Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SLPA)

SLPA 1101. Introduction to Communication Disorders. 4 Hours.

Offers an overview of disorders of speech and hearing and their treatment, and a review of normal speech and hearing development. Requires clinical observations of persons with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

SLPA 1102. Language Development. 3-4 Hours.

Provides an overview of the development of the language system from birth to adolescence. Students compare different theories of language acquisition and understand their implications for intervention approaches; become familiar with broad developmental stages in infancy and childhood in the domains of motor skills, cognition, social skills, and speech and language, and the connections among these domains; understand the social dynamics between parents and children from which early gestures and prespeech vocalizations emerge; utilize some informal measures of language development covering form, content, and use; and understand broad differences in development in multicultural populations including Asian, Hispanic, and African-American children.

SLPA 1103. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism. 3-4 Hours.

Offers an in-depth study of the static structure, musculature, and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism. Emphasizes current research in speech and hearing physiology.

SLPA 1200. Phonetics. 3-4 Hours.

Introduces students to articulatory, perceptual, and linguistic aspects of speech sounds, and phonetic transcription of normal and disordered speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Utilizes lectures, discussions, laboratory exercises, demonstrations, readings, audiotape exercises, problem sets, quizzes, and examinations.

SLPA 1203. Introduction to Audiology. 3-4 Hours.

Offers the opportunity to gain knowledge of the physics of sound and the anatomy/physiology of the human hearing mechanism, and how these two areas are interrelated. Familiarizes students with some of the diagnostic tests performed by the audiologist in order to assess the integrity of the hearing mechanism. Concludes with a brief overview of amplification and the rehabilitation process for hearing-impaired individuals.

SLPA 1205. Speech and Hearing Science. 3-4 Hours.

Introduces facts and theories related to the physical bases of sound as relevant to speech acoustics; anatomy of the hearing mechanisms; psychoacoustics; and speech perception. While primarily concerned with normal communication, the course also includes discussion of communication disorders. Lab demonstrations and problem sets augment lectures and discussions.

SLPA 1555. Communication Disorders in Movies. 4 Hours.

Seeks to increase student understanding of communication disorders through film. By watching Oscar-awarded, Oscar-nominated, and other Hollywood movies, students are offered an opportunity to develop a heightened sensitivity for how society views specific communication disorders. Through related lectures, discussion, structured activities, and assignments, studies the etiology and diagnosis of a variety of communication disorders and how individuals with these disorders may be helped.

SLPA 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 2000. Introduction to Co-op. 1 Hour.

Prepares students for all aspects of the cooperative education component of their curriculum by comparing the goals and expectations of co-op employer, co-op faculty, and students themselves. Through professional goal exploration, students gain an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Department of Cooperative Education. The spectrum of clinical settings for speech, language, and hearing professionals is examined as well as current trends in the job market. Effective job search strategies through developing rTsumTs, preparing for interviews, and making informed choices are targeted. Also examines on-the-job scenarios involving problem solving, ethical issues, and confidentiality, and discusses appropriate ways to handle difficult workplace situations.

SLPA 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 4651. Speech Disorders across the Life Span. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to obtain the foundation needed to work with adults and children who demonstrate delays and disorders of speech production across the life span. Discusses articulation and phonological development and disorders, phonological differences, disorders of fluency of speech, and disorders of resonance and voice. Presents formal and informal diagnostic and therapeutic intervention for each disorder/difference and discusses the impact of these communication problems in relation to the individual and family.

SLPA 4652. Seminar in SLP and Audiology Abroad: Achieving Cultural Competency. 4 Hours.

Offers students opportunities to improve their cultural awareness; to develop their knowledge of different cultures; to increase their appreciation of—and sensitivity to—cultural differences (e.g., healthcare, legal/political, musical, religious); and to experience rehabilitation-related, culturally diverse experiences while abroad. Rehabilitation services are provided in a variety of educational, medical, and community settings. Effectiveness of rehabilitation across these settings is impacted by many factors, including interactions between cultural influences of the healthcare and legal/political systems and of the clinician and the clients/patients with whom he or she is working.

SLPA 4891. Research Abroad. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision as part of an international study experience.

SLPA 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

SLPA 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 5100. Diagnostic Audiometry. 3 Hours.

