Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Faculty
Barbara Conboy
Solaman Cooperson
Lisa LaSalle
Kerri Mitchell 
Maria Muñoz
Lori Osborn
Sujin Shin
Julia Ferré Shuler
Cynthia Wineinger

The Undergraduate Program 

The Major
Learning outcomes for this program may be found at www.redlands.edu/BA-CDIS/learning-outcomes

A minimum of four semesters are required to complete the 39-40 credit Communication Sciences and Disorders major.

Bachelor of Arts (10 courses/ 39-40 credits)

Please note, students may choose between CDIS 100 or ENGL 142. Students may choose between CDIS 208 or any college-level statistics course that is 3-4 credits. 

CDIS 100 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (4 Credits)

The typical processes of communication and a survey of the disorders that affect communication across the lifespan. The basics of observation, evaluation, treatment, research and other applications. Guest faculty lecturers in their areas of expertise support course lectures.

ENGL 142 Introduction to Language & Linguistics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of language and linguistics, including morphology, orthography, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Attention to how human language differs from other forms of communication; language use in context; sociolinguistic and philosophical study of the relationships between language, culture, identity; metaphors, wordplay, speech acts, and other
topics.

CDIS 204 Speech and Language Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the science of speech and language. Research and laboratory techniques are used to review the acoustic characteristics of speech, how speech sounds are formed, and how those sounds are perceived in language comprehension. The principles of language description and analysis are reviewed to provide a foundation for understanding typical and atypical language.  Students also practice speech and language transcription and analysis through a laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 205 Audiology and Hearing Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human hearing mechanism, the acoustics of sound, methods of testing the hearing of children and adults, and common auditory pathologies, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Meets state audiometrist requirements.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 206 Anatomy and Physiology of Communication (4 Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow, and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status or by permission, or graduate status.

CDIS 208 Statistical Methods (4 Credits)

This course will provide the foundation needed to understand concepts of an evidenced-based approach to clinical practice. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be covered, as well as hypothesis testing.
Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

CDIS 307 Language Development (4 Credits)

An introduction to the scientific study of language development in children from birth to early adulthood. Covers the phonological/perceptual, lexical, semantic, morphosyntactic, and pragmatic/social aspects of oral language development, and the early stages of written language development. Emphasis on theories of language acquisition, learning and sources of variation across children.
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 204, junior status, or by permission, or graduate status. 
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 308.

CDIS 308 Language Disorders (4 Credits)

Examines language disorders in children and adults, focusing on specific developmental and acquired disorders. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 307, junior status, or instructor permission.
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 307.

CDIS 309 Phonetics and Phonology (4 Credits)

An overview of articulatory and phonological features of the American-English sound system and practice in phonetic transcription. Models of phonological theory and phonological development are reviewed as they apply to both typical and atypical speech and language development. Students learn the characteristics of speech sound disorders, speech analysis skills, and principles of intervention. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 206, junior status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 410 Special Topics: Research Literacy in Communication Disorders (4 Credits)

This course provides students with in-depth study on a specific topic in the field of communication sciences and disorders (e.g., Neuroanatomy). Course topics vary by semester. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 208, and CDIS 307, and majors with senior status, or by permission.

Capstone

CDIS 411 Assessment and Intervention in Communication Sciences and Disorders (4 Credits)

Introduces the undergraduate student to clinical management in the Truesdail Center, familiarizing the student with principles of assessment and intervention for communication disorders in children and adults. Clinical case study investigation makes up a significant portion of the course. Students will complete an assistant clinician assignment in the Truesdail Center, which requires a commitment of two additional hours per week outside of class meetings. Will include written demonstrations of knowledge. A student’s grade point average in the CDIS major determines eligibility for the assistant clinician option. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 307, CDIS 308 OR CDIS 309, majors with senior status, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or within the major, or instructor permission.

Note: With the exception of CDIS 260, CDIS 100 is a prerequisite for all undergraduate courses in the department or may be taken concurrently with CDIS 204, CDIS 205, and CDIS 206.

