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|SLPA||101||Intro To SLPA|
This course provides an overview of the field of speech-language pathology, including professional standards, legal and ethical issues and scope of responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist and the speech-language pathology assistant in health care and educational settings.
|SLPA||104||ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING|
|This course covers the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and neurology related to speech production and hearing. Systems studied include respiration, phonation, articulation, resonation, hearing and neurological. In addition, information regarding feeding and feeding strategies will be covered.|
|SLPA||105||Speech & Language Development|
This course covers the study of normal speech and language development. Topics include communication development and differentiation of normal from disordered communication. Hearing development, literacy development and language diversity will also be addressed.
|SLPA||106||INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS|
|This course provides a study of the articulatory foundations of the description and classification of speech sounds. It introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), physiological properties of the speech mechanism, methods of transcription and dialectal variations. The emphasis will be on the auditory discrimination necessary for recording normal and disordered articulatory production.|
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the registrar for verification.
|CIS||105||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS|
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, and Internet-based technology. The student will gain hands-on experience with the Microsoft Office Suite--Outlook, Word, Excel Access, and PowerPoint; Skype for Business; and cloud-based technologies such as GoogleDrive/OneDrive.
|Total Semester Hours||16 (AAS) credits|
|SLPA||102||CLINICAL OBSERVATION I|
|This course covers beginning clinical observation of practices and procedures in speech-language pathology and combines on-site observations with class discussion. Eight hours of observation in educational settings is required. Prerequisites: SLPA 101, 104, 105 and 106.|
|This course covers the promotion of professional growth opportunities for speech language pathology assistants. Students will explore tools and concepts necessary during the job seeking process and examine professional development as a new employee.|
|SLPA||111||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION DISORDERS AND TREATMENT|
|This course provides an overview of communication disorders, including classification, assessment and remediation of speech, language, literacy, swallowing and hearing disorders in children and adults. It addresses the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in educational and medical settings and examines multicultural and multilingual diversity, developmental disabilities and collaboration with educators. Prerequisites: SLPA 101, 104, 105 and 106.|
|SLPA||112||CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT|
|This course covers developmental stages of children from conception through adolescence including major theories of development and their application to parenting, teaching and other interactions with children.|
|SLPA||120||VOICE AND ARTICULATION FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION|
|This course covers speech and voice production with an emphasis on improving vocal skills for effective communication. Prerequisites: SLPA 101, 104, 105 and 106.|
|Intensive academic writing practice in communication. This course is designed to help the student produce clear, effective writing. Standard English grammar, usage, and punctuation in connection with writing structure, are emphasized. Expository essays and a research paper are included as course assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL 098 or qualifying placement score.|
|Behavioral Science Elective||3 credits|
|Total Semester Hours||17 (AAS) credits|
|SLPA||200||Intro to Audiology & Aural Rehab|
This course is an introduction to audiology, audiograms, hearing screening and hearing assessments. Also provided is an introduction to aural rehabilitation, hearing aids and hearing assistive technologies (HAT). Prerequisites: SLPA 102, 103, 111 and 120.
|SLPA||202||CLINICAL OBSERVATION II|
|This course covers continued clinical observation of practices and procedures required in speech-language pathology in preparation for clinical fieldwork and combines on-site observations with class discussion. Seventeen hours of observation in educational settings is required. Prerequisites: SLPA 102, 103, 111 and 120.|
|SLPA||205||ADULT COMMUNICATION DISORDERS|
This course provides an introduction to adult neurogenic communication disorders and speech and language therapy techniques used to treat these disorders. It examines the communication disorders of aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, right hemisphere disorders, dementia, and traumatic brain injury
|SLPA||220||SPEECH DISORDERS AND INTERVENTION|
|This course focuses on speech sound disorders and therapy techniques to implement articulation and phonological therapy. Session planning, reporting progress and organization of therapy interaction are introduced. Cueing, reinforcement, feedback and choosing materials are covered. This course also reviews therapy approaches for neuromotor speech disorders, fluency and voice disorders. Prerequisites: SLPA 102, 103, 111 and 120.|
|SLPA||230||LANGUAGE DISORDERS AND INTERVENTION|
|This course explores language disorders and various intervention approaches. Students are introduced to therapy techniques appropriate for treating language delays and acquired disorders with toddler, preschool and school-aged populations. The course also addresses intervention for culturally and linguistically diverse children, as well as intervention for students with learning and developmental disabilities. Prerequisites: SLPA 102, 103, 111 and 120.|
|MA||100||Basic LIfe Support for Health Care|
This course meets CDC, OSHA and NFPA guidelines for basic life support. It focuses on immediate life-threatening situations, demonstrates quick, effective responses and presents perspectives on how frequently these situations occur. It is ideal for professionals such as firefighters, police, paramedics, lifeguards, athletic trainers, medical assistants and other medical professionals. Topics covered include the professional rescuer’s role in emergencies; victim’s condition assessment; basic life support; rescue breathing; cardiac emergencies; airway obstructions; AED use; and resuscitation in special situations. This class is offered for credit as a Pass/No Pass course.
|Preparatory course for College Algebra. This course introduces the basic properties of real numbers, polynomials and equations. Assignments will include factoring polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, functions, logarithms and rational expressions. Prerequisite: MATH 091 or qualifying test score.|
|Social Science Elective||3 credits|
|Total Semester Hours||18.5 (AAS) credits|
|SLPA||210||ALTERNATIVE AND AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION|
|This course provides an introduction to common forms of augmentative and alternative communication, including manual communication and low- and high-tech AAC systems. Prerequisites: SLPA 200, 202, 220 and 230.|
|This course covers screening tools and processes used for speech, language and hearing screening including the administration of screening and completion of protocols with clients of varied ages. Prerequisites: SLPA 200, 202, 220 and 230.|
|SLPA||235||CLINICAL MANAGEMENT AND PROCEDURES|
|This course covers organizational and functional skills required in the speech-language pathology workplace. Topics include interdisciplinary and supervisory relationships, client and public interaction, therapy plans, lesson plans, safety issues, technical writing, data collection, record keeping, computer applications, multicultural issues and behavior management. Prerequisites: SLPA 200, 202, 220 and 230.|
|This course is an eight-week, full- time field placement in an educational setting under the supervision of a state licensed speech-language pathologist. The field placement allows the student to practice the knowledge and skills related to speech and language interventions. Students will have an opportunity to request fieldwork site placements based on their areas of interest, strengths and goals for employment. Prerequisites: SLPA 200, 202, 220 and 230.|
|Total Semester Hours||14 (AAS) credits|
Award: AAS Degree
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 65.5 (AAS)