Courses of Instruction
SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY (SPA-Arts and Science)
MPF, MPT 127 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)
Overview of disorders
of communication, special problems of speech, language and hearing impairments,
and treatment. IIC.
177 Independent Study (1-5; maximum 10 per year)
Prerequisite: approved by instructor
and department chair.
193 Freshman Clinic Issues in Speech Pathology and Audiology (1)
seminar for majors in speech pathology and audiology. Information about various
licensure standards, overview of all career opportunities in Speech Pathology
and Audiology. Offered on credit/ no-credit basis only.
MPF 211 Deaf Culture and Community (3)
This course is intended to provide a
comprehensive orientation to the deaf and hard-of-hearing population of the United
States. Some consideration will also be given to sign systems in Europe and Africa.
The students will be introduced to the sociolinguistic aspects of educational,
political, and environmental impacts on deaf culture, identity, and language.
Students will also learn the basic vocabulary and grammar of American Sign Language.
216 Introduction to Audiology (3)
Topics include: physics of sound principles
and techniques of audiometric testing, types of hearing loss, and treatments for
hearing impairment. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
222 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (4)
to anatomical, physiological, and neurological characteristics of normal speech
and hearing mechanisms; developmental embryology; and fundamental acoustics of
speech. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and SPA 128 (or concurrent enrollment).
MPF 223 Language Development (3)
Survey of the integration of scientific and
theoretical knowledge about the normal acquisition of language from birth to adulthood.
Introduction to the linguistic aspects of cultural, political, and environmental
impacts on acquisition of language, relationship between English and coexistent
languages, gender-related differences in conversational interactions, and the
complex interaction of culture and language development. IIC.
225 Foundations of Neurology (3)
Nature and treatment of speech and language
disorders with involved structural and neurological components. Prerequisite:
SPA 127 and 222.
MPT 233 Perspectives of the Human Face (3)
Course describes basic concepts of
growth and development of the human face and the resulting craniofacial anomalies
(CFAs) that occur when this process is interrupted. The major causes of CFAs are
explored, and the major genetic syndromes with CFAs are reviewed. Students learn
how to identify CFAs and how to distinguish between normal racial and ethnic variation
in facial appearance and anomalous facial appearance. Students also review the
causes of CFAs and their impacts on affected individuals, and learn how to select
strategies for helping persons with abnormal facial features to live normal lives.
248 American Sign Language (3)
This course will introduce conversationally relevant
signs, fingerspelling, grammatical sign principles and background information
related to deaf culture.
277 Independent Study (1-5; 10 maximum per year)
Prerequisite: approved by instructor
and department chair.
293 Sophomore Seminar in Speech Pathology and Audiology (1)
for majors in speech pathology and audiology. Students learn observational techniques
and observe at the Speech and Hearing Clinic. Offered credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite:
326 Therapy for the Hearing Impaired (3)
Discussion of common difficulties associated
with hearing loss, strategies used in hearing loss management including auditory
training, principles of speech reading, and hearing aid selection and use.
334 Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders (3)
Sound structure of the
English language, beginning and advanced transcription using international phonetic
alphabet with clinical applications. Prerequisite: SPA 127.
345 Image/Myth of Deafness in the Media (3)
Describes and analyzes how Hollywood
has depicted deaf characters over a period of more than 80 years and to compare
this image with the actual American Deaf community.
377 Independent Study (1-5; maximum 10 per year)
Prerequisite: permission of
instructor and department chair; major status.
393 Junior Clinical Experience (1)
Professional seminar for majors in speech
pathology and audiology. Focuses on counseling in speech pathology and audiology.
Multicultural experiences in a variety of contexts. Credit/no-credit basis only.
402/502 Counseling Strategies for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists (3)
an understanding of counseling theory and practice as it relates to individuals
with communication disorders. Consideration given to the psychological and psychosocial
implications of communication disorders to individuals and their families. Prerequisite:
SPA 127 or permission of instructor.
MPC 413 Senior Seminar in Communication Disorders (3)
Intensive study of current
issues in communication disorders. Each topic builds on knowledge acquired in
past courses. Emphasis on analysis of issues, ranging from ethical concerns to
multicultural imperatives. Students work collaboratively in developing their topics
culminating in oral presentations and written papers. Projects are showcased at
a colloquium featuring a national authority. Written proceedings summarize student
projects. Prerequisite: senior standing with speech pathology and audiology major,
Thematic Sequence in speech pathology and audiology, or permission of instructor.
416/516 Research Design (3)
Basic principles of research in communication disorders
incorporating research design and critical evaluation of clinical research in
speech pathology and audiology.
422/522 Clinical Aspects of Audiology (3)
Special problems in clinical examination
and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing loss. Prerequisites: SPA 216.
426/526 Language Disorders (3)
Etiology, diagnosis, and in-depth analysis of
communication disorders in children. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 334.
MPT 427/527 Alternative Communication Systems for the Severely Handicapped (3)
Overview of manual, graphic, and electronic systems used by individuals with
severe communication disabilities.