Presents an in-depth examination of the various uses of pure tone, speech, and impedance measures as they relate to the standard audiological assessment. Covers case history and case reporting.

SLPA 5104. Differential Diagnosis in Audiology. 3 Hours.

Examines in detail the site of lesion test battery approach to differential diagnosis in audiology. Includes consideration of Bekesy, ENG, SISI, tone decay tests, ABLB, acoustic reflex, and auditory evoked potentials (ABR).

SLPA 5105. Auditory Pathologies. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of temporal bone and eighth nerve anatomy. Discusses physiology of the auditory system. Covers the more frequently encountered pathologies affecting the auditory system as well as medical/surgical treatment of those disorders.

SLPA 5107. Clinical Procedures. 3-4 Hours.

Reviews principles and procedures of the functional analysis of behavior and focuses on the application of behavioral theory and research to speech, language, and hearing training. Emphasizes clinical investigation in the experimental analysis of the behavior of communication disorders and experiences in the application of experimental procedures in assessment and treatment programs.

SLPA 5108. Rehabilitation Audiology. 3 Hours.

Provides information about the effects of hearing loss on communication, the role of the audiologist in the rehabilitation process, approaches to counseling, uses of amplification, and issues in industrial and educational hearing conservation.

SLPA 5109. Neurology of Communication. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the opportunity to acquire a basic understanding of human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as related to normal aspects of speech, hearing, and language. Reviews central and peripheral nervous system anatomy and physiology developmentally from embryologic through the life span perspectives. Neurology of common speech-language pathologies are similarly addressed.

SLPA 5110. Language Disorders across the Life Span. 3-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to obtain the foundation needed to work with children and adults with frequently referred language disorders that are typical consequences of congenital and acquired central and peripheral nervous-system impairments. Emphasizes the anatomy/etiology/neurology/physiology of common disorders, characteristics of these disorders, and intervention approaches (diagnostic and therapeutic). Addresses prevention, outcome, efficacy, and service-delivery considerations.

SLPA 5111. Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System. 3 Hours.

Details the anatomy, physiology, and neurology of the outer, middle, and inner ear, as well as providing basic coverage of the higher peripheral and central auditory mechanisms.

SLPA 5201. Diagnostic Testing in Speech-Language Pathology. 1 Hour.

Offers students an opportunity to review diagnostic tests and test manuals in the field of speech-language pathology and to practice their administration. Discusses information about test content, reliability, and validity. Principles of standardized testing, norm referencing, and test scoring are reviewed and practiced.

SLPA 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Allows students to pursue topics of individual interest beyond the scope of formal course work under the direction of faculty. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6210. Psychosocial Aspects of Communication Disorders. 2 Hours.

Covers the psychological, educational, and social aspects of communication disorders, particularly auditory impairment.

SLPA 6211. Research and Evidence-Based Practice. 3 Hours.

Uses principles of evidence-based practice to prepare students primarily as consumers of clinically relevant research in the field of communication disorders. While consumers utilize research information in some shape or form in their daily practice, producers engage in the conduct of original or replicated research. Consumers and producers of research information should be concerned with internal and external validity of research. As consumers, for example, clinicians may consult research studies to determine suitable treatments for their clients. As producers, clinicians may document a treatment via the case study method or single-subject experimental research. Emphasizes the role of using research to guide practice, even though the role of clinicians as research producer is addressed as well.

SLPA 6215. Pediatric Audiology. 3 Hours.

Covers the embryological development of the auditory system, structural lesions of the auditory system, categories of genetic and metabolic deafness, and syndromes associated with deafness. Discusses contemporary neonatal screening methods and audiologic assessment of the pediatric patient. Reviews test interpretation, audiologic counseling, and amplification intervention options and verification procedures.

SLPA 6217. Noise and Hearing. 3 Hours.

Covers topics related to the effects of noise on the auditory system and strategies for educating people about noise hazards. Primarily examines recent research in the field and then considers strategies for disseminating information regarding noise hazards to the public. Each student is asked to write educational pieces intended to inform the public about the effects of noise on the performance of the auditory system, to regularly read research articles related to course topics, and to participate in discussions of those articles.

SLPA 6219. Aural Rehabilitation. 3-4 Hours.

