Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Graduate Course Descriptions
CSD 515. Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Specialized topics related to speech, language, and hearing. Areas of current interest to faculty and or students. A maximum of 6 credits can be applied to a masters’ degree program. Repeatable for students who have completed their masters’ degree. 1-2 credits SUM, DEMAND.
CSD 526. Neurological Bases of Speech and Language.
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of speech and language. Speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders associated with different types of brain damage. Prereq.: 322. 3 credits F.
CSD 527. Language and Language Disorders in Adults
Typical language and cognition in adults, aging effects and the nature of language and cognitive disorders encountered in the aged population. 3 credits S.
CSD 531. Voice Disorders.
Types and causes of voice disorders, principles and procedures underlying the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Prereq.: 322. 3 credits S.
CSD 532. Fluency Disorders.
The nature and causes of disorders of fluency; approaches for assessing and treating fluency disorders. 3 credits S.
CSD 534. Articulation Disorders.
Development of articulation in children; factors that enhance or impede development; diagnostic procedures used in articulation assessment; treatment strategies for disorders of articulation. Prereq.: 220. 3 credits S.
CSD 540. Communication Disorders of the Aged.
Management of older persons with speech, language, and hearing problems. 2 credits F.
CSD 541. Hearing Measurement.
Causes and effects of hearing disorders, classification of hearing loss, and medical management procedures. Basic audiometric procedures. Participation and clinical competency demonstration required. Lab. Prereq.: 325. 3 credits F.
CSD 542. Audiologic Rehabilitation.
Effects of hearing loss on language and communication for children and adults. Interpretation of audiological results. Rehabilitation strategies. Audiogram interpretation and intervention planning. 3 credits S.
CSD 557. Clinical Practice Settings.
Operating procedures of the communication disorders professional in a variety of work settings; federal and state legislation; organizing and evaluating programs. Prereq.: 130. 3 credits S.
CSD 560. Language Development.
Language concepts, theory, and terminology. Basic principles and parameters of normal language development. Covers prelinguistic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic areas. Prereq.: ENGL 361 or consent of instructor. CSD majors or permission of instructor. Coreq.: ENGL 361 or consent of instructor. CSD majors or permission of instructor. 3 credits F.
CSD 561. Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention.
Description of common language disorders. Strategies for assessing linguistic knowledge and usage. Intervention procedures for the remediation of language disorders. Prereq.: 560. 3 credits S.
CSD 566. Augmentative Communication Systems.
Non-vocal communication techniques for non-speaking persons. Determining the most appropriate augmentative communication for a particular client and teaching him/her how to use it. 2 credits F.
CSD 568. Child Language Development and Disorders.
Language development from birth through adolescence emphasizing content and processes. Recognition of language differences and deficits and suggestions for teaching language skills to the preschool and elementary child. Not open to CSD majors. 3 credits F, S.
CSD 569. Intro to Lang, Social Comm & Emotional Reg Issues for Students with Autism.
Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that affect individuals' ability to communicate, and the implementation of strategies to improve social-communication and language behaviors for children with ASD. Prereq.: 460/560 or 468/568. 2 credits F, S.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Courses for Graduate Students Only
CSD 620. Research in Speech-Language Pathology.
Evaluation and results of original research; experimental design, statistical procedures. 2 credits F.
CSD 624. Language/Communication Assessment and Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Communication, speech, language, and pragmatic characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), methods for assessing these characteristics, identifying appropriate communication objectives, and use of evidence-based practices for teaching communication. Grade of B or higher required to earn the Autism Certificate. Prereq.: SPED 623. 3 credits SUM.
CSD 630. Neuropsychology.
Neural basis of human psychology, including learning, memory, cognition, sensory systems, motivation, emotion, and psychological disorders. 3 credits F.
CSD 634. Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies.
Nature, etiologies, assessment and intervention strategies for persons with cleft palate and related craniofacial anomalies. 2 credits SUM.
CSD 635. Aphasia.
Speech and language problems related to stroke and other forms of brain trauma. Comparison of current tests for aphasia and approaches to therapy for the aphasic patient. Prereq.: 426/526. 2 credits F.
CSD 636. Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology.
Evaluation and use of formal and informal diagnostic materials, with an emphasis on interpretation of test results. Includes participation in diagnostic evaluations and writing of diagnostic reports. 2 credits F.
CSD 637. Motor Speech Disorders.
Study of diagnosis and therapy for problems of conceptual motor planning (dyspraxia) and motor performance (dysarthria). Prereq.: 426/526. 2 credits F.
CSD 638. Alaryngeal Speech.
Study of theoretical and clinical issues in restoration of communication in the laryngectomized patient. 2 credits F.
CSD 639. Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management.
A review of the anatomy, physiology and neurology of normal swallowing; discussion of evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders in surgically and neurologically impaired populations; discussion of ethical issues related to working with dysphagic patients. Prereq.: 426/526. 2 credits S.
CSD 642. Audiological Evaluation and Management for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Review of standard audiometric procedures; interpretation of behavioral and physiological audiometric evaluations for pediatric and adult clients; formulation of management strategies for minimizing disabilities caused by hearing loss. 2 credits F.
CSD 648. Graduate Practicum: University Clinic.
Application of theory and research to the treatment of clients with communication disorders. Must be repeated to a minimum of six credits. 1-2 credits F, S, SUM.
CSD 649. Graduate Practicum: Off-Campus.
Application of theory and research to the treatment of clients with communication disorders in an off-campus setting. May be used to meet requirements of six credits of practicum to be completed prior to internship. Permission required. Prereq.: 3 credits of 648. 1-3 credits F, S, SUM.
CSD 650. Internship: Medical/Rehab.
Development of clinical skills through supervised interactions with patients in hospital, rehabilitation, and other non-school settings. Prereq.: 2 semester credits of 648. 6 credits F, S, SUM.
CSD 651. Internship: Educational.
Development of clinical skills through supervised interactions with individuals in a school setting. Prereq.: 2 semester credits of 648. 6 credits F, S, SUM.
CSD 670. Seminar: Voice Disorders.
Study of current practices in the identification and management of voice disorders. 2 credits S.
CSD 671. Seminar: Phonological Disorders.
Theoretical bases, evaluative procedures and treatment strategies for phonological approaches to disorders of articulation. 2 credits S.
CSD 674. Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Assessment and Intervention
Etiology and characteristics and cognitive-linguistic disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury, right cerebro vascular accident, and dementia. Assessment and intervention of cognitive-communication deficits. Prereq.: CSD 526. 2 credits F.
CSD 675. Consultation in Communication Disorders.
Theories, models and methods of improving clients' communicative abilities through a system approach encompassing family, school, and other support agencies. Prereq.: senior status or higher with one semester of practicum. 2 credits F.
CSD 676. Seminar: Fluency Disorders.
Discussion and evaluation of contemporary approaches to the management of fluency disorders in children and adults with an emphasis on stuttering. 2 credits F.
CSD 677. Seminar: Professional Issues and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology.
Expanding knowledge of professional ethics through a case study approach; presentation and discussion of current professional issues of concern to speech-language pathologists and audiologists. 2 credits F.
CSD 678. Seminar: Language Disorders in Children.
An in-depth study of issues related to the assessment and remediation of language problems exhibited by pre-school and school-aged children. Prereq.: consent of instructor. 2 credits S.
CSD 699. Thesis.
1-6 credits F, S, SUM.