Subject: Linguistics
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Linguistics


This course provides an introduction to the field of communication sciences and disorders, as well as an overview of professional practice in Speech-language Pathology. It will focus on disordered communication and development, types of communication disorders, and treatment pathways. The course will begin with an overview of the profession and clients, followed by an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the speech production mechanism. We will then investigate articulation, language, literacy, cognitive, fluency, voice, swallowing, and hearing disorders affecting communication with reference to various diagnostic and treatment options. An exploration of case studies will be used to illustrate assessment practices, identification and diagnosis, therapeutic avenues, and data measured outcomes for clients impacted by communication disorders. Time will be awarded to aspects of client and counseling, English language learners, augmentative communication systems, and ethical expectations within the field. Material will be presented through class lectures, assigned readings, and class discussions.

Prerequisite(s): LING 111, LING 112, LING 241, and LING 242

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