Spring 2022  |  SLHS 3401 Section 001: Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (53355)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
SLHS 1401 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Shevlin Hall 110
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
In this course, students will be provided an introduction to the diverse field of speech-language pathology and audiology. Case studies, documentaries, and patient testimonials will be used to orient students to the clinical significance of impairments that contribute to deficits in cognition, communication, and deglutition. Students will gain an understanding of associated assessments and interventions to mitigate these deficits from experts practicing in the field. Lastly, students will be introduced to career paths in speech language pathology and audiology, as well as their associated practice setting and remuneration specifications.
Class Description:
Human communication is a complex interpersonal process that involves speech, language, and hearing. These three aspects of communication are made up of neurological, cognitive, sensory, anatomical, and physiological components, which come together and develop within social contexts. Functional communication skills are necessary to successfully participate in all aspects of society and any breakdown in speech, language or hearing will have an impact on one's daily life-at home, school, work, and/or community settings. In order to determine if a communication disorder exists, we need to have a clear understanding of what constitutes "normal" communication. The definition of what is normal or acceptable speech, language, and hearing behavior may vary according to age, gender, language or dialectal background, and culture. Thus, these factors must be considered when identifying and treating communication disorders. This course will survey a range of communication disorders affecting children and adults, and will explore the origin, assessment, and treatment of these disorders within the context of normal human variation. Reference to the professional fields of speech-language pathology and audiology will be given throughout the semester.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

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