Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders

5307 ADVANCED SIGN LANGUAGE Emphasis placed on expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language (ASL). A written paper required on research about ASL.

6V13 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Problems in Speech Pathology to be determined by the needs of students who enroll. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

6V36 THESIS (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) This phase of the thesis process includes the completion of the data collection, writing and discussing the results, and defending the thesis. Prerequisite: CSD 6302.

6V80 ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM I (Variable credit: 1-6 credit hours.) Supervised participation in evaluation and therapeutic management of a variety of communication disorders. Assignments based on prerequisite course work and experience.

6101 CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR I Orientation to the UCA Speech-Language-Hearing Center’s graduate practicum including the study of the supervisory process, clinical protocols, and diagnostic procedures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

6105 CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR II The study of the relationship between research and clinical practice in speech-language pathology and includes a heavy focus on evidence-based practice.

6221 CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND COUNSELING IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS This course is designed to provide graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an overview of concepts of multiculturalism, the principles of counseling people with communication disorders and their families, and the specific ways these influence professional practice.

6302 RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Overview to provide a baseline of common experience in research and statistics for all master’s students in the department. Prerequisite: PSYC 2330 or consent of instructor.

6306 ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY AND READINGS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Individual programs of study, basically investigative in nature, with supervised professional activity in communication disorders. A written paper is required. Prerequisite: CSD 6302 and consent.

6310 ADVANCED SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS Advanced study of the articulation and phonological systems, both normally developing and disordered. Assessment and treatment approaches will also be covered.

6311 DEAF/HARD OF HEARING: INTERVENTION STRATEGIES Current mainstreaming problems and practices with hearing-impaired children. Clinical and educational management of hard-of-hearing children and adults.

6314 FEEDING AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS Normal and disordered anatomy and physiology, relevant procedures, and therapeutic techniques in the assessment and treatment of various types of feeding and swallowing disorders across the lifespan.

6322 FLUENCY DISORDERS Advanced study of fluency disorders including clinical and experimental aspects.

6325 VOICE DISORDERS Voice pathologies including evaluation techniques and specific remediation procedures for patients with voice disorders.

6327 PEDIATRIC FEEDING AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS Feeding/swallowing processes from birth through childhood. There will be an emphasis on normal development, dysfunction, etiology, assessment, and intervention. Prerequisite: CSD 6314 or consent of instructor.

6329 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Students will develop knowledge about issues related to etiology, characteristics, diagnosis, and intervention approaches in ASD across the lifespan. Current topics and theories in ASD will be discussed.

6331 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS This course gives students an overview of linguist theories and techniques relevant to the field of speech and language science. There is a particular emphasis on the areas of linguistics used for the diagnostic and assessment procedures in communication sciences and disorders.

6335 SEVERE DISABILITIES AND AUGMENTATIVE-ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) A required course for graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, this course provides instruction in communication assessment and intervention for children with severe disabilities and AAC. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and intervention techniques to enhance communication skills for preschool and school-aged children, including communication modalities. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

6341 MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT Assessment and treatment of the dysarthrias, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury in adults and children.

6343 ADULT LANGUAGE DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT Diagnosis and treatment of apraxia, aphasias, cognitive-communicative disorders including dementias and right hemisphere syndrome.

6344 COGNITION AND NEUROREHABILITATION Students in this course will gain an understanding of cognition, memory systems, and the effects of normal aging on cognition and communicative functioning. This information will provide a foundation for understanding neuroplasticity and the science-based principles of learning that inform clinical practice for adults with cognitive-communication disorders.

6345 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AMD INTERVENTION Current literature, assessment, and intervention techniques for school-age language learners.

6360 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY This course covers a wide range of professional issues in Speech-Language Pathology, and the contexts in which they occur. Among those topics are credentialing processes, the influences of the federal government and the national organization in this profession, infection prevention procedures, cultural issues, and supervision. These matters are placed in the historical perspective of the development of the profession. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

6611 ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM II Supervised participation in evaluation and therapeutic management of a variety of communication disorders in an external setting. Continuation of Advanced Practicum I.