Provides a detailed examination of various approaches to speech reading and auditory training as they apply to children and adults. Offers an integrated approach to management of hearing-impaired individuals.

SLPA 6221. Hearing Science. 3 Hours.

Provides a concentrated study of the physical sciences related to the practice of audiology, including waves, sound-unit conventions, sound propagation, filters, and sound technologies. Seeks to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of hearing science through lectures, hands-on experiences, as well as assignments.

SLPA 6224. Psychoacoustics and Electroacoustics. 3 Hours.

Offers an in-depth, high-level look at signal processing, electronics, and physical principles associated with the sound perception, propagation of sound, electroacoustical devices, and technologies common to the practice of audiology and hearing science.

SLPA 6301. Speech Science. 3 Hours.

Focuses on normative aspects of speech acoustics, speech production, and speech perception, but will also include exploration of disordered speech and remediation of speech disorders. Laboratory exercises and class projects are used to augment class lectures and discussions.

SLPA 6303. Stuttering. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the information base needed to work with individuals of all ages who present with any type of fluency disorder. Focuses on theoretical background and assessment/treatment techniques for dysfluent individuals. Emphasizes outcome and efficacy considerations.

SLPA 6304. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) approaches for individuals with severe communication impairments. Helps students gain the foundation knowledge and skills for further independent study, continuing education, further course work, and practicum experience. For student who seek additional study or experience in AAC, the course should provide an enabling foundation for providing direct services in AAC or to serve as a consultant to meet the needs of individuals with severe communication impairments. For those who will not seek additional study in AAC, the course should provide the basic knowledge for appropriate referral and collaboration.

SLPA 6305. Articulation and Phonology. 3 Hours.

Familiarizes students with theoretical, empirical, and practical views of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of disorders of the speech sound system. Focuses on disorders that are developmental in nature (as opposed to emerging after normal speech sound development has occurred). Includes a review of articulatory phonetics, discussion of relevant linguistic principles, and study of theory and data relevant to the course of normal speech sound system development.

SLPA 6306. Speech-Language Disorders in Children. 3 Hours.

Covers a variety of common speech and language disorders in children with both biological and environmental foundations. Studies models of speech and language processing, definitions of disorders in relation to those models, and a range of intervention methodologies. Students consider issues of bilingualism and bidialectism and how they impact speech and language learning and academic success. Finally, students consider the implications of these disorders for academic achievement, particularly reading and writing. Is taught using a case-based approach. A portion of the credit for the course is earned through Web-based learning.

SLPA 6307. Voice Disorders. 3 Hours.

Examines voice disorders, which are prevalent across the life span in both professional and lay voice users. Evaluation and treatment of organic and/or functional vocal pathologies are key focuses of speech-language pathologists across clinical settings (educational and medical). Provides students with the information base needed to work with these interesting and rewarding populations. Emphasis is on anatomy and physiology of normal and impaired voice production, instrumental and noninstrumental assessment, and treatment techniques for remediation. Emphasizes prevention, outcome, and efficacy considerations.

SLPA 6308. Dysphagia. 3 Hours.

Evaluating and treating swallowing disorders are key focuses of the speech-language pathologies in most clinical work settings (educational and medical), with individuals of all ages. Provides students with the information base needed to work with these challenging and rewarding populations. Focuses on theoretical background and assessment/treatment techniques for dysphagia individuals. Emphasizes outcome and efficacy considerations.

SLPA 6309. Speech-Language Disorders in Adults. 3 Hours.

Examines speech, language, and cognitive-linguistic disorders, which are typical consequences of acquired central and peripheral nervous system adult impairments. Provides students with the foundation needed to work with frequently referred adult-impaired populations across clinical settings. Emphasis is on the anatomy/etiology/neurology/physiology of commonly acquired adult communication disorders (including aphasia, apraxia, dementia, dysarthria, and traumatic brain injury), characteristics of these communication disorders, and intervention approaches (diagnostic and therapeutic). Addresses prevention, outcome, efficacy, and service-delivery considerations.

SLPA 6311. Counseling in SLP. 3 Hours.

Provides students with a theoretical framework from which specific counseling strategies may be implemented for individuals and their families with various communication disorders. Stresses conversational interactive strategies. .

