Undergraduate Catalog 2005- 2006

Speech And Hearing Science

Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
122 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3023

Phone: 716.829.2797
Fax: 716.829.3979
Web: wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/cds/

Elaine Stathopoulos
Chair

Jan Charles-Luce
Director of Undergraduate Studies

About the Program

The undergraduate program in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS) is a pre-professional program leading to a bachelor of arts degree. The pre-professional major in speech and hearing science provides the common core of knowledge concerning the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing that is required for a background for study of disorders of communication. No certification is available based on the undergraduate curriculum. The graduate degree is the entry level into the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate major in speech and hearing science and who wish to become professionally qualified as speech-language pathologists or audiologists must apply to a graduate program offering a master’s degree for speech-language pathology or a doctorate of audiology for audiology.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

The honors program stimulates excellence by encouraging students to undertake in-depth study in a specialty area within the fields of communicative disorders and sciences. Students gain a more sophisticated understanding of at least one aspect of the field and develop their analytical skills or creative talents. A senior thesis is required. Students who complete the project receive a recognition certificate from the department.

Speech and Hearing Science - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

Upon completion, the student should complete the Application for Undergraduate Major found in the department office or on the department’s web site and submit that along with a copy of the DARS to the department office.

Applications to the major are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once accepted, each student is assigned a departmental faculty advisor who assists the student in program planning. It is the student’s responsibility to make an appointment with the faculty advisor to request assistance of any kind. A message folder is established for each major in the department. Students should check that folder regularly, as it is used to contact them and to circulate information.

To graduate, the student must have earned an overall GPA of 2.5 in CDS courses. CDS courses with a grade of less then C- will not be acceptable for the departmental average requirement and must be retaken for a grade of C- or better. Students may not elect S/U grading in CDS courses.

If prospective majors have taken courses at another school that they believe are equivalent to the required courses of the department, transfer evaluation and waiver request forms may be obtained from the department office.

Prerequisite Courses

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
CDS 286 Phonetics
CDS 288 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Required Courses

BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology
CDS 290 Audiology: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 301 Language Development in Children
CDS 302 Language Disorders in Children
CDS 382 Applied Physics of Sound
CDS 392 Phonological Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
CDS 469 Stuttering Therapy
CDS 480 Clinical Observation and Participation
CDS 482 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders
CDS 483 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders Lab
CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation or CDS 485 Speech Pathology in the Schools
CDS 487 Psychoacoustic Science
CSE 101 Computers: A General Introduction
MTH 115 Survey of Algebra and Trigonometry or ULC 148 Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
One linguistics course (choose from LIN 205, LIN 207, or any 300/400-level LIN course except LIN 355 or LIN 496) for a minimum of 3 credits
One physical science course (choose any course from CHE, GLY, or PHY) for a minimum of 3 credits
One statistics course (choose from CEP 207, PSY 207, SOC 294, SSC 225, STA 111, or STA 119) for a minimum of 3 credits
Two human behavior courses (choose from AAS 333, APY 311, LAI 205/SSC 208, NUR 250, PSY 321, PSY 322, PSY 331, PSY 336, SOC 304, SOC 308, SOC 313, SOC 314, SSC 363)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 66

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall—BIO 129, CDS 151, PSY 101
Spring—CSE 101, one linguistics course (LIN 205, LIN 207, or any 300/400-level LIN course except LIN 355 or LIN 496)

SECOND YEAR
Fall—CDS 286, CDS 288, MTH 115
Spring—CDS 290, one physical science course (any course from CHE, GLY, or PHY), one statistics course (CEP 207, PSY 207, SOC 294, SSC 225, STA 111, or STA 119)

THIRD YEAR
Fall—CDS 301, CDS 382, one human behavior course
Spring—CDS 302, CDS 392, one human behavior course

FOURTH YEAR
Fall—CDS 482, CDS 483; CDS 484 or CDS 485*; CDS 487
Spring—CDS 469
Fall or Spring—CDS 480

*May instead be taken in the spring of the fourth year.


Speech and Hearing Science - Minor

About the Minor

The field of communicative disorders and sciences relates to many fields and subspecialties. For this reason, the department offers a minor for students who are majors or prospective majors in other departments. Students may choose courses to meet their specific interests.

Required Courses

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Five additional CDS courses, which may include independent study

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18



Course Descriptions

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Surveys the field of communication disorders and introduces the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Introduces the nature of communication disorders and the effects of speech-language-hearing handicaps on the lives of individuals, families, and society. An informational course for students in education, social, and health-related fields who deal with persons whose communicative behaviors are at variance with the norm.

