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Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences

Course Code
SLHS 101  Credits
Title Survey of Speech-Language-Hearing Disorders 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The study of the basic anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing including basic acoustics. Overview of the processes of speech, language and hearing, the normal development of speech and language in children, and the major speech, language and hearing disorders. The role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists will be discussed. 



Course Code
SLHS 150  Credits
Title Observation of the Practice in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences 
Lasc Area No Goal  
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Description Observation of the Practice in SLHS provides the opportunity for observation hours as required by the American Speech and Hearing Association. The SLHS 150 course supports guided observation to increase the understanding of what may be observed in the practice of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, why it is relevant and how  



Course Code
SLHS 201  Credits
Title Linguistic Phonetics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The science and theory behind the production and perception of the sounds of the English language; Introduction to Clinical and Linguistic Phonetics; the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) including vowel and consonant symbols, diacritical markings, and stress/intonation; application of phonemic analysis and an introduction to phonology and phonological principles including discrimination of normal and disordered sound productions; Introduction to anatomy and physiology of sound production. 



Course Code
SLHS 202  Credits
Title Anatomy and Physiology of Normal Speech and Hearing 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The study of the anatomy and basic physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, and the major underlying scientific concepts. 



Course Code
SLHS 204  Credits
Title Language Development 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Nature and normal development of cognitive, linguistic and social systems of language in children. 



Course Code
SLHS 290  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Exploration of a specific Speech Language Hearing Science topic. This course may be repeated as topic varies. 



Course Code
SLHS 301  Credits
Title American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to the Deaf culture and American Sign Language, including issues of nonverbal communication through pantomime and body movement. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
SLHS 302  Credits
Title American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II 
Prerequisite SLHS 301 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Continuation of SLHS 301 including communicating personal and family information, giving directions and descriptions, and asking questions. Deaf culture will be further emphasized in this course through expanded contact with the deaf community. 



Course Code
SLHS 320  Credits
Title Hearing/Vestibular Disorders & Assessment 
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Description The study of auditory/vestibular anatomy and physiology as well as the disorders of the auditory and vestibular system. Clinical measurement of the auditory and vestibular mechanisms. In-class and assignment experience administering protocols for testing and screening the auditory pathway. 



Course Code
SLHS 321  Credits
Title Speech Sound Disorders in Children 
Prerequisite SLHS 201 SLHS 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The nature, etiology, assessment and treatment of disorders of articulation and phonology. 



Course Code
SLHS 322  Credits
Title Language Disorders in Children 
Prerequisite SLHS 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The nature, etiology, assessment, and treatment of language disorders in children. 



Course Code
SLHS 343  Credits
Title Clinical Procedures 
Prerequisite SLHS 150 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Basic defining and recording of communication behavior; development of reporting skills to include lesson plans, report writing, and conferring and consulting with clients and other professionals. During this course, students will learn the components of evaluation and progress report writing for a variety of communication disorders. In addition, given a set of specific information, students will learn to develop treatment plans and lesson plans based on logical interpretation of data. Writing Intensive Course. 



Course Code
SLHS 402  Credits
Title Neuroanatomy/Physiology of Communication and Swallowing 
Prerequisite SLHS 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The study of the Central, Peripheral, and Autonomic Nervous Systems. Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Swallowing, Speech, Language, Hearing, Somatosensory System, and the Primary Sensory and Motor Cortices. Introduction to Dysphagia, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Apraxia, Traumatic Brain Injury and the Neuroanatomy affected by these conditions as they relate to the work of the Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech Scientist, and Audiologist. 



Course Code
SLHS 421  Credits
Title Speech and Voice Science 
Prerequisite SLHS 201 SLHS 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The study of speech acoustics and physiology, incorporating both voice and articulatory aspects of speech signal production, as well as the instrumentation needed for measurement of speech acoustic signals. 



Course Code
SLHS 424  Credits
Title Childhood Stuttering and Related Disorders 
Prerequisite SLHS 202 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A study of the theories of disfluency, fluency development and stuttering in children. Assessment, prevention and treatment of childhood stuttering and cluttering is included. Special consideration will be given to children with Downs syndrome and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 



Course Code
SLHS 427  Credits
Title Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Literacy Acquisition 
Prerequisite SLHS 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The nature of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and other assistive technologies for persons with special needs across the life span. Includes components of AAC systems, and basic assessment and intervention procedures. Additionally, includes an overview of typical literacy acquisition. 



Course Code
SLHS 446  Credits
Title Clinical Experience 
Prerequisite SLHS 343 and SLHS 321 and SLHS 322 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised clinical experience in speech/language pathology or audiology with children or adults. May be repeated. 



Course Code
SLHS 448  Credits
Title Professional Issues and Clinical Practice Management 
Prerequisite SLHS 343 
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Description The course will include a survey of professional issues facing today's professional including such topics as credentialing, ethics and legal considerations. Service delivery in schools, health care and private practice will also be addressed. 



Course Code
SLHS 473  Credits
Title Rehabilitation Audiology 
Prerequisite SLHS 273 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the principles of audiological and vestibular intervention for children through adults. Special emphasis on amplification technology. 



Course Code
SLHS 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An examination of the literature on a selected topic of current interest.