Undergraduate Communicative Disorders
2021 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND DISORDERS
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.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
This course provides a basic understanding of the structures and functions involved in normal speech and language communication in humans.
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
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
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.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN
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.
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.
DISORDERS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION
An introduction of the development of normal articulation and phonology and of the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.
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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable
INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.