Nov 30, 2023
SLHS 604 - Voice Disorders
Instrumental analysis and quantitative assessment of normal and disordered respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and resonance patterns. Differential diagnosis and treatment of organic and non-organic voice disorders.
Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. Speech-Language Pathology program.
Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid Only.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Measure and quantify the functions of the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and resonance systems.
- Describe and demonstrate the use of specific equipment and software, including: the Computerized Speech Lab (CSL), Praat software, Phonatory Aerodynamic Systems (PAS), Laryngograph, Nasometer, Sona Speech software, and Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter.
- Compare values obtained from quantitative measures against normative data to determine the presence of disorders to these systems.
- Comprehend and replicate selected research in one or more of the following areas of respiration, phonation, articulation, or resonance.
- Demonstrate comprehension of how to screen and evaluate voice disorders for individuals across the lifespan.
- Integrate knowledge of basic science, evidence-based practice guidelines, and clinical information, for differential diagnosis and to determine the nature, severity, and prognosis, of a variety of voice disorders.
- Determine appropriate treatment methods as a function of clinical presenting characteristics for a range of voice disorders, and tailoring the treatment approaches to the specific client needs.
- Apply consistently ethical professional standards, and recognize and respect the limits of their professional preparation and skills.
- Communicate effectively, either orally or in writing, with a diverse array of clients, their family members and caregivers, and with other professionals.
- Demonstrate understanding of cultural competence for persons with voice disorders.
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