Asha Requirements 
For students planning to pursue a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires all students to adhere to their standards for certification. The following courses must be completed prior to acceptance or before the graduate degree program is completed:

  • A college-level statistics course
  • A college-level biology course
  • A college-level social science course (e.g., a psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)
  • A college-level physical science course (e.g., chemistry, astronomy, physics)

Other Relevant Coursework

ENGL 142 Introduction to Language & Linguistics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of language and linguistics, including morphology, orthography, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Attention to how human language differs from other forms of communication; language use in context; sociolinguistic and philosophical study of the relationships between language, culture, identity; metaphors, wordplay, speech acts, and other
topics.

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (4 Credits)

Survey of classic and contemporary theory and research in human and animal behavior. Topics include the biopsychological bases of behavior, learning, cognition, motivation, developmental and social processes, and psychological disorders and their treatment.

PSYC 220 Abnormal Child Psychology (4 Credits)

Nature, determinants, and problems associated with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities, Conduct and Behavioral Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Physical Disorders in children. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission.

PSYC 252 Culture and Human Behavior (4 Credits)

This course focuses on the role of culture in human behavior. Attention is given to (1) the conceptual, ethical, and methodological challenges involved in making cross-cultural comparisons, (2) understanding how psychological inquiry is informed by a cultural perspective, and (3) applying psychological principles in order to understand and improve intercultural interaction. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission. 
Note: Students who receive credit for this course may not receive credit for PSYC 435 Cross-Cultural Psychology.

PSYC 335 Developmental Psychology (4 Credits)

Survey of normal developmental patterns from infancy to old age and theories of development with emphasis on current literature. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission.

PSYC 343 Educational Psychology (4 Credits)

Emphasis on psychological theories and research relevant to education and the identification of solutions to practical problems in various types of educational settings. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission.
Not regularly offered. 

PSYC 250 Statistical Methods (4 Credits)

Introduction to the use of descriptive and inferential statistics in the collection of data and the interpretation of research in psychology and education. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission.

MATH 111 Elementary Statistics with Applications (4 Credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistics for students from diverse fields. Distribution, correlation, probability, hypothesis testing, use of tables, and examination of the misuse of statistics and relation of statistics to vital aspects of life. Computer packages used as tools throughout the course.

EDUG 310 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

For teachers and prospective teachers seeking a teaching credential. Theories and research on language learning, language structure and use of theories and factors in first- and second-language development are studied. Examination of effective teaching strategies that empower teachers while teaching second language learners.

EDUG 331 Child Development (3 Credits)

Cognitive, social, and language development of children from birth through adolescence; various learning theories and their implications for the timing of instruction; and developmental implications for teaching the whole child.

BIOL 104 Introduction to Neuroscience (4 Credits)

Emphasis on overriding concepts in understanding how the brain works and the experience of scientific inquiry. Focus on experimental methods, functional anatomy, and neurologic disorders, highlighting what is known about the nervous system. For non-biology majors only. Credit cannot be received for both BIOL 104 and BIOL 326. 
Offered as needed.

BIOL 105 The Age of Big Science and Technology (4 Credits)

Study of science and technology rising to become major driving forces in modern life. Analysis of implications. Topics include the atomic bomb, the information age, biotechnology, modern scientific medicine, environmentalism, and geographic information systems. Student presentations. Four hours lecture and discussions. 
Offered in alternate years. 

PHYS 107 Sound Physics (4 Credits)

This is an introductory-level lab science course. Students will develop an understanding of the physical principles underlying the phenomena of musical acoustics: sound production, propagation, and perception. Includes lecture and laboratory components. Expects competency in high school algebra. 
Offered as needed.

PHIL 215 Bioethics: Doctors and Patients (4 Credits)

Examination of the ethical issues that arise within the relationship between doctors and patients. Topics include paternalism, autonomy, confidentiality, informed consent, and the conflicts that can arise in medical research. 
Numeric and Evaluation grade only. 
Offered in alternate years.

