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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Speech Pathology - Maalot Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to define and use relevant terminology concerning the anatomical structure and physiological functioning of the human respiratory, phonatory, articulatory and resonance systems.

Instruction:

Topics covered are:  a study of the structure of the human body as it relates to the speech process.   Co- or prerequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222).  

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify types of hearing loss and know their etiology; perform pure tone hearing threshold screenings; interpret basic audiometric data and make appropriate referrals; and describe in-depth the anatomical and physiological components of the hearing mechanism.

Instruction:

Topics  covered are:  anatomical and physiological aspects of the hearing mechanism, types of hearing loss and their etiologies; performance of pure tone hearing threshold screenings,  interpretation of audiometric data. Instruction includes lecture and lab. Prerequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222) and Speech and Hearing Science (DES301). 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

June 2015 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the effects of hearing loss on communication; explain and give original examples of the acoustical, educational, and psychological foundations of aural rehabilitation so as to be able to apply them appropriately in a clinical setting; summarize the  different methods and modes of effective counseling in the clinician-patient relationship so as to be able to choose and use an effective method for successful outcomes in a clinic setting; describe, compare and contrast the current amplification and assistive device technology so as to be able to select and recommend them appropriately in a clinical setting; describe the multi-disciplinary nature of aural rehabilitation, especially for children. 

Instruction:

Topics covered are:  options available for managing adults and children who are hard of hearing with emphasis on:  psychosocial issues, counseling, amplification options and technology, intervention and communication strategies.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Audiology (DES 300). 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation, Psychological impacts of hearing loss, or Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation (6/15) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe principles and elements of the diagnostic and therapeutic process; select target behaviors for remediation and demonstrate knowledge with regard to increasing and decreasing those target behaviors; describe the impact of cultural diversity upon the diagnostic and therapeutic process; describe and implement  diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and describe remediation procedures and therapeutic techniques.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: various clinical methods, evaluation and practices, with an in-depth understanding of treatment, maintenance and selection of target behaviors, multicultural issues, knowledge of professional issues,  discussion of ASHA code of ethics.

Pre- or co-requisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222) and two other speech courses. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify errors in the sound system and describe them in relation to speech sound segments, distinctive features, and phonological processes; describe the development of the sound system and phonology; describe and compare various types of articulation tests and techniques for assessment; and discuss various approaches to treatment of articulation disorders.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: the diagnostic and intervention strategies used for an articulation-disordered population, the overall sequence of speech acquisition, how to identify errors in the sound system. Prerequisites: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222) and Phonetics (LIN400). 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe basic normal speech and language development; describe and illustrate basic speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults, and how they pertain to the speech and language pathologist.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: an introduction to the common types of communication disorders, the various disorders of hearing, articulation, language, voice and fluency, juxtaposed against normal speech and language development, an introduction to pediatric and adult swallowing disorders. Methods of instruction include lecture, audio/visual materials, learner presentations, reports, and lab.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and utilize normal language theories in assessment and therapeutic procedures; identify language disorders by their characteristics and classify them  using differential diagnosis;  interpret basic diagnostic data to develop appropriate therapeutic goals.

Instruction:

Topics  covered are: the exploration of assessment and intervention strategies and procedures used with a language-disordered population and characteristics of language disorders by their characteristics and classify them by using differential diagnosis; interpret basic diagnostic data and develop appropriate therapeutic goals.  Methods of instruction include lecture and lab. Prerequisites: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222), Normal Speech and Language Development (DES334).  

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).  

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe gross neuroanatomy and nervous system organization; describe how information is transferred in the nervous system by neural communication; describe basic normal nervous system development; describe various neuropathological conditions and connect their effects on communication; summarize various neuro-imaging techniques and connect their use in neurological examination; describe the neurological basis of hearing, expressive and receptive language, speech and swallowing.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: neuroanatomy, cellular physiology, and critical organization responsible for the development and use of verbal and non-verbal language in humans. Pre- or corequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222). 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the components of language; describe the stages and various aspects of normal language development; analyze a language sample in a pre-school aged child; and state and describe professional terminology connected with language development.

Instruction:

Topics  covered are: theories of language development, language milestones, cognitive and sociological bases for development of language, bilingualism, language development during pre-school through adulthood, and social contexts of interpersonal communication. Methods of instruction include lecture, classroom exercises, and language sample analysis. Pre- or corequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222).  

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/asociate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

Length:

39 hours (13 weeks).

Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discern, describe, and categorize sounds of normal and disordered speech and transcribe a speech sample using the IPA system of phonetic notation.

Instruction:

Topics covered are: the sound system of spoken American English and Hebrew, basic types of sounds and their related physiology, aerodynamics, and acoustic properties, how to develop the ability to perceive, describe, and categorize and transcribe the sounds of normal and disordered speech. Methods of instruction include lecture and lab. Pre- or corequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222). 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology, Phonetics, or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation). 

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