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[1] Graduate Courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders

5220 DIAGNOSIS AND PLANNING Practice in writing and interpreting a variety of reports used in the field of speech-language pathology. Planning goals for therapy from these reports will also be emphasized. Spring.

5307 ADVANCED SIGN LANGUAGE Emphasis placed on expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language (ASL). A written paper required on research about ASL. On demand.

5310 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY The use of assistive technology to promote greater independence for individuals with disabilities. Fall, spring.

6101 CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR I Orientation to the UCA Speech-Language-Hearing Center's graduate practicum including the study of the supervisory process, clinical protocols, and diagnostic procedures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.

6105 CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR II The study of the relationship between research and clinical practice in speech-language pathology and includes a heavy focus on evidence-based practice. Fall, Spring.

6216 CLEFT PALATE AND VELOPHARYNGEAL INCOMPETENCE The etiology, assessment, and treatment of those clients exhibiting cleft palate, velopharyngeal incompetence, and other oral-facial anomalies. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Summer, Spring.

6235 ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES An required course for graduate students in speech-language pathology, this course provides instruction in communication assessment and intervention for children with severe disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and intervention techniques to enhance communication skills for preschool and school-aged children. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Summer.

6244 COGNITION AND NEUROREHABILITATION Students in this course will gain an understanding of cognition, memory systems, and the effects of normal aging on cognition and communicative functioning. This information will provide a foundation for understanding neuroplasticity and the science-based principles of learning that inform clinical practice for adults with cognitive-communication disorders. Fall.

6302 RESEARCH FUNDAMENTALS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Overview to provide a baseline of common experience in research and statistics for all master's students in the department. Prerequisite: PSYC 2330 or consent of instructor. Fall, spring.

6306 ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY AND READINGS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Individual programs of study, basically investigative in nature, with supervised professional activity in communication disorders. A written paper is required. Prerequisite: SPTH 6302 and consent. Fall, spring, summer.

6310 PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS Advanced study of the analysis of phonological systems, both normally developing and disordered. Treatment approaches for severely disordered phonological systems will also be covered. On demand.

6311 AURAL REHABILITATION Current mainstreaming problems and practices with hearing-impaired children. Clinical and educational management of hard-of-hearing children and adults. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Spring, Fall.

6113, 6213, 6313 SPECIAL PROBLEMS Problems in Speech Pathology to be determined by the needs of students who enroll. Prerequisite: Graduate status. On demand.

6314 ADULT SWALLOWING AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS Normal and disordered adult swallow processes. There will be an emphasis on dysfunction, etiology, assessment, and intervention. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Fall, Spring.

6316 DATA ANALYSIS Coverage of data analysis techniques which have specific applications for health and the applied sciences. An applied, conceptual approach will be used to facilitate the practical use of those techniques using SPSSPC+. Prerequisite: SPTH 6302. Spring.

6321 CULTURAL DIVERSITY: RELEVANCE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The study of the general concepts of multiculturalism and the specific ways in which it influences health science related fields and the practice of speech-language pathology. On demand.

6322 FLUENCY DISORDERS Advanced study of fluency disorders including clinical and experimental aspects. Summer.

6325 VOICE DISORDERS Voice pathologies including evaluation techniques and specific remediation procedures for patients with voice disorders. Fall, Spring.

6327 PEDIATRIC FEEDING AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS Feeding/swallowing processes from birth through childhood. There will be an emphasis on normal development, dysfunction, etiology, assessment, and intervention. Prerequisite: SPTH 6314 or consent of instructor. Spring, summer.

6328 COUNSELING IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS This course is designed to provide speech-language pathology students with an overview of the goals and practice of counseling in daily interactions with people with communication disorders. The course is designed to demonstrate the principles of counseling/interviewing for individuals with communication disorders and their families throughout the client's lifespan, with a strong emphasis placed on helping communication disorder professionals understand what types of issues they should be able to address through counseling and what types of issues are best addressed by other professionals outside our field. Summer, fall.

6329 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Students will develop knowledge about issues related to etiology, characteristics, diagnosis, and intervention approaches in ASD across the lifespan. Current topics and theories in ASD will be discussed. Fall, spring.

6330 TRANSDISCIPLINARY AND COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES Examines the concept and practice of collaboration and transdisciplinary teaming in providing appropriate services to young children with disabilities. Prerequisite: Graduate Status. Summer.

6331 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS This course gives students an overview of linguist theories and techniques relevant to the field of speech and language science. There is a particular emphasis on the areas of linguistics used for the diagnostic and assessment procedures in communication sciences and disorders. Fall, spring.

6136, 6236, 6336 THESIS This phase of the thesis process includes the completion of the data collection, writing and discussing the results, and defending the thesis. Prerequisite: SPTH 6302, 6316. On demand.

6341 MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT Assessment and treatment of the dysarthrias, Parkinson's disease, and traumatic brain injury in adults and children. Prerequisite: SPTH 6240 or consent of instructor. Spring, Summer.

6345 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AMD INTERVENTION Current literature, assessment, and intervention techniques for school-age language learners. Fall, Spring.

