NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

472 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology SLP 6055—Dysphagia This course provides information about normal anatomy and physiology of the swallow. Using an evidence-based model, information about the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders is provided. Common etiologies for dysphagia (e.g., neurogenic and head and neck cancer) are addressed for the adult population. An overview of pediatric dysphagia is provided. Current issues and controversial topics are discussed in a framework of questions students should consider. Examples of ethical questions in the management of dysphagia are presented. Students are afforded the opportunity to view fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Video views of normal and abnormal swallows through video fluoroscopic evaluation are provided through a noncredit required lab. Prerequisites: SLP 6052, SLP 6053, SLP 6060, and SLP 6070 (3 credits) SLP 6060—Articulation and Phonological Disorders This course provides a knowledge base for normal and disordered speech sound development. Theories of assessment and intervention are discussed and application, analysis, and comparison is stressed for all theories and approaches presented. A variety of procedures for identification and remediation of articulatory and phonologic disorders are presented. Traditional therapeutic techniques and current diagnostic and intervention strategies are highlighted. (3 credits) SLP 6070—Research Methods To become a critical consumer of current literature, students will be exposed to analysis of the field’s literature with respect to research design, evidence-based practice, and statistical application. Research ethics, to include informed consent and vulnerable populations, will be discussed. Analysis of the scholarly literature will culminate in a graduate-level paper. (3 credits) SLP 6075—Seminar in Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology The purpose of this course is to increase students’ awareness and understanding of current professional issues pertaining to such matters as standards of ethics, scope of practice, legislative mandates affecting the professions, professional service delivery systems, health care reimbursement issues, state licensure, national certification, state teacher certification requirements, state-accomplished practices for educators, state education standards, job opportunities and interview strategies, participation in professional organizations, professional advocacy, and HIV/AIDS awareness. Prerequisite: SLP 6101 (3 credits) SLP 6091—Multicultural and Counseling Issues This course will provide a forum for discussion regarding issues in the provision of services to multicultural populations. Counseling approaches for use with clients and/or families affected by communication problems will be explored through effective interpretation, information dissemination, and discussion. Prerequisite: SLP 6015 (3 credits) SLP 6200—Capstone Capstone is an online course designed to assist students in reviewing major content areas in the field of speech-language pathology in preparation for the national examination adopted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for purposes of certification in speech-language pathology. It addresses approximately 18 major topic areas covering normal and disordered processes, professional issues, research methodologies and other content important to the profession. Students progress through the course at their own pace, reviewing online course materials, participating in discussion boards, and contributing to synchronous chats. Students must take this class with their first externship experience. Prerequisites: SLP 6005, SLP 6025, SLP 6030, SLP 6040, SLP 6055, SLP 6091, and SLP 6102 (0 credit) Clinic Courses SLP 6005—Diagnostics II Practicum Emphasis in this course is on analysis and interpretation of data and the impact on differential diagnosis. Lab class meetings are required. Prerequisites: SLP 6000, SLP 6011, SLP 6020, and SLP 6060 (1 credit) SLP 6101—Clinical Lab I Practicum This course has dual components. Students will provide treatment to assigned patients as well as attend weekly class meetings. Participation in a practicum involving direct patient contact will occur with supervised clinical practice performed in the treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Development and application of appropriate treatment plans, collaborative supervisory meetings, self-analysis skills, research, and completion of written documentation is expected. Discussions on professional topics such as prevention, portfolio development, child/elder abuse and neglect, and case studies will be covered. Prerequisite: SLP 6015 (1 credit) SLP 6102—Clinic II Practicum In this practicum experience, students will move along the supervisory continuum working toward increased independence. Self-analysis of clinical skills and enhancement of acquired skills will be emphasized. Lab class meetings are required. Prerequisite: SLP 6101 (1 credit)

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