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Speech and Hearing Course Descriptions

SPH 1910 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
3 credits
An introduction and overview of augmentative and alternative communication (e.g., sign language, gestures, communication boards, speech generating devices), covering terminology, application, assessment and intervention. Prerequisite: None. Offered Term III.

SPH 2100 Introduction to Communicative Disorders
3 credits
A survey of speech-language pathology and audiology for both majors and non-majors. The communicative process, both normal and disordered, is covered with emphasis on classification characteristics and etiology of disorders. Prerequisite: None. Offered Term I.

SPH 2150 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
3 credits
A study of the anatomy and physiology of the systems of communication. Included are the structures and processes involved in respiration, phonation, articulation, resonation, and an overview of the central and peripheral nervous system. Prerequisite: None. Offered Term II.

SPH 2250 Language Development
3 credits
An overview of the development of communication skills from birth through seven years of age. Prerequisite: None. Offered Term II.

SPH 2300 Hearing Science
3 credits
A basic overview of the science profession of audiology that includes the anatomy and physiology of the human auditory system, basic acoustics and physical properties of sounds, and the theories of hearing associated with the auditory system. Prerequisite: SPH 2100. Offered Term I.

SPH 2320 Principles of Phonetics
3 credits
A course of study in which the theories of phonetics as a branch of linguistics are emphasized with consideration given to formation, classification, and acoustic characteristics of speech sounds. The use of International Phonetic Alphabet is an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: SPH 2100 and SPH 2250 or permission of the instructor. Offered Term I.

SPH 2600 Hearing Disorders and Assessment
3 credits
Application of essential audiological theories and practices in the management of persons with hearing disorders, development of working knowledge of basic audiometry and tympanometry assessment, and application of these diagnostic skills to the evaluation and diagnosis of organic peripheral, and central auditory pathologies. Prerequisites: SPH 2100 and SPH 2300. Offered Term II.

SPH 2900 Speech-Language Services in the Schools
3 credits
An overview of speech-language pathology services provided within the public educational system with emphasis on the impact of federal and state legislation on the education of children with disabilities. Prerequisites: SPH 2100 and EDU 1010. Offered Term III.

SPH 3000 Neurogenic Disorders of Communication
3 credits
A study of various neurologically-based disorders, such as aphasia, traumatic brain injury, apraxia, dysarthria, and dysphagia, which can be acquired throughout the life span. Etiologies, differential diagnosis, impact on communication, and treatment approaches are issues to be covered. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250 and SPH 2300. Offered Term I or Term II.

SPH 3230 Diagnosis and Appraisal
3 credits
A study of the procedures involved in the evaluation of speech and language disorders in children and adults. Test administrations and report writing are integral parts of this course. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250, and SPH 2320. Offered Term I.

SPH 3590 Articulation and Phonology Disorders
3 credits
A study of the etiology and nature of developmental and acquired articulation and phonology disorders, including diagnosis and therapeutic management. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250, and SPH 2320. Offered Term II.

SPH 3591 Disorders of Language
3 credits
A course focusing on factors which disrupt language or hinder language acquisition. Symptomatology, etiology, evaluation, and therapy are issues to be covered. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250, and SPH 2320. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered Term I.

SPH 3595 Aural Rehabilitation
3 credits
A study of the management of children and adults with hearing impairments, with emphasis on the development and maintenance of functional communication through amplification, auditory training, speech reading, and speech and language intervention. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250, SPH 2300, SPH 2320, and SPH 2600. Offered Term I and-or Term II.

SPH 3596 Stuttering
3 credits
A study of contemporary interpretation of stuttering and methods of treatment. Pertinent research and etiological theories of stuttering are considered. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250, and SPH 3590. Offered Term II alternate years.

SPH 3750 Clinical Practice in Audiology
1.5 credits
A supervised clinical experience with audiological assessment of hearing disorders. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2300, SPH 2600, and permission of instructor. Offered all terms.

SPH 3751 Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology
1.5 credits
Practical application of the theoretical knowledge of speech and language disorders to the therapeutic situation. Students work with clients under the supervision of faculty clinical supervisors. Prerequisites: SPH 2100, SPH 2150, SPH 2250, SPH 2320, and permission of instructor. Offered all terms.

SPH 4515 Student Teaching and Seminar in Speech- Language Pathology
12 credits
Students completing the Speech and Language Disabilities major are required to complete a full time 12 credit student teaching experience and attend a weekly seminar. (This also satisfies the Elmira College Career-Related Internship requirement.) During Term I or Term II of the senior year, students are placed in local educational settings under the supervision of cooperating New York State certified speech therapists. Decisions regarding admission to student teaching will be made by the Speech and Hearing faculty at the beginning of Term II of the junior year. Prerequisites: Minimal requirements for student teaching include overall grade point average of 2.000, grade point average of 2.700 in the major, satisfactory completion (i.e. grade of C- or better) of all non-elective Speech and Hearing requirements for the major, and approval by the members of the Speech and Hearing faculty. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPH 4590 Seminar in Audiology
3 credits
A concentrated study for upperclass students in one of several advanced areas in the field of audiology or related areas. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing in the major. Offered as needed.

SPH 4591 Seminar in Speech Pathology
3 credits
A concentrated study for upperclass students in one of several advanced areas in the field of speech pathology or related areas. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in the major. Offered Term II.