428/528 Second Language Learning (3)
Assessment and modification of phonology
and prosody as it relates to second language learning in an adult population.
435/535 Speech and Hearing Science (3)
History, current status, and future trends
of the scientific aspects of speech production and reception. Prerequisite: SPA 334.
439/539 Articulation Disorders (3)
Nature, etiology, diagnosis, and remediation
of disorders of articulation with involved structural and functional components.
Prerequisite: SPA 334.
441/541 Best Practices for the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist and
Course engenders a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities
of the public school speech-language pathologist and educational audiologist.
Prerequisite: SPA 223.
477 Independent Study (1-5; maximum 10 per year)
Prerequisite: approved by instructor
and department chair; major status.
493 Senior Seminar in Speech Pathology and Audiology (1)
for majors in speech pathology and audiology. Information about topics and skills
needed to work in the public school setting. Observation of several speech pathology
settings required. Offered credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: SPA 193, 293.
MPC 494 Disability in Global and Local Contexts (3)
Examines contemporary disability
issues and policies and the lived experiences of persons with disabilities in
international and local contexts, with emphasis on understanding disability within
particular communities- both locally and in other countries- and on learning multiple
research methods. Cross-listed with ENG/DST/COM/SOC and EDP 489. Prerequisite(s):
Permission of instructor.
605 Speech, Language, Pathology & Audiology in School Setting (6 to 15)
Externship for graduate students in speech/language pathology and audiology.
Full-time experience with supervision of faculty and school speech/language pathologists
or audiologists in selected school districts.
620 Advanced Clinical Practice (1-8; maximum 16)
Stuttering (adults), cleft
palate, aphasia, cerebral palsy, and voice, hearing, or language disorders. Principles
and techniques of examination, appraisal, and treatment supplemented by supervised
experiences in Miami's Speech and Hearing Clinic and satellite clinics in
621 Organic Speech Disorders: Aphasia (3)
Advanced study in causes, management,
and related research of adult aphasia. Prerequisite: graduate standing and approval
622 Organic Speech Disorders: Voice Pathology (3)
Advanced study in causes,
management, and research of voice disorders. Prerequisite: graduate standing and
approval of instructor.
623 Organic Speech Disorders: Craniofacial Anomalies (2)
Advanced study of cleft
lip and palate, their bases, and their physical and psychological management.
Prerequisite: graduate standing and approval of instructor.
626 Organization and Administration of Clinical Programs for Communication Disorders
Organization and administration of clinical programs appropriate to specific
employment settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing in speech pathology or permission
627 Child Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years (3)
Current trends of research
and remediation procedures for language disorders. Individual diversity expressed
in language learning through an exploration of the differing effects of various
handicaps and cultural diversity. Prerequisite: SPA 226, graduate standing, or
permission of instructor.
629 Organic Speech Disorders: Motor Speech Disorders (2)
Advanced study in causes,
management, and related research of motor speech disorders. Prerequisite: graduate
standing and approval of instructor.
631 School Age Language and Literacy (3)
Assessment and treatment of communication
delays and disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
633 Phonological and Articulation Disorders (3)
Reviews assessment and intervention
strategies relative to the effective clinical management of persons with disorders
of phonology affecting communication and literacy. Its emphasis will be in the
area of treatment with over two-thirds of the course content devoted to the clinical
641 Advanced Studies in Fluency Therapy (1)
Advanced study in management of
651 Dysphagia, Trachs and Vents (3)
Studies in the causes, evaluation, treatment,
and selected research in feeding and swallowing disorders. Prerequisite: graduate
standing or approval of instructor.
660 Independent Project (1-4; maximum 8)
662 Research in Speech Pathology and Audiology (3)
Advanced studies of research
and statistical data collection in the area of communication disorders. Prerequisite:
graduate standing and permission of instructor.
671 Neurogenic Cognitive Disorders (3)
Advanced study in neuropathology, diagnosis,
treatment, and research of adult neurogenic cognitive disorders. Prerequisite:
graduate standing, SPA 672, and permission of instructor.
672 Neuroanatomy of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3)
Neuroanatomy of normal
speech and hearing mechanisms and current research implications for speech and
hearing therapy. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor.
673 Genetics & Syndromes (1)
Introduces students to basic genetic concepts,
inheritance patterns, characteristics and etiology of major genetic syndromes.
Provides students with brief identification, assessment and treatment options
for 30 commonly encountered syndromes.
700 Research for Master's Thesis (1-12; minimum 6, maximum 12)
711 Research In Speech Pathology (1 to 12)
Students pursuing the non-thesis
option may register for these hours while working on a research project; however,
these hours are typically taken during the second year of the program.
720 Seminar in Speech Disorders (2; maximum 8)
Current professional problems
of a selected topic explored through study of recent research, clinical literature,
and individual student projects. Prerequisite: six hours in 600-level speech pathology
750 Professional Field Experience (1-10; maximum 20)
Intern experiences for
the advanced graduate student. Prerequisite: permission of graduate adviser and
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