Main Departmental Office
Speech/Drama Building, 158
P.O. Box 305010
Denton, TX 76203-5010
Fax: (940) 565-4058
Web site: http://www.sphs.unt.edu
Professors Daniloff, Stream. Associate Professors Henoch, Larson, Terrell. Assistant Professors Gopal, Lu, Summers. Master Teaching Clinicians Faurot, Gray. Teaching Clinician Ohler.
Speech and hearing sciences is concerned with the scientific study of human auditory-verbal communication with reference to disorders involving speech, language and hearing. The emphasis of this department is to provide an educational and research setting where students may learn models and theories of normal communicative function, and appropriate rationale, techniques and procedures for the evaluation and management of people with speech, language and/or hearing disorders.
In addition to classroom instruction in the area of normal and disordered communication, this department maintains a clinical training facility for students to acquire practical experience through clinical services offered to clients by the UNT Speech and Hearing Center.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:
The bachelor's degree is a preprofessional degree for persons wishing to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The master's degree is required in order to be licensed in Texas and for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The preprofessional program provides basic preparation in the normal development and functioning of speech, language and hearing, and introductory courses concerned with communication disorders and appropriate remedial procedures. Clinical activities are scheduled concurrently with academic progress and involve limited diagnostic and therapeutic interaction with speech, language and hearing handicapped individuals under closely supervised conditions. Enrollment in the clinical practicum (SPHS 4060) is contingent upon maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above in the major area. All course selections must be approved by an undergraduate adviser or the department chair.
The department's master's degree programs in both speech pathology and audiology are accredited by the ASHA Educational Standards Board. Satisfactory completion of the master's programs enables individuals to meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state of Texas license in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.
The department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in speech-language pathology/audiology. The requirements for the degree are listed in the "Supplemental Information for BA with a major in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology" section that follows the four-year degree plan.
BA with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology (HTML)
A minor in speech and hearing sciences requires a total of 18 semester hours selected from the following: SPHS 3020, 3050, 3070, 3080, 4010, 4090, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150 and 4210. Minors must observe the system of prerequisites for courses.
Departmental advisers are available for consultation on the minor in speech and hearing sciences.
The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Science. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.
The Speech and Hearing Center is open throughout all academic sessions for services to all UNT students and the public. The center provides professional evaluation and remediation of disorders of articulation, language, voice and fluency. Services also include audiological tests, fitting of hearing aids and aural rehabilitation for persons with impaired hearing.
The clinical services in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the Professional Services Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Services are free to enrolled students, but fees for services are charged to faculty, staff and their families.
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