Requirements*


Students are encouraged to select a specialized theme within the minor to match their interests and career aspirations.

  1. Communication Neuroscience Theme
    1. SPLH 120 Physics of Speech (4 credits)
    2. SPLH 261 Survey of Communication Disorders (3 credits)
    3. SPLH 462 Principles of Speech Science (3 credits)
    4. SPLH 463 Principles of Hearing Science (3 credits)
    5. SPLH 466 Language Science (3 credits)
    6. SPLH 620 The Communicating Brain (3 credits)

19 Total Credits (12 at junior/senior level)
 

  1. Speech-Language Development and Disorders Theme
    1. SPLH 261 Survey of Communication Disorders (3 credits)
    2. SPLH 462 Principles of Speech Science (3 credits)
    3. SPLH 465 Clinical Phonetics (1 credit)
    4. SPLH 466 Language Science (3 credits)
    5. SPLH 565 Language Sample Analysis (1 credit)
    6. SPLH 566 Language Development (3 credits)
    7. SPLH 571 Intro to SLP (4 credits)

18 Total Credits (15 at junior/senior level)

  1. Hearing Science and Disorders Theme
    1. SPLH 120 Physics of Speech (4 credits)
    2. SPLH 261 Survey of Communication Disorders (3 credits)
    3. SPLH 463 Principles of Hearing Science (3 credits)
    4. SPLH 516 Speech Perception (2 credits)
    5. SPLH 568 Intro to AUD (4 credits)
    6. SPLH 620 The Communicating Brain (3 credits)

19 Total Credits (12 junior/senior level)
 

  1. “Generalist” Theme – Students who would rather create their own area of focus may take SPLH 261 for a broad overview of the discipline. Students then select a minimum of 9 credits of foundational coursework followed by a minimum of 6 credits of applied coursework. Across foundational and applied coursework, students need to obtain a minimum of 12 credits at the junior/senior level.
    1. SPLH 261 Survey of Communication Disorders (3 credits)
    2. Minimum of 9 Credits of Foundational Coursework

i. SPLH 120 Physics of Speech (4 credits)

ii. SPLH 462 Principles of Speech Science (3 credits)

iii. SPLH 463 Principles of Hearing Science (3 credits)

iv. SPLH 465 Fundamentals of Clinical Phonetics (1 credit)

v. SPLH 466 Language Science (3 credits)

vi. SPLH 565 Language Sample Analysis (1 credit)

vii. SPLH 566 Language Development (3 credits)

  1. Minimum of 6 Credits of Applied Coursework

i. SPLH 464 Seminar in ______ (1-3 credits)

ii. SPLH 451 Directed Study Abroad in Speech-Language-Hearing (1-3 credits)

iii. SPLH 452 Examining Global Perspect. in Speech-Lang.-Hear. (3 credits)

iv. SPLH 568 Intro to AUD (4 credits)

v. SPLH 571 Intro to SLP (4 credits)

vi. SPLH 620 The Communicating Brain (3 credits)

vii. SPLH 660 Research Methods (3 credits)

18+ Total Credits (12+ at junior/senior level)

* These new requirements are going into effect starting fall 2017.  See this sheet for minor requirements from November 2016 until the begining of the Fall 2017 semester


News and events

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders 2020 Graduate Commemoration link to go live May 30, 2020 @1:00 PM

Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders 2020 Graduate Commemoration link to go live May 30, 2020 @1:00 PM

MA student Alondra Del Real received an honorable mention for Therapy Insight's Essay Contest. Her essay was titled "The Lack of Diversity in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology." 

Emily Sonsthagen presented a Poster in the 23rd Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 25, 2020

Emily Sonsthagen received an Outstanding Presentation Award!

Suma Suswaram to be awarded the KU Tradition of Excellence Award on Saturday, April 18, 2020

SPLH UG students selected as University Scholars: Sophie Moore and Michaela Russ 

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 16, 2020

In person Graduation Recognition Ceremony 2020 is cancelled due to Covid 19.  Two virtual ceremony Power Point Movies are in progress.  Completion to be announced.

Suma Suswaram is International Leader of the week (2/24/2020).  Congrats Suma!

News from Ana Paula G. Mumy, M.S., CCC-SLP February 2020

KU Student Equity & Inclusion WorkgroupKU Student Equity & Inclusion Workgroup Fall 2019 Newsletter

CoKU Student Equity & Inclusion Workgroupngratulations to our December 2019 Graduates: Elyse T. Adame, Gabriella A. Araiza, Hannah Grace Harrison, Ezra S. Kaiser, Romaric A. Keuwo, Rebecca Grace McGuinness, Margaret Ann Olson, Allison G. Peterka, Hally Allena Ricklefs, Carrie Michelle Riseling, Gabrielle K. Rosenwald, Lindsay Nicole Thomas.

Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP (center) was recently an invited speaker at the Brazilian Stuttering Association “AbraGagueira” conference. She is pictured with its current president (left) and its founder/director (right).  A large group attended the documentary film showing, "When I Stutter", which is the film Ana Paula translated with the AbraGagueira founder.

Corinne Walker, a Ph.D. student in SPLH received the 2019 ASHA foundation Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development

SPLH student Haleyanna Schippers- one of 10 undergraduate students to receive undergraduate research awards this fall.

Bridget Rennard is featured on page 18 of KU Giving magazine's Fall 2019 edition.

SPLH student Bridget Rennard is one of 7 KU students, graduates to win Fulbright awards 

Steven F. Warren, Ph.D. has been named the 2019 Distinguished Alumni by the Applied Behavioral Sciences department.

IPCD students, Ivarene Hurtado (MA-SLP) and Suma Suswaram (PhD), have been selected for ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) Class of 2019

Joshuaa Allison-Burbank is recognized by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development: as a 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipient.

Ana Paula Mumy along with Brazilian SLP Daniela Zackiewicz just completed translation of the film, "When I Stutter" in Portuguese, and it will be debuted at the "Abra Gagueira" conference this October, which is the Brazilian association for persons who stutter.  Ana Paula is an invited speaker at the conference and will be hosting the very first screening of the film in Portuguese!

Bachelor’s Degrees in American Sign Language & Deaf Studies, KU Edwards Campus

Congratulations to Russell Johnston, Ph.D., Kristen Muller, Ph.D., and Kevin Pitt, Ph.D. for successfulling defending their dissertations this summer! 

Congratulations to Tiffany P. Hogan, Speech Language Pathology PhD alum, ASHA Fellowship of the Assiciation 2019 Award recipient.

Suzanne Adlof, one of our Speech Language Pathology MA/PhD alums now in South Carolina, received the presidential early career award in science/engineering.

Congratulations to Mindy Bridges, Assistant Professor, on receiving the School of Health Professions (SHP) Research Grant for her proposal: The Development of Language-Intensive Professional Development Modules for Prekindergarten Teachers.

Abby Enneking, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be 1 of 2 students from Kansas to receive the Sertoma International Award.

Frank Kim, 2nd year MA-SLP student, will be the recipient of the SHP Dean's Diversity Scholarship.

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.

STUDENTS (Bridget Rennard and Anna Schaue) TO PRESENT AT KANSAS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

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