Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and speech therapy evaluation methodology - ANATOMO-FISIOLOGIA DEGLI ORGANI FONO-ARTICOLARI

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Anna Maria Rosa Aragno
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LOGO 1^ anno - 2^semestre dal Jan 7, 2021 al Feb 26, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

Al termine del corso lo studente conosce l'anatomia e la fisiologia degli organi che intervengono nella emissione della voce e nella produzione del linguaggio articolato.


Anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity: mandible, temporomandibular joint, chewing muscles and oral cavity. The hard and soft palate
The teeth, the tongue, the isthmus of the jaws.
Hyoid bone, supra and subhyoid muscles. The mimic muscles.
Anatomy and physiology of the pharynx.
The cranial nerves V, VII, IX, X, XI, XII.
The breathing .
The larynx: cartilages, joints, ligaments. Intrinsic and extrinsic muscles.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Oskar Schindler “La voce. Fisiologia patologia clinica e terapia” omega 2010
autori vari Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria Piccin 2010
De Campora - Pagnini Otorinolaringoiatria Elsevier 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test based on open-ended questions. In response questions, it is required the ability to match the synthesis and clarity.
Each of the open questions is evaluated from 0 to 10 points, according to:
a) relevance of the answer
b) ability to synthesize
c) properties of language

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