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Course Description

SLP6320 Advanced Articulation/Phonological Disorders  (3 units)

Advanced study of phonological/articulation development and disorders in children. Assessment, classification, analysis, and remediation of phonological and articulation disorders. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6310 Advanced Child Language Disorders (3 units)

Disorders involving semantics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Pre-linguistic and paralinguistic communication.  Social communication. Diagnostic and therapeutic models for language disorders. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6340 Fluency Disorders (3 units)

Theoretical bases, evaluation procedures, and therapeutic techniques in the treatment of various types and degrees of stuttering and cluttering across the lifespan. Psychosocial aspects of stuttering in children and adults, including counseling of patients and their families. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6330 Voice and Resonance Disorders (3 units)

Anatomical and physiological bases for voice and resonance disorders. Quantitative and qualitative assessment measures. Therapeutic approaches for children and adults. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6351 Neurogenic Disorders I  (3 units)

Aphasia and neurolinguistic science, including the related disorders of dementia and right hemisphere pathologies. Neurological bases/causation. Assessment and treatment of aphasia and related disorders. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6352 Neurogenic Disorders II (3 units)

Focus on the role of the pyramidal and extrapyramidal motor systems in speech production and speech disorders related to abnormalities in these motor systems. Neurological bases and clinical management of the dysarthrias and verbal apraxia. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6360 Dysphagia-Adult (3 units)

Anatomical and physiological bases of normal and disordered swallowing in adults. Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, including clinical bedside studies, MBSS and FEES. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6365 Dysphagia-Pediatric (3 units)

Anatomical and physiological bases of normal and disordered feeding/swallowing development in infants and children. Role of developmental delays and sensory processing disorders in pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders. Assessment and management strategies for feeding/swallowing disorders in infants and children. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6205 AAC (2 units)

Overview of types of AAC, including low-tech and high-tech. Assessment, device selection, funding/reimbursement, and intervention procedures. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6370 Aural Habilitation and Rehabilitation (3 units)

Diagnosis and treatment of hearing-impaired children, including those with traditional amplification and CI. Therapeutic management of older persons with acquired hearing disorders. Psychosocial aspects of hearing loss in children and adults, including counseling of the hearing-impaired and their families. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6280 Research Methods (2 units)

Introduction to research study designs and the research process. Procedures for locating and critical reading of published research for integration into EBP. Students will be expected to select a topic for their capstone research paper/thesis and be guided through their individual research. These individual research projects will be completed over the course of 2 semesters through enrollment in SLP6381 Research Experiences in Speech Language Pathology/Audiology. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6381 Research Experiences in Speech Language Pathology (3 units)

Individual work on selected research problems leading to completion of a capstone research paper or thesis. The instructor will oversee all phases of research, from identifying a problem to writing conclusions. May be taken more than once. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6391 Clinical Methods and Practicum 1 (3 units)

Supervised clinical practicum in the university clinical center for diagnostic and therapeutic experience with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience may include assessment, treatment planning, direct treatment provision, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Includes 1-hour per week discussion with instructor of principles/methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention, EBP, ethical issues, multilingual/ multicultural concerns, current healthcare/education trends, SPED law, healthcare law, service delivery models, ASHA policies/guidelines,  certification/licensure requirements, and constructive feedback of student clinical skill progression. Completion of this course with a “B” or higher is required to progress to SLP6392. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6392 Clinical Methods and Practicum 2 (3 units)

Supervised clinical practicum in the university clinical center for diagnostic and therapeutic experience with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience may include assessment, treatment planning, direct treatment provision, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Includes 1-hour per week discussion with instructor of principles/methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention, EBP, ethical issues, multilingual/ multicultural concerns, current healthcare/education trends, SPED law, healthcare law, service delivery models, ASHA policies/guidelines,  certification/licensure requirements, and constructive feedback of student clinical skill progression. Completion of this course with a “B” or higher is required to progress to SLP6393. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6393 Clinical Methods and Practicum 3 (3 units)

Supervised clinical practicum in the university clinical center for diagnostic and therapeutic experience with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience may include assessment, treatment planning, direct treatment provision, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Includes 1-hour per week discussion with instructor of principles/methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention, EBP, ethical issues, multilingual/ multicultural concerns, current healthcare/education trends, SPED law, healthcare law, service delivery models, ASHA policies/guidelines,  certification/licensure requirements, and constructive feedback of student clinical skill progression. Completion of this course with a “B” or higher is required to progress to SLP6991. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6991 Internship- Pediatric 1 (9 units)

Internship in a selected medical center, hospital clinic, private clinic, community agency or public school. The internship provides the student with an intensive, professional, clinical experience under direct supervision of a qualified and certified SLP. The student will earn a minimum of 200 clinical hours.  Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program

SLP6992 Internship- Adult 1 (9 units)

Internship in a selected medical center, hospital clinic, private clinic, community agency, or nursing home. The internship provides the student with an intensive, professional, clinical experience under direct supervision of a qualified and certified SLP. The student will earn a minimum of 200 clinical hours. Prerequisite: admission to the MA/MS SLP program