CMDS 274
Speech Science I
2 chs, Fall 2012



 

INSTRUCTOR: 

Perry C. Hanavan, Au.D

CLASS TIME: 

MWF, 10:40-11:50 am

OFFICE:

MC 219

ROOM:

MC 161

PHONE:

(605) 274-4629

OFFICE HOURS: 

MWF, 9:00 - 10:00 am

E-MAIL:

pchanavan@augie.edu

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an introduction to the study of acoustics, neurology, and physiology relating to production and perception of spoken language. Prerequisites: CMDS 170 or 220.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CIRCLE OF COURAGE

The mission of the course is to empower participants with the communication tools necessary to create a learning/working/recreational/communication environment that encourages a sense of belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery for individuals with communication disorders and their communication partners.

Belonging is an integral part of society. Communication disorders can result in a sense of non-participation. Participants will examine the physiologic, neurologic, and acoustic aspects of human communication and learn concepts that foster  communication environments that encourage belonging.
Independence is a critical component for interacting successfully in society. The ability to communicate is one of the components of independence. Participants will examine the physiologic, neurologic, and acoustic aspects of human communication and learn about concepts that foster independence for individuals with communication disorders and their communication partners.
Generosity may be demonstrated through empathy, caring, concern, service, etc. Participants will examine the physiologic, neurologic, and acoustic aspects of human communication and learn about concepts that create positive communication climates between individuals with communication disorders and their communication partners.
Mastery is one of the keys for demonstrating preparedness, responsibility, competence, etc. Participants will examine the physiologic, neurologic and acoustic aspects of human communication and develop a mastery about these concepts in preparation for providing professional services to individuals with communication disorders and their communication partners.

PROGRAM COMPETENCIES

 

Competency

Circle  of Courage

NCATE  Standard(s)

DECA  Standard(s)

LEVEL

1.  Knowledge of Core

Mastery

IA1, IIA12

24:16:08:46

introduced

20.  Technology

Mastery

IC1,ID1,ID2

 

Introduced

 

ASHA Standard

Student will demonstrate:

Class

Assignment

Portfolio

Evidence

Evaluation

Criteria

IIIA

The (student) must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of: biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social/behavioral sciences

Assigned

readings/lecture

Graded

exams/quizzes, PowerPoint slide show

Instructor

grading

III B

 

The (student) must demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases

Assigned

readings/lecture

Graded

exams/quizzes,

PowerPoint slide show

Instructor

grading

 

LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Classroom lecture, group activities, clinical observations, web based learning activities, student presentations, etc.

DOCUMENTATION

The final grade will be based on web based generated projects (20%), presentation of projects (5%), and objective tests (75%). There will be two objective tests.

90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% = F

 

PORTFOLIO OUTCOMES

The following projects which must be completed by the student are optional for inclusion in the portfolio:

  • collect a sample of speech sounds from 10 individuals (record the fundamental), write a brief summery of the findings and graph the results (compare male and female results, etc.)
  • describe and graph the adult male and female and child formants (include definition of formants) using Excel
  • describe and graph the adult male and female and child vocal fold acoustics
  • graph the formant frequency range on an audiogram
  • describe the major parts and function of the brain used in human communication
  • describe the acoustical and physiological vowel quadrilateral
  • View Pygmalion and reflect on the principles of speech reception and speech perception from the movie (at least one page-not to exceed 2 pages using Word.
  • Create a database of at least 50 technical terms used in the text and define each term (Word)

 COURSE INFORMATION

Speech Science: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice (with CD-ROM), 2/E, Ferrand, CT, Allyn & Bacon, 2007.

The text is an excellent introductory resource regarding speech science. This text will be used extensively throughout this course.  Students are expected to read assignments in advance.

DISABILITY

Please address any special needs or reasonable accommodations with me at the beginning of the semester or as soon as you become aware of your needs. Those seeking accommodations based on documented disabilities should contact Student Academic Support Services located in the Career Center Suite in the Edith Mortenson Building, room 100. Email Susan.Bies@augie.edu or call 274-5503 with your questions on documentation of a disability and reasonable accommodations.

HONOR CODE

As a community of scholars, the students and faculty at Augustana College commit to the highest standards of excellence by mutually embracing an Honor Code. The Honor Code requires that examinations and selected assignments contain the following pledge statement to which students are expected to sign:  “On my honor, I pledge that I have upheld the Honor Code, and that the work I have done on this assignment has been honest, and that the work of others in this class has, to the best of my knowledge, been honest as well.” Faculty members are responsible for investigating all instances involving any student who does not sign the Honor Pledge or who bring forward an academic integrity concern. The complete Honor Code can be found at www.augie.edu/honor.

CELL PHONES

In order to avoid distracting the class, please ensure that your cell phone is on silent or turned off during class. Texting during class is not acceptable. Your compliance will help to maintain the positive learning environment of our class period.

