Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5123. Bilingualism in Typical and Atypical Populations: Language and Cognition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: A course in phonetics, language development and disorders. Not open to students who have passed SLHS 4123.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5302. Summer Clinical Practicum in Speech Disorders

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Summer practicum in speech disorders.

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5303. Advanced Topics in Medical Speech Pathology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: SLHS 5302

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5321. Otologic Basis of Hearing Loss

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5322. Electrophysiology Techniques and Interpretation I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5323. Geriatric Audiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5324. Psychosocial Issues of Hearing Loss

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5325. Adult Aural Rehabilitation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SLHS 5356

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5326. Professional Issues in Audiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5327. Introduction to Clinical Topics in Audiology

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides mandated training required prior to any interaction with patients during clinical observations and supports early experiences once clinical practicum has begun. Students will demonstrate understanding and practice of evaluation protocols, professionalism, documentation and interpersonal communication required prior to practicum. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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5328. Intermediate Clinical Topics in Audiology

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intermediate-level topics in providing clinical audiology services with a focus on prevention and intervention; supports ongoing clinical practicum. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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5329. Advanced Clinical Topics in Audiology

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Integrating advanced diagnostic and treatment topics with evidence-based practice through presentations and case studies. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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5335. Fluency Disorders

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5336. Clinical Practicum in Speech Disorders

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 21 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5337. Clinical Practicum in Hearing

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Discussion.

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5341. Practicum in Aphasia

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SLHS 4245

Grading Basis: Graded

Clinical methods of treatment of aphasia; goal-setting, assessment, communication facilitation, and the writing of SOAP notes.

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5342. Aphasia

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5343. Cognitive-Communicative Disorders

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5344. Pediatric Rehabilitative Audiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5345. Motor Speech Disorders

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5346. Dysphagia

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5348. Language Disorders I: Birth to 5 Years

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5349. Language Disorders II: School Age Population

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5351. Amplification for Residual Hearing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5353. Speech Sound Disorders in Children

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5355. Psychoacoustics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic principles of human perception of sound.

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5356. Audiological Assessment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5359. Voice Disorders

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5361. Advanced Speech Science I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5362. Advanced Speech Science II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SLHS 5361

Grading Basis: Graded

A continuation of SLHS 5361.

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5372. Central Auditory Disorders

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5373. Pediatric Audiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5374. Clinical Project in Speech-Language Pathology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5375. Auditory System: Anatomy and Physiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5376. Language Impairments and Literacy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prereq: Open to grad students, others with instr. consent. Recommended prep: course in normal language development and disorders in preschool and school-age children. Not open for credit to students who have passed SLHS 4376.

Grading Basis: Graded

A research seminar covering the theories, assessment, and treatment of children with reading disabilities from a language-based perspective.

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5377. Introduction to Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5378. Augmentative Alternative Communication in Speech-Language Pathology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to second year SLHS MA program students, others with permission.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5379. Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology 1

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Intended for 1st year graduate students currently enrolled in the SLHS MA program. (RG 6119)

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5380. Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology II

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: SLHS 5379. Intended for 1st year graduate students currently enrolled in the SLHS MA program (RG6118)

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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5385. Advanced Topics in Medical Speech Pathology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: SLHS 5302

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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5400. Cochlear Implants

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Doctor of Audiology students, others with instructor consent (RG 4102)

Grading Basis: Graded

Cochlear implants and their function, patient performance, clinical programming software and techniques, current research, and future technology.

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5401. Research Methods in Audiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Doctor of Audiology students, others with instructor consent (RG 4102)

Grading Basis: Graded

Vocabulary and foundational concepts for research; conceptual framework to design research, critically evaluate research, write research proposal, participate in peer review process, and complete IRB application.

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6300. Independent Study in Communication Disorders

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Periodic conferences with the instructor are required.

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6319. Practicum in Research

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum. May be repeated for credit.

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6364. Seminar in Audiology

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

1-6 credits. Seminar. May be repeated for credit with a change in content. Formerly COMS 364.

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6366. Seminar in Hearing Science

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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6367. Topics in Hearing and Speech Science

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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6368. Topics in Speech Pathology

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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6369. Topics in Audiology

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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6371. Seminar in Professional Skills for Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent. Not open for credit to students who have taken SLHS 6367 when offered as "Graduate Survival Skills for Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences."

Grading Basis: Graded

Preparation for academic and industry careers in speech, language, and hearing sciences, including grant-writing, service duties such as reviewing, scientific ethics and rigor, and mentorship.

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6401. Amplification of Residual Hearing II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SLHS 5351

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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6402. Hearing Conservation / Industrial Audiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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6410. Vestibular System: Clinical Aspects

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Doctor of Audiology students, others with instructor consent (RG 4102)

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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6422. Electrophysiologic Techniques and Interpretation II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: SLHS 5322

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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