SLPA 6314. Professional Practice. 2 Hours.

Provides contemporary information relative to the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. Includes such topics as planning a business practice, establishing a successful business operation, securing third-party reimbursement, and providing services within state licensing and ASHA ethical guidelines. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6321. Motor Speech Disorders. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the neurology, SLP evaluation, and SLP treatment of individuals presenting with any type/types of anarthria/dysarthria and apraxia/dyspraxia of speech. Many of the neurologically impaired children and adults that speech-language pathologists work with present with motor speech disorders. Diagnostically, studies how to complete oral motor examinations (including an assessment of those cranial nerves involved in respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation) and intelligibility testing. Therapeutically, studies a variety of therapy approaches for the range of motor speech disorders based on severity of impairment and prognosis for recovery/improvement including verbal, nonverbal, prosthetic, and pharmacologic.

SLPA 6330. Language Literacy 1. 0.5 Hours.

Designed to teach students in the field of communication disorders about early childhood literacy skill acquisition, use, and challenges. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to deliver language-based early literacy services to young children in a manner consistent with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) position that speech-language pathologists can and should play a critical and direct role in literacy development/use for people with communication disorders across the life span.

SLPA 6332. Seminar in Communication Disorders. 1-3 Hours.

Allows for the advanced study of current diagnostic and intervention strategies, applications of theoretical and applied research, and exploration of current topics in speech-language pathology. Topics may range from the treatment of undeserved populations to the analysis of complex clinical cases requiring interdisciplinary management. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6335. Early Intervention: Assessment and Intervention. 3 Hours.

Covers assessment models and the multidomain tests used in early intervention. Students become familiar with informal and formal instruments used in different areas including cognition speech and language, motor, and social/emotional domains. Explains the process and responsibilities for the writing of individualized service plans (ISPs), as well as variety of intervention models, methods, and strategies to be implemented in natural environments. Is taught by professors drawn from special education, speech-language pathology, counseling psychology, nursing, and physical therapy. Students participate in Northeastern’s Global Early Intervention Network.

SLPA 6337. Language Literacy Experiential Program. 0.5 Hours.

Offers students in the field of communication disorders an opportunity to obtain supervised off-campus clinical experience delivering language-based early literacy services to young children in a manner consistent with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) position that speech-language pathologists can and should play a critical and direct role in literacy development/use.

SLPA 6338. Language Literacy 2. 2 Hours.

Designed to teach students in the field of communication disorders about literacy skill use and evaluation and treatment of literacy impairments beyond early childhood. Reinforces the knowledge and skills covered in SLPA 6330. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to deliver language based-services to middle-school-age children and adults in a manner consistent with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) position that speech-language pathologists can and should play a critical and direct role in literacy development/use for people with communication disorders across the life span.

SLPA 6415. Speech-Language Pathology Advanced Clinical Practicum 1. 3 Hours.

Offers supervised clinical experience in speech pathology for beginning graduate students. Includes practicum sites at the Northeastern University on-campus clinical site, satellite clinics, and/or educational settings. Requires student to be available a minimum of twenty hours per week during the academic year. Requires attendance at on-campus seminar meetings held weekly. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6416. Speech-Language Pathology Advanced Clinical Practicum 2. 2 Hours.

Offers supervised clinical experience in speech pathology at the Northeastern University Hearing, Language, and Speech Center, medical settings, educational settings, and rehabilitation centers. Uses practical experience to emphasize advanced diagnostic and management techniques, stressing the application of theory to practice. Requires student to be available a minimum of twenty hours per week during the academic year. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6417. Speech-Language Pathology Advanced Clinical Practicum 3. 2 Hours.

Offers supervised clinical experience in speech-language pathology for advanced graduate students, placing them in settings such as the Northeastern University Speech, Language, and Hearing Center, medical settings, educational settings, and rehabilitation centers. Uses practical experience to emphasize problem-solving techniques relevant to case management and continues to integrate theory and practice. Requires students to be available a minimum of twenty hours per week during the academic year. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6418. Speech-Language Pathology Advanced Clinical Practicum 4. 2 Hours.

