Jan 28, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Special Education

  
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    SPE 643 - Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Study of curriculum for students with severe disabilities. Emphasizes the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based curricular approaches, as well as identification and modification of optimal learning environments.
  
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    SPE 644 - Practicum in Severe Disabilities

    1-6 hrs.
    Supervised classroom experience, including observation and teaching of students with severe disabilities.
  
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    SPE 645 - Assessment & Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities

    3 hrs
    Study of evidence-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with severe disabilities. Emphasizes selection and implementation of teaching methodologies which facilitate acquisition and generalization of skills across environments.
  
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    SPE 650 - The Psychology and Education of Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): to SPE 654  Corequisite(s): SPE 652  and SPE 655  Explores the characteristics and causation of emotional and behavioral disorders.
  
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    SPE 651 - Advanced Methods in Behavioral Management for Individuals with Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): to SPE 652 , SPE 654 , and SPE 655  Explores methods for changing behaviors of individuals with disabilities.
  
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    SPE 652 - Instruction and Programming for Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Corequisite(s): SPE 650  and SPE 655  This course explores methods and materials for providing instruction to individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders and the role of the teacher in relation to interdisciplinary and community-based programming.
  
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    SPE 654 - Practicum in Teaching Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    1-6 hrs.
    Supervised practicum experience with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders.
  
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    SPE 655 - Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    3 hrs.
    To develop skills and knowledge needed by teachers to be safe and effective practitioners when providing educational programming to children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.
  
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    SPE 661 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Gifted Students

    3 hrs.
    This course includes instructional models, methodologies, and materials appropriate for gifted students. Learning styles, writing and evaluating instructional units, public relations strategies, and sources of funding are included.
  
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    SPE 662 - Curricula Development in Gifted Education

    3 hrs.
    This course includes steps necessary for curriculum development and evaluation for gifted education. Differentiated models, advanced content areas, and process skills are also addressed.
  
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    SPE 663 - Atypical Gifted Students

    3 hrs.
    This course encompasses the assessment and identification, characteristics, and delivery of services for diverse groups within gifted education including the culturally diverse, rural, disabled, female, low socioeconomic, underachiever, and highly gifted populations.
  
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    SPE 664 - Practicum with Gifted Students

    1-6 hrs.
    Supervised practicum with gifted students in a variety of instructional settings. The development of appropriate instruction, attention to individual differences, and evaluation of student progress are also included.
  
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    SPE 680 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education

    1-9 hrs.
    Advanced graduate practicum focusing on effective implementation of evidence-based assessment, curriculum design and implementation and instruction of exceptional students.
  
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    SPE 688 - Students with Physical and Health Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Study of the educational needs of students with physical and health-related disabilities. Emphasizes the impact of these conditions on the student in multiple settings, as well as the knowledge and skills needed by instructional personnel who serve them.
  
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    SPE 691 - Research in Special Education

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    SPE 692 - Special Problems

    1 hr.
    Examination of medical, sociological, biological, psychological, and institutional aspects of exceptional children.
  
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    SPE 698 - Master's Thesis

    6 hrs.
    A scholarly project conducted in the student's area of specialization.
  
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    SPE 709 - Assessment of Individuals with Exceptionalities

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): to SPE 654  Formal and informal assessment techniques, including diagnostic-prescriptive teaching strategies, to appropriately meet the needs of students.
  
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    SPE 770 - Legal Issues in Educating Exceptional Learners

    3 hrs.
    Designed for educators and supervisors of programs for exceptional children; organization and administration of programs for exceptional children.
  
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    SPE 772 - Internship in Special Education Administration

    1-6 hrs.
    To provide internship experience for specialist's and doctoral students in special education administration, institutions, state department.
  
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    SPE 791 - Advanced Research in Special Education

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the major professor. To be conducted in the student's area of specialization.
  
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    SPE 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
  
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    SPE 794 - Specialist Field Study

    1-6 hrs.
    A practical project conducted in the student's area of specialization that may be selected as the culminating requirement of the specialist's degree.
  
