Communication Disorders (COMD)
Public health issues related to speech, language, and hearing from local, national and global perspective in historical context. Special permission required by department.
Directed readings and/or research in speech pathology.
Human communication disorders with an overview of prevention and treatment programs.
An intensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms.
Detailed examination of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular system.
Study of language theory and international phonetics alphabet transcription.
Diagnostic and therapeutic programs for the communicatively handicapped will be observed in the public school and various rehabilitative settings. Discussion and study of basic therapeutic theories and procedures utilized in speech therapy. Introduction to phonetics or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Presentation of current experimental or innovative programs in diagnosis and treatment of the communicatively impaired. Course is designed to update the practicing clinician in specific areas of expertise. May be repeated for credit. Individual topics to be announced by title. Permission of instructor.
Basic anatomy and psycho-physics of hearing, the pathologies of hearing loss, introduction to identification procedures including organization of hearing conservation programs and practice in pure-tone audiometry, and impact of hearing loss on preschool and school-age children and educational, psychological, and medical aspects of habilitation.
Introduction to the clinical process through observation of various diagnostic reports and intervention programs included.