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Communicative Disorders Discipline Courses Details

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C D 300 : Human Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Communicative development and disorders; processes and models; language universals; basis of language; speech, language, and hearing impairments; family and cultural influences; bilingualism and dialectal variations; evaluation of communicative effectiveness. Intended for non-CD majors.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Communication
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 651 : Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Prerequisites: Declared C D major and upper division standing.
Description: Normal structures and functioning of respiration, phonation, resonation, and articulation. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 652 : Audiology

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Structure and function of the ear; sound related to hearing mechanism; causes, implications, and techniques of determination of hearing impairment. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 653 : Fluency and Voice Disorders

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Causes of stuttering, current theories and therapies relative to stuttering in children and adults. Habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults with organic and nonorganic voice disorders. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 654 : Audiometry

Prerequisites: C D 652 and communicative disorders major.
Description: Pure tone and bone conduction hearing testing. Masking, immittance testing, electrophysiological testing, pediatric audiology, speech audiometry and public school hearing/conversation programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 655 : Dynamics of Communication Development

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Psychosocial and sociological determinants of communication. Theories of language development; understanding the language acquisition process of verbal and non-verbal communication. Intended for non-CD majors.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 656 : Diagnosis of Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Diagnosis of communicative disorders. Observation, language sample analysis, and distinctive feature analysis. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 658 : Communication Development and Disorders

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Language acquisition, disorders and their causes in school age children. Application of diagnostic and intervention techniques. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 659 : Articulatory and Phonological Disorders

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Disordered articulation; accent/dialectal differences; normal phonological processes; phonological disorders and distinctive features. Practicum for diagnosis and therapy for articulation, phonological, and accent problems. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 660 : Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Declared C D major and upper division standing.
Description: Voice disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, stuttering, cerebral palsy, and cranio-facial anomalies. Etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and intervention techniques. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 661 : Neurolinguistics

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Cortical and sub-cortical components of language processing; current research on the central nervous system and its application to speech, language, and hearing. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 663 : Introduction to Augmentative/Alternative Communication

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Introduction and applied experiences with augmentative and alternative communication, including low- and hi-tech systems. Assessment, team collaboration, funding and use of AAC such as designing systems that meet functional communication needs. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 664 : Clinical Phonetics

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668; and declared C D major with upper division standing.
Description: Speech sounds of American English and the development of phonology. IPA transcription experience applied with regard to human diversity. Not open to students who have taken COMM 410. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 668 GW : Language Acquisition and Development - GWAR

Prerequisites: Declared C D major and upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better.
Description: Exploration of the acquisition patterns of normal speech, language, and pragmatic behaviors. Theories of language development, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Language analysis with typically developing children. (ABC/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 680 : Practicum in Communication Therapy

Prerequisites: Communicative disorders major and concurrent enrollment in C D 711 or C D 713.
Description: Supervised clinical experiences in communication rehabilitation for communicative disorders. May be repeated for a total of 10 units. Type of experience and number of units determined by advisement.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

C D 699 : Independent Study in CD

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Study of a particular problem under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only.
Units: 1-3

C D 701 : Language Differences and Disorders in Children

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program or consent of instructor.
Description: Language disorders and differences in children. Verbal, written, signed, and other symbolic disorders; oral communication. Etiology, diagnosis, and assessment of differences and disorders; intervention strategies. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 705 : Seminar in Aural Rehabilitation

Prerequisites: CD 652, CD 654 and admission to graduate program in Communicative Disorders.
Description: Psychological, educational, and sociological implications of hearing loss. Aural rehabilitation: speech reading, auditory training, amplification, and speech conservation and/or improvement. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 706 : Counseling in Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: C D 701, C D 708, C D 709, C D 768.
Description: Counseling of communicatively disordered individuals and their families. Theories and methods as they apply to the unique disorder. Experimental opportunities for analyzing individual counseling processes. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 707 : Advanced Seminar in Language Disorders in Children

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program; C D 701 or consent of instructor.
Description: Assessment, intervention, and organizational procedures for use with classes that include children of various ages with language disorders. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 708 : Neurogenic Disorders of Language

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program or consent of instructor.
Description: Assessment and rehabilitation of adults who have neurogenic disorders of language. Aphasia, right hemisphere damage, traumatic head injury, and dementia. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 709 : Seminar in Motor Speech Disorder

Prerequisites: CD 651, CD 653, CD 661, and admission to CD graduate program.
Description: Differential diagnosis and mangement of motor speech disorders in children and adults, including the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 710 : Seminar in Dysphagia