6354 TRANSDISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Analysis of the development of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). Professionals from involved disciplines will discuss transdisciplinary strategies and materials used with young children with special needs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: SPTH 6330 or consent of instructor. On demand.

6360 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY This course covers a wide range of professional issues in Speech-Language Pathology, and the contexts in which they occur. Among those topics are credentialing processes, the influences of the federal government and the national organization in this profession, infection prevention procedures, cultural issues, and supervision. These matters are placed in the historical perspective of the development of the profession. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Summer, fall.

6443 ADULT LANGUAGE DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT Diagnosis and treatment of apraxia, aphasias, cognitive-communicative disorders including dementias and right hemisphere syndrome. Prerequisite: SPTH 6240 or consent of instructor. Fall, Spring.

6180, 6280, 6380, 6480, 6580, 6680 ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM I Supervised participation in evaluation and therapeutic management of a variety of communication disorders. Variable credit. Assignments based on prerequisite course work and experience.  Fall, spring, summer.

6611 ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM II Supervised participation in evaluation and therapeutic management of a variety of communication disorders in an external setting. Continuation of Advanced Practicum I. Fall, spring, summer.

7103-7603 RESEARCH PROJECT This course covers skills necessary to complete a proposal for research consisting of a research question, review of the literature, proposed methodology, successful IRB review, data collection, analysis of data and written report. (UAMS-ASP 604V; UALR-AUSP 8131-8631)

7110 GRANT WRITING INTERNSHIP This course involves the development, completion and submission of a grant proposal to a private or public funding agency. (UAMS-ASP 6091; UALR-AUSP 8109)

7101-7601 TEACHING INTERNSHIP This course provides doctoral students with supervised experience in academic instruction. (UAMS-ASP 610V; UALR-AUSP 8123-8223)

7102-7602 SUPERVISION INTERNSHIP This course provides doctoral students with supervised experience in clinical supervision/instruction.  (UAMS-ASP 611V; UALR-AUSP 8111-8211)

7210 GRANT WRITING PEDAGOGY This course covers strategies for identifying funding agencies appropriate for research and special programs. Techniques for writing grant proposals for both private and public funding will be emphasized. (UAMS-ASP 6052; UALR-AUSP 8205)

7220 SUPERVISION PEDAGOGY Exploration of the art and science of clinical teaching, supervision of clinical services, management of clinical programs, and instruction in communication disorders. Specific emphases will target clinical problem solving, maximizing student and client feedback, supervisory conferencing, evaluating student and client performance, clinical scheduling/record keeping, and clinical and program efficacy. (UAMS-ASP 6062; UALR-AUSP 8206)

7230 TEACHING PEDAGOGY Principles and practices of course development and teaching skills in communication sciences and disorders. Emphases on understanding and integrating course content, targeted levels of learning, specific objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment. Additional topics include: motivating students, attributes of good teaching, professional development in teaching, distance education, and team/interdisciplinary teaching. (UAMS-ASP 6072; UALR-AUSP 8207)

7300 ADVANCED RESEARCH  METHODS Theory, principals and practices of research design in communication sciences and disorders. Emphases on methodology of collecting, organizing, analyzing and presenting qualitative and quantitative data. Topics will include: research questions and problems, literature and background review, research design, data organization and manipulation, scientific writing, and the publication and presentation process. (UAMS-ASP 6003; UALR-AUSP 8304)

7310 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN HEARING The exploration of research and practice related to hearing science and hearing disorders. Course reflects recent developments in the literature and interests of participants. Topics may include: the anatomical basis of hearing science, acoustics and instrumentation, psychoacoustics, physiological acoustics, evaluation of hearing, hearing conservation, amplification, and aural habilitation and rehabilitation. May be repeated for 15 hours. (UAMS-ASP 6013; UALR-AUSP 8301)

7320 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE The exploration and evaluation of current research, practice and technology related to language development and disorders.  Course reflects recent developments in the literature and specific interest of participants.  Topics may include: developmental disorders, neurophysiological bases of language and communication, neurogenic cognitive-linguistic disorders, phonology, AAC, multicultural issues, gerontology. (UAMS-ASP 6033; UALR-AUSP 8303)

7321 DOCTORAL SEMINAR: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS IN MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS This course will engage students in discussion of multicultural and linguistics variables that must be recognized and applied in teaching, research, and clinical supervision in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. (UAMS-ASP 6083; UALR-AUSP 8343)

7330 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN SPEECH The exploration and evaluation of research, practice, and technology related to speech development and disorders. Course reflects recent developments in literature and interests of participants. Topics may include: motor speech disorders, speech science, physiological and neurophysiological bases of speech production, voice, dysphagia, fluency, articulation, craniofacial anomalies, gerontology, AAC, multicultural issues. May be repeated for 15 hours. (UAMS-ASP 6023; UALR-AUSP 8302)

8150-8950 DISSERTATION An original research project is completed by the student in collaboration with the dissertation advisor and committee. The student must be able to successfully complete an oral defense to the dissertation committee. Students must continue to enroll in this course until all related requirements are completed. (UAMS-ASP 700V; UALR-AUSP 9199-9999)