ASLS - Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences

College of Natural and Health Sciences

School of Human Sciences

ASLS 508 Workshop

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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ASLS 513 Professional Renewal

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general discipline knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter graded. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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ASLS 515 Foundations of Research and Writing

Introduction to graduate-level writing and research strategies. Content includes identification of problems/research topics, use of library databases and web sources, organization of content, and use of current APA style.

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ASLS 516 Professional Issues in SLP

Masters only. Professional issues in speech-language pathology as they relate to the public schools, medical settings and private practice. Topics include the legislative issues, business practices, ethics, third party reimbursement procedures and laws.

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ASLS 555 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Communication

Neuroanatomy-physiology related to speech, language and hearing; neuropathologies of the central nervous system and results of neurological insult.

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ASLS 563 Voice and Resonance Disorders

Etiologies and symptoms of dysphonia and laryngectomies, assessment and intervention strategies. Resonance disorders associated with cleft lip and palate and causes, including assessment and intervention in a team approach.

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ASLS 567 Diagnostic Procedures: Introduction

Masters students only. Diagnostic principles, procedures, and materials used to assess individuals with communication disorders. Additional topics: case history, oral mechanism and interviewing techniques.  Learners will perform speech/language screenings and diagnostic evaluations. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits.

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ASLS 568 Diagnostic Procedures: Intermediate

Masters students only. Diagnostic principles, procedures, and materials used in criterion-referenced assessment of individuals with communication disorders. Learners will perform speech and language screenings and diagnostic evaluations. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits.

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ASLS 569 Diagnostic Procedures: Advanced

Masters students only. Diagnostic principles, procedures, and materials used in assessment of individuals with communication disorders in a medical setting. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

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ASLS 570 Rehabilitative Audiology

Prerequisites: ASLS 478 or equivalent. Theory and procedures for rehabilitation of children and adults with hearing handicap.

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ASLS 571 Speech and Hearing Science

(3 lecture, 1 lab) Laboratory required. Models of speech production and perception, measurement techniques for simple and complex signals. Lab addresses application of models of speech production and perception to experimental and clinical situations.

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ASLS 574 Clinical Practicum in Audiology

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA in major courses or consent of clinical coordinator. Perform basic audiometric testing: audiometric screening, routine hearing evaluation and impedance audiometry. S/U graded.

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ASLS 580 Practicum in Rehabilitative Audiology

Habilitation/rehabilitation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Includes hearing aid and/or cochlear implant management. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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ASLS 582 Educational Audiology

Explore services for hearing impaired children in the schools. Educational implications of auditory processing disorders are also covered.

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ASLS 583 Clinical Practicum: Introduction

Introduces students to issues related to treating individuals with speech and/or language disorders. Topics include writing treatment plans, evaluating clinical performance, working with supervisors, measuring outcomes, and risk management. S/U graded.

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ASLS 584 Screening Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology

Presents theory and procedures related to screening speech and language abilities in children and adults. Provides practice in implementing procedures in a variety of settings. S/U graded.

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ASLS 585 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate

Prerequisite: ASLS 583. Students improve clinical skills and learn about issues related to clinical practice, including ethics, counseling, selfevaluation, treatment notes, efficacy, outcome measures, sharing information verbally and relating to diverse populations. Repeatable, maximum of eight credits.

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ASLS 586 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: ASLS 585. Students improve their clinical skills and learn about issues related to clinical practice, including continuing education, conflict resolution, data keeping methods, technology, and clinical research. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

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ASLS 587 Advanced Audiology

Theory and practice of advanced techniques of audiometric assessment.

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ASLS 588 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Advanced

Prerequisites: ASLS 586. Students improve their clinical skills and learn about issues related to clinical practice in medical settings, including interviewing, professional liability, clinical fellowship year, leadership, and demonstrating clinical effectiveness.

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ASLS 592 Internship in Public Schools

Prerequisites: Minimum of 100 clock hours of previous supervised clinical experience and/or consent of advisor. Supervised full-time experience working with school children. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 15 credits.

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ASLS 594 Practicum and Advanced Topics in Audiology

Prerequisite: ASLS 574. Perform the full range of clinical audiological services, including special testing, hearing aid evaluations and dispensing of hearing aids. Repeatable, maximum of fifteen credits.

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ASLS 615 Research in Audiology and Speech-Langauge Pathology

Students will engage in systematic inquiry in audiology and speech-language pathology. This may include evaluating current research, posing research questions, formulating research designs, and developing formal research proposals. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits.

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ASLS 622 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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ASLS 655 Acquired Disorders of Language & Cognition

Prerequisite: ASLS 555. This course describes signs and symptoms, evaluation approaches, differential diagnostic criteria, prevention, and management approaches to speech and language disorders resulting from acquired neurological dysfunction across the lifespan.

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ASLS 656 Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Lifespan

Prerequisite: ASLS 555. In-depth study of normal and disordered deglutition in adult and pediatric populations and dysphagia diagnosis and management.

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ASLS 657 Motor Speech Disorders: Lifespan

Prerequisite: ASLS 555. Etiologies and characteristics of motor speech disorders. Differential diagnosis and treatment of the disorders will be explored with pediatric and adult populations.

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ASLS 658 Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders

Describes assistive technology (AT) applications for individuals with limited/restricted verbal communication. Emphasis on multidisciplinary assessment selection and use of low and high assistive technologies for communication and learning.

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ASLS 661 Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children

Disorders of speech production in pediatric populations. Biological, cognitive, linguistic, and ethnocultural systems influencing speech production, contributing/causal factors, theories of acquisition, assessment and treatment issues.

