Speech and Hearing Sciences

Speech and Hearing Sciences, SPHS

5060. Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 1-3 hours. Diagnostic and management experiences in a variety of clinical settings. Requirements: the first enrollment for students with no previous clinical practicum in the UNT Speech and Hearing Center must be in a fall or spring semester; a 3.0 GPA must be maintained in department graduate courses for subsequent enrollments. Students who enter the program with inadequate preparation for graduate clinical practicum will be required to gain experience in a SPHS 4060 enrollment. Prerequisite(s): admission to a graduate degree program in speech and hearing sciences. Pass/no pass only.

5070. Clinical Management in Communication Disorders. 1 hour. Course provides information on therapeutic management, opportunities for student to develop professional competence and skills through case staffings, interdisciplinary interactions and discussion of current trends and issues. Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in SPHS 5060.

5500. Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology I. 3 hours. Normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of deglutition; etiology and characteristics of swallowing disorders; methods of evaluation and management of dysphagia in adults and children. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4120 or consent of instructor.

5510. Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology II. 3 hours. Pathological anatomy and physiology of head and neck; etiology and characteristics of speech and voice disorders resulting from genetic conditions or cancer of head and neck; methods of evaluation and management. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4120 or consent of instructor.

5755. Neuromotor Speech Disorders. 3 hours. Study of neurologically based communication disorders such as cerebral palsy, dysarthria, apraxia and demyelinization.

5775. Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology. 3 hours. Basic statistical measures, hypothesis formation, models, theories, experimental protocols, and designs in speech, language and hearing research. Prerequisite(s): minimum of three prior/present enrollments in SPHS 5060 or consent of instructor.

5780. Diagnostics: Speech Pathology. 3 hours. Philosophical and practical considerations of the diagnostic process: current principles, methods, techniques.

5800. Fluency Disorders. 3 hours. Theories of stuttering and allied disorders of rhythm, rate and fluency. Principles, methods and techniques of evaluation and management.

5810. Voice Disorders. 3 hours. Principles, methods and techniques of evaluation and management of voice disorders.

5820. Language Development. 3 hours. Stages of normal language acquisition in children, with consideration of current psycholinguistic theory and research issues.

5825. Phonologic and Phonetic Disorders. 3 hours. A study of literature concerning normal aspects of phonological acquisition as well as assessment and treatment issues in regard to articulatory and phonologic disorders.

5830. Language Disorders I. 3 hours. Principles, methods and techniques of evaluation and management of acquired and developmental language disorders in children from birth through five years. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4010 and 4140, or equivalents.

5835. Language Disorders II. 3 hours. Principles, methods and techniques of evaluation and management of acquired and developmental language disorders of school age children.

5840. Language Disorders III. 3 hours. Principles, methods and techniques of evaluation and management of adults with acquired disorders such as aphasia, dementia, closed head injury, geriatric conditions and residual effects of developmental disorders. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4010 and 4140, or equivalent.

5870. Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology. 1-4 hours. Consideration of current research, clinical or professional trends and issues in speech-language pathology. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. For students capable of developing a problem independently through conferences and activities directed by the instructor. Problem chosen by the student with the consent of the instructor. A written description of the proposed special problem signed by the student and the instructor must be filed in the department office prior to enrollment.

5920. Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis. 1-3 hours.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

6010. Clinical Observation in Audiology. 2 hours. Directed observation in the audiology clinic. Development of clinical observation skills, interview techniques, case history follow-up, assistance with record-keeping. Includes observation in a variety of external audiology practicum sites.

6020. Clinical Audiology Clerkship. 2 hours. Includes Clerkships I and II. Observation of the work of experienced clinicians in a variety of specialty areas; specifically audiological assessment, counseling, geriatric audiology, electrophysiological evaluation, hearing aids and rehabilitative audiology. Prerequisite(s): enrollment in the Doctor of Audiology degree program. May be repeated for credit.

