Introduction to Human Communication: Exploring ourselves and others (SP 103)
This course is a survey of the disorders of speech, language, and hearing in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. The role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in the identification and treatment of individuals with these disorders is addressed. Students learn the professional vocabulary and concepts that are the foundation for advanced courses in the department.
Dr. Janet Preis is an associate professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. She teaches graduate courses in Tests and Measurements, Research Methods, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and undergraduate courses with Messina.
Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (ST 110)
The discipline of statistics will be introduced while frequently using examples and data that generally relate to the human experience and to hearing and speech related problems in the specific. Using statistical analysis, we will develop a deeper understanding of how we are products of our society and how, together, we form, act, and succeed in society.
With a PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola Maryland, Dr. Richard Auer brings a numbers side of things and a people side of things to his 36 year career as a stat professor at Loyola University Maryland.
I am a Loyola graduate, and the current Assistant Dean for Assessment and Data Management in the School of Education. This is my ninth year as a Messina Mentor. Over the years, I've enjoyed working with students in both the Stories we Tell and Self and Others themes. I grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and have lived in Baltimore for the past 20 years I am married and have two sons in middle school. I enjoy participating in all the Baltimore has to and look forward to sharing my love of Baltimore with Messina students!
This course pairing is ideal for students interested in exploring a Speech Language Hearing Science major. The statistics course satisfies a core requirement for Speech Language Hearing Science majors.