Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (BASLP)
Objective of the BASLP Program
- Function as audiologists and speech-language pathologists in different work settings.
- Understand concepts in speech, language, communication, hearing and disability.
- Screen, evaluate, diagnose and assess the severity of different disorders related to speech, language, swallowing and hearing.
- Manage speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders across life span.
- Counsel persons with disorders of communication and their family members.
- Rehabilitate persons with speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.
- Prevent speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.
- Liaise with professionals in allied fields and other stake holder.
- Implement public awareness and education program.
- Undertake advocacy measures on behalf of and for persons with speech language and hearing disorders.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DIAGNOSTIC DEPARTMENT
“Toys are children’s word and play is the language” – Gary L. Landreth.
The main thought of play therapy is to help children who might struggle with expressing their feelings or emotion and express it through play. Play therapy is helpful for children who require therapeutic support. Some of the activities used in play therapy includes-
Play therapy help children with communication disorder, behavioral disorder and learning disorder. It creates a space where child feels comfortable being themselves when compared to other regular therapies.
Speech and language diagnostics department is dedicated to evaluation and diagnosis of speech and language disorders in pediatric as well as the adult population. It is a measurement of communication skills including speaking, listening and social language. Speech and language evaluation is done in both children and adults by playing with toys, using pictures, talking to therapist, using Speech and language tests and instrumental analysis.
Speech and language assessment are done in conditions like childhood communication disorders, cerebral palsy, Autism spectrum disorder, swallowing disorder, neurological speech and language disorders, stammering and voice disorders.
- Speech and Language Therapy is the treatment for speech and/or language disorder. Speech therapy techniques are used to improve communication. Speech language pathologist (SLP) works with a child one-on-one or in a group.
- Speech and Language Therapy will interact with a child by playing, talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to encourage speech and language development.
- Speech and Language Therapy is provided for children having communication disorder like learning disability, stammering, pronunciation problems.
- Speech and Language Therapy for adults include social communication disorders, neurological disorders, voice and swallowing disorders.
4 academic years & 1 year of internship
An academic year consists of two semesters, and each semester shall extend over a minimum period of sixteen weeks excluding examination days. The semesters shall be spread out as follows:
Odd semester – 1 July – December
Odd semesters – 3, 5, 7 June – October/November
Even semesters – 2, 4, 6, 8 December – April
- There shall be examinations at the end of each semester. There shall be a vacation of minimum 1 week after the examinations at the end of odd semesters and 3 weeks after the examinations at the end of even semesters.
- Number of working days in a semester shall not be more than 117 days.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION:
- The candidate applying for admission to B.ASLP program should have passed 10+2 examination or an equivalent examination conducted by the Pre University Board of Education of the respective State Government securing a minimum of 50% marks.
Relaxation in the qualifying marks shall be as per rules and regulations State/UTs or Central Government.
- The applicant/candidate should have studied Physics, Chemistry and any one of Biology / Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics / Electronics / Psychology.
- Applicants shall not be older than 25 years on the 1 st July of the year of admission.
- Minimum attendance shall be shall not be less than 90% in theory and 90% in Clinical/ Practicals in each semester to be eligible to appear for examination at the end of each semester.
- Candidates who cannot appear for the examination for want of attendance will have to repeat the particular semester to be eligible to appear for exams subsequently.
- If a candidate represents his/her Institution/ University/ MP State/ Nation in Sports/NCC/NSS/Extension programmes or any official activities, he/she is permitted to avail a maximum of 15 days in an academic session, based on the recommendation and prior permission of the Head of the Institution.
- Condonation of shortage of attendance in genuine cases to a maximum of 10% shall be from the Vice-Chancellor through proper channel (forwarded through course-coordinator/Principal/In-charge of respective collage/institute).
Semester Wise Subjects & Examination Pattern:
The examination pattern and papers shall be as shown in the table below:
B 1.1 Communication Sciences
B 1.2 Anatomy and Physiology of Speechand Hearing
B 1.3 Clinical Psychology
B 1.4 Linguistics and Phonetics
B 1.5 Electronics and Acoustics
B 1.6 Research Methods and Statistics
B 2.1 Neurology
B 2.2 Otolaryngology
B 2.3 Speech-Language Pathology
B 2.4 Audiology
B 2.5 Clinical Practicum in Speech- language Pathology
B 2.6 Clinical Practicum in Audiology
B 3.1 Voice and its Disorders
B 3.2 Speech Sound Disorders
B 3.3 Diagnostic Audiology - Behavioral Tests
B 3.4 Amplification Devices
B 3.5 Clinical Practicum in Speech- language Pathology
B 3.6 Clinical Practicum in Audiology
B 4.1 Motor Speech Disorders in Children
B 4.2 Child Language Disorders
B 4.3 Diagnostic Audiology - Physiological Tests
B 4.4 Implantable Hearing Devices
B 4.5 Clinical Practicum in Speech-language Pathology
B 4.6 Clinical Practicum in Audiology
B 5.1 Structural Anomalies & Speech Disorders
B 5.2 Fluency and its Disorders
B 5.3 Pediatric Audiology
B 5.4 Aural Rehabilitation in Children
B 5.5 Clinical Practicum in Speech- language Pathology
B 5.6 Clinical Practicum in Audiology
B 6.1 Motor Speech Disorders in Adults
B 6.2 Language Disorders in Adults
B 6.3 Aural Rehabilitation in Adults
B 6.4 Audiology in Practice
B 6.5 Clinical Practicum in Speech- language Pathology
B 6.6 Clinical Practicum in Audiology
B 7.1 Clinical Practicum in Speech - language Pathology
B 7.2 Clinical Practicum in Audiology
- Practical exams at the end of 2 nd semester shall be University exam and shall be conducted by an external examiner along with an internal examiner.Record of practicals maintained by the students as per respective curriculum shall also be evaluated by the examiners. Re-evaluation of university practicum examination can’t be claimed.
- Performance in at least two written tests and one group assignment shall be the basis for awarding internal assessment marks in each semester. Record for the same shall be as in Annexure 4.
- All external (university) clinical examinations shall be conducted by one internal and one external examiner. B7.1 and B7.2 in the above table shall be conducted at the end of internship (8th semester).
CRITERIA FOR PASSING
- The student is required to obtain a minimum of 50% in each of the theory papers, internal assessment, practical and clinical exams for a pass. Students will not be able to appear for University theory exam if they do not pass in their internal practical, internal theory assessment or clinical component.
- Grace Marks shall be allocated as per university norms.
- Students will have to pass the clinical as well as theoretical internal examination of the given semester to proceed to the next semester. Carry-over of papers
- Each paper should be successfully completed within 4 attempts including the first one.
- Students can start internship after the 6 th semester exams. However, students’ who fail in their clinical exam of any semester will have to discontinue internship. The candidates are permitted to carry over the theory courses until the end of the program.
All candidates shall complete a clinical internship of one academic year (10 months) after the 6th emester. The rules and regulations of clinical internship shall be as in Annexure 1.
AWARD OF DEGREE
The University shall award the degree and issue certificate only after the candidates successfully complete all the University examinations and clinical internship.
On all other issues not mentioned in these rules and regulations like the pattern of question paper, grading, award of grace marks, and declaration of rank, among others, the rules and regulations of the respective University shall prevail.