Course: SLPA 2043  Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Treatment

Subject: Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Prerequisites: SLPA 2013, SLPA 2023, SLPA 2033

Credits: 3

Description: Through study, online discussion and participation, the student will examine adult neurogenic communication disorders and treatment for use by speech-language pathology assistants in medical settings. Students will identify and define terminology and concepts of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology which are related and interdependent to speech and language processing and production. This course also examines aphasia, apraxia of speech, and the dysarthrias typically seen in adults. Cognitive disorders, as seen in traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as adult dysphagia issues will be discussed. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.