Prerequisites: CD 651, CD 661, and admission to the graduate program.
Description: Nature, etiology, and physiology of normal and abnormal patterns of swallowing across the life span, with emphasis on adult population. Clinical swallowing assessment, modified barium swallow study and therapeutic intervention for dysphagia. Treatment and clinical decision-making emphasized. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 711 : Seminar in Therapy for Functional Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program and CD 650 or equivalent; graduate major only; must be taken concurrently with CD 880.
Description: Communication therapy, functional speech and language disorders: articulation, delayed speech, and stuttering. Repeated with variable clinic experiences. Units co-vary with frequency of client-staff conference and time delivering more complex therapeutic treatment. May be repeated for 3-9 units. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 711 : Seminar in Therapy for Functional Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program and CD 650 or equivalent; graduate major only; must be taken concurrently with CD 880.
Description: Communication therapy, functional speech and language disorders: articulation, delayed speech, and stuttering. Repeated with variable clinic experiences. Units co-vary with frequency of client-staff conference and time delivering more complex therapeutic treatment. May be repeated for 3-9 units. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3

C D 712 : Seminar in Therapy for Aural Disability in Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program, C D 652, and C D 653. Must be taken concurrently with C D 880.
Description: Communication therapy with aural disability. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 713 : Seminar in Therapy for Organic Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program and CD 663 or equivalent; graduate major only; must be taken concurrently with CD 880.
Description: Communication therapy with speech and language disorders resulting from central nervous system or organic dysfunction. Repeated with variable clinic experiences. Units co-vary with frequency of client-staff conferencing and more complex therapeutic treatment. May be repeated for 3-9 units. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 713 : Seminar in Therapy for Organic Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program and CD 663 or equivalent; graduate major only; must be taken concurrently with CD 880.
Description: Communication therapy with speech and language disorders resulting from central nervous system or organic dysfunction. Repeated with variable clinic experiences. Units co-vary with frequency of client-staff conferencing and more complex therapeutic treatment. May be repeated for 3-9 units. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3

C D 715 : Clinical/Rehabilitative Experience in the School

Prerequisites: Consent of adviser. Must be taken concurrently with C D 725.
Description: Clinical/rehabilitative experience with language, speech, and/or hearing handicapped children in school settings. Open only to credential candidates who have completed prerequisites. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 5
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 715 : Clinical/Rehabilitative Experience in the School

Prerequisites: Consent of adviser. Must be taken concurrently with C D 725.
Description: Clinical/rehabilitative experience with language, speech, and/or hearing handicapped children in school settings. Open only to credential candidates who have completed prerequisites. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 8
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 716 : Student Teaching: Severe Language Disabilities

Prerequisites: C D 707 and consent of adviser.
Description: Student teaching children with severe language handicaps. Open only to credential candidates who have completed prerequisites.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2011

C D 725 : Student Teaching Workshop: Communication Disabilities

Prerequisites: Consent of adviser. Must be taken concurrently with C D 715.
Description: Approaches to evaluation, therapy, and guidance for language and speech disabled children in public schools. Practical problems encountered in the clinical/rehabilitative experience.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 750 : English Language Learning and Exceptionality

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Examination and analysis of the processes of bilingual language acquisition; theories and techniques of assessment and intervention, situated within the contexts of home, classroom, family and community; home- and classroom-based strategies for the speech-language pathologist and classroom teacher. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

C D 756 : Advanced Diagnosis of Communicative Disabilities

Prerequisites: C D 708 or consent of adviser.
Description: Selection of assessments applicable to the diagnosis of communicative disorders. Proficiency in assessment tools and interpretation of results. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 768 : Advanced Clinical Skills

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program; C D 668, or consent of instructor.
Description: Analysis of fundamental, transitional, and complex skills that have been shown to positively effect treatment outcomes in the practice of speech-language therapy. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 880 : Advanced Communication Therapy

Prerequisites: C D 668 or equivalent.
Description: Supervised clinical methods and practice in communication rehabilitation. May be repeated for a total of 10 units.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 881 : Internship in Communicative Disorders I

Prerequisites: Consent of major adviser.
Description: Pre-internship in practicum settings: hospitals, private and public service agencies providing audiology and speech pathology therapies.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

C D 882 : Internship in Communicative Disorders II

Prerequisites: consent of adviser.
Description: Practicum in hospital or agency settings.
Units: 3-6

C D 884 : Advanced Diagnosis in Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: 4 units of C D 880, C D 756, and consent of clinic supervisor.
Description: Supervised clinical diagnosis of communicative disorders.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 898 : Master's Thesis in Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and graduate major adviser; approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

C D 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: None
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem in communicative disorders under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition. Open to regularly enrolled students only.
Units: 1-3
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