Undergraduate Communicative Disorders
2020 Spring Term
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Communicative Disorders 491
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
Communicative Disorders 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable
INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Communicative Disorders 498R
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.