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    SPE 797 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    SPE 800 - Critical Review of Professional Literature

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): to SPE 804  Doctoral seminar focusing on the review of current literature in special education.
  
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    SPE 801 - Personnel Preparation in Special Education

    3 hrs.
    Development of programs, courses of study, observation techniques, models, micro-teaching units, modules in higher education.
  
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    SPE 802 - Public Relations, Service, and Leadership in Special Education

    3 hrs.
    In-service training units, conference planning, workshop, parent and national organizations.
  
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    SPE 803 - Program Evaluation and Grant Writing in Special Education

    3 hrs.
    Study of program accountability modes, grant writing, and sources.
  
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    SPE 804 - Research in Special Education

    3 hrs.
    Emphasis is placed on the review, development, preparation, and submission of publication of research manuscripts in the student's area of specialization.
  
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    SPE 805 - Planning, Program Evaluation, and Policy Analysis for Persons with Exceptional Needs

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to program planning, policy analysis, and program evaluation.
  
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    SPE 806 - Critical Issues in Special Education

    3 hrs.
    Advanced graduate seminar focused on current problems and issues in the field of Special Education. Topics to be included (but not limited to): identification/labeling; over-and under-representation; inclusion; high-stakes testing; teacher shortages; adult outcomes; funding; policy and law; and addressing fads/fallacies. Each issue will be addressed from a historical, legal and theoretical perspective, and will be examined from two divergent viewpoints.
  
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    SPE 880 - Internship in Teacher Education

    1-6 hrs.
    Individual cases are tested by students and all available information is integrated for diagnostic and educational purposes.
  
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    SPE 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Speech and Hearing Sciences

  
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    SHS 510 - Intervention in Language Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Strategies and clinical methods used in habilitation/rehabilitation of language disordered children and adults.
  
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    SHS 512 - Diagnostic Procedures: Speech Pathology I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 211, 411 Current evaluation procedures in speech-language pathology.
  
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    SHS 516 - Adult Neurogenics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 211, 303, 306 or permission. Presents theory, research findings, and basic therapy methods for neurogenic communicative disorders.
  
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    SHS 517 - Speech and Language Disorders Related to Cleft Palate

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 211, 303 or equivalents. Multidisciplinary management of children and adults with cleft palate is presented.
  
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    SHS 518 - Advanced Clinical Methods

    3 hrs.
    Students engage in an in-depth study of the use of specific treatment or diagnostic procedures.
  
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    SHS 519 - Organics and Voice and Resonance Disorders

    3 hrs.
    This course surveys symptomatology, etiology, and treatment procedures for voice and organic speech disorders.
  
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    SHS 521 - Aural Rehabilitation

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 221 or equivalent.
  
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    SHS 522 - Diagnostic/Prescriptive Teaching of the Hearing Impaired

    3 hrs.
    Presents task analysis, informal test construction, and formal assessment for hearing impaired.
  
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    SHS 525 - Psycho-Social Factors Associated with Hearing Impairment

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  
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    SHS 528 - Clinical Audiology I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 221
  
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    SHS 530 - Speech Pathology and the Hearing Impaired Child

    3 hrs.
    Reviews speech and language problems, and describes methods for management.
  
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    SHS 531 - Language Disorders I: Assessment of Children with Language Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Differentiates normal, disordered, and deviant language with remedial procedures.
  
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    SHS 532 - Language Disorders II: Habilitation of Oral and Written Language Disorders

    3 hrs.
    A multisensory intervention program for auditory processing and communication disorders.
  
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    SHS 533 - Developing Language Skills with the Hearing Impaired

    3 hrs.
    Presents development of language by hearing impaired children.
  
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    SHS 536 - Developing Reading in the Hearing Impaired

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 433 or permission.
  
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    SHS 538 - Problems in Academic Subjects for the Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 433, 434, 436
  
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    SHS 597 - Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services

    3 hrs.
    Study of the interdependent contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service, and research.
  
