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Undergraduate Communicative Disorders

2018 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND DISORDERS (GI)

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

Communicative Disorders 371

This course provides an introduction to the tasks and related competencies associated with clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Students will develop an understanding of treatment principles and clinical practice procedures, and gain an understanding of the responsibilities and professional issues associated with the practice of speech-language pathology across the lifespan. Students will obtain 25 guided observation hours.


4 Units

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN

Communicative Disorders 380

In this course students will learn about the process and sequence of speech and language development in children from birth to school-age. Theories of language acquisition and the role of cognition, culture, context, and caregivers are discussed. Students will particpate in a community-based learning experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse preschool children.


3 Units

FLUENCY DISORDERS

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

AUDIOMETRY

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.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

Communicative Disorders 497

Variable Topics


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Communicative Disorders 498

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


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Communicative Disorders 498R

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

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