Academics

Course Descriptions

The following course descriptions were taken from the 2009-2011 University of Redlands Catalog.

Courses with a plus sign (+) include a brief course description:

  • CDIS 615 

    Neuropathologies of Speech, Language and Cognition

    Discusses the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic basis of the most common type of communicative disorders secondary to nervous system disease. The clinical, historical, psychometric, and laboratory findings to establish the differential diagnosis among disorders of cognition, language, and speech will be emphasized, as well as basic treatment and management approaches for those seen in the acute medical setting.
  • CDIS 616 

    Neuropathologies of Swallowing

    The course will begin with the clinical and instrumental findings seen in normal and abnormal swallowing. Common disorders of swallowing and their treatments will be emphasized, as well as the clinical and instrumental evaluations for swallowing disorders. The use of feeding tubes and their ethical implications will be reviewed. Prerequisite: CDIS 615 or permission.
  • CDIS 620 

    Seminar in Language Pathology

    Extensive reading of the current literature in language disorders of children and adults. Topics include dealing with absence of, or interruptions in, normal language development with respect to etiology and/or symptomatology and examination of research findings in evaluation and remediation of language disorders. Current related professional issues are also discussed. Prerequisites: CDIS 307, 308, or permission
  • CDIS 622 

    Theory and Practice in Clinical Evaluation: Language and Learning Disorders

    Advanced problems in formal and informal assessment of language disorders and learning disabilities; practicum at the Center is required, including staffing, report writing and parent conferences. An interdisciplinary approach is taken. Taken concurrently with CDIS 624.
  • CDIS 623 

    Assessment of Language Disorders in Children

    Survey of tests applied to children with language disorders; analysis of test content, diagnostic patterns, relationship between history, observation, and psychometrics.
  • CDIS 624 

    Educational Considerations for Children with Language and Learning Disabilities

    Study of language and learning disabilities: their identification, educational principles and procedures, diagnostic patterns, and educational management. Prerequisites: Taken concurrently with CDIS 622.
  • CDIS 625 

    Language, Culture, and Cognition

    How language and thought interact and are affected by culture. Study of topics across languages, modes of thought, and cultures, such as parent-child interaction, literacy, cognitive development, and narrative. Prerequisite: CDIS 623 or permission. Offered as needed
  • CDIS 626 

    Seminar in Articulation and Phonology

    Theories of phonological acquisition and the nature of disordered phonological development. Differential diagnosis and intervention for speech sound disorders in diverse populations. Prerequisite: CDIS 309 or permission.
  • CDIS 627 

    Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

    This course is designed to help prepare students to provide culturally responsive services in Communicative Disorders to individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic groups. Students will examine variations in cultural and linguistic practices and behaviors, discuss the implications of these differences across clinical and educational settings, and learn about non-biased assessment and intervention strategies.
  • CDIS 629 

    Disorders of Fluency

    Theories, etiologies, assessment, and rehabilitative techniques for disorders of fluency with special emphasis on the behavioral and emotional management of children and adults; practicum at the Center is required, including diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, report writing, and counseling of clients and family members
  • CDIS 631 

    Disorders of Voice

    Structure, function, and capabilities of the normal voice; etiologies, assessment strategies, and rehabilitative techniques of the disordered voice; problems of laryngeal cancer and subsequent voice restoration alternatives.
  • CDIS 634 

    Theory and Practice in Clinical Evaluation: Speech and Language Pathology

    Advanced problems in formal and informal assessment in speech and language pathology. Weekly practicum experience is required: preplanning, report writing, parent conferencing, home and school visits, and remedial planning. Extensive interaction with related professionals. Prerequisite: CDIS 623 or permission.
  • CDIS 640 

    Adult Neurogenic Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the adult neurogenic population. This is required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center. Prerequisite: CDIS 411 or permission or equivalent.
  • CDIS 641 

    Childhood Speech Sound Disorders Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the child speech sound disorders population. This is a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center.
  • CDIS 642 

    Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the autism spectrum disorders population. This is a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center.
  • CDIS 643 

    School-Aged Language Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the school-aged language population. This is a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center.
  • CDIS 644 

    Early Language Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the early language population. This is a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center.
  • CDIS 645 

    Fluency Disorders Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for those with fluency disorders. This is a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center. Concurrent or completed CDIS 629, or equivalent.
  • CDIS 646 

    Voice Disorders Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the disorders of voice population. Concurrent or completed coursework in the area of voice disorders is required. This is an elective Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center. Prerequisite: CDIS 411 or permission or equivalent. Offered as needed.
  • CDIS 647 

    Professional Methodologies and Concerns

    Role of speech/language pathologist in public education and other professional settings, referral procedures, IEP writing, state and federal legislation, utilization of assistants, case selection and scheduling, application procedures for credentialing and licensing, and paraprofessional and inter-professional relationships. Taken concurrently with CDIS 685.
  • CDIS 648 

    Aural Rehabilitation Clinic

    Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the aural rehabilitation population. Concurrent or completed coursework in the area of aural rehabilitation is required. This is required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Center.
  • CDIS 652 

    Research and Experimental Design

    Research theory and design with special application to the areas of disordered communication and swallowing. Special emphasis on the role of using evidence to support clinical care. Skills in developing critical analysis of the research literature will be emphasized. as well as the role of various experimental designs as they relate to the study question. Prerequisite: one statistics course preferred or permission.
  • CDIS 655 

    Aural Rehabilitation

    Discussion and study of the intervention and assessment techniques for children and adults with hearing loss to further develop their speech and language abilities, cochlear implants, hearing aids and the efficacy of these technologies in communication, deaf culture, auditory processing disorders, genetics of hearing loss and review of audiology concepts. Meets state audiometrist certification requirements.
  • CDIS 664 

    Seminar in Communicative Disorders

    Intensive study in one of the areas of communicative disorders. Review of current literature. Current lists of seminars may be obtained through the department.
  • CDIS 683 

    Medical Setting Internship

    Internship practicum at off-campus sites. A minimum of 4 days per week over 10 weeks on-site is required. Prerequisites: fifty hours of clinical practicum at the Truesdail Center or off-campus site, CDIS 634, CDIS 631, CDIS 615, CDIS 616 and CDIS 664 are strongly recommended.
  • CDIS 684 

    Advanced Theory and Practice in Clinical Problems: Speech, Language, and Hearing

    Advanced internship practicum at offcampus sites. A minimum of 2 days per week over 10 weeks on-site is required. Prerequisites: CDIS 683 and department approval.
  • CDIS 685 

    Public School Internship

    Student teaching practicum in the public schools. Taken concurrently with CDIS 647. Prerequisites: 125 hours of clinical practicum or permission. CN only.
  • CDIS 698 

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