Course Descriptions

Year 1 – Fall Semester

AUSP 2360 – Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology:
An overview of the field, clinical populations, and the child and adult impairments most frequently served by speech-language pathologists. Also includes ASAH content on areas such as scope of practice and cultural competence expectations. Three credit hours.

AUSP 3340 – Introduction to Audiology
A survey of the fundamental aspects of sound, the functioning of the auditory mechanism, types and causes of hearing loss, and the basic methods of audiometric evaluation. Previous Course Title: Audiology. Three credit hours.

AUSP 3350 – Applied Phonetics
The study of phonetic perception and production and its application to the practice of speech-language pathology and related fields in the United States. Previous Course Title: Phonetics. Three credit hours.

AUSP 3360 – Language Acquisition
Includes interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks which underpin language acquisition, assessment and intervention. Language development is emphasized; the course also includes an overview of child development, and experience with language sample analysis. Three credit hours.

AUSP 3361 – Speech Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism and associated structures. Three credit hours.

Year 1 – Spring Semester

AUSP 3363 – Speech Sound Disorders
Theory, evaluation, and therapeutic procedures with functional and organic speech sound disorders (e.g., articulation, phonology, and motor-planning). Three credit hours.

AUSP 3364 – Speech and Hearing Sciences
Speech and Hearing Sciences will cover the physical and psychological aspects of sound, and the fundamental processes underlying the production, measurement, and perception of speech and hearing. Three credit hours.

AUSP 3365 – Clinical Management
Clinical knowledge and skills required for serving clients in a variety of professional settings. Includes content on evidenced-based clinical practice, standards of ethical conduct, contemporary professional issues, and regulations and policies relevant to clinical practice. Three credit hours.

AUSP 3366 – Children with Language Impairment
Developmental language impairments with an emphasis on preschoolers. Primary populations include children with late language emergence, language impairment, intellectual disabilities, and those on the Autism Spectrum. Includes differential assessment and functional intervention techniques. Three credit hours.

Year 2 – Fall Semester

AUSP 4162 – Practicum I
Provides clinical educational experiences in assessment, intervention and oral and written communication skills. Includes clinical simulations and service to the community. One credit hour.

Prerequisites/Concurrent Enrollment: AUSP 3365 & AUSP 3366

AUSP 4310 – Neural Processing: Speech/Language
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a scientific understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, including current research of nervous system structures and functions important for speech and language. Three credit hours.

AUSP 4372 – Research in Speech-Language Pathology (Elective)
The course covers the fundamentals of the scientific process; research design and development; common statistical methods in Speech-Language Pathology; test reliability and validity; and evidence-base practice. Three credit hours.

Prerequisites: PSYC 2310 or SOCI 3381

Year 2 – Spring Semester

AUSP 4163 – Practicum II
Provides clinical education experiences in assessment, intervention and oral and written communication skills. Includes clinical simulations and service to the community. One credit hour.

Prerequisites: AUSP 3365, AUSP 3366, & AUSP 4162

AUSP 4364 – Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology
Includes Skills in the Major Competency Areas. An understanding of psychometric criteria for interpreting assessment results, planning an assessment battery, interviewing competencies, and applying multicultural considerations. Includes hands-on practice with administration of formal assessments, assessment strategies, and differential diagnosis. Previous Course Title: Differential Diagnosis of Speech & Language Disorders. Three credit hours.

Prerequisites: AUSP 3360, AUSP 3366, & AUSP 4363

AUSP 4369 – Audiological Rehabilitation
Principles of audiologic habilitation/rehabilitation with infants, children, and adults with hearing loss. Discussion of communication and educational options for children with hearing loss, counseling techniques, communication strategies, and the use of amplification and other assistive technologies. Three credit hours.

Prerequisites: AUSP 3340

AUSP 4370 – Cultural Competence in CSD (Elective)
Clinical service provision must not vary in quantity or quality based on cultural variables such as age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, religious/spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, etc. This course is designed to facilitate student knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity, and cultural competence in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Three credit hours.

AUSP 4371 – Adults with Cognitive Language Disorders
This course provides students with an overview of common adult language and cognitive impairments, including an overview of the cognitive neuroscience underpinning language and other cognitive systems (e.g. attention, memory, and executive function). It also provides content on how these systems change during healthy aging and as a result of acquired neurogenic impairments. Three credit hours.

Other Courses (with consent of instructor)

AUSP 4102 – Independent Research
Provide students with an opportunity for one-on-one research mentoring on an agreed upon area of investigation. Instructor approval required. May be taken for one, two or three credit hours. May be taken for credit more than one semester. Variable credit.

AUSP 4201 – Independent Study
Provides students with an opportunity for one-on-one mentoring on an agreed upon topic in communication sciences and disorders. Instructor approval required. May be taken for one, two or three credit hours. May be taken for credit more than one semester. Variable credit