Explain the processes of normal hearing, including key anatomic structures and neural systems along with their function in perceiving and interpreting environmental and speech sounds. Describe the assessment of hearing in adults and children and demonstrate the ability to create and interpret audiograms. Describe basic aspects of intervention in remediating the effects of hearing impairment.
Describe the typical acquisition of language and its relationship to cognitive, psychological, and social development. Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language and how it is described. Identify key milestones in development and describe atypical language use in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, language learning disabilities, and aphasia.
Define and describe the anatomy and physiology of speech production and explain the scientific basis of measuring speech performance. Describe atypical speech sound production and identify appropriate intervention approaches.
Scope of Practice
Identify the populations served within educational, medical, and community settings by speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ethical practice and the importance of graduate level training and clinical competence in working with individuals with communication disorders.