Bulletin--Communicative Disorders Discipline
College of Education
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300 Human Communicative Development and Disorders (3) [GE]
Overview of communicative development and disorders; communication processes and models; language universals; bases of language; speech, language, and hearing impairments; family and cultural influences upon individual development; bilingualism and dialectal variations; evaluation of communicative effectiveness. Open to non-majors.
611 Seminar in Therapy for Functional Communicative Disorders (1)
Prerequisite: C D 650. Concurrent enrollment in C D 680 required. Communication therapy with functional speech and language disorders: articulation, delayed speech, and stuttering. May be repeated for a total of three units.
612 Seminar in Therapy for Aurally Handicapped (1)
Prerequisites: C D 652 and 653. Concurrent enrollment in C D 680 required. Communication therapy with the aurally handicapped. May be repeated for a total of three units.
613 Seminar in Therapy for Organic Communicative Disorders (1)
Prerequisites: communicative disorders major and C D 655. Concurrent enrollment in C D 680 required. Communication therapy with speech and language disorders resulting from central nervous system and/or other organic dysfunction. May be repeated for a total of three units.
650 Communication Disorders I (3)
Prerequisites: communicative disorders major or consent of instructor. The communication function and development of normal communicative ability. Articulation and language disorders and their causes. Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques with emphasis on communication-centered therapy and rehabilitation.
651 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (3)
Prerequisites: communicative disorders major and C D 655 or concurrent enrollment. The normal structures and functioning of respiration, phonation, resonation, and articulation.
652 Audiology (3)
Prerequisite: communicative disorders major or consent of instructor. Seminar in the structure and function of the ear; study of sound as related to hearing mechanism; causes, implications, and techniques of determination of hearing impairment.
653 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
Prerequisite: C D 652. Seminar in psychological, educational, and sociological implications of hearing loss. Aural rehabilitation including speech reading, auditory training, amplification, and speech conservation and/or improvement.
654 Audiometry (3)
Prerequisite: C D 652. Pure-tone and bone conduction hearing testing with supervised practice. Overview of masking, immittance testing, electrophysiological testing, pediatric audiology, speech audiometry and public school hearing/conversation programs.
655 Dynamics of Communication Development (3)
Prerequisites: communicative disorders major or consent of instructor. Seminar in the psychological and sociological determinants of communication. Application of learning theory to the development of nonverbal communication. Psychology of communication and the developmental aspects of speech, language, and personality.
656 Diagnosis of Communicative Disorders (3)
Prerequisites: C D 650 and 680. Seminar in the diagnosis of communicative disorders. Observation, language sample analysis, and distinctive feature analysis required.
658 Professional Practices in Communicative Disorders (2)
Organizing and administering communicative disorder programs in school, clinics, and private practice; roles of professional staff in various settings; relationship of speech professionals to other professional personnel; business, marketing practices, and computer applications.
659 Articulatory and Phonological Disorders (3)
Prerequisite: SPCH 410, C D 651 or equivalent. Introduction to disordered articulation; accent/dialectal differences; review of normal phonological processes; in-depth analysis of phonological disorders and distinctive features. Practicum for diagnosis and therapy for articulation, phonological, and accent problems.
660 Communicative Disorders II (3)
Prerequisite: communicative disorders major or consent of instructor. Overview of voice disorders, aphasia, stuttering, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, and all oro-maxillary-facial anomalies. Etiology, pathology, and habilitative techniques.
661 Neurolinguistics (3)
Prerequisites: C D 650, 651, 652, and 655 or consent of instructor. Seminar in the cortical and sub-cortical components of language processing with attention to current research on the central nervous system and its application to speech, language, and hearing.
663 Clinical Instrumentation in Communicative Disorders (3)
Survey of instrumentation used in communicative disorders, including microcomputer use in speech/language pathology and audiology. Overview of augmentative communication devices used by clients with speech/language disorders. Overview of acoustics and methods of using speech signal analysis in therapy.
667 Sensory Systems and Aging (3)
Prerequisites: upper division standing and consent of instructor. A review of sensory systems, age related changes in these systems, their consequences, and treatment, medical and non-medical. Anticipated changes in hearing, vision, touch, smell, taste, and awareness of movement with aging are included as well as rarer pathological alterations in these senses.
668 Clinical Observation (3)
Prerequisites: C D 655 and C D 650. Prerequisite for all C D 680 and C D 880 clinic participation. Clinical seminar with directed observation. Involves discussions of clinical methodology, analysis of videotaped examples of therapy, and direct guided clinical observations.
680 Practicum in Communication Therapy (2)
Concurrent enrollment in C D 611, 612, or 613 required. Supervised clinical experiences in communication rehabilitation for various types of communicative disorders. May be repeated for a total of ten units of credit. Type of experiences and number of units determined by advisement.
699 Special Study (1-3)
An intensive study of a particular problem in education 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.