Offers supervised clinical experience in speech-language management pathology for advanced graduate students, placing them in settings such as the Northeastern University Speech, Language, and Hearing Center, medical settings, educational settings, and rehabilitation centers. Uses practical experience to emphasize problem-solving techniques relevant to case management and continues to integrate theory and practice. Requires students to be available a minimum of twenty hours per week during the academic year. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6420. Practical Statistics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 3 Hours.

Introduces basic concepts in data collection, organization, and analysis using statistical methods with an overall focus on profession-specific application and interpretation.

SLPA 6711. Scope of Practice in Audiology. 2 Hours.

Using ASHA documents entitled “Scope of Practice in Audiology,” describes and defines the ASHA Code of Ethics, segments of FDA policy regarding audiological activities, and relevant legislation such as Massachusetts General Law and Chapter 93:71. Examines the limits of regulated practice and identifies examples of practice deemed to have exceeded the limits imposed by defining authorities.

SLPA 6715. Amplification 1. 3 Hours.

Explores physical characteristics of hearing aids and their performance. Offers theoretical approaches to selection and fitting of hearing aids and analysis of hearing aid dispensing systems. Introduces digital technology and contemporary software fitting systems as well as verification methods.

SLPA 6716. Amplification 2. 3 Hours.

Expands on SLPA 6715and examines state-of-the art digital technology and contemporary software fitting systems. Explores the use of computers to fit and validate hearing aids as well as computer approaches to document hearing aid benefit. Examines the limits of personally worn amplification and presents difficult-to-fit cases.

SLPA 6722. Evaluation and Treatment of Central Pathologies. 3 Hours.

Examines behavioral and electrophysiological assessment of central auditory dysfunction. Emphasizes audiological evaluation as well as neuropsychological and speech-language evaluations. Describes the importance of parent and teacher observation of child behavior. Discusses pharmacological treatment where appropriate. Discusses and demonstrates audiological intervention including formal and informal auditory training programs and the use of FM signal processors to facilitate auditory processing. Illustrates the role of the audiologist as a CORE team specialist and parental advocate. Offers hands-on experience during class time as well as through completion of assignments. Requires permission of instructor for students not enrolled in AuD program.

SLPA 6728. Assessment of Vestibular Disorders. 3 Hours.

Offers a detailed review of how to evaluate the dizzy patient in a clinical setting. Topics include neuroanatomy and physiology of the balance and vestibular system, the importance of case history and physical examination, standard laboratory testing such as videonystagmography (VNG), rotational chair, and computerized dynamic posturography (CDP). Includes contemporary assessment procedures such as vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP), subjective visual vertical (SVV), and video head impulse test (vHIT). Offers hands-on experience during the course.

SLPA 6729. Management of Vestibular Disorders. 3 Hours.

Focuses on clinical management of a variety of balance and vestibular disorders, from initial diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. Topics may include, but are not limited to, Meniere’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular migraine, and vestibular schwannoma, etc. Expects students to learn how to integrate the knowledge of laboratory vestibular testing, covered in SLPA 6728, into clinical care of individual patients with specific vestibular complaints. Offers students an opportunity to become efficient in clinical decision making. Uses case studies during the course.

SLPA 6737. Advanced Evoked Potential Measures. 3 Hours.

Examines the latest applications of evoked potential measures, including auditory brainstem response (ABR), auditory steady-state response (ASSR), and stacked auditory brainstem response. Also covers the auditory P300 response, auditory middle latency response (AMLR), and the auditory late response (ALR). Discusses applications of these measures to clinical practice. Offers an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience during class time and through completion of assignments.

SLPA 6741. Pharmacology for Audiologists. 2 Hours.

Covers introductory information on pharmacological agents, their actions, and adverse reactions. Discusses the use of drugs to treat auditory disease, and analyzes the specific process of ototoxic reaction. Examines the use of drugs to treat tinnitus.

SLPA 6747. Implantable Hearing Devices. 3 Hours.

Examines implantable hearing devices, specifically cochlear implants (CI), middle-ear implants, and bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA). Discusses cochlear implant candidacy, surgery, follow-up, and long-term training and education issues relevant to children. Covers the performance, cost, and efficiency of middle-ear implants and BAHA in detail. Provides hands-on experience with programming of devices during class time and through completion of assignments.

