Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

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[1] Courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

2300 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Required introductory study of communication, its disorders, and the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Overview of normal development as well as various communication disorders occurring with speech and language. Lecture, discussion, observation of clinical activities. Open to all students.

2306 NEUROSCIENCE FOR COMMUNICATION Required study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems as they relate to speech and language. Anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism is included. Open to all students.

2322 APPLIED PHONETICS Required introductory study of the principles of phonetic science with practical application. Lecture and laboratory practice in phonetic transcription. Open to all students.

3301 ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS Required. A study of etiology, evaluation, and therapy for children and adults having articulation/phonological defects. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: CSD 2322.

3306 ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Required. A study of anatomy, physiology, and related pathophysiology of the vocal mechanism and other body structures involved in motor and sensory aspects of speech production. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

3311 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCE Required. A study of basic sound, mathematical computation of sound intensity and pressure, and physiological aspects of acoustics. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory practice in the speech-science lab. Prerequisite: CSD 2322.

3320 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN A study of the theories and practices pertaining to developmental, organic, and psychological language disturbances in children, including an overview of other disciplines involved in childhood language disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 3321 or consent of instructor.

3321 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION Required. A study of normal speech and language acquisition and growth from first vocalization to abstract thought. Lecture. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4V45 SPECIAL TOPICS (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Topics in communication sciences and disorders to be determined by the needs of students who enroll.

4111 CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Clinical observation of assessment and/or treatment sessions conducted by ASHA certified speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists. Prerequisite: CSD 4325 (may be taken concurrently).

4311 AUDIOLOGY Required. Introductory study of the auditory process and its role in communication. Special consideration is given to anatomy and physiology of the ear, etiology and management of auditory disorders, physics of sound, and measurement of hearing loss. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory practice in the audiological suite. Prerequisite: CSD 3311. [UD UCA Core: R]

4315 AURAL REHABILITATION Elective. Clinical and educational management of deaf/hard of hearing children and adults. This includes services and procedures for lessening or compensating for a hearing loss and involves facilitating adequate receptive and expressive communication. Prerequisite: CSD 4311.

4322 CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC INFLUENCES ON PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES FOR CSD PROFESSIONALS A study of the structure of language, nature, and forms of symbolic behavior from various groups and socioeconomic levels, with a particular emphasis on bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and multicultural perspectives in children and adolescents across the lifespan. Considers appropriate assessment and treatment to ensure optimal communicative success for dual language learners and multidialectal students by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services covering the full range of speech and language disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 2323 and CSD 3321. [UD UCA Core: D]

4325 CLINICAL METHODS Required. An introductory study of clinical management of speech, language, and hearing disorders, preparing students for clinical practicum experiences. Lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: CSD 2300, 3321, and 3301.

4326 DIAGNOSTIC METHODS Elective. A study of the methods and procedures for diagnosing and appraising disorders of speech, language, and hearing, including study of and practical experience in administration of tests applicable to these disorders. Lecture, discussion, and in-class laboratory practice. Prerequisite: CSD 2300, 3321, 3301, 3335.

4327 DYNAMIC AND STATIC ASSESSMENTS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS A study-abroad course that will provide students with a unique view of home- and community-based care, along with developing the students’ skills when working with diverse and underserved populations. Prerequisite: CSD 4325 or consent of instructor.

4330 NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS  Overview of neurogenic communication disorders. Etiologies, diagnoses, assessment, and treatment methods will be reviewed. The normal aging process in adults and the effects of aging on communication systems will also be provided.

4340 RESEARCH PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE Required. The course will cover principles of the scientific method and measurement theory, sampling, generalization, and validity and reliability. Students will learn to become critical consumers of quantitative research in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. [UD UCA Core: I, C]

4343 CAPSTONE IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Required. This course is designed to challenge senior-level CSD majors critically and globally about the basic communication processes that are applicable to the etiology, assessment and treatment of communication disorders. A project will be completed, expanding on all aspects of the undergraduate CSD curriculum and providing advanced CSD applications. [UD UCA Core: Z]

4350 HONORS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Elective. Selected students are assigned to a faculty mentor who has expertise in the student’s chosen topic of research and are expected to meet with the mentor weekly. The student will write a research paper that reflects quality worthy of an honors designation and upon completion will present the paper to an audience of faculty and peers. Discussion and research. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.