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Graduate Catalog 2015-16


469-3 CLINICAL PROCEDURES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING DISORDERS. Clinical course in audiological assessment, interpretation, and management. Course includes supervised clinical labs in audiometric test procedures and hearing screenings on-and off-campus. Prerequisites: SPPA 461, 3.0 G.P.A.

498-2 AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION. Examination of transdisciplinary field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as well as to the assistive technologies and diagnostic/treatment approaches critical for AAC. Prerequisites: SPPA 444, 446, 452 or equivalent.

503-3 RESEARCH METHODS IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY. Aspects related to evidence-based research, various types, designs, validity, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and its clinical applications. Prerequisites: SPPA 441, 442, 444.

511-3 COUNSELING STRATEGIES FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS. Counseling theory, process, and application to individuals who present a variety of communicative disorders and to the families of these individuals. Prerequisites: SPPA 441, 442, 444.

515-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY. Readings, individual studies, and research. Varied content to be offered as student and faculty interest and time permit. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

520-3 ADVANCED NEUROANATOMY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION. An advanced course in neuroscience of normal and disordered language and cognition as they relate to communication. Prerequisite: SPPA 320, 497 or equivalent; admission in to graduate program.

540-3 EARLY INTERVENTION WITH INFANTS, TODDLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. Family centered, transdisciplinary approach to evaluation, assessment, and intervention with infants and toddlers with special needs. Prerequisite: SPPA 444.

541-3 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN CHILD SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS. Clinical and theoretical perspectives on assessment and treatment of child speech sound disorders including phonological impairments, craniofacial anomalies, developmental dysarthria, childhood apraxia, linguistic/cultural differences, etc. Prerequisites: SPPA 441, 520 or equivalents or concurrent enrollment.

542-3 SEMINAR IN VOICE DISORDERS. Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for voice disorders as reported in current literature. Prerequisites: SPPA 320, SPPA 442 or equivalent.

543-3 FLUENCY DISORDERS. Etiological factors, assessment, and intervention for individuals who experience dysfluencies from pre-school age through adulthood. Prerequisite: SPPA 442 or equivalent.

544-3 SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE DISORDERS OF CHILDREN. Clinical application of etiology, assessment and intervention procedures for individuals with language disorders and delays from birth through adolescence. Prerequisite: SPPA 444.

545-4 ACQUIRED COMMUNICATION DISORDERS IN ADULTS. Examines theories and speech and language characteristics of the acquired neurogenic disorders of aphasia, right hemisphere dysfunction, dementia, and cognitive disorders. Prerequisite: SPPA 520 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment.

547-3 MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS IN ADULTS. Evaluation and treatment of adults with dysarthria and apraxia due to static and degenerative conditions. Prerequisites: SPPA 520 or equivalent .

548-3 DYSPHAGIA. Course dealing with etiology, assessment and treatment strategies for individuals with feeding and swallowing disorders from infancy through adulthood. Prerequisite: SPPA 520 or equivalent.

549a-1 to 6 GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY I. Supervised clinical practice at the SIUE Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. May be repeated to a maximum of 21hours. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA, consent of program director.

549b-5 to 8 GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY II. Supervised clinical practice in the treatment and diagnoses of children with communication disorders in an educational setting. May be repeated to a maximum of 15 hours under the supervision of certified SLPs. Prerequisites: SPPA 541, 545, 549a; good academic/clinical standing.

549c-3 to 8 GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY III. Supervised clinical practice in the treatment and diagnoses of individuals with communication disorders in a medical setting. May be repeated to a maximum of 15 hours. Prerequisites: SPPA 541, 545, 549a; good academic/clinical standing.

551-3 SEMINAR IN OROFACIAL ANOMALIES. Etiology of oral facial anomalies. Presentation of interdisciplinary team approaches to physical management, feeding issues, communication disorders and psychosocial issues. Prerequisite: SPPA 320, SPPA 442 or equivalent.

555-3 ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY. Examines neurophysiological, cognitive, neuropsychological, and social/emotional issues associated with acquired brain injury.

558-3 AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION. Evaluation, programming and treatment using augmentative and alternative communication including communication boards, electronic devices, and computers using words, pictures, and symbols with and with out voice output. Prerequisites: SPPA 544 and SPPA 545.

560-3 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY. Seminar addressing ethical and professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology. Includes information related to foundations, policies and procedures in educational and medical settings.

599-1 to 6 THESIS. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of program director.

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