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Introduction to Communication Disorders  (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.

Faculty biography

Dr. Brianne Roos teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. She is a two-time graduate of Loyola (BA 2001, MS 2004) and then ventured down the road for a doctorate at Hopkins. She loves teaching, advising, and getting to know her students as they take advantage of Loyola's opportunities and discern next steps.

Introduction to Human Communication: Exploring Ourselves and Others (SP 102)

Effective communication is a critical skill affecting most, if not all, areas of our personal and professional lives. In this first-year, Messina course, the principles surrounding human communication are addressed, connecting them to basic processes of speech, language, and hearing. Students invest time and energy exploring the impact of perception, difference, and language on human communication, both inside and out of the classroom. Communication specific to gender, culture, and personal relationships is examined, culminating in an evaluation of ourselves and an exploration of others.

Faculty biography

Janet Preis, Ed. D., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who received a doctorate in special education from The Johns Hopkins University in 2002. At present, Dr. Preis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses with a deep interest in autism and culturally responsive teaching. Teaching Messina is, however, one of her greatest joys as 1st year students are amazing to teach and know!

Mentor biography

Dave Tiscione has been the Director of the Office of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment since September 2021. In their current position, he serves as the Title IX Coordinator- overseeing the University response to sexual and gender-based misconduct- and the ADA/504 coordinator- collaborating with offices on campus to ensure compliance with the ADA and Section 504. Dave wants to make sure students experience a campus free from sexual and gender-based misconduct and a campus that is inclusive of all abilities. He also wants to make sure students who experience harm receive support that repairs harm caused to them, so they can continue being successful Loyola community members. David is also experienced as a restorative justice facilitator and infuses its philosophies into his work.

Virtual Advisor

 This course pairing is highly recommended for students interested in exploring a major in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.