Graduate Communicative Disorders
2013 Fall Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Prereq: Consent of Instructor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRACTICUM: FIELD EXTERNSHIP
Communicative Disorders 793
Communicative Disorders 798
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.