Speech & Hearing Sciences | Speech Anatomy & Physiology
S201 | 3936 | Ballard, K.


This course examines how we speak by examining the structure
(anatomy) of the speech mechanism and how it functions (physiology).
We consider the anatomy of the respiratory, phonatory (i.e.
laryngeal), and articulatory (i.e. oral / nasal) systems as well as
the neural system controlling them. We will examine comtemporary
views of how we produce speech. Concepts will be reinforced with
examples of how structure and function are affected by malformation
(e.g. cleft palate) or damage (e.g. trauma or stroke). Course
requirements include participation, lab experiences, and exams.