NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Speech-Language Pathology 473 SLP 6110—Externship: Adult The adult externship requires a full-time placement (based on a minimumof 32 hours/week for an entire semester) in an adult facility. The student will participate in all activities associated with an SLP position, including assessment and treatment of adults. Students will be supervised by an SLP who is ASHA certified and state licensed. Prerequisites: SLP 6005 and SLP 6102 (1 credit) (All students choose ONE from the following pediatric externships.) SLP 6120—Externship: Pediatric School The school externship requires a full-time placement (based on a minimumof 32 hours/week for an entire semester) in a school setting. Students will participate in all activities associated with a school-based SLP position, including assessment and treatment of students in a pre-K–grade 12 school setting. Students will be supervised by an ASHA-certified, statelicensed, school-based SLP. Prerequisites: SLP 6005 and SLP 6102 (1 credit) SLP 6130—Externship: Pediatric Non-School The pediatric externship requires a full-time placement (based on a minimum of 32 hours/week for an entire semester) in a pediatric facility. The student will participate in all activities associated with an SLP position, including assessment and treatment of children. Students will be supervised by an SLP who is ASHA certified and state licensed. Prerequisites: SLP 6005 and SLP 6102 (1 credit) Electives (All students choose TWO of the following.) SLP 6013—Autism Assessment: A Communication-Based Perspective This course will provide information about critical issues in assessing communication and language in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This course will focus on implementing effective evidence-based assessment strategies in order to develop appropriate communication goals and strategies for individuals with ASD. Lectures, case reports, videotaped demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities will be completed. Prerequisites: SLP 6000 and SLP 6011 (3 credits) SLP 6014—Autism SpectrumDisorders This course will provide information and discussions about critical issues in teaching communication and language to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It will focus on implementing effective assessment and intervention strategies as well as developing appropriate communication programs for individuals with ASD. Lectures, case reports, videotaped demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities will be completed. Prerequisites: SLP 6011, SLP 6025, and SLP 6070 (3 credits) SLP 6021—Cognitive Communication Disorders This course provides a knowledge base for adult and pediatric, acquired and developmental, cognitive communication disorders. Topics include attention, memory, reasoning/ problem solving, executive function, learning, processing, and language. The diagnosis and treatment of these deficits in patients at many levels of recovery will be discussed. Prerequisites: SLP 6011 and SLP 6020 (3 credits) SLP 6037—Craniofacial Anomalies This course provides a study of etiology, assessment, and remediation of communicative impairments in children and adults with craniofacial anomalies. Specific emphasis is placed on articulatory and resonance disorders resulting from cleft lip and palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency and incompetence. Prerequisite: SLP 6030 (3 credits) SLP 6045—Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Educational Settings This course focuses on the implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in educational settings. Learners will gain an understanding of the legal foundations of providing AAC devices and services in school settings. The course addresses strategies for AAC services that can be used to provide access to the general education curriculum for students with significant communication challenges. Language assessment and intervention strategies for AAC communicators are discussed. Issues and strategies to teach reading and writing skills are presented along with strategies for facilitating the development of social skills and friendships. Prerequisite: SLP 6025 (3 credits) SLP 6057—Medical Aspects of Communication Disorders The emphasis of this course will be to enhance the student’s understanding of the relationships between speech-language pathologists, medical disciplines, and allied health disciplines. Understanding medical terminology, governing bodies of health care organizations, medical ethical dilemmas, and report writing for the medical model of treatment will be significant focuses of this course. Prerequisite: SLP 6015 (3 credits)

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