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OBJECTIVES

After the completion of the first year course the student trainee will have

  1. Orientation to the ‘field of audiology and speech language pathology and other allied disciplines.
  2. Knowledge about the normal aspects of speech, language and hearing.
  3. Knowledge about the various disorders of speech, language and hearing.
  4. Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of speech, language and hearing.
  5. Knowledge of basic acoustics and electronics related to the field of ASLP.
  6. Knowledge of developmental psychology and psychology of learning.
  7. Knowledge of linguistics practical skills in transcription.
  8. Practical skills in obtaining audiograms, independently classifying various audiograms based on nature, degree and contour of audiograms.
  9. Practical skills in identifying various aspects of typical (normal) and disordered speech language skills.
  10. Practical skills in case history taking and preparing reports and maintaining the practicum records.

Normal aspects of speech, language and communication.

  1. History and development of the profession of Speech-Language Pathology.
    • Major work activities of SLP
    • Various settings of service delivery.
    • Other professions concerned with communication disorders.
  2. Human communication.
    • Definitions and components.
    • Distinctions and similarities between communication, speech and language.
    • Speech chain
    • Functions of communication, speech and language
    • Modes of communication.
    • Characteristics of good speech.
  1. The physical mechanism of speech and language production.
  • Anatomy and physiology of respiratory system.
  • Respiration for life and speech
  • Anatomy and physiology of laryngeal system
  • Bases of pitch and loudness change mechanism
  • Anatomy and physiology of articulatory system
  • Anatomy of the nervous system related to speech and language
  • Speech as an overlaid function
  1. Acoustic aspects of speech
  • Source filter theory of speech production
  • Harmonics, formants, transients and aperiodic energy
  • Acoustic characteristics of normal voice and prosody
  1. Interactive bases of human communication.
  • Social bases
  • Cognitive bases
  • Psychological bases

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