PHIL 216 Bioethics: Technology and Justice (4 Credits)

Examination of the ethical issues that arise from the distribution of health resources and the nature of particular procedures and technologies. Topics include fairness in rationing health resources, genetic screening, abortion, and end of life care. 
Numeric and Evaluation grade only. 
Offered in alternate years.

Transfer Students
Transfer students with one or two years of study at another institution are able to complete the major in Communication Sciences and Disorders in a minimum of four semesters. Individual advising assists in creating the course of study for the semesters in attendance at the University. If any student has not satisfactorily completed a prerequisite course with a grade of 1.7 or higher he/she may not be admitted to a course, which may extend the time to complete beyond the four-semester minimum. See the section below for prerequisites and repeated courses.

The Minor

Students who minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders must complete a minimum of 23 credits including: 6 courses/ 23–24 credits, including one additional course in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which may include CDIS 260 (3). 

CDIS 100 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (4 Credits)

The typical processes of communication and a survey of the disorders that affect communication across the lifespan. The basics of observation, evaluation, treatment, research and other applications. Guest faculty lecturers in their areas of expertise support course lectures.

CDIS 204 Speech and Language Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the science of speech and language. Research and laboratory techniques are used to review the acoustic characteristics of speech, how speech sounds are formed, and how those sounds are perceived in language comprehension. The principles of language description and analysis are reviewed to provide a foundation for understanding typical and atypical language.  Students also practice speech and language transcription and analysis through a laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 206 Anatomy and Physiology of Communication (4 Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow, and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status or by permission, or graduate status.

CDIS 307 Language Development (4 Credits)

An introduction to the scientific study of language development in children from birth to early adulthood. Covers the phonological/perceptual, lexical, semantic, morphosyntactic, and pragmatic/social aspects of oral language development, and the early stages of written language development. Emphasis on theories of language acquisition, learning and sources of variation across children.
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 204, junior status, or by permission, or graduate status. 
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 308.

CDIS 308 Language Disorders (4 Credits)

Examines language disorders in children and adults, focusing on specific developmental and acquired disorders. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 307, junior status, or instructor permission.
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 307.

Study Abroad 
The department strongly encourages majors to take advantage of the opportunity to live and study abroad. Accordingly, required courses have been scheduled to allow students to spend a semester off campus. However, Communication Sciences and Disorders courses are rarely available during foreign travel, so students should carefully plan in advance with their advisors.

Departmental Honors
A departmental honors program is available and encouraged for exceptionally able and motivated students. Admission to the program may come by departmental invitation or, should students initiate their own applications, by an affirmative vote of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty. Interested students should consult with their advisor in the Fall of their junior year for information about the application procedure and requirements.

Undergraduate Course Descriptions (CDIS)

CDIS 100 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (4 Credits)

The typical processes of communication and a survey of the disorders that affect communication across the lifespan. The basics of observation, evaluation, treatment, research and other applications. Guest faculty lecturers in their areas of expertise support course lectures.

CDIS 101 Clinical Case Studies in Communicative Disorders (1 Credits)

The introductory study of the clinical process. Covers frameworks of observation, intervention approaches, and clinical documentation. The course will be taught through clinical case studies. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 100. 
Offer as needed. 

CDIS 156 American Sign Language I (4 Credits)

Culture and language of the Deaf in America. Focus on cultural values and linguistic features of American Sign Language (ASL), with exposure to other signed languages. Students learn basic conversational skills, including vocabulary and grammar forms, within the context of Deaf culture. Comparative linguistics of ASL and English are covered.

