SPHS 2110. Introduction to Communication Disorders

3 Credits (3)

This introductory course provides an overview of common speech, language, and hearing disorders in children and adults including etiologies, characteristics, prevention, identification, assessment and intervention. The course provides an overview of the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe normal human communication anatomy and processes as they relate to speech and language production.
  2. Describe the nature of speech, language, and hearing disorders and differences.
  3. Describe the principles of prevention, assessment and intervention of communication disorders.
  4. List requirements for licensure, certification, and other relevant professional credentials.
  5. Exhibit basic knowledge of contemporary professional issues in speech-language pathology.
  6. List possible psychosocial implications of various communication disorders.
  7. Identify cultural, educational, legal, and ethical issues related to communication disorders.
  8. Describe the scope of practice of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

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