Undergraduate Communicative Disorders
2012 Fall Term
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OBSERVATION & PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Communicative Disorders 210
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. This course offers supervised observation and participation with preschoolers and individuals with communicative disorders on-campus and/or off-campus. Site availability, student level of academic and clinical performance and supervisory expertise will determine student section assignment. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND DISORDERS
Communicative Disorders 270
The course provides an overview of communicative disorders across the lifespan. Topics include normal communication behavior, the causes and impact of speech, language and hearing disorders, legislation and regulations, resources, cultural and diversity issues, and the role of professionals in the identification and treatment of individuals with communicative disorders.
PHONETICS AND ITS RELATED PROCESSES
Communicative Disorders 272
This course provides a basic understanding of phonetics and phonology from articulatory and physiological perspectives. Students are trained to use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and a variety of informal protocols to record American Standard English, as well as the speech of diverse populations (e.g., non-native or non-standard speakers).
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
Communicative Disorders 278
This course provides a basic understanding of the structures and functions involved in normal speech and language communication in humans.
Communicative Disorders 340
This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of manual communication systems and techniques, including finger spelling and basic signs.
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
Communicative Disorders 355
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.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Communicative Disorders 380
This course provides an introduction to the process and sequence of normal speech and 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.
Communicative Disorders 385
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.
PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Communicative Disorders 460
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. This course is repeatable for as many times as needed. Prereq: Undergraduate enrollment requires departmental approval.
ASSESSMENT IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Communicative Disorders 472
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.
DISORDERS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION
Communicative Disorders 477
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.
Communicative Disorders 482
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.
Communicative Disorders 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable Prereq: Jr status or consent of department chairperson.