Communication Disorders (CD)
- General Education Course
Introduction to the field of Communication Disorders for majors. Discussion of various communication disorders, as well as the roles and respondibilities of the speech- language pathologist.
Theories of language acquisition; sequential patterns in the acquisition of prelinguistic communication, speech and language in relationship to general child development.
A survey of the physical and psychophysical bases of commun- ication with discussion of elementary communication models. (PR: CD 101 and Permission)
Introduction to developmental speech disorders; etiologies and symptoms; principles of assessment and treatment.
Introduction to acquired disorders; etiologies and symptoms; principles of assessment and treatment. Emphasis on communication and swallowing disorders resulting from CVA, traumatic brain injury, the dementias and other neurological disorders.
Experience with preschool age children; planning and implementing speech and language stimulation activities.
Course designed to expose undergraduate students to research in the field of CD through participation in a Community of Research Practice and individual study under the guidance of a mentor. May be repeated for credit, not to exceed a total of 12 credit hours. (PR: admission to undergraduate program and permission of advisor)
Investigation into contemporary understandings of literacy using current communication and information technologies and resources. PR: Admission to undergraduate program; permission of instructor.
Introduction to voice and fluency disorders; etiologies and symptoms; principles of assessment and treatment. (PR: CD 429 and CD 439)
Observation and practice in evaluating individuals with communication disorders. [PR CD 426, CD 422L, CD 426L, per- mission of instructor, CR: CD 424]
Pre-req: CD 422L and CD 426L (may be taken concurrently) and CD 424 (may be taken concurrently).
Observation and in-depth analysis of the clinical process. (PR: CD 426L, CR: CD 427)
Introduction to hearing disorders; examination of the auditory system, psychophysical processes and preferred practice procedures for assessment. Includes laboratory. (PR: CD 429, CD 439)
Introduction to basic signs and finger spelling. Overview of different sign systems.
Examination of various intervention strategies appropriate for individuals with hearing impairments, techniques for assessing degree of handicap. (PR: CD 460)
Guided and independent observation and analysis of the clinical process.
Supervised clinical practice with school-aged children; addresses clinical clock hour requirements set forth by American Speech Language and Hearing Association SLPA program
Pre-req: CD 468.
A lab focused on special considerations related to providing speech language pathology assistant services in the public school setting.
Pre-req: CD 471L with a minimum grade of D and CD 472 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.