UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Communication Sciences and Disorders


Professional liability insurance is required of all students enrolled in off-campus clinical practicums in speech-language pathology or audiology. The insurance policy must cover the duration of the placement, beginning on or before the first day of the placement and extending through the final day of the placement.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSD

180E, 280E, 380E, 480E. Conference Course in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Readings in the literature of communication sciences and disorders designed to expand the graduate student's opportunity for individual consultation both in research and in informational aspects of the work. One, two, three, or four conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

181L, 281L, 381L. Clinical Practicum.
Supervised practicum in speech/language pathology, audiology, or education of the deaf. Two, four, or six clinical teaching hours and one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in speech/language pathology, audiology, or education of the deaf.

383N. Seminar in Human Communication Development.
Strategies for original research in developmental sequences of communication behaviors and for research in classroom applications; representative topics include linguistic behaviors, oral language development, and second language instruction. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

386N. Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Strategies and methodology in the design and analysis of research in communication sciences and disorders. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393D. Evaluation and Remediation in Speech/Language Pathology.
Core courses for clinical competence in speech/language pathology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Voice Disorders.

Topic 2: Articulation Disorders.

Topic 3: Fluency Disorders.

Topic 4: Language Intervention with Infants and Toddlers.

Topic 5: Language Intervention with Preschool-Age Children.

Topic 6: Language Intervention with School-Age Children.

Topic 7: Diagnostics.

393E. Topics Cognate to Speech/Language Pathology.
New developments in related areas and their applications to speech/language pathology. Topics include infants and young children, clinical instrumentation, neuroanatomy, genetic considerations in speech/language pathology, prosody. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Dysphagia.

Topic 2: Multicultural Assessment in Communication Disorders.

Topic 3: Neurogenics.

Topic 4: Collaborative Models of Service Delivery.

Topic 5: Supervision in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology.

393F. Recent Developments in Speech/Language Pathology.
Current developments in selected categories of speech and language disorders; designed to provide depth in one or more areas. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Aphasia.

Topic 2: Dysarthria.

Topic 3: Team Management of Craniofacial Patients.

Topic 4: Interdisciplinary Teams.

393G. Problems in Speech/Language Pathology.
Selected topics in speech/language pathology, including pronunciation problems in second language learning, remedial programs for the disadvantaged, and multicultural assessment. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Multicultural Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

394C. Amplifying Systems in Aural Rehabilitation.
Principles of hearing aid circuitry and looped systems; ear molds and acoustic properties thereof; electroacoustic properties of hearing aids and selection procedures. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 378 or 396M or consent of instructor.

394E. Electrophysiological Audiometry.
Review of the auditory nervous system; in-depth evaluation of electrodermal, electroencephalographic, and electrocardiographic audiometry. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 378 or consent of instructor.

394F. Medical Audiology.
Audiologic implications of pathology and medical and/or surgical treatment of the ear; otologic diagnoses. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 378 or consent of instructor.

394H. Auditory Rehabilitation.
Acoustic, vocational, social, and psychological rehabilitation of the hearing-impaired child and adult. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Communications Sciences and Disorders 394C or consent of instructor.

394K. Problems in Audiology.
A review of current literature on diagnostic procedures; habilitation for hearing-impaired children or rehabilitation for adults. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and Communication Sciences and Disorders 373 and 378, or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Aural Habilitation.

Topic 2: Psychoacoustics.
Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral auditory system; behavioral measures of auditory performance-masking, sound localization, pitch and loudness perception, temporary and permanent hearing loss. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Sciences and Disorders 394K (Topic 2), Neuroscience 394U (Topic 1: Psychoacoustics), Psychology 394U (Topic 5: Psychoacoustics).

Topic 3: Readings in Audiology.

395. Pediatric Audiology.
Current methods of testing the hearing of young children; included are identification, electrophysiological and operant audiometry, and medical aspects of hearing loss in children. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Communication Sciences and Disorders 378 or consent of instructor.

395C. Language Acquisition in Deaf Children.
Examination of current research studies in expressive and receptive language function; relationships of research to existing classroom procedures. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

395G. Strategies for Speech Improvement of the Deaf.
Designs for evaluation and intervention to improve the speech of deaf students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, concurrent enrollment in Communication Sciences and Disorders 195L, and consent of instructor.

395H. Problems in Deafness.
Selected topics on the implications of deafness for the deaf child's development. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Literacy.

Topic 2: Social Psychology of Deafness.

Topic 3: Instructional Practices.

195L. Speech Improvement in the Hearing Impaired: Practicum.
Supervised clinical experience conducting speech development activities with hearing-impaired children. Two hours of clinical teaching a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and concurrent enrollment in Communication Sciences and Disorders 395G.

396M. Instrumentation in Communication Sciences.
Electrophysiological and electroacoustic procedures in the study of communication behaviors. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

396N. Speech Production and Perception.
Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the encoding and decoding of speech. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in communication sciences and disorders and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Communication Sciences and Disorders 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in communication sciences and disorders and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Communication Sciences and Disorders 399R, 699R, or 999R.



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