B.Sc (Hearing , Language and Speech)

Maharastra University of Health science
In Nashik

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  • Bachelor
  • Nashik

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Vani Road, Mhasrul, 422004, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Course Content:

1st Year:

I 1. Definitions of and components of communication, speech and language - Distinctions
and similarities. Characteristics of language. Human and animal communication: A

2. Basic models, levels, modes and functions of human language communication.

3. Speech as an overlaid function. Speech chain.

4. Process of speech production.

II 1. Anatomy and physiology of respiratory system. Volumes in respiration. Respiration

for life and speech.

2. Anatomy and physiology of laryngeal system. Bases of pitch and loudness change


3. Anatomy and physiology of articulatory mechanism.

4. Anatomy of the nervous system related to speech and language.

III Social, psychological and linguistic aspects of speech and language skills.

IV Normal development of articulation, voice, prosody and language. Speech and language

skills of infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-going children and above group.

2nd Year:

1. Normal development of articulation and phonology. Models of phonological development.

2. Normal aspects: Fundamentals of articulatory phonetics, co-articulation, acoustic

considerations of speech and suprasegmentals. Transcription requirement related to

perceptual analysis.

3. Factors related to phonological disorders: Structural, Cognitive-linguistic and psychological


4. Assessment procedures: Types of assessment, sampling procedures, scoring procedures,

criteria for selection of assessment instruments, construction of instruments. Assessment of

associated skill areas such as oral peripheral mechanism, speech sound discrimination,

stimulability and oral stereognosis.

5. Analysis and interpretation of data: (1) intelligibility and severity judgements (2) normative

data (3) error patterns. Guidelines for intervention.

6. Intervention: Stages of treatment and measuring improvement. Long term goals. Short term

goals and activities for achieving goals in cases with misarticulation. Issues in maintenance

and generalisation. Team approach and professional communication (Inter-,intra-professional

and client oriented).

7. Approaches to treatment: Motokinaesthetic, Traditional (Van Riper), Internal stimulation ,

Phonological, Distinctive feature, Minimal contrast therapy, learning theories, Programmed,


3rd year:

1. Hemispheric Functions and Cerebral Dominance. Bi/Multilingualism, Models of language


2. a) Dysphasia; Definition, aetiology, Symptomatology (including linguistic , non linguistic,

psychosocial and neurobehavioral)

b) Classification based on Anatomical; Linguistic aspects; Psycholinguistic aspects

(Eisenson; Schuell; Wepman; Jakobson, Geschwind, Luria, Benson).

c) Appraisal and Evaluation: Assessment of Communication - Language-Non verbal

abilities: Methods of Testing - Tests such as MTDDAE, BDAE, WAB, PICA, FCP,

Revised Token Test. Differential Diagnosis in neurocommunication disorders and within


d) Prognostic Indicators Spontaneous Recovery: General Principles in Therapy;

Candidacy for Therapy and the type of therapy approaches - Specific Therapy Approaches -

Schuell's stimulation Therapy. Wepman's Thought-Centred Therapy ; Psycholinguistic

Therapy , PACE, Programmed - Instruction Approaches like M.I.T., HELPSS, etc.

e) Role of Family/Spouse in Aphasia Rehabilitation

- Psychoneurobehavioural problems and their Management

- Psychosocial, Socioeconomic and communicative difficulties

- Family members as facilitators of communication,

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