Course Name: CASD 7337X Speech Sound Development and Disorders
Phonological theory and research of typical articulation and phonological patterns; perceptual and motor development; phonological processes; evidence-based assessment and intervention; etiologies and characteristics of speech sound disorders; relationships to phonological awareness and literacy; culturally and linguistically appropriate practice.
Semester: Fall 2020
Section: Wednesdays 4:15-6:15
Course Meeting Location: Online via this OER site and Blackboard site
Course Meeting Times: A combination of synchronous and asynchronous
Readings and Videos: Available for free on course's OER website, the site you are on right now
Instructor: Klara Marton, Ph.D.
Online Office Hours:
This course provides an overview of articulation and phonology. New phonological theories as theoretical frameworks are introduced for analyzing speech-language production. The course focuses on the interactions between the form (articulation) and function (phonology) of speech production and on the relationship between speech-language production and perception. Articulation and phonological disorders in both children and adults are identified and distinguished from each other and from speech-language differences, such as dialects and accents. Students are introduced to a number of evidence-based assessment and intervention methods including traditional and phonological treatment methods.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able:
Detailed information about these course required tasks on the “Assignments” page.
Students are expected to come to our online meetings prepared, read assigned papers before our online class, watch the assigned videos, complete outside class assignments in a timely fashion, and participate in class discussions. It is expected that each student has the basic knowledge of phonetics from previous studies. To help students to refresh their knowledge, prerequisite readings and exercises with answer keys are provided prior to this course by the instructor (see summer packet).
Papers and projects should be submitted by the due dates. In case of a serious illness or other emergency situation, please contact the instructor as soon as possible. This class will require continuous, intense work therefore, no extra credit work will be offered.
Organization of speech-language; top-down processes; phones vs. phonemes; phonological information in speech production; major branches of phonology: linear versus nonlinear phonologies; distinctive feature theories; generative phonology; natural phonology; autosegmental phonology; metrical phonology.
Structural & functional development of speech; early phonological development; perception of spoken language; the role of babbling; the transition period from babbling to speech; the emergence of a phonological system; segmental rules; phonological processes; phonological awareness; suprasegmentals - metrical patterns.
Standard versus non-standard dialects; code switching and bidialectalism; language socialization; difference vs. disorder.
Types and sizes of speech samples; spontaneous speech-language samples; norm referenced tests; methods of scoring; broad phonetic analysis; interpretation of results.
Diagnosis & evaluation; screening procedures; comprehensive phonological evaluation; decision making: articulatory vs. phonological disorders; intelligibility; oral-motor examination.
Articulation vs. phonological disorders; the nature & determinants of phonological disorders; the relations between phonological disorders and problems in other language areas; hearing impairment; childhood apraxia of speech; cleft palate; acquired apraxia of speech; dysarthrias.
Factors related to remediation; phonetic versus phonemic emphasis; choosing goals for intervention; underlying procedures; measuring changes; structure of sessions; traditional motor approach; sensory-perceptual training; minimal pairs.
Minimal opposition contrast therapy; phonological process therapy; cycles training; metaphon therapy; connecting phonology to morphology & semantics.
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