Speech-Language Pathology

Completion of course work and a practicum in speech-language pathology meets the requirements for admission to graduate school. Students who enter this program are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

For a standard teaching certificate, a student must obtain a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an approved program. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Required Professional Education Core (11 hours):

Course                                                    Title                                                                                Hours Required

EDUC 2002                                            Orientation to Teaching                                                            2

EDUC 2011                                            Directed Field Experiences I                                                      1

EDUC 2022                                            Education of the Exceptional Child                                             2

EDUC 2103                                            Human Development and Learning                                            3

SLPA 4633                                             Speech-Language Pathology in the School                                  3

+Required Related Electives (19 hours):  Electives should be related to speech-language pathology, approved by advisor; students should consult advisor for list of suggested electives.

Required Courses in Speech-Language Pathology (44 hours):

SLPA 1123                                             Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology                                 3

SLPA 1143                                             Phonetics                                                                                  3

SLPA 1153                                             Normal Speech & Language Development                                     3

SLPA 2011                                             Field Observation                                                                       1

SLPA 2103                                             Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech/Hearing Mechanisms             3

SLPA 2113                                             Audiology                                                                                 3

SLPA 2123                                             Articulation Disorders                                                                 3

SLPA 2342                                             Language Disorders I                                                                 2

SLPA 2652                                             Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology                       2

SLPA 3113                                             Clinical Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology                        3

SLPA 3123                                             Language Disorders II                                                               3

SLPA 3642                                             Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I                       2

SLPA 3653                                             Speech Reading/Auditory Training/Aural Rehabilitation                  3

SLPA 4102                                             Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II                      2

SLPA 4602                                             Stuttering                                                                                2

SLPA 4613                                             Organic Disorders                                                                     3

SLPA 4623                                             Voice Disorders                                                                        3

 

COURSE LISTINGS in SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (SLPA)

1123       INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
              Survey of speech-language pathology as interdisciplinary behavioral science, including information relating to
              diagnosis and remediation of communicative disorders. 3 hours

1143       PHONETICS
              Study of the phonemes of the American-English language; practical use of the International Phonetic Alphabet will
              be emphasized. 3 hours

1153       NORMAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
              Study of the acquisition and development of speech and language as social behavior, including a review of past
              and present linguistic theories. 3 hours

2011       FIELD OBSERVATION
              Directed observations of speech and language evaluations and therapy with emphasis on development of teaching
              strategies and roles of a speech/language pathologist. 1 hour

2103       ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE SPEECH AND HEARING MECHANISMS
              Study of the structure and function of the vocal mechanism, the ear, and nervous system as they relate to
              production of speech. 3 hours

2113       AUDIOLOGY
              Structure and function of the hearing mechanism, nature of sound and its relationship to hearing, etiologies of
              hearing disorders, audiometric assessment procedures, differential diagnosis of hearing disorders, and types of
              amplification. 3 hours

2123       ARTICULATION DISORDERS
              Articulatory disorders as they relate to acquisition, appraisal, differential diagnosis, and remediation. 3 hours

2342       LANGUAGE DISORDERS I
              Receptive/expressive language disorders and delays in children, including those associated with mental
              retardation, learning disability, autism, and hearing impairment. 2 hours

2652       DIAGNOSTIC METHODS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
              Principles and methods used in formal and informal evaluation and diagnosis of communication disorders in
              individuals from birth through adulthood. 2 hours

2880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in speech-language pathology. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

2900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in speech-language pathology. 1-3 hours

2990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in speech-language pathology under faculty supervision. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total
              of 9 hours with change in title and content).

3113       CLINICAL PROCEDURES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
              Methods, materials, and techniques utilized in remediation of communication disorders in children and adults and
              their practical application in individual and group therapy situations. 3 hours

3123       LANGUAGE DISORDERS II
              Acquired aphasias in adults resulting from CVA or other trauma, current issues and trends in the field, and
              diagnostic and remedial procedures. 3 hours

3642       CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY I
              Clinical practicum in individual and group therapy and diagnostic evaluations at on-campus and off-campus sites
              (minimum of 25 supervised and documented clock-hours). Prerequisites: 20 hours of SLPA courses, including SLPA
              2011, SLPA 2652, and SLPA 3113, and minimum overall GPA of 3.0. 2 hours

3653       SPEECH READING/AUDITORY TRAINING/AURAL REHABILITATION
              Speech, reading, and auditory training techniques used for the habilitation and rehabilitation of the hearing-
              impaired. 3 hours

4102       CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY II
              A continuation of SLPA 3642 (minimum of 60 supervised and documented clock-hours is required). Prerequisite: 
              SLPA 3642. 2 hours

4602       STUTTERING
              Overview of stuttering, historical perspectives, theories on etiology, current research and treatment approaches.
              2 hours

4613       ORGANIC DISORDERS
              Nature and treatment of organically based speech disorders, including cerebral palsy and progressive neurological
              disorders and their associated dysarthria and apraxias. Prerequisite: SLPA 2103. 3 hours

4623       VOICE DISORDERS
              Nature of voice disorders, diagnostic implications, and remediation approaches. Prerequisite: SLPA 2103.
              3 hours

4633       SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOL (Speech Pathology Majors Only)
              A course designed to prepare pre-service speech-language pathologists for independent organization and
              management of speech/language programs both in public schools and other clinical settings. 3 hours

4880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in speech-language pathology. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

4900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in speech-language pathology. 1-3 hours

4990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in speech-language pathology under faculty supervision. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total
              of 9 hours with change in title and content).