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SPAU 3340 COMD 6319 Michelle Aldridge, PhD, CCC/SLP Wednesday 2:00-4:45 Office phone: 214/ 905-3142 Email: (the best way to get in touch with me) Office hour: by appointment, just email me Callier Office: Much of my time is spent at Callier Dallas-that is where my phone extension rings. My office at Callier Dallas is A107. In the mornings, I am in the Preverbal Classroom in D Building. I have a box at both Callier buildings Teaching Assistant: Prerequisites: Phonetics-SPAU 3343. There may be exceptions to this. A general working knowledge of the IPA is needed in this course. Required Textbooks (for all students): 1. Assessment and Treatment of Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children (2000) by A. Pena-Brooks and M.N . Hegde. Available at the U.T.D. bookstore and at Off Campus Books. 2. A packet of Xeroxed readings available ONLY at Off-Campus Books, which is located east of the campus on Campbell, in the shopping center next to Braum’s. This packet contains required “handouts”, reference material, and chapter selections. I frequently refer to it in the course of my lectures, so it would be wise for students to bring the packet to class. You will need a account to access materials for this course. The site is Log in. You’ll need your UTD net ID to create your account. Required Readings for Graduate Students (COMD): The textbook is a “dual-level” text, where each chapter has a basic and an advanced unit. The graduate students (COMD) will be assigned additional reading from the advanced units. Of course, undergraduates are welcome to read these more advanced selections too! Be sure to consult the syllabus for the assigned readings for each chapter. The book also has some great appendices that you will find useful. The outline of the lectures are listed below are meant to serve as a guide- hence, there are no precise dates set for lectures. Every attempt will be made to keep the exam days as scheduled below. t Introduction to articulation disorders and its associated terminology- Normal aspects of speech production

Reading: Undergrads: CH1 and CH 2- basic unit. If you have not had phonetics pay special attention to these readings. CH 1 and CH 2-Basic units. If you have not had A&P yet, you may want to read the advanced unit of CH 1. t

Development of normal speech production in infancy and childhood; early phonological development Reading: Undergrads and Grads: CH 3 basic unit Assignment 1: error patterns (5 % of total grade) Variables associated with articulation disorders Reading: Undergrads and Grads: CH 4 Basic unit


EXAM 1: February 15 (25 % of total grade) You will be tested on what we have covered up to Feb 8 t Importance of Dialects Reading: Undergrads and Grads: CH 5 Basic unit


Assessment of Articulation and phonological disorders and factors related to articulation disorders Reading: Undergrads: CH 6 Basic unit Grads: CH 6 Basic and Advanced units

EXAM 2: March 29 (25 % of total grade) This exam will Cover material from Feb 22-Mar 22

Assign project (15 % of total grade) Project due date: April 12 t Treatment and Remediation - concepts and principles Reading: Undergrads: CH 7 Basic unit Grads: CH 7 Basic and Advanced units Assignment 2: goals and treatment targets ( 5 % of total grade) Approaches to therapy, including Phonological process approach Reading: Undergrads: Hodson & Padden- packet CH 8 all Grads: Hodson & Padden-packet CH 8 all



Facilitation and elicitation of sounds - specific techniques to elicit sounds, oral motor techniques

Reading: Everyone: Ken Beile- packet Appendix M in text Various readings in coursepack EXAM 3: April 26, Regular class time (25 % of total grade) This test will cover material presented after Exam 2.

Basic Course Policies : Grading: Your grade will be determined by the following formula: Exam 1 (25 %) + Exam 2 (25 %) + Exam 3 (25 %) + 2 assignments (10 %) + 1 project - devising a treatment plan (15 %) with traditional letter-grade breakdowns Late Exams: In the case of emergencies or illness, a late exam may be scheduled without penalty. In the case of a missed exam for other nonemergency/non-health reasons, points will be deducted from your total grade (5 points per late day) and your exam will be a different format. PLEASE call Dr. Aldridge as SOON as you can in the event that you have to miss a test. Late Assignments/Projects: Deduction of 5 points off of final grade per late day Attendance: It is expected that all students will have reasonable attendance. Good attendance is required to do well in the course! In the event of an absence, it is your responsibility to get the notes from a fellow student. I do not give out notes to students. I will, however, provide you with the appropriate missed assignments or handouts. All students are required to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty.