Course Descriptions

The following course descriptions were taken from the 2014-2016 Catalog.

 

  • 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 619

    Development and Disorders in Monolingual and     Bilingual Spanish Speakers

Addresses issues in bilingual and development and processing; language disorders in Spanish-speaking children and adults; language assessment and intervention practices with bilingual children; and bilingual education. Prepares students to analyze error patterns in phonology, lexical-semantics, morphosyntax, and pragmatics in monolingual and bilingual Spanish speakers.

 

  • CDIS 620

     Language and Cognitive Development: Typical and Atypical Variation.

    A scientific examination of sources of variation in language from birth to 22 years, and their impact on literacy and academic achievement. Topics include information processing and learning; psycholinguistic models; perceptual, cognitive, social, neural, and genetic bases of language development; etiology, prevention, early detection, assessment, and remediation of language disorders.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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. Offered as needed.

 

  • 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.

 

  • CDIS 627

     Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

    Designed to help students develop culturally competence in working with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic groups who have communication disorders. Students examine variations in cultural and linguistic practices and behaviors discuss the implications of these differences in 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 Truesdail Speech 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 Speech Center.

 

  • 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 Speech 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 Speech 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 Speech 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 Speech 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 Speech Center.

 

CDIS 646

  •  Dysphagia/Voice Disorders Clinic

    This course fits a specialty clinic model. Enrollment in this course requires completed or concurrent coursework in neuropathologies of speech, language, and cognition. This course will meet the competency of teaching methodology and intervention of dysphagia and voice disorders. A maximum of 2 graduate credits can be applied to the graduate degree.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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 Speech Center.

 

  • CDIS 649

     Child Speech and Language Clinic

      Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for children who have speech and language disorders. Thiis is a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Speech Center.

 

  • CDIS 652

     Principles of Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Students learn how to use external evidence form scientific sources in clinical decision making. The course covers treatment efficacy designs, external and internal validity, reliability, effect sizes, ethics, and controversies in intervention research. The course also provides a foundation for students who wish to conduct research.

 

  • 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 660

     Latin America; Focus on Language, Culture, and Education (May Term)

    Experiential learning, self-reflection, reading, writing, and discussion are used to foster an understanding of cross-cultural differences in educational approaches and the broad impact of language-learning differences (e.g., bilingualism, language disorders) on educational outcomes. Students work with children in community-based educational programs. Must be a graduate student with Spanish skills.

 

  • CDIS 664

     Seminar in Communicative Disorders (May Term)

    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 Externship

    Externship 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 off-campus 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.