Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

5302. Summer Clinical Practicum in Speech Disorders

One credit.

Summer practicum in Speech Disorders

5303. Advanced Topics in Medical Speech Pathology

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 5302.

Advanced practice management in the prevention, assessment and treatment of medically based disorders in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Integration of content from previous didactic and practicum courses applied in a lifespan approach to emphasize the role of a collaborative health care team in a multidisciplinary context.

5320. Directed Observation in Hearing

Variable (1-3) credits. Lecture. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

Directed observation of diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures in audiology for pediatric and adult populations. Effects of etiology considered. Credits and hours by arrangement.

5321. Otologic Basis of Hearing Loss

Three credits.

Basic and advanced principles of medical audiology including anatomy and physiology of the system, disorders of the auditory system, genetics, radiology, and functional brain imaging.

5322. Electrophysiology Techniques and Interpretation I

Four credits. Four credits, three class periods and one 1-hour laboratory period.

Review of clinical applications of otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem response, electrocochleography, and auditory steady state potentials with emphasis on diagnostic issues.

5323. Geriatric Audiology

Three credits.

The physical effects of aging on the auditory periphery and central nervous system, as well as the consequences of aging on diagnostic and rehabilitative services to older clients.

5324. Psychosocial Issues of Hearing Loss

Three credits.

Contemporary counseling issues related to working with individuals with hearing disorders. Emphasis on family systems and the impact of a hearing disorder.

5325. Adult Aural Rehabilitation

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 5356.

The provision of aural rehabilitation services to adults with hearing loss including auditory training, speechreading, auditory-visual integration, effective communication strategies, and Deaf culture.

5326. Professional Issues in Audiology

Three credits.

Issues related to ethics and practice in the field of audiology, multicultural sensitivity, legal rights and responsibilities.

5335. Fluency Disorders

Three credits.

Research data and theoretical models regarding the etiology and characteristics of fluency disorders (primarily stuttering) are integrated to form the foundation for clinical management. Treatment approaches for children and adults are presented.

5336. Clinical Practicum in Speech Disorders

Three credits. May be repeated for credit.

5337. Clinical Practicum in Hearing

Variable (1-6) credits. Discussion. May be repeated for credit.

5342. Aphasia

Three credits.

The differential diagnosis of acquired neurogenic communication disorders as well as research, theory, and efficacy of language interventions for aphasia in adults.

5343. Cognitive-Communicative Disorders

Three credits.

Cognitive-communicative disorders in adults secondary to right hemisphere damage, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. Emphasis on differential diagnosis and theories and research pertaining to clinical management including the efficacy of interventions.

5344. Pediatric Rehabilitative Audiology

Three credits.

Auditory-based components of managing hearing loss in children; the role of the family and cultural environment in service delivery.

5345. Motor Speech Disorders

Three credits.

The effects of acquired and developmental neuropathology on speech. Emphasis on differential diagnosis and clinical management.

5346. Dysphagia

Variable (1-3) credits.

Dysphagia secondary to neurologic impairments, cancer, and degenerative disease. Anatomy and physiology of normal and disordered swallowing, evaluation including instrumental assessment techniques, and multidisciplinary management. Formerly COMS 346.

5348. Language Disorders I: Birth to 5 Years

Three credits.

The nature, assessment, and intervention of delayed and disordered language in children birth to five years of age.

5349. Language Disorders II: School Age Population

Three credits.

The nature, assessment, and intervention of delayed and disordered language in school-age children.

5351. Amplification for Residual Hearing

Three credits.

Introduction to hearing aids and assessment of the personal amplification needs of hearing-impaired individuals.

5353. Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Three credits.

Prevention, assessment, and intervention of anatomical, physiological, and language-based disorders affecting the production of speech in children.

5354. Physiological and Psychological Acoustics

Three credits.

Anatomy, physiology and psychoacoustics of the auditory system.

5355. Psychoacoustics

Three credits.

Basic principles of human perception of sound.

5356. Audiological Assessment

Three credits.

The development and administration of advanced pure-tone and auditory discrimination tests; the interpretation of audiometric findings for adults and children.

5357. Organic Disorders of Communication

Three credits.

Research and theory pertaining to speech and language disorders resulting from congenital structural anomalies.

5359. Voice Disorders

Three credits.

Normal anatomy and physiology of voice production including the effects of: aging across the lifespan, gender, and multicultural issues. Voice disorders, diagnostic procedures and management techniques to remediate voice disorders will be discussed.

5360. Laboratory Instrumentation

Three credits.

Presentation of basic concepts necessary for the application of electronic instrumentation to the study of speech and hearing. Description, analysis, and application of electronic and electro-acoustical instrumentation employed in communication science research.

5361. Advanced Speech Science I

Three credits.

