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Collection Development Guide: Communication Disorders: Courses

Undergraduate

1331  Introduction to Communication  Disorders. (3-0)  Study of speech, hearing, and language development and its disorders; descriptions of communicative disorders and their etiologies for the speech-language pathologist, health professional, and classroom teacher. (MC)

3312  Neuroanatomy for Communication  Disorders. This is a lecture course that examines the organization of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Significance of the areas of the nervous system that are primary or secondary for speech, language and hearing are the main focus of this course.

3325 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Production System. (3-0) Description of structure and function of the speech production system with emphasis on physical problems in speech, language, and hearing.

3459 Phonemics and Phonetics. (3-1)  Analysis of normal and abnormal phonological processes in children and adults. Proficiency in transcription using the alphabet of the International Phonetic Association emphasized.

3462 Remediation of Articulatory and Phonological Disorders. (3-2) This course prepares students to manage articulation and phonological disorders. Current therapeutic models are reviewed. Observation of therapy and instruction in preparation of written clinical reports are required. Prerequisites: CDIS 3325, and 3459. (WI) (MP)

3469 Introduction to Hearing Science. (3-2) Study of acoustics, auditory  physiolog y  and  perception of sound. Includes discussion of auditory sensitivity, signal detection, psychoa- coustic methods, perception of pitch and loudness, binaural hearing and speech perception. Associated laboratory promotes reinforcement of concepts addressed in lecture through review, problem solving and weekly assignments.

3475 Speech Science. (3-2) Normal processes of speech production will be addressed from anatomic, physiologic, kinematic, aerodynamic, acoustic, and perceptual perspectives. Measurement and analysis techniques, instrumentation, and experimental paradigms used to study speech production and perception will be emphasized. Prerequisites: CDIS 3325 and 3459.

4301 Advanced Independent Study. (3-0) In-depth study of selected topics in Communication Disorders for the exceptionally motivated student. Work done on an independent basis with faculty member and only with prior departmental permission.

4317 Service Delivery in Communication Disorders. (3-0) Provides a foundation of clinical management to prepare CDIS students to work in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on techniques of goal and objective sequencing, report writing, evaluation of services, ethics, and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Prerequisites: CDIS 3459, 3462 or 4466 or 4350 and 4330. (WI)

4330 Speech and Language Development. (3-0) Course to acquaint students with acquisition of speech and language in children. Basic information from linguistics, psycho-linguistics, psychology, and communication are examined for children in various stages of development.

4340 Augmentative Communication Systems. (3-0) Designed to review methods of non-oral communication as applied to hospital, rehabilitation, and school settings. Use of electronic communication systems emphasized. Prerequisites or co-requisites: CDIS 4330.

4344  Clinical  Practicum in  Communication  Disorders. (1-4) Supervised clinical practicum in speech-language pathology. Must be taken each semester student participates in any supervised clinical practicum in speech-language pathology. Prerequisites: CDIS 1331, 3459, 3462 or 4466, 4330. (Concurrent registration in 4330 acceptable).

4350  Survey of Neurogenic Communication  Disorders. (3-0) This course provides an introduction to acquired speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders resulting from brain  injury.  Basic neuraoanatomy and  physicolog y  are reviewed, followed by discussion of the etiolog y, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of these disorders. Emphasis is placed on aphasia, dysarthia, apraxia of speech, right hemisphere syndrome, traumatic brain injury,  dementia, and dysphagia. Prerequisite: CDIS 3312.

4370 Aural Rehabilitation. (3-0) Principles and procedures in the habilitation and rehabilitation of hearing impaired children and adults. Prerequisites: CDIS 4420. (MC) (WI)

4420 Introduction to Audiology. (3-2) Relates anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and the science of acoustics to the study of normal and pathological auditory function. Laboratory experience in administration and interpretation of audiological tests. Discussion of professional opportunities in the field of audiology and provision of audiological service to special populations. Prerequisite: CDIS 3469. (MC)

4466 Clinical Management of Language Disorders. (4-2) Study of principles and procedures for the identification, description, assessment and remediation of language disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Students will observe demonstra- tions of assessment procedures and types of language disorders within the context of clinical procedures. Describing observed behaviors and analyzing language samples will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CDIS 4330.

Graduate

5301 Advanced Independent Study in Communication Disorders. speech language pathology. Attention to individual needs of the student. Emphasis on independent study in habilitation and rehabilitation of communication disorders. 

5312 Neuroanatomy for Communication Disorders. organization of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Significance of the areas of the nervous system that are primary or secondary for speech, language, and hearing are the main focus of this course. 

5321 Clinical Practicum in Audiology. audiology. Focus is on both diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological management of diverse populations. 

5325 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Production System. structure and function of the speech production system with emphasis on physical problems in speech,language, and hearing.

5330 Speech and Language Development. acquisition of speech and language in children. Basic information from linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, and communication are examined for children in various stages of development. 

5331 Stuttering Therapy. therapeutic intervention with children and adults who stutter. Techniques of assessment, management, and counseling are emphasized.