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    SHS 598 - Families of the Developmentally Disabled

    3 hrs.
    Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of the developmentally disabled.
  
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    SHS 599 - British Studies: Comparative Problems in Speech and Hearing Sciences

    3-6 hrs.
    Offered abroad under the auspices of the Center for International and Continuing Education.
  
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    SHS 601 - Designs in Research for Speech and Hearing

    3 hrs.
    Statistical procedures concerning group and single-subject designs.
  
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    SHS 602 - Current Topics in Speech and Hearing Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Varies each time the course is offered.
  
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    SHS 603 - Perspectives in Education for D/HH Children

    1 hr.
    This course provides current and historical perspectives in the education of children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
  
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    SHS 608 - Early Childhood Ed I: Applications D/HH Children

    2 hrs.
    Students develop understanding of major theories, research, and principles of practice for early childhood education to make sound pedagological decisions. Special attention is given to effectiveness in preschool and kindergarten with deaf/hard of hearing children.
  
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    SHS 609 - Early Childhood Ed II: Applications D/HH Children

    1 hr.
    A continuation of Early Childhood Education I, with emphasis on principles of learning and teaching in preschool and kindergarten classrooms for children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
  
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    SHS 610 - Hearing Technology & Research with D/HH Children

    1 hr.
    This course covers advances in hearing technology and current research on technology use with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  
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    SHS 611 - Collaboration & Ed Transitions for D/HH Children

    1 hr.
    This course focuses on the collaboration required to support young children with hearing loss and their families in the transitions to school.
  
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    SHS 621 - Hearing Aids

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 221 or permission. Presents components of electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids and their use.
  
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    SHS 622 - Hearing Aids II

    3 hrs.
    This class provides advanced knowledge and skills in the fitting, maintenance, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
  
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    SHS 623 - Clinical Audiology II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 528  or permission. Special auditory tests used to determine the site of lesion of hearing loss.
  
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    SHS 625 - Audiological Instrumentation

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 221 or permission. Covers basic electronics, auditory function measurements, research, and computer use.
  
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    SHS 626 - Audiological Asmt & Mgt of Infants and Yng Child

    3 hrs.
    The nature of sound; anatomy & phys of hearing, audio assess with pediatric populations and newborn screening. Developments in hearing tech, troubleshooting hearing tech.
  
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    SHS 629 - Auditory-Verbal Development and Practice

    3 hrs.
    Counseling and working with families; Auditory-Verbal and Auditory-Oral principles and practices; goal setting and service delivery plans; reflective practice.
  
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    SHS 633 - School Curricula for the Hearing Impaired

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 433, 436, 437 Curricula analysis and review are stressed (majors only).
  
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    SHS 637 - Advanced Clinical Practicum I

    3 hrs.
    Internship with DHH children in center-based programs.
  
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    SHS 638 - Advanced Clinical Practicum II

    3 hrs.
    Internship with DHH children and parents in home-based setting.
  
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    SHS 639 - Advanced Clinical Practicum III

    3 hrs.
    Internship with DHH children in academic-based programs.
  
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    SHS 641 - Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Speech and Hearing Pathologies

    1-4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission. Provides opportunities for observation of operations on the auditory or speech mechanisms.
  
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    SHS 642 - Communication Problems of the Aged

    3 hrs.
    Reviews changes in speech, language, and hearing associated with aging; presents rehabilitative strategies used with the population.
  
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    SHS 643 - Evaluation and Treatment of Dysphagia in Adults

    3 hrs.
    Covers the speech-language pathologist's role in the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders in adults.
  
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    SHS 644 - Augmentative Communication

    3 hrs.
    Methods for providing communication ability using augmentative communication devices and procedures to persons unable to speak.
  
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    SHS 646 - Multicultural Language Issues

    3 hrs.
    Presents information about speech and language development and disorders from a multicultural perspective.
  
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    SHS 648 - Motor Speech Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Covers evaluation and treatment of motor speech disorders associated with lesions of the central nervous system.
  
