Speech and Hearing Sciences | Physiological Models
S508 | 10616 | Forrest, K.


The purpose of this course is to provide students with understanding
of the physiological bases for production and perception of speech
and voice in humans.  It will cover the dynamic functioning of
structures of the organs of speech, and the relations of their
parts.  This knowledge will form the basis for subsequent
understanding of disorders of speech production and perception.  The
course will be divided in modules, including developmental aspects
of speech perception, and lexical access modules in normal adult
listeners; physiology of the processes of respiration, phonation,
articulation, swallowing; and current theories of motor control.
These modules will integrate in an overall dynamic view of speech
physiology, with an operational understanding of how speech sounds
are produced and perceived.