CDIS 204 Speech and Language Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the science of speech and language. Research and laboratory techniques are used to review the acoustic characteristics of speech, how speech sounds are formed, and how those sounds are perceived in language comprehension. The principles of language description and analysis are reviewed to provide a foundation for understanding typical and atypical language.  Students also practice speech and language transcription and analysis through a laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 205 Audiology and Hearing Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human hearing mechanism, the acoustics of sound, methods of testing the hearing of children and adults, and common auditory pathologies, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Meets state audiometrist requirements.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 206 Anatomy and Physiology of Communication (4 Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow, and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status or by permission, or graduate status.

CDIS 208 Statistical Methods (4 Credits)

This course will provide the foundation needed to understand concepts of an evidenced-based approach to clinical practice. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be covered, as well as hypothesis testing.
Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

CDIS 256 American Sign Language II (4 Credits)

Advanced course in American Sign Language (ASL) that builds the linguistic and cultural knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture. Students master advanced elements of the language and explore its use as a multicultural tool to aid in the understanding of deaf culture. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 156 or by permission.

CDIS 260 Latin America: Focus on Language, Culture, and Education (3 Credits)

This travel course uses experiential learning, self-reflection, reading, writing, and discussion to provide students with a foundation for understanding cross-cultural differences in language and education. Students work with children in community-based educational programs, focusing on language-development issues (e.g., bilingualism, literacy, and the broad impact of difficulties with language on education). Open to non-majors. Previous coursework in Spanish is strongly recommended. 
Offered as needed.

CDIS 307 Language Development (4 Credits)

An introduction to the scientific study of language development in children from birth to early adulthood. Covers the phonological/perceptual, lexical, semantic, morphosyntactic, and pragmatic/social aspects of oral language development, and the early stages of written language development. Emphasis on theories of language acquisition, learning and sources of variation across children.
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 204, junior status, or by permission, or graduate status. 
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 308.

CDIS 308 Language Disorders (4 Credits)

Examines language disorders in children and adults, focusing on specific developmental and acquired disorders. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 307, junior status, or instructor permission.
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 307.

CDIS 309 Phonetics and Phonology (4 Credits)

An overview of articulatory and phonological features of the American-English sound system and practice in phonetic transcription. Models of phonological theory and phonological development are reviewed as they apply to both typical and atypical speech and language development. Students learn the characteristics of speech sound disorders, speech analysis skills, and principles of intervention. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 206, junior status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 356 American Sign Language III (4 Credits)

Continuing study of American Sign Language as used by the deaf community in the United States. Emphasis on comprehension skills, grammatical structure, syntax, and patterns of ASL. Brief practice and discussion on translation issues between ASL and English. Practical use of skills and knowledge to be expressed through community events. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 156 and CDIS 256 or by instructor permission. 
Offered as needed. 
Numeric grade only.

CDIS 410 Special Topics: Research Literacy in Communication Disorders (4 Credits)

This course provides students with in-depth study on a specific topic in the field of communication sciences and disorders (e.g., Neuroanatomy). Course topics vary by semester. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 208, and CDIS 307, and majors with senior status, or by permission.

CDIS 411 Assessment and Intervention in Communication Sciences and Disorders (4 Credits)

Introduces the undergraduate student to clinical management in the Truesdail Center, familiarizing the student with principles of assessment and intervention for communication disorders in children and adults. Clinical case study investigation makes up a significant portion of the course. Students will complete an assistant clinician assignment in the Truesdail Center, which requires a commitment of two additional hours per week outside of class meetings. Will include written demonstrations of knowledge. A student’s grade point average in the CDIS major determines eligibility for the assistant clinician option. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 307, CDIS 308 OR CDIS 309, majors with senior status, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or within the major, or instructor permission.

CDIS 413 Communication Sciences and Disorders Capstone (4 Credits)

A selective clinical or research experience, together with a common classroom exploration, culminating in completion of the communicative disorders major. Will include oral and written demonstrations of knowledge, application of scientific theory, and reflection and integration of liberal arts and communicative disorders knowledge and skills.
Prerequisite: CDIS 307 and majors with senior status, or instructor permission.

