Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP)

MSLP 500 - Professional Issues in Speech-Language PathologyCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding scope of practice, credentialing, professional ethics, legal issues, documentation, paraprofessionals, and the patient-clinician relationship.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 501 - Childhood Language and Literacy DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding theories and characteristics of language and literacy disorders in children. Current literature will be reviewed in order to teach advanced assessment and treatment procedures of high and low incidence language and literacy disorders and with a special emphasis on assessment techniques, intervention methods, educational management, and multi-cultural issues.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 502 - Advanced Articulation and Phonological DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding advanced assessment and treatment procedures for pediatric clients with articulation and phonological disorders. Special emphasis on the use of current literature to make clinical decisions and develop evidenced based assessment and treatment plans for diverse pediatric populations.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 503 - Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders and AACCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding diagnosis, etiologies, and characteristics of autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. Advance assessment and treatment methods will be taught. In addition, learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and related assistive technologies that can be utilized by individuals with severe physical, sensory, or communication disorders. Assessment procedures, device implementation, and training procedures will be practiced.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 504 - Research in Speech-Language PathologyCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding research in communication disorders. Includes research design, techniques, and results in the context of evidence-based practice. Learners will become critical consumers of research and will apply research to clinical problems.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 505 - Motor Speech DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding apraxia of speech and the dysathrias in both children and adults, including their neurological basis, characteristics, assessment, and treatment.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 506 - Neurogenic Language DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding the various types of aphasia in terms of characteristics, assessment, and treatment as well as levels of hospital care, such as intensive care, outpatient, etc.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 507 - Advanced DysphagiaCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding normal swallowing processes as well as disordered swallowing in babies, children, and adults. Assessment and treatment of swallowing is a main focus of this class.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 508 - Cognitive-Communicative DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding right hemisphere syndrome, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and other disorders that affect both communication and cognition. Includes emphasis on assessment and treatment of such disorders.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 509 - School and Hospital Based IssuesCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge in ethical conduct, professional issues, advocacy, and policies associated with speech-language pathology practice in public schools and hospitals.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 510 - Advanced Fluency DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding theories of etiologies, assessment, and treatment of individuals with fluency disorders with a special emphasis on the management and effects of behavioral and emotional aspects of stuttering.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 511 - Advanced Audiology and Aural RehabilitationCredits 3

Learners will review anatomy and physiology of the ear, audiological testing and gain knowledge and skills to relate this to pediatric and adult clients. Aural rehabilitation/habilitation therapy sessions for the speech language pathologist will be explored and created. Auditory processing disorders will be discussed. Students will conduct screenings and air conduction threshold testing and learn to interpret for referral. Principles for adapting speech therapy sessions with varying degrees of hearing loss will be discussed as well as counseling when negative emotions are expressed.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 512 - Advanced Voice and Craniofacial DisordersCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding etiology, interdisciplinary assessment, and treatment of communication impairments associated with craniofacial anomalies and knowledge and skills regarding normal vocal anatomy and physiology as well as laryngeal pathologies. Assessment and treatment of these pathologies and use of current technologies will be targeted.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 513 - Counseling and Christian Care in Speech-Language PathologyCredits 3

Learners will gain knowledge and skills regarding understanding the goals and practice of counseling people with communication disorders. Generally, students will understand counseling within the scope of practice for a speech-language pathologist. Specifically, students will participate in specific practice exercises designed to help them develop basic counseling skills. An emphasis will be placed on the care of people with communication disorders from a Christian perspective.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 514 - Advanced Capstone ExperienceCredits 3

In this summative capstone class students will take comprehensive examinations and present and defend student portfolios in order to demonstrate they have achieved theoretical and clinical knowledge and have the ability to integrate Christian faith with SLP practice.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 515 - Theology of DisabilityCredits 3

In this course students will explore a variety of questions regarding disability and suffering through the lens of Scripture, the writings of theologians, and their own personal experiences working with individuals with disabilities or illnesses and learn to formulate appropriate responses to injury, illness, disability and suffering from a Biblical perspective.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 516 - Directed ResearchCredits 1-3

Individual research in areas of communication disorders determined in consultation with the instructor. Note(s): May be taken for a total of 3 credits.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 601 - Diagnostic TeamCredits 3

Learners will acquire 20 supervised clinical hours conducting speech and language assessments with linguistically, culturally, and etiologically diverse clients. A special emphasis will be placed on utilization of a variety of formal and informal assessment measures, analysis of assessment results utilizing a holistic strategy, and effective communication of information to clients and their families.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 602 - Clinical Practicum ICredits 3

Learners will acquire 50 supervised clinical hours in assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Clinical contact will include individuals at a variety of age levels who are linguistically, culturally, and etiologically diverse.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 603 - Clinical Practicum IICredits 3

Learners will acquire 50 supervised clinical hours in assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Clinical contact will include individuals at a variety of age levels who are linguistically, culturally, and etiologically diverse.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 604 - Hospital ExternshipCredits 3

Students will gain 125 hours of clinical experience in a supervised medical-based speech and language service setting. Clinical contact will consist of provision of supervised services to linguistically, culturally, and etiologically diverse population and include specialty areas of dysphagia and motor speech disorders.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 605 - School ExternshipCredits 3

Students will gain 125 hours of clinical experience in a supervised school-based speech and language service setting. Clinical contact will consist of provision of supervised services to linguistically, culturally, and etiologically diverse pediatric population.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

MSLP 606 - Arranged Clinical PracticumCredits 1-3

This clinic is for students who have not completed their required clinical hours at the graduate level and need to or desire to acquire additional hours. Students arrange for the clinical practicum placement with the guidance of a faculty member.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.