 

ATTENDANCE

Punctual and regular attendance as well as classroom participation is expected for all class meetings.  Punctual and regular attendance is a reflection of your commitment to the course and the profession.  Students who display a pattern of poor attendance, participation and/or commitment including but not limited to habitual tardiness, excessive absences, late work, etc., should be aware that this will have an impact upon the final course grade. Scheduling of medical appointments, meetings, and other events etc., during the scheduled class time does not constitute an excused absence. Schedule travel arrangements AFTER the final.  The student is responsible to make-up missed material when absent from class. The student is responsible to make-up missed material when absent from class.  I suggest that a student review notes from other students when absent from class.

INDIVIDUAL STUDY

  • If you are experiencing difficulty understanding the course material, please contact me so that I can assist you.
  • There are no make-up tests or make-up assignments to raise grades. Students are encouraged to study well in advance for exams. Students perform much better on exams when students review material periodically rather than a day or two before the exam.  When assignments are late, the grade will be reduced by 10 points each day.
  • It is recommended that students re-write class notes each day. This helps retain information and prepares one for the exams.
  • Please read the text prior to class discussion. Do not delay in reading the assigned material well in advance of the exam. Students should review course material periodically throughout the semester rather than several days before an exam.  Assignments and exam dates are posted on the calendar so students can prepare in advance for exams and class discussion.
  • The Speech Perception Web page (http://www.augie.edu/perry/ar/speech.htm) has been developed as a resource and tool for this course.  Access and utilize the Speech Perception resources.

COMPUTER COMPETENCIES

  • access personal email, read mail, compose mail, forward mail, reply, delete mail, spell check mail, justify, create mailing lists, etc.
  • access the Web, search, add bookmarks, view book marks, utilize the Augustana College Web online services and the Virtual Tour of the Ear, etc.
  • access Excel to complete the assignments
  • post assignment Moodle.

BELIEFS/VALUES/ATTITUDES

  • Appropriate professional speech science information play a vital role in the lives of individuals with communication disorders.  It is essential that professions who provide services for individuals with communication disorders and their communication partners understand concepts and principles of speech science.

PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS

  • Chart vowel formants for children and adults on vowel quadrilateral
  • Chart vowel and consonant information according to intensity and frequency on an audiogram
  • View Pygmalion and reflect on the principles of speech reception and speech perception depicted in the movie
  • Create a database of at least 50 technical terms used in the text and define each term
  • Create a web page using Excel describing the primary acoustic patterns of each of the vowels and consonant sounds

COURSE OBJECTIVES

*      Introduction to Speech Science

  • Identify and describe speech, language and thought
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of speech, language and thought
  • Identify and describe the major theories, themes, theorists, etc., with respect to speech, language, hearing, and thought and the development of language and speech

*      Pioneers

  • Identify the major speech science pioneers
  • describe their contributions to speech science

*      Acoustics

  • Identify, describe, and define the physical and psychoacoustic aspects of pure tones
  • Identify, describe, and define the physical and psychoacoustic aspects of complex tones
  • Compare and contrast frequency and intensity

*      Neurological, Respiratory, and Phonatory aspects of Speech Production

  • Identify, define, and describe the neurophysiology of speech
  • Identify, define, and describe the respiratory system
  • Identify, define, and describe the phonatory aspect of speech

*      The Articulatory and Acoustic Aspects of Speech Production

  • Identify, describe, and define the articulatory components of speech production
  • Identify, describe, and define the acoustic components of speech production
  • Identify and describe the feedback mechanisms of speech

*      Speech Perception

  • Identify and describe the peripheral and central mechanisms of hearing
  • Identify, describe, and define the major components of speech perception (reception) including:
    • Acoustic cues of speech perception
    • Categorical perception
    • Neurophysiology of speech perception
  • Identify and describe the theories of speech perception

SLIDE SHOWS:

Week

Chapter

Topic

PowerPoint

Handouts

One

2

Overview

 

Pygmalion

Two

2

The Nature of Sound

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Three

2

 

 

 

Four

3

Application of Frequency and Intensity Variables

Chapter 3

 

Five

4

Respiratory System

Chapter 4

 

Six

4

 

 

Review for Midterm

Seven

5

Respiratory Breakdowns that Affect Speech Production

Chapter 5

 

Eight

6

Phonatory System

Chapter 6

 

Nine

6

 

 

 

Ten

7

Measures of Jitter, Shimmer, and Quality

Chapter 8

 

Eleven

8

Articulatory System

 

 

Twelve

9

Breakdowns in Production of Vowels and Consonants

Chapter 9

 

Thirteen

10

Auditory Perception

Chapter 10

Chapter 10a

 

Fourteen

11

Perceptual Problems in Hearing Impairment, Language and Reading Disability, and Articulation Deficits

Chapter 11

 

Fifteen

Final

 

 

Final Review

 

PRACTICE:
 

*      Hydrodymanics

*      Basic Anatomical Terminology

*      Phonetics (University of Iowa)


SPEECH SCIENCE LINKS:

*      Laryngeal Sounds

*      Phonetics on the Internet

*      Vowels

*      Consonants

*      Keywords to Consonants

*      IPA

*      Pattern Playback Virtual Tour

*      Speech Perception

*      Schedule


Last modified 8/31/12 by PC Hanavan
pchanavan@augie.edu