CDIS 464 Seminar in Communicative Disorders (4 Credits)

Intensive study in one of the areas of communicative disorders and review of current literature. Current lists of seminar topics may be obtained through the department. 
Offered as needed.

The Graduate Program

Admission
Application for the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, is through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) application service. The application deadline for fall admission is February 1.

Visit
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to visit the department by attendance at scheduled information sessions.

Graduate Assistantships 
The Department of Communicative Disorders makes available scholarships for tuition remission each semester. They are awarded on the basis of clinical and academic qualifications. Students also are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services to determine their qualifications for low-interest loan programs sponsored by the University.

The department appoints graduate students to training assignments each semester. While these positions are not related to financial aid, they provide students with experience and training in extracurricular aspects of the field and are an integral part of the programs of involved students. Clinical assignments are awarded for work in clinical teaching with undergraduate students and for clinical work in specialty clinics. Teaching assignments are offered for assistance with special projects associated with undergraduate or graduate coursework.

Undergraduate Leveling Courses

Students entering the program with an undergraduate degree not in Communication Sciences and Disorders or speech-language pathology will spend the first semester of their graduate studies taking the following courses:

CDIS 204 Speech and Language Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the science of speech and language. Research and laboratory techniques are used to review the acoustic characteristics of speech, how speech sounds are formed, and how those sounds are perceived in language comprehension. The principles of language description and analysis are reviewed to provide a foundation for understanding typical and atypical language.  Students also practice speech and language transcription and analysis through a laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 205 Audiology and Hearing Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human hearing mechanism, the acoustics of sound, methods of testing the hearing of children and adults, and common auditory pathologies, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Meets state audiometrist requirements.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 206 Anatomy and Physiology of Communication (4 Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow, and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status or by permission, or graduate status.

CDIS 307 Language Development (4 Credits)

An introduction to the scientific study of language development in children from birth to early adulthood. Covers the phonological/perceptual, lexical, semantic, morphosyntactic, and pragmatic/social aspects of oral language development, and the early stages of written language development. Emphasis on theories of language acquisition, learning and sources of variation across children.
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 204, junior status, or by permission, or graduate status. 
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 308.

CDIS 309 Phonetics and Phonology (4 Credits)

An overview of articulatory and phonological features of the American-English sound system and practice in phonetic transcription. Models of phonological theory and phonological development are reviewed as they apply to both typical and atypical speech and language development. Students learn the characteristics of speech sound disorders, speech analysis skills, and principles of intervention. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 206, junior status, or by permission; or graduate status.

Students must show evidence of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Other admission criteria include the essay, letters of recommendation, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores, and relevant work and life experience.

Master of Science 
Students will work closely with their advisors to follow a program of academic study and a clinical practicum to satisfy the requirements for professional certification.

Academic Requirements

A total of 60 graduate credits and satisfactory completion of the comprehensive evaluation are required. A maximum of 6 transfer credits of graduate study may be applied to the degree with the recommendation of the academic advisor. This limit applies to credits earned at other institutions as well as to those earned in other departments at the University of Redlands. Students are expected to have completed the following undergraduate courses or their equivalents prior to graduate study: 

CDIS 204 Speech and Language Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the science of speech and language. Research and laboratory techniques are used to review the acoustic characteristics of speech, how speech sounds are formed, and how those sounds are perceived in language comprehension. The principles of language description and analysis are reviewed to provide a foundation for understanding typical and atypical language.  Students also practice speech and language transcription and analysis through a laboratory experience.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 205 Audiology and Hearing Science (4 Credits)

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human hearing mechanism, the acoustics of sound, methods of testing the hearing of children and adults, and common auditory pathologies, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Meets state audiometrist requirements.
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status, or by permission; or graduate status.

CDIS 206 Anatomy and Physiology of Communication (4 Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow, and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders. 
Prerequisite: CDIS 100, sophomore status or by permission, or graduate status.