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    SHS 649 - Speech Percept & Prod for Infants & Child DHH

    1 hr.
    Speech perception and production for children who are DHH; acoustic and articulatory phonetics; anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism.
  
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    SHS 651 - Asmt & Dev of Listening, Speech, & Spoken Lang

    3 hrs.
    Dev of listening, sp, & carryover of sp skills to spoken lang. in young DHH child, including functional assessment, goal setting, diag. Teaching and strategies for intervention.
  
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    SHS 653 - Lang Dev Infants & Young Child with Hearing Loss

    3 hrs.
    Best practices in language development through an auditory-oral approach. Assessment of preverbal skills through complex sentences will be studied.
  
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    SHS 655 - Pre-academic Readiness/Early Literacy for DHH

    3 hrs.
    Research-based principles and practices in early reading, writing, & academics for DHH children birth to 5.
  
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    SHS 657 - Teaching Oral DHH Child with Multiple Challenges

    3 hrs.
    Course will equip student to identify and adjust planning and instruction to DHH child's special instructional needs and counsel with the family.
  
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    SHS 687 - Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology

    1-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Regular full-time graduate status and permission. Students participate in diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with speech-language disorders.
  
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    SHS 688 - Practicum in Audiology

    1-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Regular graduate admission and permission. Students participate in diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with hearing disorders.
  
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    SHS 689 - Practicum in Education of the Deaf

    1-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Regular graduate admission and permission. Students participate in habilitative and learning activities with deaf children and adults.
  
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    SHS 690 - Clinical Experience in Speech and Hearing

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): SHS 532  This course is designed to provide clinical experience for non-degree students or those enrolled in a non-speech and hearing sciences degree program.
  
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    SHS 691 - Implementing a Family-Ctrd Early Oral Int Program

    2 hrs.
    Early intervention for infants and children, including practical applications for designing and utilizing family coaching.
  
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    SHS 692 - Special Problems

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission. Students completing Plan B paper should register for 3 hours.
  
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    SHS 694 - Off-Campus Practicum in Speech and Hearing Sciences

    1-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission. Students are assigned to medical, institutional, private practice, or clinical settings for supervised experience.
  
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    SHS 695 - Student Teaching Off-Campus Practicum

    1-9 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission. Students participate in supervised management of speech-language impaired school children.
  
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    SHS 697 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    SHS 698 - Thesis

    3-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
  
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    SHS 701 - Seminar in Psychoacoustics

    3 hrs.
    Presents methods for studying perception of acoustic signals, detection of stimuli, perception of loudness, and pitch.
  
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    SHS 702 - Seminar in Language Problems

    3 hrs.
    Language pathologies, evaluation procedures, and treatment methods are studied.
  
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    SHS 703 - Auditory Pathologies

    3 hrs.
    This course considers pathologies of the auditory system.
  
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    SHS 706 - Bioacoustics

    3 hrs.
    Provides an in-depth examination of the auditory mechanism, including an examination of the form and function of structures in both the peripheral and central auditory systems.
  
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    SHS 708 - Evaluation of Vestibular Function I

    3 hrs.
    Provides knowledge and skills related to balance evaluation using video and electronystagmography.
  
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    SHS 709 - Evaluation of Vestibular Function II

    3 hrs.
    Provides knowledge and skills related to balance evaluation using posturography and rotational chair procedures.
  
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    SHS 710 - Rehabilitation for Hearing Impaired Adults

    3 hrs.
    This course provides knowledge and skills in aural rehabilitation for adults, including amplification, speech, reading, tinnitus management and counseling.
  
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    SHS 711 - Seminar in Aphasia and Related Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Etiologies, evaluations in neurolinguistics and current treatment procedures are presented.
  
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    SHS 712 - Seminar in Speech Sound Disorders

    3 hrs.
    Current theories, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic methodologies in articulation and phonology are studied.
  
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    SHS 713 - Seminar in Cerebral Palsy

    3 hrs.
    Current etiologies, evaluation procedures, and treatment techniques are considered.
 

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