• Courses

    2099 (1-4 hours credit) - Special Topics A special interest course. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

    2350 Sign Language I (3-3-X) - An introductory study of methods of manual communication with emphasis on American Sign Language. This course does not count as credit toward a Speech-Language Pathology major or minor. Fall, Spring

    2351 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3-3-0) - An introductory study of normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing in persons of all ages; overview of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Fall, Spring

    2352 Normal Speech, Language, and Hearing (3-3-X) - A study of normal speech, language, and hearing, including theory, normal developmental sequence and observation. Fall, Spring

    2356 Anatomy, Physiology and Neurology of Speech and Language (3-3-X) - Study of anatomy, physiology and neurology for the speech-language pathologist, including medical terminology for allied health practitioners. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351 and BIOL 2402 or written permission of department chair. Fall, Spring

    3350 Sign Language II (3-3-0) - An intermediate study of methods of manual communication with primary emphasis on American Sign Language. This course does not count as credit toward a Speech-Language Pathology major or minor. Prerequisite: SPEP 2350 or written permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring

    3351 Clinical Phonetics (3-3-0) - A study of the bases and processes related to the normal production and perception of speech and language. Mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet as a tool in the practice of speech-language pathology. May

    3352 Audiology (3-3-X) - A study of hearing, both normal and disordered, emphasizing the fundamentals of acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism, pathologies of the ear, assessment/identification of hearing loss, and hearing conservation. Fall

    3353 Aural Rehabilitation (3-3-0) - A study of services provided by speech-language pathologists, including speech-language development strategies, for persons who are hearing-impaired. Prerequisite: SPEP 3352. Spring

    3354 Articulation, Voice, and Fluency Disorders (3-3-0) - A study of speech articulation, phonology, voice, and fluency disorders including etiology, theory, diagnosis, and treatment. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351, 2352, and 3351 or written permission of department chair. Fall

    3358 Neurogenic Speech-Language Disorders (3-3-0) - A study of neurogenic speech-language disorders including etiology, theory, diagnosis, and treatment. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351 or written permission of department chair.

    3359 Diagnostic and Treatment Methods in Speech and Language Disorders (3-3-X) - A study of the selection and use of procedures for the assessment and diagnosis of speech and language disorders, the development of treatment plans and the evaluation of treatment results. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351 or written permission of department chair. Fall

    4099 (1-4 hours credit) - Seminar in Speech, Language, or Hearing Disorders A study of a special subject area not covered in existing courses. Repeatable as topics vary. Fall, Spring, Summer

    4352 Language Disorders (3-3-0) - A study of language disorders in children, including etiology, theory, and diagnostic and treatment methods. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351 and 2352 or written permission of department chair. Spring

    4353 Speech, Language, and Hearing Programs in Schools (3-3-0) - Investigation of the role of the speech-language pathologist in the school; legislation and public law related to children having speech-language disorders; organization and management of the school speech, language, and hearing program; case selection; scheduling and implementing treatment services; individualized educational program; and documentation. (Concurrent enrollment in PSYC 3333 is required) Prerequisite: SPEP 2351 and 2352 or written permission of department chair. Spring

    4355 Development and Design of Therapeutic Resources - A study of the design, creation, and modification or individualization of therapeutic materials that can be used in clinical sessions. Emphasis is placed on making materials that can be used in a variety of ways, including as extrinsic and intrinsic reinforcers and pragmatic language stimuli. Recommended prerequisite is SPEP 3359. (Counts as one of the required upper-division SPEP courses.)

    4358 Augmentative & Alternative Communication Systems (AAC) (3-3-X) - A study of the methods used to augment or to provide an alternative means of communication when a severe oral communication disorder is present. Emphasis will be placed on individual multimodal treatment plans based on evaluation results. Students will design AAC overlays. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351, 2352, 3354, 3359 and 4352 or written permission of the Department Head. (Counts as one of the required upper division SPEP courses.)

     

    Clinical Courses

    4159, 4259, 4359, 4459 Observation of Clinical Procedures in Speech, Language, and/or Hearing Disorders - Clinical observation experiences in the diagnosis and/or treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders/delays. Prerequisite: SPEP 3351, 3354, 3358, 3359 and 4352; overall GPA of 2.75 with 3.00 in SPEP courses, and permission of department chair. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring

    4171 Clinical Procedures and Documentation (1-1-X) - Study and practice related to providing clinical services for persons with speech, language, and hearing disorders/delays. Topics and activities include: legal, ethical and professional issues; scheduling, the selection of treatment methods; treatment planning; charting performance; writing progress notes and summaries. Prerequisites: SPEP 4459, PSYC 3305, 3333. Co-requisites: SPEP 4271 and 4355. May be taken for more than one semester. (Additional fee required.) Summer

    4271 Clinical Internship (2-0-X) - Clinical practice in procedures and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders/delays under the supervision of certified speech-language pathologists. Prerequisites: SPEP 2352, 3353, 3354, 3359, 4352, 4353, 4459 and any other course deemed necessary by the department's faculty to prepare the student for treating a specific type of disorder; PSYC 3306, 3333. Co requisites: SPEP 4171 and 4355. At least nine hours of required speech-language pathology courses must have been completed at Hardin-Simmons University; overall grade-point average of 2.75 with 3.00 in required SPEP courses; treatment of any speech-language, hearing, or related disorder identified during speech-language pathology courses; submission of all required application and contract materials (information and forms available from the department chair); permission of the department chair. May be taken for more than one semester. (Additional fee required.) Summer

    4179, 4279, 4379, 4479 Advanced Clinical Procedures in Speech, Language, and/or Hearing Disorders - Advanced clinical experiences (observation and/or practice) and investigation in diagnosis and/or treatment of speech, language, hearing and related disorders/delays. Prerequisite: SPEP 2351, 2352, 3351, 3354, 3358, 3359 and 4352, and any other course deemed necessary by the department’s faculty to prepare the student for observing and/or treating a specific type of disorder; overall GPA of 2.75 with 3.00 in SPEP courses. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring, Summer

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