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Speech Science: COMD 6305

Fall 2005/ Thurs 2:30 – 5:15 pm, CJ 108 Instructor: William F. Katz (x 3188), Office hours: Before lecture (Th. 1:30-2:15) and by appt. OBJECTIVES: This course will provide a thorough review of the anatomy, physiology, and functional organization of speech. The goal is to provide you, the graduate student, with a solid understanding of the mechanisms of normal speech production and perception, so that you may eventually apply this information clinically. REQUIRED TEXT: Kent, R. (1997). The Speech Sciences . San Diego: Singular. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Class participation is encouraged and noted. There will be periodic quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. The TA will hold weekly study sections to review concepts from the lecture, provide sample quiz questions, and discuss study sheets for exams. In the second part of the semester we will visit a speech production lab to get hands-on experience with speech instrumentation. ASHA STANDARDS: This course has been designed to ensure that students demonstrate required knowledge and ability as outlined in the ASHA Standards and Implementations for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of biological and physical sciences, mathematics and the social/behavioral sciences [III-A]. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases [III-B]. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders and differences and swallowing disorders, including the etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates. Specific knowledge will be demonstrated in the following areas: Articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language in speaking, hearing and its impact on speech and language, and swallowing (oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, and related functions) [III-C]. Knowledge in the above areas will be provided via class lectures, labs, readings, and on-line web materials. Student knowledge will be demonstrated in homework, quizzes, and exams. • Grading: Quizzes, 20%; Midterm, 40%; Final, 40%.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Speech science is an interdisciplinary field involving many kinds of knowledge, including anatomy, physiology, physics, and linguistics. Many new terms will be introduced. It is therefore essential you complete the assigned readings BEFORE each class lecture. Thanks!

CLASS SCHEDULE Dates 8-18 8-25 9-1 9-8 9-15 9-22 9-29 10-6 10-13* 10-20 10-27 Topics Introductory lecture; Review of terms for Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Briefly discuss ASHA article; Respiration; Respiratory breakdowns that affect speech production Laryngeal systems Phonatory disorders that affect speech Quiz #1 (Respiration, phonation) Lecture: Upper Airway Upper airway - cont’d (return Quiz #1) Neural basis Neural basis - cont’d MIDTERM (75 Qs, cumulative) Speech kinematics/ Guest lecture by Dr. Bharadwaj Speech acoustics: Basic acoustics, Vowel production Speech acoustics – Spectography, consonant production, breakdowns in production of vowels and consonants Quiz #2 (kinematics, acoustics) Speech perception Speech perception – cont’d (return Quiz #2) Review for final exam THANKSGIVING (no class) Final exam (covers second half of class only) Chapters Katz 1,3 4 (pg. 71-100) 4 (pg. 100-134) 5 5 7 7 --8, 11 2, 9 2, 9 Media Hand out ASHA article Stathopolis video: ‘Rothenberg mask’ Lofquist & Oshima video: ‘Video Endoscopy’ ‘Build-your-own-larynx’ kit Human skull Human skull, Electrolarynx Brain model; Human brain CT, MRI films Aphasia - video clips or Stroke PPT --EMA, EPG videos Lab visit In-class demos BLISS VATA software Lab visit In-class VOT experiment



11-10 11-17 * 11-24* 12-1

10 study sheet --

McGurk effect – Pat Kuhl video --

Note: Please visit the ‘courses’ section of my homepage ( This will give you to access the PowerPoint slides used in the lectures, as well as other relevant materials. I will provide a password in class.