CDIS 307 Language Development (4 Credits)

An introduction to the scientific study of language development in children from birth to early adulthood. Covers the phonological/perceptual, lexical, semantic, morphosyntactic, and pragmatic/social aspects of oral language development, and the early stages of written language development. Emphasis on theories of language acquisition, learning and sources of variation across children.
Prerequisites: CDIS 100 and CDIS 204, junior status, or by permission, or graduate status. 
May not be taken concurrently with CDIS 308.

CDIS 309 Phonetics and Phonology (4 Credits)

An overview of articulatory and phonological features of the American-English sound system and practice in phonetic transcription. Models of phonological theory and phonological development are reviewed as they apply to both typical and atypical speech and language development. Students learn the characteristics of speech sound disorders, speech analysis skills, and principles of intervention. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 100, CDIS 206, junior status, or by permission; or graduate status.

The following courses are required for the M.S. Degree (15 courses/ 60 credits)

Please note that students may take CDIS 627, CDIS 619, or CDIS 622. Students may choose between CDIS 634 or CDIS 622.

CDIS 615 Neuropathologies of Speech, Language, and Cognition (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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 by permission.

CDIS 619 Development and Disorders in Monolingual and Bilingual Spanish Speakers (3 Credits)

Addresses issues in bilingual 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 (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

Advanced problems in formal and informal assessment of language disorders and learning disabilities including practicum, staffing, report writing, and parent conferences. An interdisciplinary approach is taken.

CDIS 623 Assessment of Language Disorders in Children (3 Credits)

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

CDIS 626 Seminar in Articulation and Phonology (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

Designed to help students develop cultural 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 (3 Credits)

Theories, etiologies, assessment, and treatment 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 (3 Credits)

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

CDIS 634 Theory and Practice in Clinical Evaluation: Speech and Language Pathology (3 Credits)

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 by permission.

CDIS 647 Professional Methodologies and Concerns (3 Credits)

Role of speech/language pathologist in public education and other professional settings, referral procedures, Individualized Education Program (IEP) writing, state and federal legislation, utilization of assistants, case selection and scheduling, application procedures for credentialing and licensing, and paraprofessional and interprofessional relationships. Taken concurrently with CDIS 685.

CDIS 652 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (3 Credits)

Students learn how to use external evidence from 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 (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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 Hospital Based Externship (3 Credits)

Externship practicum at off-campus sites. A minimum of four days per week over 10 weeks on-site is required. 
Prerequisites: 50 hours of clinical practicum at the Truesdail Speech Center or off-campus site, CDIS 634, CDIS 631, CDIS 615, CDIS 616, and CDIS 664 are strongly recommended.

CDIS 685 Public School Externship (3 Credits)

Student teaching practicum in public schools. Taken concurrently with CDISS 647. 
Prerequisite: 125 hours of clinical practicum or by permission. 
Credit/no credit only.

Specialty clinics: enrollment in six clinics (2 credits each) required:

CDIS 640 Adult Neurogenic Clinic (2 Credits)

Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the adult neurogenic 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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 641 Childhood Speech Sound Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 642 Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 643 School-Aged Language Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 644 Early Language Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 645 Fluency Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 646 Dysphagia/Voice Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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.
Prerequisite: CDIS 615. May be repeated.

CDIS 648 Aural Rehabilitation Clinic (2 Credits)

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 a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Speech Center. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 649 Child Speech and Language Clinic (2 Credits)

Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for children who have speech and language 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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated. 

CDIS 650 Alternative Clinical Experience & Interprofessional Practicum (4 (Graduate only) Credits)

Alternative clinical practicum experiences through clinical case study computer based simulations and interprofessional education experience. Graduate students will earn supervised clinical clock hours.
Corequisites: Graduate enrollment status.
Prerequisites: Completion of 25 clinical observation clock hours.
Course may be retake 1x to assist in fulfilling graduate clinical practicum requirement. Or if identified as necessary in a graduate clinical Remediation Plan.
Offered as needed.
Credit/no credit grade only.

