NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 471 Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Course Descriptions Core Courses SLP 6000—Diagnosis of Language and Speech Disorders The course will provide procedures and techniques to assess speech and language status. The overall aim of the course is to build on the student’s understanding of the assessment process in communication disorders. Students are to develop the ability to interpret assessment information and to formulate appropriate diagnosis of the patients/clients we serve. A noncredit lab is included. (3 credits) SLP 6011—Language and Learning Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents This course addresses the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of language-learning delay/disorders, including developmental and acquired disorders, affecting school-age children through adolescence. Emphasis will be placed on a communication process model of evaluation and intervention with the implication of this integrated approach to facilitate reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking. The importance of the functional interrelationships among linguistic, cognitive, and affective functions and the social contexts within which they occur will be stressed. A variety of assessment and treatment procedures for use with this diverse clinical population will be discussed. Presentation of the paradigm shift from a traditional deficit model to an emergent literacy model with collaborative strategies to design and conduct curriculum-based assessment and interventions will be covered. Prerequisite: SLP 6012 (3 credits) SLP 6012—Communication Disorders: Infancy Through Preschool This course covers identification, assessment, and intervention principles and procedures for young children who display or are at-risk for socio-communicative linguistic deficits. Emphasis is placed on family-centered, early-intervention, service delivery and the integrated intervention model for facilitation of communication and language skills. Discussion will include collaborative strategies and multidisciplinary teaming models for facilitating effective parent-professional partnerships. (3 credits) SLP 6015—Clinical Processes This course will provide a base of knowledge and fundamental skills needed for beginning supervised clinical practice. It will review the basic aspects of delivery of treatment services for communication and swallowing/feeding disorders, including communication skills, interpersonal skills, behavioral management skills, intervention strategies and processes, data management, and clinical writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on basic clinical intervention processes common to a variety of disorder areas. Prerequisites: SLP 6011, SLP 6020, SLP 6060, and documentation of 25 hours of guided clinical observation by ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists (3 credits) SLP 6020—Language Disorders in Adults This course provides a knowledge base for evaluation and treatment of disorders of language in adults, including aphasia, closed-head injury, right hemisphere damage, and dementia. Prerequisite: SLP 6070 (3 credits) SLP 6025—Augmentative and Alternative Communication This course will review the basic aspects of the field of augmentative communication, including aided and unaided symbols, strategies, and techniques. An overview of augmentative communication assessment and intervention principles and procedures will be presented. This course will address the needs of individuals with little or no functional speech across the life span, including etiologies such as severe aphasia, autism, cerebral palsy, dual sensory impairment, intellectual disability, progressive neurological diseases, and traumatic brain injury. Prerequisites: SLP 6012 and SLP 6020 (3 credits) SLP 6030—Voice Disorders This course reviews etiology and pathophysiology; case history; perceptual, acoustic, endoscopic, and aerodynamic diagnostic procedures; intervention approaches; and therapy techniques for individuals with functional, neurogenic, psychogenic and organic voice disorders and resonance disorders. Prerequisite: SLP 6070 (3 credits) SLP 6040—Fluency Disorders This course covers the etiology, diagnosis, andmanagement of children and adults with disorders of fluency. Developmental stuttering, neurologically based stuttering, cluttering, and other nonfluent speech conditions will be studied. (2 credits) SLP 6052—Motor Speech Disorders in Adults This course provides education and training in the assessment and management of motor speech disorders in adults. It includes discussion of the nature, etiology, diagnosis, and management of motor speech disorders with emphasis on differential diagnosis and treatment. Prerequisites: SLP 6053, SLP 6060, and SLP 6070 (2 credits) SLP 6053—Pediatric Feeding and Motor Speech Disorders This course provides education and training in the assessment and management of feeding and motor speech disorders from infancy to adolescence. This course includes discussion of the nature, etiology, differential diagnosis, and management using evidence-based practices of feeding andmotor speech disorders in a variety of clinical environments. Prerequisites: SLP 6060 and SLP 6070 (2 credits)

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