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Graduate Communicative Disorders

2012 Fall Term

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1 Units

MANUAL COMMUNICATION

Communicative Disorders 540

This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of manual communication systems and techniques, including finger spelling and basic signs.


3 Units

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

Communicative Disorders 555

This course provides an overview of oral language development and its relationship to the development of social skills, literacy and learning. Language characteristics of children with exceptional educational needs are described and strategies for improving their communication skills are discussed. Prereq: Course work in child growth and development is highly recommended.


3 Units

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Communicative Disorders 580

This course provides an introduction to the process and sequence of normal language development in children birth to school-age. Theories of language acquisition and the role of cognition, the environment, and caregivers are discussed. A language sample is analyzed and interpreted using knowledge gained in the class.


3 Units

FLUENCY DISORDERS

Communicative Disorders 585

This course provides for the study of the theories of the cause and onset of fluency disorders such as stuttering and cluttering. It further introduces basic clinical and experimental approaches to these disorders.


3 Units

PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

Communicative Disorders 660

This course offers supervised practicum experiences: observation of communicative disorders, clinical work on-campus and/or off- campus, and supervision of practitioners or students. Client availability, student level of academic and clinical training, and supervisory expertise will influence student enrollment and section assignment. Prereq: This course is repeatable for as many times as needed. Graduate students must enroll every semester.


3 Units

ASSESSMENT IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

Communicative Disorders 672

This course introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of the assessment process in communicative disorders. The development and selection of procedures for assessing communicative disorders are reviewed and issues and methods involved in clinical decision-making are discussed using case studies and applied activities.


3 Units

DISORDERS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION

Communicative Disorders 677

A study of the development of normal articulation and phonology and of the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment of articulation and phonological disorder, phonological disorder and developmental apraxia of speech.


3 Units

AUDIOMETRY

Communicative Disorders 682

This course is designed to provide information regarding the disorders of hearing and how different auditory evaluation procedures of the auditory system aid in the identification of specific types of hearing disorders. Training in performing different audiological testing procedures is provided as well as the interpretation of auditory test results. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


3 Units

LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DISORDERS IN ADULTS

Communicative Disorders 722

This course provides advanced study of neuropathologies resulting in language and/or cognitive impairment. The focus of this course is adult aphasia and dementia within a framework of the neural changes associated with aging. Course content also surveys communication disorders associated with a variety of acquired and/or neuro-degenerative conditions. In-depth training of assessment and management techniques, clinical experiences and exposure to current literature are included.


3 Units

SWALLOWING AND DYSPHAGIA

Communicative Disorders 730

Course includes an in-depth study of normal and disordered swallowing with a focus on the physiological bases of dysphagia. Current research is examined relevant to the prevention, diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Prereq: Communicative Disorders major, practicing speech/language pathologists of consent of instructor.


3 Units

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN YOUNG CHILDREN

Communicative Disorders 764

This course reviews current theoretical and clinical issues concerning assessment and intervention of communication skills in young children. Recent research literature is reviewed and the application of research findings to clinical practice is discussed. Family-centered practice and strategies for supporting young children in inclusive environments is emphasized.


6 Units

PRACTICUM: FIELD EXTERNSHIP

Communicative Disorders 793

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Communicative Disorders 798

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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