Academic Standards
Regular Graduate Standing is a prerequisite for acceptance to candidacy for a master’s degree and is granted by the faculty of the program for which application is made.

The basic requirements for Regular Graduate Standing in Communication Sciences and Disorders are as follows:
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university;
2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale;
3. Maintenance of satisfactory academic and clinical standing. See Satisfactory Academic Standing below.

Satisfactory Academic Standing 
A minimum GPA of 3.00 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all graduate work taken at the University of Redlands is required to qualify for a degree. A student whose cumulative grade point average is below a 3.00 at the end of any semester will be placed on probation and allowed one semester to restore the cumulative grade point average to 3.00. Any student who fails to restore his or her cumulative grade point average to a 3.00 at the end of the probationary period may be disqualified. Disqualification may also occur if a student receives one grade of 0.0 or two grades of 1.0.

Credit for a course graded below 2.0 (under the numerical grade option) cannot apply toward a graduate degree.

Clinical Requirements

Graduate study in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires a significant commitment of time to clinical practicum. Students are expected to be available approximately 10 hours each week for practicum in the Truesdail Speech Center for Communicative Disorders; this is in addition to the clinical work associated with certain courses. Students must make hours available to complete the practicum required for:

CDIS 622 Theory and Practice in Clinical Evaluation: Language and Learning Disorders (3 Credits)

Advanced problems in formal and informal assessment of language disorders and learning disabilities including practicum, staffing, report writing, and parent conferences. An interdisciplinary approach is taken.

CDIS 634 Theory and Practice in Clinical Evaluation: Speech and Language Pathology (3 Credits)

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 by permission.

CDIS 640 Adult Neurogenic Clinic (2 Credits)

Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the adult neurogenic 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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 641 Childhood Speech Sound Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 642 Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 643 School-Aged Language Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 644 Early Language Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 645 Fluency Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 646 Dysphagia/Voice Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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.
Prerequisite: CDIS 615. May be repeated.

CDIS 648 Aural Rehabilitation Clinic (2 Credits)

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 a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Speech Center. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 649 Child Speech and Language Clinic (2 Credits)

Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for children who have speech and language 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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated. 

CDIS 650 Alternative Clinical Experience & Interprofessional Practicum (4 (Graduate only) Credits)

Alternative clinical practicum experiences through clinical case study computer based simulations and interprofessional education experience. Graduate students will earn supervised clinical clock hours.
Corequisites: Graduate enrollment status.
Prerequisites: Completion of 25 clinical observation clock hours.
Course may be retake 1x to assist in fulfilling graduate clinical practicum requirement. Or if identified as necessary in a graduate clinical Remediation Plan.
Offered as needed.
Credit/no credit grade only.

CDIS 683 Hospital Based Externship (3 Credits)

Externship practicum at off-campus sites. A minimum of four days per week over 10 weeks on-site is required. 
Prerequisites: 50 hours of clinical practicum at the Truesdail Speech Center or off-campus site, CDIS 634, CDIS 631, CDIS 615, CDIS 616, and CDIS 664 are strongly recommended.

CDIS 685 Public School Externship (3 Credits)

Student teaching practicum in public schools. Taken concurrently with CDISS 647. 
Prerequisite: 125 hours of clinical practicum or by permission. 
Credit/no credit only.

A minimum of 400 hours of supervised clinical observation and clinical practicum are required for the state license and the ASHA certificate of clinical competence. The following qualifications apply:

1. Clinical Observation: 25 clock hours prior to beginning initial clinical practicum;
2. Clinical Practicum: 375 clock hours total with direct client/patient contact, 325 clock hours earned at the graduate level, 50 clock hours in each of three types of clinical settings;
3. Students will be given a variety of practicum experiences across disorders and lifespan, as required by certifying agencies.

Remediation Plan 
Students who are identified by faculty as having difficulty meeting the standards of professionalism or competence in skills receive a plan of remediation to be monitored for one semester. The remediation plan will be terminated when the competency skill is met. Termination from the graduate program may be recommended if objectives of the remediation plan are not met.

