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Undergraduate Communicative Disorders

2020 Fall Term

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3 Units

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.


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.


1 Units

FLUENCY

Communicative Disorders 385

This course provides introductory knowledge in normal and disordered speech fluency with a primary focus on the physiological bases of fluency disorders. Theoretical principles underlying the prevention, assessment and treatment of phonation and resonance problems across the lifespan are emphasized.


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

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.


3 Units

DISORDERS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION

Communicative Disorders 477

An introduction of the development of normal articulation and phonology and of the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.


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.


0.5 Units

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

Communicative Disorders 485A

This seminar will provide seniors majoring in communication sciences and disorders an opportunity to explore specific post-graduation plans. The seminar will support application development for a graduate program or related career field.


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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