Generation, transmission, detection, and analysis of the speech signal. Special attention is given the myology of speech production and the physiological correlates of the acoustic output. Theoretical models of speech production are examined in light of recent empirical findings. Biomedical and other research techniques are employed in the laboratory setting to investigate the speech communication processes.

5362. Advanced Speech Science II

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 5361.

A continuation of SLHS 5361.

5372. Central Auditory Disorders

Three credits.

Assessment of auditory processing in adults and children. Effects of processing problems on communication and a discussion of management techniques. Electrophysiological measurement techniques are stressed.

5373. Pediatric Audiology

Three credits.

Physiological and perceptual maturation of the auditory system from gestation through two years of age. Assessment of children’s hearing, including difficult to test children, public school and neonatal screening.

5374. Clinical Project in Speech-Language Pathology

Three credits.

Written report and oral presentation on a client’s clinical intervention. The clinical project must be successfully completed to graduate with an M.A. in speech-language pathology via the non-thesis track.

5375. Auditory System: Anatomy and Physiology

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Review of the structure and function of the human auditory system, with emphasis on the clinical/applied aspects of anatomy and physiology. Oriented towards relationships to various auditory disorders.

5376. Language Impairments and Literacy

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

A research seminar covering the theories, assessment, and treatment of children with reading disabilities from a language-based perspective. Open to graduate students in Communication Disorders, others with permission. Recommended preparation: a course in normal language development and language disorders in preschool and school-age children.

5377. Introduction to Research

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Introduction to research, experimental design, and statistics. Includes ethics in research, publishing, grant writing, general research skills, and computerized statistics. Open to graduate students in Communication Disorders, others with permission.

5378. Augmentative Alternative Communication in Speech-Language Pathology

Three credits. Prerequisite: open only to second-year Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences M.A. students, others with consent.

Principles of assessment, therapeutic intervention and diagnostic selection of no-, low-, mid- and/or high-technology Augmentative Alternative Communication for individuals with complex communication needs.

5379. Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology 1

One credit. Intended for first year graduate students enrolled in the SLHS M.A. program.

Lectures and clinical rotations at UConn Health to prepare students for their off-campus medical practicum.

5380. Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology II

One credit. Prerequisite: SLHS 5379. Intended for first year graduate students enrolled in the SLHS M.A. program.

Lectures and clinical rotations at the UConn Voice Clinic, to prepare students for their off-campus medical practicum.

5385. Advanced Topics in Medical Speech Pathology

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 5302.

Advanced practice management in the prevention, assessment and treatment of medically based disorders in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Integration of content from previous didactic and practicum courses applied in a lifespan approach to emphasize the role of a collaborative health care team in a multidisciplinary context.

6123. Bilingualism in Typical and Atypical Populations: Language and Cognition

Three credits. Prerequisite: instructor consent. Recommended preparation: A course in phonetics, language development and disorders.

Biological and cognitive factors associated with language acquisition, cognitive reserve, Specific Language Impairment in bilinguals. Emphasis on diagnosis, cognitive factors in language selection, and differences in reading opaque vs. transparent languages.

6300. Independent Study in Communication Disorders

Variable (1-6) credits. May be repeated credit.

Periodic conferences with the instructor are required.

6319. Practicum in Research

Variable (1-6) credits. May be repeated for credit.

Practicum. May be repeated for credit.

6363. Seminar in Speech Pathology

Variable (1-6) credits. Seminar. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6364. Seminar in Audiology

Variable (1-6) credits. Seminar. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6365. Seminar in Speech Science

Variable (1-6) credits. Seminar. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6366. Seminar in Hearing Science

Variable (1-6) credits. Seminar. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6367. Topics in Hearing and Speech Science

Variable (1-3) credits. Lecture. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6368. Topics in Speech Pathology

Variable (1-3) credits. Lecture. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6369. Topics in Audiology

Variable (1-3) credits. Lecture. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

6370. Seminar in Psycholinguistics

Three credits. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits with a change of content.

Reports and discussion of current research on a selected topic each semester.

6401. Amplification of Residual Hearing II

Three credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 5351.

Theoretical and clinical issues related to hearing aid candidacy and fitting with an emphasis on advanced signal-processing strategies.

6402. Hearing Conservation / Industrial Audiology

Three credits.

Effects of noise on the structure and function of the auditory system. Elements of noise measurements, otoprotection, and key issues in establishment and maintenance of a hearing conservation program.

6410. Vestibular System: Clinical Aspects

Four credits. Prerequisite: open only to graduate students in Audiology; instructor consent required.

Anatomy, physiology and functional assessment of the vestibular system including instrumentation, procedures, and interpretation of clinical tests. Hands-on laboratory exercises included.

6422. Electrophysiologic Techniques and Interpretation II

Four credits. Prerequisite: SLHS 5322.

Methods of acquiring, averaging and analyzing cortical evoked and event-related potentials following auditory input. Emphasis on utilization of multi-channel recording devices for research and clinical purposes.