All SLP Prep courses are 100% online. Each course includes mandatory 1 hour weekly live chat sessions with the instructor. Typically,
these sessions are held in the evenings. Dates and times will be specified prior to
An orientation to a career in speech-language pathology. An overview of the numerous
speech, language, cognitive, swallowing, and hearing disorders that speech-language
pathologists diagnose and treat.
In this course, students will review the anatomy of the auditory and vestibular systems
and explore peripheral and central disorders which can affect hearing and balance.
Students will classify disorders of hearing by etiology, location within the auditory
systems, and effect on communication. Students will investigate the current assessments
available to evaluate hearing and balance and the results provided by the assessments.
Serves as a general introduction to the study of language acquisition and assessment.
Principles of typical and atypical first and second language acquisition will be examined.
Students will read and explore how theoretical viewpoints and evidence-based practice
influences their approach to acquisition and assessment of typical and atypical language
development. Students will gain “explicit” knowledge in language assessment and analysis
techniques of natural speech.
Explores the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing including respiration, phonation,
resonance, articulation and perception. An introduction to the central and peripheral
nervous system also is provided. Enrollment restricted to students who have completed the Lower-Division General Education
requirement in Life Science (B2).
This course provides a foundation in speech science with application for research
and clinical application in communication sciences and disorders. Students will learn
the fundamental processes underlying the production and perception of speech and the
psychological and acoustic aspects of sound and its measurement. Normal physical processes
and principles underlying speech and hearing will serve as a framework for understanding
abnormal functioning. Clinical applications will be used to demonstrate the importance
of speech science in relation to clinical practice. *Lower Division GE credit is given with PHYS 357. This meets the ASHA requirement
for Physical Science.
This course explores cultural and linguistic diversity as critical variables in achieving
educational equity for ALL students. Major units include intensive theoretical and
practical articulation of culture and cultural pluralism; educational issues of race,
class, gender, language, ethnicity, and exceptionality; social, structural, programmatic
and curricular issues; and effective teaching for diverse populations.
Students learn to describe, analyze and transcribe typically produced and disordered
speech sounds. The importance and application of phonetic transcription in the assessment
of individuals with communication disorders is examined. Students will learn techniques
for citation and intelligibility assessment. Knowledge of typical and disordered
development is incorporated to aid in diagnostic and therapy decisions. Students
analyze child and adult speech samples to differentially diagnose articulation and
This course will cover the neurological underpinnings of typical speech, language
and swallowing functions across the lifespan. It will also introduce the role of the
peripheral and central nervous system in communication and swallowing functions.
Considers the social, cultural, cognitive, emotional, linguistic, and behavioral development
of children and adolescents from multidisciplinary, multicultural, and applied perspectives.
Students will learn major theories of development in order to apply that knowledge
to their work in evidence-based services and programs for children and youth. Course
includes a field experience component through which students will consider how their
in-class learning is enacted in the lived experiences of children and youth. Special
attention is given to identifying multicultural and sociocultural influences on development.
Covers types of data; descriptive statistics; types of studies; probability and sampling
distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; chi-square,
t-tests, and F-test; interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings.
Includes the application of technology for statistical analysis from disciplines including
business, social sciences, psychology, life science, health science, and education.
Enrollment restricted to students who completed the entry-level mathematics requirement