6060. Audiology Internship. 2 hours. Includes Internships I, II and III. Supervised client care in the UNT Speech and Hearing Center as well as a variety of external practicum sites. Prerequisite(s): enrollment in the Doctor of Audiology degree program and SPHS 6020. May be repeated for credit.

6070. Clinical Management of Audiological Services. 2-4 hours. Information on diagnostic and therapeutic management; opportunities for student to develop professional competence and skill through lab exercises, case staffings, interdisciplinary interactions and discussions of current trends and issues.

6090. Clinical Residence in Audiology. 3, 6 or 9 hours. Advanced full-time clinical practicum in an external practicum site during the fourth year of the AuD program. May involve relocation or travel. Prerequisite(s): completion of all academic and clinic course requirements. May be repeated for credit. Students will be required to take a total of 24 semester credit hours.

6100. Instrumentation in Audiology. 2 hours. Introduction to signals, instrumentation and calibration of devices used to assess hearing. Lab topics include signal verification, audiometer calibration and sound-level measurement. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 5650, 5660 and 5760.

6200. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Auditory and Vestibular System. 3 hours. Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the hearing and balance systems. Emphasis on both afferent and efferent systems. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 4130 and 4120 or consent of instructor.

6650. Audiologic Assessment. 3 hours. Fundamental principles and clinical application of pure tone and speech audiometry.

6660. Hearing Science. 3 hours. The physical and psychological aspects of audition.

6670. Medical Audiology. 3 hours. Functional anatomy, physiology and neurology of the hearing mechanism as applied to various pathologies and their otological management. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 6200.

6680. Pediatric Audiology. 3 hours. Evaluation and management of hearing-impaired children. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 6650 or equivalent.

6690. Hearing Aids I. 3 hours. Physical characteristics and clinical aspects of auditory amplification for the hearing impaired. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 6650, 6660, or equivalents.

6695. Hearing Aids II: Strategies for Selecting and Fitting Hearing Aids. 3 hours. Strategies for selection and fitting of hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Special emphasis on fitting of programmable and digital instruments including real-ear measurement and computerized fitting techniques. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 6680 or equivalent.

6700. Rehabilitative Audiology: Children. 3 hours. Management of infants and children with hearing loss. Includes procedures for management, amplification considerations, treatment methodologies, strategies for speech and language skills assessment, and educational options.

6710. Occupational and Environmental Hearing Conservation. 3 hours. Physical, physiological and psychological effects of noise; its influence, measurement and control in society. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 6650, 6660, or equivalents.

6730. Seminar in Audiology. 1-3 hours. Consideration of current research, clinical or professional trends, and issues in audiology. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 5650. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

6760. Advanced Audiologic Assessment. 3 hours. Application of pure tone, speech audiometry and electrophysiological measures to complex auditory problems. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 6650, 6700, or equivalents.

6770. Electrophysiologic Assessment I. 3 hours. Consideration of electrical potentials in the cochlea, electrical activity in the auditory nerve and brainstem, methodological considerations in studies of human evoked potentials, normal and abnormal cochlear, auditory nerve and brainstem responses. Otoacoustics emissions evoked and emitted and their clinical applications. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 5650.

6780. Electrophysiologic Assessment II. 3 hours. Applied electrophysiologic methods and techniques of evaluation of the auditory system using evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions. Prerequisite(s): SPHS 5650 and 5760.

6800. Rehabilitative Audiology: Adults. 3 hours. The rehabilitative management of the adult with hearing impairment. The rehabilitative process is examined from various parameters that affect it. Emphasis is on the assessment of communication function and appropriate remediation strategies specific to adults.

6990. Research Project. 3 hours. Faculty-directed research project that may be a prospective study of a selected aspect of auditory evaluation or rehabilitation, a retrospective analysis of existing audiologic databases, a historical survey of a particular problem area, or a feasibility study of an existing or proposed evaluation or intervention technique. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 3610 or MATH 1680 or equivalent and SPHS 5775.

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