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Communication Sciences and Disorders


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

CSDIG 500

Clinical Problem Solving: Assessment

4 credit hours

This course involves principles of measurement concepts and qualitative and quantitative assessment in speech-language pathology. Offered spring.

CSDIG 501

Clinical Problem Solving: Management

2 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDIG-500, CSDIG-510

This course is a professional issues seminar, designed to challenge decision making among developing clinicians. Examines important dimensions of development, including ethical conduct and the profession's Scope of Practice, workplace characteristics and demands, the role of professional organizations, and requisite skills for lifelong learning. Offered spring.

CSDIG 502

Developmental Disorders of Speech

3 credit hours

This course is a study of infants, children and adolescents with language disorders. Discussion of strategies and techniques for assessment and management with a variety of clinical populations. Offered fall.

CSDIG 503

Developmental Disorders of Language

3 credit hours

This course is a study of infants, children and adolescents with language disorders. Discussion of strategies and techniques for assessment and management with a variety of clinical populations. Offered fall.

CSDIG 505

Aural Rehabilitation

3 credit hours

This course is an overview of amplification and (re)habilitative needs identified among hard-of-hearing individuals of all ages. Strategies for management developed from the perspective of the speech-language pathologist. Offered fall.

CSDIG 510

Practicum in Diagnostics

2 credit hours

This course is a clinical practicum involving evaluation and diagnosis of a variety of communication disorders with clients in the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic.

CSDIG 512

Supervised Practicum in Schools: Student Teaching

2 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDIG-500, CSDIG-502, CSDIG-503, CSDIG-510, CSDIG-515, CSDIG-516, CSDIG-517

This course is a clinical practicum with a variety of communication disorders in off-campus medical sites such as hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation facilities.

CSDIG 513

Advanced Practicum in Speech Language-Pathology

2 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDIG-510, CSDIG-515, CSDIG-516, CSDIG-517, CSDIG-521, CSDIG-522, CSDIG-551

This course is a clinical practicum with a variety of communication disorders in off-campus medical sites such as hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation facilities.

CSDIG 514

Practicum in Prevention

1 credit hour

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDI-307 or equivalent

This course is a clinical practicum involving prevention of speech, language and hearing disorders via community-based screenings.

CSDIG 515

Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I

2 credit hours

This course involves on-campus clinical practice with clients across the life span, who have a variety of communication disorders, overseen by University clinical educators.

CSDIG 516

Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II

1 to 2 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) Successful completion of CSDIG-515

This course involves additional on-campus clinical practice with clients exhibiting a variety of communication disorders, overseen by University clinical educators.

CSDIG 517

Advanced Practicum Speech-Language Pathology III

1 to 2 credit hours

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) Successful completion of CSDIG 515 or 515/516 and recommendation of faculty

This course involves clinical activity at off-campus sites, with clients who have a variety of communication disorders.

CSDIG 521

Acquired Disorders of Speech

2 credit hours

This course is a study of neurogenic disorders of adult speech, including assessment and management of apraxia and dysarthria. Offered summer.

CSDIG 522

Acquired Disorders of Language

3 credit hours

This course is a study of acquired neurogenic disorders of adult language. Topics include assessment and management of aphasia, right hemisphere dysfunction, traumatic brain injury and dementia. Offered fall.

CSDIG 523

Assessment II

1 credit hour

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDIG-500

This course offers advanced knowledge and clinical application of assessment concepts through simulation technology.

CSDIG 530

Seminar in Fluency Disorders

2 credit hours

This course is a review and analysis of stuttering research, examination of issues in stuttering modification and fluency shaping.

CSDIG 531

Seminar in Voice Disorders

2 credit hours

This course is an examination of issues concerning the clinical assessment/treatment of voice disorders in children and adults.

CSDIG 540

Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

2 credit hours

This course is an introduction to augmentative and alternative principles and practices. Assessment and management of adults and children with severe communication problems are addressed. Topics include: symbol selection, vocabulary selection, issues of access, sensory impairments, evaluation and treatment.

CSDIG 551

Seminar: Dysphagia

3 credit hours

This course is an advanced examination of theoretical and clinical issues related to swallowing disorders in adults and children. Offered spring.

CSDIG 554

Seminar: Dysphagia II

1 credit hour

Pre-requisite: P (RQ) CSDIG-551

This course offers advanced knowledge and clinical application of issues related to swallowing disorders.

CSDIG 575

Seminar in Traumatic Brain Injury

2 credit hours

This course is a study of the effects of traumatic brain injury on the speech, language and cognition of both children and adults.

CSDIG 582

Seminar in Counseling

2 credit hours

This course examines the role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the provision of informational and personal adjustment counseling to individuals having communication disorders and their families.

CSDIG 594

Introduction to Research in Communication Disorders

3 credit hours

This course is a detailed orientation to fundamental constructs in research, including issues of design, analysis and interpretation. Offered spring.

CSDIG 595

Special Topics

1 to 3 credit hours

These courses are offerings developed to provide detailed examination of emerging issues of significance in clinical and/or research areas of the discipline.

CSDIG 596

Independent Study

1 to 3 credit hours

This course is an Independent, directed study of a specific problem or problems in speech-language pathology. Requires permission of instructor, program director, and dean.

CSDIG 599

Research Requirement

3 credit hours

This course involves scholarly activity under the direct supervision of a faculty member.