700 Human Auditory Systems (3)
A comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, auditory pathologies, bone conduction, and masking.
701 Seminar in Language Disorders in Children (3)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Etiology, diagnosis, and remedial procedures for language disorders in children; verbal, written, and other symbolic disorders, with emphasis on oral communication.
702 Seminar: Advanced Audiology I (2)
Prerequisites: C D 652, 654, or consent of instructor. Development of auditory systems; causes, consequences, and techniques of assessing hearing impairment in infants and children; audiologist's role in making recommendations for children and in interaction with parents and professionals.
703 Seminar: Advanced Audiology II (3)
Prerequisites: C D 652, 654, or consent of instructor. Acoustics and psychoacoustics; calibration of equipment; test environment; tests for site of lesion, for central auditory dysfunction, and for functional auditory disorders; advanced impedance measurements.
704 Seminar: Advanced Audiology III (3)
Prerequisites: C D 652 and 653, or consent of instructor. Theories and procedures in constructing and implementing models for aural habilitative or rehabilitative programs in various settings; theories of tinnitus management; audiological procedures for an industrial setting.
705 Seminar in Problems of Stuttering (3)
Prerequisite: C D 660 or consent of instructor. The causes of stuttering; current theories and therapies relative to stuttering in children and adults.
706 Counseling in Communicative Disorders (3)
Prerequisite: admission to program. Seminar in the counseling of communicatively disordered individuals and their families. Emphasis on various counseling theories and methods as they apply to the unique disorder. Experimental opportunities for analyzing individual counseling processes.
707 Therapeutic Techniques for Severely Language Handicapped (3)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Seminar in diagnostic, therapeutic, instructional, and organizational procedures for use with classes of severely language handicapped (aphasic) children of various age levels.
708 Seminar in Neurogenic Disorders of Speech and Language (3)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Theories and methods of assessment and rehabilitation of adults who have neurogenic disorders including aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and traumatic head injury.
709 Seminar in Voice Disorders (3)
Prerequisite: C D 660 or consent of instructor. Theories and methods of habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults with organic and non-organic voice disorders.
715 Clinical/Rehabilitative Experience in the School (5)
Prerequisite: consent of CD adviser. Must be taken concurrently with C D 725. Clinical/rehabilitative experience with language, speech, and/or hearing handicapped children in school settings. Open only to candidates for credentials who have been accepted and who have completed prerequisites.
716 Student Teaching: Severely Language Handicapped (4)
Prerequisites: C D 707 and consent of adviser. Student teaching in classes for children with severe language handicaps. Open only to candidates for credentials who have been accepted and who have completed prerequisites.
725 Student Teaching Workshop: Communication Handicapped (1)
Prerequisite: permission of adviser. Must be taken concurrently with C D 715. Approaches to evaluation, therapy, and guidance for language and speech disabled children in public school systems. Examination of practical problems encountered in the clinical/rehabilitative experience.
756 Advanced Diagnosis of Communicatively Handicapped Adults and Children (3)
Prerequisite: C D 656 or consent of instructor. Selection of currently significant assessments applicable to the diagnosis of communicative disorders in children and adults. Advanced proficiency in assessment tools and interpretation of results.
757 Speech Audiometry and Hearing Aids (3)
Prerequisites: C D 652, 654, or consent of instructor. Seminar in theory, procedures, and interpretation of speech audiometric measurements and in characteristics, measurements, fitting, and dispensing of amplification systems for individuals with auditory disorders.
851 Clinical Applications of Computers in Communicative Disorders (3)
Prerequisite: graduate standing in Communicative Disorders. Application of computer technology for speech/language pathologists. Hands-on experience with hardware and software. Application of technological tools as they relate to assessment and treatment in communicative disorders. Students design and develop applications.
880 Advanced Communication Therapy (2)
Prerequisite: four (4) units of C D 680 or equivalent. Supervised clinical methods and practice in advanced communication rehabilitation. A series of clinical experiences dealing with various types of communication disorders. May be repeated for a total of six units. Types of experiences determined by advisement.
881 Internship in Communicative Disorders I (3)
Prerequisite: consent of major adviser. Pre-internship experience in advanced practicum settings, including hospitals, private and public service agencies providing audiology and speech pathology therapies.
882 Internship in Communicative Disorders II (3-6)
Prerequisite: CD 881 and consent of adviser. Advanced practicum in hospital or agency settings.
883 Practicum in Hearing Diagnostics (2)
Prerequisite: C D 657; consent of adviser. Supervised clinical diagnosis of hearing disorders. Clinical experience dealing with the diagnosis of various types of hearing disorders. May be repeated for a total of four units.
884 Advanced Diagnosis in Communicative Disorders (3)
Prerequisites: four units of C D 880 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Supervised clinical diagnosis of communicative disorders. Clinical experiences dealing with the diagnosis of various types of communicative disorders.
899 Special Study (1-3)
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.
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