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Undergraduate Communicative Disorders

2019 Spring Term

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4 Units

HEARING AND SPEECH SCIENCE

Communicative Disorders 240

A study of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, physical acoustics, speech production, sound perception, and basic hearing and speech instrumentation.


3 Units

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).


3 Units

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

Communicative Disorders 424

This course provides basic understanding of various communication disorders due to structural damage, including voice disorders, disfluency, cleft palate speech disorders and swallowing dysfunction. The primary focus will be symptom description, evaluation and treatment techniques of these disorders in both the pediatric and adult population.


3 Units

NEURAL BASES OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

Communicative Disorders 426

This course provides a basic understanding of the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic mechanisms underlying speech and language. The primary focus of study is on normal processes and neuropathologies and how they influence cognition, communication and swallowing.


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

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

Communicative Disorders 481

This course introduces theoretical and clinical issues in child language disorders. Principles and methods relating to the assessment and management of developmental language disorder are discussed. The development of both content knowledge and applied skills are emphasized.


1 Units

AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION

Communicative Disorders 483

This course reviews current approaches to augmentative and alternative communication. Alternative methods of communication other than speech and methods for augmenting residual speech skills are discussed. The course focuses on the development of basic skills for evaluating and providing intervention programs for individuals using alternative and augmentative communication systems.


2 Units

AURAL REHABILITATION

Communicative Disorders 484

Aural rehabilitation is the study of the rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment. It includes the effects of hearing loss on perception, psychosocial aspects, and speech and language. Techniques for rehabilitation including amplification, counseling, speech reading, and auditory training will be emphasized.


1-3 Units

SENIOR SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

Communicative Disorders 485A

This seminar will provide senior Communication Sciences and Disorders majors an opportunity to reflect on their undergraduate experiences and to explore specific post-graduation plans. Students will complete a professional CV and a capstone written and oral summative presentation on a designated department senior day.


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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