Communication Disorders in Literature and Media (3 credits). This course
serves as the introduction to speech-language pathology and Audiology and is
also a liberal studies course (can also be used for the liberal studies
requirements at NAU in the applied sciences category).
Phonetics (3 credits). This course addresses the way speech sounds are made,
the special symbols used to represent them, and their acoustic and perceptual
SST 251: Anatomy
and Physiology for Speech and Language (3 credits). This course covers basics of the structure and function of the speech mechanism, including respiration, phonation, and articulation.
Training Module for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Childhood
Communication Disorders (3). This course examines the typical speech,
voice, language, and hearing pathologies seen in young children. It
includes but is not limited to articulation, fluency, phonology, and
developmental language disorders. It also addresses developmental apraxia
of speech and childhood dysarthria and dysphagia as seen in children with
cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
Training Module for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Adult Neurogenic
Communication Disorders (3). This course addresses aphasia, apraxia of speech
and the dysarthrias typically seen in adults. Cognitive disorders as seen
in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as adult dysphagia are also
Training Module for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Speech and Hearing
Screening and Therapeutic Principles (3). This course is specifically
designed to provide speech-language pathology assistants with the ASHA
(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) approved in screening and
Case Studies and Management for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (3). This
course is designed to provide the student with actual cases seen by the
instructor (or staff) and a review of diagnostic and treatment strategies.