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Undergraduate Communicative Disorders

2014 Fall Term

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3 Units

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.


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

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

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.


1 Units

MANUAL COMMUNICATION

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.


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, 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.


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. Prereq: Undergraduate enrollment requires departmental approval.


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. Prereq: Instructor Consent.


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. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.


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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

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.


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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