Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Postbaccalaureate Course Descriptions

SHS 371 Language Development (3 credits)
Normal development of the cognitive, linguistic, and pragmatic components of language; introduction to language disorders in children.

SHS 372 Hearing and Hearing Disorders (3 credits)
Acoustic and psychophysiologic aspects of normal hearing; the nature and consequences of hearing disorders.

SHS 375 Phonetics (3 credits)
Description and classification of American English speech sounds; practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe normal and disordered speech sounds.

SHS 376 Speech Sound Disorders (3 credits)
Clinical phonetics and transcription; evaluation and treatment of atriculatory disorders; delayed phonological acquisition; dysarthria; and dyspraxia.

SHS 377 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production (3 credits)
Anatomical and physiological basis of speech production and the pathologies and aberrations that require the services of a communication disorders specialist.

SHS 378 Speech & Hearing Sciences (3 credits)
Basis of acoustics, acoustic phonetics, psychoacoustics, and speech perception, and instrumentation for measurement of related phenomena.

SHS 461 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (2 credits)
Pre-practicum preparation; observation of and assisting in therapy; state laws; clinical methods.

SHS 472 Audiometry (3 credits)
Prereq 372. Principles and procedures in basic identification and assessment of hearing impairment; introduction to differential diagnosis of auditory pathologies.

SHS 477 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
Theories and methods in aural rehabilitation for persons who are hearing impaired; amplification; educational audiology; counseling techniques.

SHS 478 Language Impairment (3 credits)
Prereq 371. Assessment and habilitation for the preschool and elementary-age child with language disorders.

SHS 479 Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of speech production and audition; neuropathologies of speech, language, and audition.

SHS 482 Assessment of Speech and Language (3 credits)
Prereq SHS 376 or c//, 475 or c//; 478. Principles, techniques, and materials involved in exploring the nature of speech and language disorders; planning programs of therapy.

Contact Us

Anna Brown
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator

Jason Trosine
Graduate Academic Coordinator

Laura DiFilippo
Program Administration and Operations