 

CDS 286 Phonetics

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces the field of phonetics. Topics include normal aspects of speech production, including speech anatomy and physiology, speech acoustics, dialect differences, and differences in phonological and phonetic representations. Also introduces phonetic transcription. Students demonstrate the ability to recognize and describe phonetics symbols of American English using the International Phonetic Alphabet.


CDS 288 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Involves an anatomic presentation of the respiratory, laryngeal and supralaryngeal areas of the speech mechanism. Examines muscle and skeletal structure for each speech component. Emphasizes in-depth discussion of breathing physiology for speech, laryngeal function for phonation and supralaryngeal function for articulation and resonance. Provides an anatomic and physiologic basis for all speech and voice disorders.

 

CDS 290 Audiology: Diagnosis and Management

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces etiology, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of auditory disorders.


CDS 301 Language Development in Children

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Explores the acquisition of language form and function by typical developing children. Discusses the normal development of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics from infancy through early adolescence by examining empirical data and current theoretical issues and controversies. Examines the emergence of literacy skills and the differences in acquisition between mono- and bi- (or multi-) lingual children. Includes the impact of cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and individual variation on children’s normal language acquisition.

 

CDS 302 Language Disorders in Children

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CDS 301
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies language disorders in children, including mental retardation, language learning disabilities, and autism. Topics include assessment techniques emphasizing language sample analysis, consideration of dialect differences, and treatment techniques to facilitate generalization.


CDS 382 Applied Physics of Sound

Credits:  4
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CSE 101; MTH 115 or higher or ULC 148
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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Reviews the mathematical and physical bases necessary to understand acoustic phenomena related to speech and hearing. Students discover acoustics and solve realistic problems using computer systems to create, analyze, and listen to sounds. Includes lab section.

 

CDS 392 Phonological Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CDS 286, CDS 301; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Covers phonological development in children with normal language skills, introduces organic speech disorders and functional misarticulation in young children, discusses causes and origins of disorders and principles of diagnostics, and introduces basic remediation plans.


CDS 428 Neural Basis of Communication

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines basic concepts of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as the foundation for diagnosis and treatment of communication problems of neurologically impaired children and adults.

 

CDS 469 Stuttering Therapy

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CDS 288, senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Covers theoretical and empirical approaches to the causes, origins, symptoms, development, assessment, and treatment of fluency disorders from early childhood through adolescence and adulthood.


CDS 480 Clinical Observation and Participation

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Involves presentations and class discussions related to assessment and remediation of a variety of communication disorders. Minimum of twenty-five clock hours of directed observation in diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders, which is required by ASHA as a prerequisite to clinical practicum.

 

CDS 482 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  CDS 483
Type:  LEC

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Covers procedures involved in the formal and informal evaluation of a variety of speech and language disorders in children and adults. Units include the diagnostic process, interviewing, psychometrics, and testing procedures across disorders.


CDS 483 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders Lab

Credits:  1
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  CDS 482
Type:  LAB

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Provides practical experience in interviewing, test administration, oral facial examination, and conferencing during the diagnostic process.

 

CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CDS 290, senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the effect of hearing impairment on children and adults. Examines the application of knowledge of acoustics, linguistics, cognition, learning, and counseling psychology to the reduction of hearing handicaps.


CDS 485 Speech Pathology in the Schools

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CDS 302, senior standing in speech and hearing science; SHS majors only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Examines the organization and administration of speech, language, and hearing programs in schools. Also studies current legislation and practices in school programs, including models of service delivery, individualized educational programming, rights and responsibilities of teachers and other staff, instructional design and planning including case selection, multicultural and bilingual considerations, and the speech-language pathologist’s role in language and literacy development. Required for New York State certification of Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.

 

CDS 487 Psychoacoustic Science

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CDS 382
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Presents the acoustic science background necessary for study in speech pathology, audiology, physical acoustics, electroacoustics, speech acoustics, psychoacoustics, psychology, and hearing science.


CDS 493 Honors Research Seminar

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  Permission by petition
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Students admitted to the Early Admission Program (early admission to the graduate program in CDS at UB) participate in tutorials from individual academic and clinical faculty members in the department covering research and clinical methods in speech, language, and hearing abilities and disorders. Readings are pertinent to each topic, and students complete a paper or project with a faculty member in an area of interest.

 

CDS 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Permission by petition
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Involves an individual project or inquiry into an area of relevance to a student’s particular interest within the field of communicative disorders and sciences. The student must secure permission of the instructor prior to enrollment.


Updated: Nov 16, 2005 10:50:35 AM

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