Speech-Language Pathology Leveling Courses
As USAHS seeks candidacy status for the MS SLP program, get ahead and complete several leveling courses. These courses are designed to provide a summary of learning objectives and serve as a pathway to the MS SLP program for undergraduates with a non-CSD or SLP degree. The leveling courses also provide applicants with the necessary pre-requisites to enter the graduate program. Each leveling course costs $550, please see below about contacting our enrollment advisors for more information.
SLP 5014 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Immerse yourself in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Study communication, speech and language concepts, explore the anatomy and physiology involved in human communication, and learn to identify communication disorders occurring across the lifespan. You will also examine cultural differences, as well as the impact of evidence-based treatment practices, and consider potential CSD professions to pursue post-graduation.
SLP 5008 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
A solid understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing systems is critical to success in the speech-language pathology profession. Students in this course will survey the structure and function of the skeletal, neurological, and muscular systems for respiration, along with phonation, articulation, resonation, mastication, deglutition, and the hearing mechanism. Learn to analyze functional implications and the organization and physiology of related nervous systems.
*SLP 5002 Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
Familiarize yourself with the field of audiology and examine skills necessary for diagnosing and treating hearing disorders across the lifespan. You will study audiometric test methods and learn to use nonmedical rehabilitation options to treat audiological disorders.
*SLP 5032 Normal Speech and Language Development
Develop a strong understanding of the theory and research around normal child speech and language development, from infancy to adolescence. You will study language and literacy development for both monolingual and bilingual children.
*SLP 5026 Phonetics
Gain an introduction to the phonetic analysis of normal and disordered speech, and begin to use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for transcription. You will learn the motoric aspects and concrete descriptions of the properties of speech sound production.
*SLP 5020 Neuroanatomy
Neuroanatomy and physiology are the foundations for speech, hearing, language, swallowing and cognition. You will view the nervous system from a neurobiological perspective and discuss the behavioral and communicative disturbances caused by disease, defect or injury.
*These courses will be available starting Fall 2018.