The normal processes of communication and a survey of the disorders that affect communication. The basics of evaluation and treatment, and research methods using case study methods.
Review of the acoustics of sound and the perceptual characteristics of speech. Research and laboratory techniques used in speech and hearing science.
Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication/swallowing disorders.