Course Title: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY I
Course Number: RHS 249
Credit hours: 1+1=2
Course in-charge: Ravi S Shukla
Course Description: A study of the fundamental processes in communication to include the functions involved in verbal and non-verbal communication. A consideration of the factors influencing the normal development of human communication skills. An overview of speech profiles, classification and etiology of communication disorders
1. To understand the basic processes involved in acquisition and interpretation of speech, language and hearing.
2. To become familiar with the nature and types of communication disorders.
WEEK 1: Introduction to the following concepts: communication, language, speech, articulation. Properties of language
Week 2: Prevalence and incidences of speech disorders. What if you have a communication disorders: Effects of speech & language disorders on the individual and society.
Week 3 and 4: Neurological, bases of speech language and hearing: explanation of the different structures of the nervous system that are concerned with language production and understanding, concept of cerebral dominance for speech and language and zone of language
Week 5: Social bases of speech: Introducing students to the role of speech and language in the development of human beings and the society – characteristics of what constitutes a good speech.
Week 6: INCOURSE EXAMINATION 1 on 03-04-2007
Week 7 and 8: Speech and language development, theories and factors affecting speech and language development.
Week 9: Introduction to the concepts of speech & language disorders,
Week 10: Etiology and classification of communication disorders. Difference between factors and causes of speech and language disorders
Week 11: Language disorders in children and adults
Week 12: INCOURSE EXAMINATION 2 on 15 May 2007
Week 13: Speech disorders in children and adults – fluency, voice and articulation disorders.
Week 14: Revision
Week 15: Practical Examination:
Week 17 & 18: FINAL EXAMINATION
Practicals: Practical aspects of the course include familiarizing the students with the clinical tools
-Developing observation skills, watching video tapes
-Case history taking, different protocols for history
taking, interview methods
-Preparation and listening to audiotapes of children,
who are at various stages of speech and language