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University of North Texas
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Sphs 2015 - Nat Comm Dis
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Nature of Communication Disorders Fall 2014 University of North Texas SPHS 2015 Nature of Communication Disorders Fall 2014 Instructor Email Becky Yates PhD CCC SLP Rebecca Yates unt edu Phone 940 565 2653 TA Alyssa Dienhart Office Address SPHS room 237 Hours M W 9 30 11 30 Tuesday 9 45 10 30 or by appointment AlyssaDienhart my unt edu Meeting place Tuesday and Thursday 8 00 am 9 20 am ENV 130 Course Description Welcome to 2015 The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory overview of communication disorders that occur in children and adults as well as to provide an understanding of the professions that specialize in communication disorders Course Format This is a designated Next Gen Course a University of North Texas initiative to provide a learning and teaching platform for self directed student engaged inquiry consistent with our overarching goal to be student centered This course will have a blended delivery it is a mix of face to face lectures and discussions guest speakers audio visual presentations web based course content delivery self managed learning Course Objectives At the conclusion of this course it is anticipated students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in the following 1 Function of the anatomical systems in regards to communication 2 Normal communication and major communication disorders 3 Professional roles and issues in the fields of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Course Requirements Required Text Communication and Communication Disorders A Clinical Introduction Fourth Edition by P M Beeson and E Plante 2012 Pearson ISBN 0 205 53209 8 1 Nature of Communication Disorders Fall 2014 Course Grading Your grade is determined by the total number of points you have earned during the semester divided by the total number of possible points All exams will be completed in class and online through ExamSoft You will download the exam before coming to class In class you will be given a password and take the exam You will upload your exam and get your results immediately If you do not have a laptop or ipad to use for the exam you will take your exam in the testing center Course grades are based on the cumulative points from 1 ExamSoft practice exam 10 points Class participation 40 points 2 Exams 55 points each 110 points 9 online assessments 10 points each 90 points 6 speakers 5 points each 30 points Case study report 20 points Final examination 100 points The total number of possible points for Introduction to Nature of Communication Disorders is 400 Letter Grade A 90 B 80 89 C 70 79 D 60 69 F 59 Point Scale 360 400 320 359 280 319 240 279 239 or less Examsoft practice exam 10 points We will have a practice exam using Examsoft This will be completed in class on 9 16 You will need a computer or ipad Attendance Participation 40 points Students who are actively engaged in the learning process learn and retain more information Regular attendance in class and active listening participating in classroom discussion is necessary for optimal learning It is your responsibility to attend class This grade will be determined by participation in discussions attendance checks and participation quizzes I value your questions observations opinions and insights This class will be very interactive and your participation is important Please come to class listen actively and engage in discussion Quizzes Exams 110 points Students are expected to take class exams on the date the exam is scheduled The 2 exams will be multiple choice Each exam is worth 55 points These exams will be completed online in class using ExamSoft Make up examinations are at the discretion of the professor 2 Nature of Communication Disorders Fall 2014 Exam 1 Exam 2 55 points September 30 55 points November 25 Online assessments 90 points Nine classes will be online rather than meeting face to face You will complete the interactions and an online assessment within the week designated for each online assignment The assessment will only be available for one week You will have two opportunities to take the online assessment during the week it is open If you have difficulty with computer access during the time the assessment is open email me and I will arrange for you to take it again You may not make up the online assessments unless you have emailed me during the open time Assessment 1 Biology hearing 2 adult hearing 3 biology speech 4 sounds in speech 5 dysphagia 6 fluency 7 normal language 8 child language 9 adult language Opens 8 00 am on 9 2 8 00 am on 9 25 8 00 am on 10 7 8 00 am on 10 14 8 00 am on 10 21 8 00 am on 10 28 8 00 am on 11 4 8 00 am on 11 11 8 00 am on 11 18 Closes 11 59 pm on 9 9 11 59 pm on 10 2 11 59 pm on 10 14 11 59 pm on 10 21 11 59 pm on 10 28 11 59 pm on 11 4 11 59 pm on 11 11 11 59 pm on 11 18 11 59 pm on 11 25 Speakers 30 points We will have 6 speakers who will share research being conducted at UNT in the field of Communication Disorders You will complete a speaker comment form for each speaker to earn 5 points for your attendance Please demonstrate respect for the speakers by arriving on time and do not leave during the presentation Speaker schedule is subject to change Please check announcements on blackboard for any changes Topic Cochlear Implants Hearing Aids Ototoxins Tinnitus Voice Fluency Date 9 9 9 11 9 18 9 23 10 21 11 4 Case study complete only one 20 points Each student will complete ONE case study interview report The student will interview a person or caretaker of a person who has experienced or continues to experience a communication disorder These are due at three different times you will only complete one interview based on the type of communication disorder The due date for your 1 report is based on your topic Due date based on topic Due date Hearing Speech Sound Disorder voice swallowing fluency 10 7 10 28 3 Nature of Communication Disorders Fall 2014 Adult language child language 11 11 Final Exam 100 points Format of the Final examination The final examination will assess student s comprehensive understanding of course material topics with emphasis on integration application of knowledge Format will be multiple choice and taken online in class using ExamSoft Grades Grades will be posted throughout the semester on Blackboard Learn When grades are posted you will receive a 0 if we do not have your work Please report any discrepancy immediately so it can be corrected Classroom Accommodations Please arrive on time Leave the aisle seat on the side near the door


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