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SPLP: Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Special Education and Clinical Services

College of Education and Educational Technology

SPLP 590 Improving Professional Practice in Instructional Settings 1-3 cr.

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SPLP 591 Improving Professional Practice in Instructional Settings 1-3 cr.

Reviews current research in instructional practices, motivational techniques, and professional issues. May focus on any of these aspects of teaching, learning, or professional practice. May be presented with a kindergarten through grade twelve, elementary, middle school, secondary, or adult orientation. Offered only for continuous professional development and may not be applied toward a graduate degree. Prerequisite: Appropriate teaching certificate or other professional credential or preparation.

SPLP 600 Neurolinguistics 3 cr.

An overview of basic anatomy of those portions of the central nervous system that control linguistic functions, hypotheses accounting for evolution of the linguistic system, and the neurological control of human communication. Prepares the student for advanced study of speech and language development and neurogenic communication disorders of children and adults. Prerequisite: Graduate status in Speech-Language Pathology or permission of the instructor.

SPLP 604 Diagnostic Methods 3 cr.

Evaluation of tests and techniques of diagnosis of speech and language disorders; interpretation of results and planning appropriate, subsequent case management. Interviewing techniques appropriate to case history taking. Writing of diagnostic and case-history reports.

SPLP 610 Articulation 3 cr.

Linguistic approach to articulatory process and analysis of misarticulation as symptoms of language dysfunction; variables related to articulatory mastery; programmed, traditional, and sensory-motor methods of modifying articulatory behavior.

SPLP 616 Stuttering 3 cr.

Nature and causes of stuttering. Emphasis on diagnosis and management. Counseling and learning theory application as two main approaches to treatment. Consideration of the person as a stutterer. Review of pertinent and recent research topics.

SPLP 618 Voice 3 cr.

Scientific principles of voice production and modification with emphasis on physiology, pathologies, or malfunctioning which produce voice defects; relationship between disorders of voice and personality; diagnostic and therapeutic considerations for both organic and psychogenic disorders, including the laryngectomized.

SPLP 630 Language Disorders of Children 3 cr.

Anatomical, physiological, psychological, neurological, and environmental factors related to language delay or disordered language acquisition. An inventory of language skills and means of fostering their development or compensating for inadequacies; a holistic versus specific approach to programs of remediation. Prerequisite: SPLP 600.

SPLP 632 Neurological Communication Disorders 3 cr.

Consideration of language, speech, and related problems resulting from neurological insult. Neurological dysfunctioning will be highlighted. Diagnosis and management of persons with aphasia, agnosias, apraxias, and dysarthrias will be emphasized, as well as the role of the family in rehabilitation and family counseling.

SPLP 635 Seminar in Communication 1-3 cr.

Intensive study of one or more areas of speech science, speech and language pathology, or audiology. Topics vary to meet the student’s needs and interests. Course may be repeated for credit with a change in area considered. Prerequisites: Speech-Language Pathology major, admission to degree candidacy, and advisor approval.

SPLP 640 Diagnostic Audiology 3 cr.

Identification and description of types of hearing impairment by standard audiometric procedures including pure tone, speech, and site of lesion batteries. Testing of special populations as well as evaluation for fitting of amplification.

SPLP 661 Advanced Clinical Practicum I 2-6 cr.

Supervised practicum experience in the University Speech and Hearing Clinic with individuals exhibiting speech, language, and/or hearing dysfunction. Planning and administration of programs of therapy plus interviewing, diagnosing, counseling, and report writing.

SPLP 662 Diagnostic Clinic 1 cr.

Supervised practicum experience in performing in-depth diagnostic evaluations with individuals exhibiting any type of speech, hearing, or language dysfunction. Experience in taking case histories, conferring with patients, and report writing.

SPLP 663 Hearing Testing Clinic 1 cr.

Supervised practicum experience in performing diagnostic audiological tests.

SPLP 671 Advanced Clinical Practicum II 1-6 cr.

Similar to SPLP 661; students assume more responsibility, and experience may take place at approved off-campus sites. Prerequisite: SPLP 661.

SPLP 681 Special Topics

SPLP 795 Thesis 3 cr.

SPLP 796 Internship in Hospitals 6 cr.

Supervised clinical experience in off-campus hospital settings with individuals exhibiting speech, language, and/or hearing dysfunction. Planning and implementing programs of therapy plus interviewing, diagnosing, counseling, and report writing. Prerequisites: Methodology and on-campus practicum courses, permission of graduate coordinator.

SPLP 797 Internship in Community Agencies 6 cr.

Supervised clinical experience in off-campus community agency settings with individuals exhibiting speech, language, and/or hearing dysfunction. Planning and implementing programs of therapy plus interviewing, diagnosing, counseling, and report writing. Prerequisites: Methodology and on-campus practicum courses, permission of graduate coordinator.

SPLP 798 Internship in Schools 6 cr.

Supervised clinical experience in school settings with individuals exhibiting speech, language, and/or hearing dysfunction. lanning and implementing programs of therapy plus interviewing, diagnosing, counseling, and report writing. Prerequisites: Graduate methodology, on-campus practicum courses, permission of graduate coordinator, and undergraduate Professional Education Sequence.

SPLP 799 Independent Study 3 cr.

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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.