ma_speech_trackThe inability to communicate impacts on every aspect of a person’s everyday life, from learning, to work, to interacting with family and friends. Speech-language pathologists do more than help individuals speak more clearly. They work with young and old to improve the way they communicate, whether it is overcoming a stutter, recovering the ability to speak following a stroke, or simply achieving a better quality of speech. Speech-language pathologists provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your Speech Language Pathology studies and your profession. Our qualified staff will assist and guide you in selecting and applying the best graduate school option for you, whether in Israel or the US.

A 27-credit series of undergraduate courses in Speech and Language Pathology is offered as professional preparation for graduate study in this field.

Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Speech DES 333

Major topic covered in the course is a study of the structure of the human body as it relates to the speech process.

Audiology DES 300

Major topics covered in the course are: anatomical and physiological aspects of the hearing mechanism; types of hearing losses and their etiologies; performance of pure tone hearing threshold screenings; and interpretation of audiometric data.

Clinical Methods in Speech and Language Pathology DES 421

Major topics covered in the course are: the various methods of clinical methods, evaluation and practices; with an in-depth understanding of treatment, maintenance and selection of target behaviors. In addition, multicultural issues, knowledge of professional issues and the ASHA code of ethics are discussed.

Disorders of Articulation and Phonology DES 402

Major topics covered in the course are: the diagnostic and intervention strategies used for an articulation-disordered population, the overall sequence of speech acquisition, and how to identify errors in the sound system.

Introduction to Communication Disorders DES 222

Major topics covered in the course are an introduction to the common types of communication disorders and the various disorders of hearing, articulation, language, voice and fluency, juxtaposed against normal speech and language development. In addition, pediatric and adult swallowing disorders will be introduced.

Language Disorders DES 320

Major topics covered in the course are the exploration of assessment and intervention strategies and procedures used with a language-disordered population and understanding language disorders by their characteristics.

Neurological Bases of Communication DES 430

Major topics covered in the course are: neuro-anatomy; cellular physiology; and critical organization responsible for the development and use of verbal and nonverbal language in humans.

Normal Speech and Language Development DES 334

Major topics covered in the course are: theories of language development, language milestones, cognitive and sociological bases for development of language, bilingualism, language development during preschool through adulthood, and social contexts of interpersonal communication.

Public Speaking COM 108

The purpose of this course is to train undergraduates to be successful speakers and, particularly, persuasive ones. The specific skills needed to speak and argue well require mastery of the following: Logical argument, with special attention to logical fallacies; Indirect, or irrational, persuasion; Basic public speaking skills.

Phonetics LIN 400

Major topics covered in the course are the sound system of spoken American English and Hebrew; the basic types of sounds and their related physiology, aerodynamics, and acoustic properties; and how to develop the ability to perceive, describe, categorize and transcribe the sounds of normal and disordered speech.

Speech and Hearing Science DES 301

Major topics covered in the course are: the definition of sound, the physiology of speech production and perception, and the physical and psychoacoustical aspects of sound.