Teaching

Multilingualism in the U.S.

Course topics:

  • Common myths about bilingualism
  • Globalization of English
  • Societal attitudes toward multilingualism
  • Politics of bilingualism
  • Linguistic demographics in the U.S. and other countries
  • American Sign Language and bimodal bilingualism
  • American English varieties and bidialectalism
  • Biculturalism
  • Bilingualism and identity
  • Multilingual families
  • Heritage language speakers
  • Code-switching
  • Language contact and change
  • Bilingual language representation
  • Language attrition and cross-linguistic influence
  • Bilingual cognition
  • Linguistic relativity
  • Multilingual brains
  • History of language policy in the U.S.
  • Bilingual education

Syllabus: SLHS497 Syllabus Spring 2020


Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders

Course topics:

  • Cultural competence
  • Cultural humility
  • Health disparities
  • Health literacy
  • Implicit biases
  • Language brokers and interpreters
  • Ageism
  • Names
  • Cultural Parameters
  • Language disorders in bilingual children
  • Language disorders in bilingual adults

Syllabus: SLHS 405 Syllabus Spring 2020


Introduction to Communication Disorders

Course topics:

  • Scope of practice in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Biological basis of speech and hearing
  • Child language disorders
  • Child phonological disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Voice disorders
  • Neurogenic communication disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Genetics and syndromes
  • Hearing disorders
  • Aural rehabilitation

Syllabus: SLHS304 Syllabus Spring 2020


Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing

Course topics:

  • Essential neurological concepts
  • Gross anatomy of the central nervous system
  • Nerve cell physiology
  • Diencephalon
  • Cerebrovascular system
  • Auditory system
  • Vestibular system
  • Somatosensory system
  • Visual system
  • Motor system
  • Cranial nerves

Syllabus: SLHS401 Syllabus Fall 2019


Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Course topics:

  • Language and thought
  • Biological basis of language
  • First language acquisition and decline
  • Second language acquisition and decline
  • Speech production
  • Speech perception
  • Lexical access and lexical retrieval
  • Structural processing
  • Discourse
  • Working memory
  • Bilingual cognition

Syllabus: LCD105 Spring 2014