Specialty Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology: Spanish Language Focus
The University of Redlands Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a “Specialty Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology: Spanish Language Focus.” This certificate is designed for students with high levels of proficiency in Spanish, who wish to pursue work as a bilingual speech-language pathologists. Students complete specialty coursework and clinical practice within the regular MS program. 

Comprehensive Evaluation 
Successful completion of a departmental Comprehensive Evaluation is required of all candidates for the master’s degree in the final semester of their program. The Comprehensive Evaluation takes the form of an evidence-based oral presentation of a case study. Further information is available from the department.

Praxis Exam Verification 
To complete a degree, students must take the ASHA exam in the Praxis Series, ideally within the semester the degree is to be completed. 

Speech-Language Pathology Service Credential 
To be employed as a speech-language specialist in the public schools in California, one must hold this credential. The minimum requirements are:
1. A master’s degree;
2. Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and Praxis;
3. Recommendation from the Department. Competency in all coursework required for the master’s degree must be demonstrated by successful completion of courses.

Graduate Study Course Descriptions (CDIS)

CDIS 615 Neuropathologies of Speech, Language, and Cognition (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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 by permission.

CDIS 619 Development and Disorders in Monolingual and Bilingual Spanish Speakers (3 Credits)

Addresses issues in bilingual 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 (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

Advanced problems in formal and informal assessment of language disorders and learning disabilities including practicum, staffing, report writing, and parent conferences. An interdisciplinary approach is taken.

CDIS 623 Assessment of Language Disorders in Children (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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 by permission. 
Offered as needed.

CDIS 626 Seminar in Articulation and Phonology (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

Designed to help students develop cultural 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 (3 Credits)

Theories, etiologies, assessment, and treatment 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 (3 Credits)

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

CDIS 634 Theory and Practice in Clinical Evaluation: Speech and Language Pathology (3 Credits)

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 by permission.

CDIS 640 Adult Neurogenic Clinic (2 Credits)

Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for the adult neurogenic 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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 641 Childhood Speech Sound Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 642 Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 643 School-Aged Language Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 644 Early Language Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 645 Fluency Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 646 Dysphagia/Voice Disorders Clinic (2 Credits)

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.
Prerequisite: CDIS 615. May be repeated.

CDIS 647 Professional Methodologies and Concerns (3 Credits)

Role of speech/language pathologist in public education and other professional settings, referral procedures, Individualized Education Program (IEP) writing, state and federal legislation, utilization of assistants, case selection and scheduling, application procedures for credentialing and licensing, and paraprofessional and interprofessional relationships. Taken concurrently with CDIS 685.

CDIS 648 Aural Rehabilitation Clinic (2 Credits)

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 a required Specialty Clinic. Enrollment requires a weekly staffing meeting and assignment of a minimum of one client in the Truesdail Speech Center. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated.

CDIS 649 Child Speech and Language Clinic (2 Credits)

Clinical practicum with staffing discussion of principles, methods, and management procedures for children who have speech and language 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. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated. 

CDIS 652 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (3 Credits)

Students learn how to use external evidence from 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 (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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 advanced Spanish skills.

CDIS 664 Seminar in Communicative Disorders (3 Credits)

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 Hospital Based Externship (3 Credits)

Externship practicum at off-campus sites. A minimum of four days per week over 10 weeks on-site is required. 
Prerequisites: 50 hours of clinical practicum at the Truesdail Speech 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 (3 Credits)

Advanced externship practicum at off-campus sites. A minimum of two days per week over 10 weeks on-site is required. 
Prerequisites: CDIS 683 and departmental approval.

CDIS 685 Public School Externship (3 Credits)

Student teaching practicum in public schools. Taken concurrently with CDISS 647. 
Prerequisite: 125 hours of clinical practicum or by permission. 
Credit/no credit only.