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ASLS 664 Fluency Disorders

Characteristics of fluency and fluency disorders; biological, developmental, and environmental factors contributing to fluency disorders; models of and research in fluency disorders; assessment of fluency; and, treatment of fluency disorders.

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ASLS 668 Cochlear Implants

Advances in cochlear implant device circuitry, electrode design, speech processing strategies, candidacy, and rehabilitation are explored. The history and technological progression of cochlear implants are also reviewed.

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ASLS 681 Advanced Speech Physiology

Undergraduate anatomy and physiology required. Advanced physiology of the speech production system, emphasizing normal aspects Select pathophysiological conditions.

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ASLS 682 Language Disorders in Early Childhood and Preschool

Language disorders and prelinguistic communication, infancy through preschool. Application of contemporary theory and legislative assessment/treatment for infants and children demonstrating or at-risk for social-communicative-linguistic impairments.

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ASLS 684 Disorders of Language & Literacy: School-Age and Adolescent

In-depth study of impairments of oral language, reading, and written expression in school-age children and adolescents. Explores typical development, models of impairment, assessment and treatment.

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ASLS 686 Capstone in Speech-Language Pathology

This seminar provides students the opportunity to complete in-depth study of an area of evidence-based practice, design a research study in that area, and present projects to faculty and peers.

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ASLS 692 Internship in Medical Settings

Prerequisites: Minimum of 100 clock hours of previous supervised clinical experience and/or consent of advisor. Supervised full-time clinical experience in diagnosis/treatment of persons with speech, language and/or hearing disorders in medical settings. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 16 credits.

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ASLS 699 Thesis: Communication Disorders

Individual original research under the direction of faculty, aimed at acquisition of research skills, appreciation of the scientific inquiry process, knowledge of scientific writing style and dissemination. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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ASLS 711 Auditory Physiology

Undergraduate anatomy and physiology required. Advanced physiology of the human auditory system, emphasizing electrical potentials; processes of pathophysiology.

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ASLS 712 Amplification I

Advanced study of the theory and use of hearing aids, other amplification devices and assistive listening devices.

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ASLS 715 Applied Research in Audiology

Prerequisite: ASLS 615, consent of instructor and successful completion of written comprehensive evaluation. Seminar to engage students in a capstone research project. Students will also explore multiple avenues for the presentation of professional quality scholarly projects in audiology. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of eight credits.

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ASLS 720 Supervised Teaching in Audiology

Emphasis on teaching techniques and methods for college and university instruction. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. S/U graded.

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ASLS 721 Psychoacoustics

Prerequisite: ASLS 711. Concepts of loudness, adaptation, auditory fatigue, masking and the critical band, pitch perception, localization, temporal order and perceptual organization.

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ASLS 723 Amplification II

Prerequisite: ASLS 712. A continuation of the advanced study of the theory, instrumentation, and use of hearing aids and assistive listening devices with emphasis on applied theory and clinical use.

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ASLS 724 Differential Diagnosis of Auditory Disorders

Prerequisite: ASLS 711. Theory and process of differential diagnosis of hearing and auditory processing disorders. Focus on behavioral testing, advanced immittance concepts and assessment. Some exposure to other objective measures

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ASLS 731 Auditory Processing Disorders

Theoretical overview, biologic bases, audiologic assessment, and management of adults and children with auditory processing disorders (APD). Emphasis on application of theoretical knowledge to practical clinical audiology methods and techniques.

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ASLS 741 Hearing Loss Prevention

The study of noise as it pertains to the auditory system. Physical aspects of noise, instrumentation, measurement and reduction principles, hearing conservation management.

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ASLS 742 Advanced Diagnosis of Auditory Disorders

Prerequisite: ASLS 724. Advanced study of auditory physiology, otoacoustic emissions, multi-frequency tympanometry and auditory evoked potentials.

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ASLS 743 Medical Aspects of Audiology

Study of the medical correlates of hearing impairment including pathogenesis of auditory pathologies, medical/surgical intervention, pharmacology and ototoxicity, radiology and imaging techniques and effects of sedation on electrophysiologic tests.

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ASLS 744 Vestibular Assessment and Management

Advanced study of vestibular physiology, assessment and rehabilitation.

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ASLS 751 Otopharmacology

Prerequisites: ASLS 555 and ASLS 743. Pharmacology and ototoxicity as applied to clinical audiology. Basic mechanisms of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics and classes of drugs relative to otologic disorders.

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ASLS 772 Audiology Practice Management

Introduction to issues and resources to manage an audiology practice. Topics of business planning, fiscal management, coding and third-party reimbursement, personnel management, marketing and professional communication, and working relationships

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ASLS 774 Professional Issues in Audiology

Overview of professional responsibilities and intra-professional relationships in the hearing health care delivery system. Medical-legal issues, practice guidelines, licensure, intra-personal skills and ethics are addressed.

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ASLS 775 Advanced Electro-diagnosis

(3 lecture, 2 lab) Prerequisites: ASLS 711 and ASLS 742.  Laboratory required.  Theory and practice of electrophysiologic assessment of the auditory system.  Lab addresses clinical assessment using auditory evoked potentials testing.  Evaluation, interpretation, and reporting of results will be included.

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ASLS 782 Pediatric Audiology

Philosophy, diagnosis, and management of hearing loss in children. Includes auditory development, appropriate hearing assessment techniques for infants and children, interpretation of results, administering follow-up, and effective caregiver counseling.

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ASLS 792 Externship in Audiology

Prerequisites: 16 credits of internship in any combination of ASLS 592 or ASLS 692, and consent of clinical coordinator. Full-time, broad-based clinical experience in the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of hearing loss in a supervised off-campus site. Enrollment is during the 4th year of the Au.D. program. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 27 credits.

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ASLS 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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