 Language disorders in adults
Prerequisite: BBS 4032 Neuroscience or equivalent. Theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the etiology, assessment, classification, and treatment of aphasia and other communication disorders in adulthood.

BBSQ 5118 Cleft palate and speech habilitation
Etiology and symptomatology of the communication impairment associated with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial disorders. The role of the speech pathologist in the multidisciplinary approach to total habilitation of children and adults.

BBSQ 5119 Alaryngeal speech
Survey of medical and surgical treatments for laryngeal carcinoma. Analysis of physiologic, acoustic, and psychosocial aspects of alaryngeal speech. Study of therapeutic methods.

BBSQ 5120 Communication disorders in bilingual/bicultural children
Study of effect of bilingualism, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and multicultural perspectives in education on the communication disordered child. Considers appropriate assessment and treatment to ensure optimal academic success for English Language Learners, bidialectal, and bicultural children with communication disorders, covering the full range of disabilities.

BBSQ 5125 Clinical approaches to aural habilitation of children
Prerequisite: BBSQ 4042 Audiology or equivalent. This class examines clinical procedures available to audiologists, speech pathologists and deaf educators for implementing speech-reading, auditory training, and speech-language therapy for the hard-of-hearing child. Use of amplification and counseling approaches.

BBSQ 5129 Audiological concepts and principles
Prerequisite: BBSQ 4042 Audiology or equivalent. This course covers auditory pathologies, electrophysiological (ABR), and electracoustical (OAE) tests. Tests of central auditory function, controversial issues in audition.

BBSQ 5130 Assessment and intervention in dysphagia
This class examines clinical practice in swallowing and feeding disorders in children and adults. Normal and abnormal development and mature function assessment and treatment.

BBSQ 5210 Practicum in school speech-language pathology (Fall)
Participation and student teaching in a school remedial speech and hearing program: survey, organization, remedial procedures. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5211 Practicum in school speech-language pathology (Spring)
Participation and student teaching in a school remedial speech and hearing program: survey, organization, remedial procedures. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5212 Practicum in school speech-language pathology (Summer)
Participation and student teaching in a school remedial speech and hearing program: survey, organization, remedial procedures. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5312 Diagnostic methods and practice in speech-language pathology
Prerequisite: BBSQ 5111 Assessment and evaluation. Methods of assessing native English speakers and culturally and linguistically diverse clients, including English Language Learners. Methods of assessing clients within the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5315 Therapy Practicum: Regular clinic (Summer A)
Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan. Observation and practice in speech and language therapy at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders and at related field facilities. Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5316 Therapy Practicum: Regular clinic (Summer B)
Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan. Observation and practice in speech and language therapy at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders and at related field facilities. Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5331 Therapy Practicum: Regular clinic (Fall)
Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan. Observation and practice in speech and language therapy at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders and at related field facilities. Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5332 Therapy Practicum: Regular clinic (Spring)
Assessment and intervention planning and implementation for clients across the full range of disabilities and across the lifespan. Observation and practice in speech and language therapy at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders and at related field facilities. Majors enroll until practicum requirements for the M.S. degree are completed. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5335 Therapy Practicum: Infant evaluation clinic
Observation and participation in the evaluation of pre-speech and feeding behaviors in at-risk infants and in the development of individualized management programs. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5336 Therapy Practicum: Stuttering clinic
Prerequisite: BBSQ 5114 Stuttering or equivalent. Observation and discussion of assessment, remediation, and prevention of fluency disorders. Special fee $150.

BBSQ 5343 Hearing measurement
Practice in hearing screening, audiological evaluation, and aural rehabilitation issues across the lifespan. Special fee: $150.

BBSQ 5501 Transcultural seminar
This seminar is required for all students who travel to Bolivia for the International Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology.

BBSQ 5502 Transcultural seminar
This seminar is required for all students who travel to Ghana for the International Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology.

BBSQ 5815 Pediatric dysphagia, birth to 21
The course will cover dysphagia across pediatric ages, birth to 21, and as it is evaluated and treated in four pediatric settings--the neonatal intensive care unit, early intervention, pre-schools, and schools. This course cannot be used as a replacement for the program requirement, BBSQ 5130, Dysphagia Assessment and Management. It is a good elective for students interested in pediatrics, those that will be working in school settings, and those interested particularly in dysphagia. 2 credits.

BBSQ 5940 Evaluating research in speech-language pathology and audiology
Evaluation of research methods and the interpretation of research leading to evidence based practice approaches.

BBSQ 5941 Research needs and methods in speech-language pathology and audiology
Prerequisite: BBSQ 5940 Evaluating of research. Required of first-year doctoral students. Development of rationales for doctoral dissertations and projects.

BBSQ 6351 Advanced practice: Clinical
Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6352 Advanced practice: Supervision
Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6353 Advanced practice: Teaching
Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6354 Advanced practice: Laboratory
Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6355 Advanced practice: Administration
Doctoral students are required to register in four sections during their period of candidacy. Observation of faculty during therapy, diagnosis, supervisory, teaching, or research activities and participation in such activities.

BBSQ 6514 Language: Brain, biology and language acquisition
For doctoral candidates and advanced master's degree students in speech-language pathology. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in at least three sections of seminars in the BBSQ 6513-6517 series. Seminars involve intensive study and analysis of current research and issues in the particular topics.

BBSQ 6516 Seminar on Fluency and its disorders
For doctoral candidates and advanced master's degree students in speech-language pathology. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in at least three sections of seminars in the BBSQ 6513-6517 series. Seminars involve intensive study and analysis of current research and issues in the particular topics.

BBSQ 6517 Neuropathology of speech
This seminar involves intensive study and analysis of current research and issues in treatment research design and practice in pediatric motor speech disorders. For doctoral students, the seminar will also address the development of their dissertation study (literature review, research questions, design).

BBSQ 6940 Supervised research in speech-language pathology and audiology
Prerequisite: BBSQ 5941 Research methods. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in their advisor's section for both semesters. Opportunity to design and conduct pilot studies and projects.

BBSQ 6941 Supervised research in speech-language pathology and audiology
Prerequisite: BBSQ 5941 Research methods. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll in their advisor's section for both semesters. Opportunity to design and conduct pilot studies and projects.

BBSQ 7500 Dissertation seminar in speech-language pathology and audiology
Prerequisite BBSQ 6941 Supervised research. Development of doctoral dissertations and projects and presentation of plans for approval. Doctoral candidates are required to enroll for one year and must begin the sequence in the fall term immediately following completion of BBSQ 6941.

BBSQ 8900 Dissertation-advisement in speech-language pathology and audiology
Prerequisite: BBSQ 7500 Dissertation seminar. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.