I hope everyone is having a good semester and that you all are having some luck with your college search! As some of you may know from my previous blogs, I am a Speech and Hearing Sciences major and a senior, and I am on my last semester of undergrad! My senior year has been extremely bittersweet in so many ways, and my classes have been no different. My classes this year have been quite a bit more difficult but also very interesting and informative. Today I wanted to tell you all about my favorite class this semester: SHS 414, Neurological Bases of Human Communication.
This course is easily one of my most difficult this semester, and I have had to do a good bit of work outside of class to master the course content. However, this course is taking my knowledge from my previous courses (such as Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, and Speech Science) and combining it with information from my other Speech and Hearing courses. During this course we are learning about the neuro-anatomy of humans and the many disorders and damages that occur in the neurological system that could cause a speech and/or language problem. We have learned about the various ways Speech-Language Pathologists provide intervention and treatment to individuals with these problems.
Just included this picture of the anatomy of the Functional areas of the brain because this is the type of stuff I'm learning!
I particularly appreciate this course because it has shown me that Speech-Language Pathologists are versatile clinicians and help with patients with any number of health problems and speech and language problems. I have always imagined myself working with pediatric patients in the future, and while I still love learning about pediatric speech and language, SHS 414 has shown me that I could enjoy working with adult or elderly patients as well. I feel that SHS 414 has strengthened my drive to become a Speech-Language Pathologist because it has taught me more about my field and my own interests.
If you all have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. I'm happy to help!