SLPA 6751. Advanced Audiology Clinic 1. 2 Hours.

Introduces students to clinical process and provides an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation. Offers students the chance to learn how to observe client behavior, how to write clinical reports, and how to recommend specific audiological treatment. This course offers a supervised clinical experience in audiology designed for beginning graduate students. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and/or educational settings. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars.

SLPA 6752. Advanced Audiology Clinic 2. 2 Hours.

Offers students the opportunity to expand on clinical skills as well as self-evaluation skills that were introduced in . Focuses on obtaining a basic case history, test procedures and skills, as well as providing results and recommendations to patients. This course offers a supervised clinical experience in audiology designed for beginning graduate students. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars.

SLPA 6753. Advanced Audiology Clinic 3. 2 Hours.

Expands on knowledge and skills covered in and and seeks to further develop student self-assessment skills. Uses practical experiences to emphasize problem-solving techniques relevant to case management. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars. This is an intermediate level of clinical training.

SLPA 6754. Advanced Audiology Clinic 4. 2 Hours.

Provides practical experiences to emphasize problem-solving techniques relevant to case management and to continue to integrate theory and practice. Fosters greater independence in case management and follow-up. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars.

SLPA 6755. Advanced Audiology Clinic 5. 2 Hours.

Provides practical experiences to assist students in acquiring clinical skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for the clinic internship. Focuses on student self-assessment skills as well as independent thinking and problem solving. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars. This is an advanced level of clinical training.

SLPA 6756. Advanced Audiology Clinic 6. 2 Hours.

Provides practical experiences to assist students in acquiring clinical skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for the clinic internship. Focuses on assisting students in assigning priorities to clinical goals and objectives as well as independent thinking and problem solving. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Formative assessment of emergent skills are performed as well as summative assessment of the complete clinician. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars. This is an advanced level of clinical training.

SLPA 6757. Advanced Audiology Clinic 7. 3 Hours.

Offers practical experiences that seek to assist students in acquiring clinical skills and the knowledge necessary to prepare them for the clinic internship. Focuses on assisting students in assigning priorities to clinical goals and objectives as well as independent thinking and problem solving. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Formative assessment of emergent skills is performed as well as summative assessment of the complete clinician. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars. This is an advanced level of clinical training.

SLPA 6758. Advanced Audiology Clinic 8. 3 Hours.

Offers practical experiences that seek to assist students in acquiring clinical skills and the knowledge necessary to prepare them for the clinic internship. Focuses on assigning priorities to clinical goals and objectives as well as independent thinking and problem solving. Practicum sites include the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center, area clinics or hospitals, and educational settings. Formative assessment of emergent skills is performed as well as summative assessment of the complete clinician. Requires students be available a minimum of 20 hours per week during the academic year for clinical practicum and scheduled seminars. This is an advanced level of clinical training.

SLPA 6773. Topics Seminar. 3 Hours.

Provides a forum for students to examine contemporary issues in audiology as they relate to patient services and audiologist expertise. Requires students to extract from contemporary audiological literature a multitude of topics that reflect the current state of audiology. The instructor functions as a moderator/facilitator.

SLPA 6791. AuD Clinic Internship 1. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the first of three segments of a full-time clinical experience in a variety of off-campus settings, including hospitals, clinics, private audiologic practices, rehabilitation centers, and educational settings. Direct supervision is provided by off-campus licensed audiologists who are in contact with University faculty.

SLPA 6792. AuD Clinic Internship 2. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the second of three segments of a full-time clinical experience in a variety of off-campus settings, including hospitals, clinics, private audiologic practices, rehabilitation centers, and educational settings. Direct supervision is provided by off-campus licensed audiologists who are in contact with University faculty.

SLPA 6793. AuD Clinic Internship 3. 3 Hours.

Provides students with the final segment of full-time clinical experience in a variety of off-campus settings, including hospitals, clinics, private audiologic practices, rehabilitation centers, and educational settings. Direct supervision is provided by off-campus licensed audiologists who are in contact with University faculty.

SLPA 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

SLPA 6990. Thesis. 3 Hours.

Offers a research activity that is the first of a two-course thesis sequence with the recommendation of the adviser. May be repeated without limit.