Undergraduate Communicative Disorders
2014 Spring Term
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OBSERVATION & PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Communicative Disorders 210
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. This course offers supervised observation and participation with preschoolers and individuals with communicative disorders on-campus and/or off-campus. Site availability, student level of academic and clinical performance and supervisory expertise will determine student section assignment. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
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.
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.
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).
Communicative Disorders 340
This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of manual communication systems and techniques, including finger spelling and basic signs.
Communicative Disorders 351
The phonetic transcription course is an on-line course that provides students with multiple opportunities to practice transcription of single words, phrases, sentences and short conversation as well as disordered speech samples.
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.
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, procedures and programs used in clinical practice, and gain an understanding of the responsibilities and professional issues associated with the practice of speech-language pathology across work settings. By the end of the course the student will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method, and treatment, management and communication skills used in the clinical and supervisory processes.
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.
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.
METHODS: COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Communicative Disorders 450
A study of procedures and materials used in the public schools by speech language pathologists. The course aids the student in the development of a workable philosophical approach for dealing with children who have communicative disorders and are attending school.
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. Prereq: Undergraduate enrollment requires departmental approval.
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. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
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.
Communicative Disorders 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable Prereq: Jr status or consent of department chairperson.