5333 Language Disorders in School-Age and Adolescence. assessment and intervention for language disorders in the school-age and adolescent population. relationship between language and literacy.

5334 Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Assessment and Intervention. study of normal, delayed, and disordered child phonology in English and select dialects/languages. Course covers etiologies, characteristics, and anatomic/physiologic bases of delays/disorders, as well as their potential impact on phonological awareness and subsequent development in reading/writing. Prevention, assessment, and treatment of disorders.

5335 Bilingual Phonology and Phonological Disorders. development of Spanish-English bilingual/bidialectal children’s articulation and phonology will be discussed. Assessment and intervention of articulation and phonology with bilingual/bidialectal children will also be addressed. The information and theoretical foundations serve as a guide for students to critically evaluate and clinically apply research in bilingual populations.

5336 Neuromotor Disorders of Speech: Description and Rehabilitation. neuroanatomic mechanisms underlying speech production and surveys the etiology, symptomatology, epidemiology, course, and prognosis of speech disorders resulting from impairment of the central and/or peripheral nervous system. Emphasis is placed on apraxia and the dysarthrias. Clinical application in assessment and rehabilitation of patients with neurogenically-based motor speech deficits is stressed.

5337 Vocal Rehabilitation. Assessment of vocal function and disorders; rehabilitation of the patient with vocal abnormalities due to vocal abuse, psychological, and/or organic etiologies, including laryngectomy.

5339 Dysphagia. (3-0) A review of anatomic and physiologic disturbances of swallowing in neurologically impaired and post-surgical head and neck cancer patients will be presented. Instrumentation, techniques of evaluation, and radiograph examination of deglutition will be reviewed. Rehabilitation procedures 

5340 Cognitive Rehabilitation in Traumatic Brain Injury. review neuropathology and neurophysiology of traumatic brain injury and dementia, introduce relevant terms and models in cognitive rehabilitation, provide a framework for assessment and treatment, and discuss the functional impact of cognitive-communicative disorders on the patient and others. 

5342 Aphasia and Related Disorders. etiology, symptomatology, assessment, remediation, and recovery patterns of acquired communication disorders that result from impairment of the central nervous system, with a focus on the aphasias and traumatic brain injuries. Coexisting problems caused by damage to cortical/sub-cortical structures will also be addressed. Recent advances in relevant clinical research and technology will be surveyed. 

5344 Advanced Clinical Practicum. assessment and remediation of communication disorders in children and adults.

5350 Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders. social, cultural, and linguistic factors that impact the clinical service delivery provided to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. A primary focus of the course will be to address general principles of assessment and intervention as they relate to the clinical management of individuals with communication disorders from diverse cultural and language backgrounds.

5362 Introduction to Research in Communicative Disorders. research protocol in behavior science, with an emphasis in speech-language pathology. Topics include research design, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and obtaining external funding. Emphasis on critical analysis of professional literature.

5363 Language Disorders in the Birth-to-5 Population. assessment and intervention for language disorders in the birth-to-5 population. Use of assessment information to determine language disorders versus language difference will be addressed. Students will engage in detailed language sample analyses. 

5370 Aural Rehabilitation. habilitation and rehabilitation of hearing-impaired children and adults. 

5390 Seminar in Communication Disorders. current theoretical and clinical issues in Communication Disorders. Issues may include family management in communication disorders, language and literacy, issues in health care rehabilitation, instrumentation and entrepreneurship. 

5420 Introduction to Audiology. anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and the science of acoustics to the study of normal, pathological auditory function. Laboratory experience in administration and interpretation of audiological tests. Discussion of professional opportunities in the field of Audiology and provision of audiological service to special populations. 

5459 Phonemics and Phonetics. Analysis of normal and abnormal phonological processes in children and adults. Proficiency in transcription using the alphabet of the International Phonetic Association emphasized. 

5462-MP Remediation of Articulatory and Phonological Disorders. (3-2) This course prepares students to manage articulation and phonological disorders. Current therapeutic models are reviewed. Observation of therapy and instruction in preparation of written clinical reports are required. 

5466 Clinical Management of Language Disorders. identification, description, assessment, and remediation of language disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Students will observe demonstrations of assessment procedures and types of language disorders within the context of clinical procedures. Describing observed behaviors and analyzing language samples are emphasized.

5469 Introduction to Hearing Science. acoustics, auditory physiology, and perception of sound. Includes discussion of auditory sensitivity, signal detection, psychoacoustic methods, perception of pitch and loudness, binaural hearing, and speech perception. Associated laboratory promotes reinforcement of concepts addressed in lecture through review, problem-solving, and weekly assignments. 

5475 Speech Science. Normal processes of speech production will be addressed from anatomic, physiologic, kinematic, aerodynamic, acoustic, and perceptual perspectives. Measurement and analysis techniques, instrumentation, and experimental paradigms used to study speech production and perception will be emphasized. 

5689 Internship in Communication Disorders. Laboratory and clinical practicum at selected therapeutic sites used to provide additional breadth to therapeutic experiences.