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Considering a career in Speech-Language Pathology?

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (MS SLP) at Jacksonville University (JU) is being designed for those students planning careers as speech-language pathologists with a primary goal to develop professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, voice, swallowing, language, and cognitive disorders with emphasis on the practice of medical speech-language pathology. Under the direction of experienced faculty, students will gain the skills needed to assess and treat individuals with diverse needs. 
 

A MS SLP is generally required for students looking to become speech-language pathologists. Speech-language pathologists can work in schools, hospitals and private health offices and diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of communication, speech, and language disorders. 
 
Currently, JU is now offering the prerequisite courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). These prerequisite courses are needed for students to meet the general course requirements prior to application to a MS SLP program. 
 
Students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field that is not in CSD, speech-language pathology, or the equivalent, must complete these prerequisite courses before they begin graduate work in speech-language pathology regardless of the institution they attend for graduate school.
 
These new JU undergraduate CSD courses will combine face to face interaction with faculty with distance learning modules starting this spring semester 2014. The department of CSD offers interested students the following:
 
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Note: Jacksonville University is seeking accreditation with the Council on Academic Accreditation (asha.org) for the initiation of a graduate program in speech-language pathology.  
 
 

imagesCAXQ8KEI.jpg Spring 2014 Course offerings in
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

CSD 200 Phonetics (3 cr):  This course provides intensive training in the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for transcribing American English in typical and disordered speech.  

Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet which was designed to represent only those qualities of speech that are distinctive in oral language and used to represent additional qualities of speech associated with speech disorders. 
 
CSD 201 Speech and Language Development (3 cr): This course provides an overview of typical speech and language development.  This information provides a basis for understanding atypical development, delays, and disorders of speech and language in children.
 
Knowledge acquired provides a basis for understanding atypical development, delays, and disorders of speech and language in children. Discover the nature of how speech and language develop and the impact of learning on their development. 
 
CSD 202 Intro to Speech Production Disorders (3 cr): This course covers speech production disorders: articulation, motor speech, resonation, voice and dysfluency. 
 
Learn about the impact that diseases have on speaking, using language and communication.
 
CSD 300 Neuroanatomy (3 cr): This course defines the structures and functions of the human nervous system and the neurological processes involved in central and peripheral neurological disorders. Examine the central and peripheral nervous systems that support speech, language and communication.
 
Learn the complexities of the human nervous system.
 
CSD 301 Speech Anatomy & Physiology (3 cr): This course introduces elementary anatomy, physiology and neurophysiology of the speech production mechanism. 
 
Study the structure of the oral, laryngeal and respiratory systems for production of sounds, swallowing and breathing. 
 
CSD 302 Acoustics (3 cr): ​An introduction to scientific methodologies, physics of sound and elementary instrumentation related to human speech communication. 

CSD 303 Introduction to Language Disorders (3 cr): This lifespan course addresses the various language-based disorders of communication including language delays and disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, language based learning disabilities (including co-morbidity with ADHD) and reading disorders in school-aged children and youth, and aphasia and dementias in adults.
 
CSD 304 Fundamentals of Hearing (3 cr): ​Concepts and principles relevant to the normal hearing processes: acoustics, gross anatomy, psychophysical methods and basic subjective correlates of the auditory system. 
 
CSD 400 Clinical Observation (1 cr): This course will serve to manage and track student observation hours that were completed with certified speech-language pathologists engaged in assessment and treatment of patients at clinical observation sites. 
 
 
For the spring of 2014, all prerequisite courses will be available online using Blackboard Learning.  
 
Please contact the individual instructors for the class meeting times or once registered visit the Blackboard Learning site to preview the course syllabus.

**Please not that the new Masters of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology is pending approval by the CAA and the SACSCOC.