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Communication Disorders COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

General Education Course *
Writing Intensive Courses **  

A special fee is charged for all practicum and student teaching courses. †  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 201. Introduction to Communication Disorders. An overview of the field of communication disorders, including the professions of speech/language pathologist and audiologist. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 285. Language Development. Provides students with an introduction to the normal acquisition of language, including the components of language, theories of language development, how language evolves from infancy through adulthood, and emerging literacy in relation to language. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 290. Observation of Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist. Observation of SLP or Audiologist and large group instruction. Prerequisite: CDIS 201. 2 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 292.  Internship in Communication Disorders.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of communication disorders.  1-18 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 295. Special Topics. Selected topics in communication disorders. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: CDIS 201.  1 credit.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 307. Phonetics. The phonetic structure of the English Language, its dialects and derivations; application of the Inter-national Phonetic Alphabet. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 311-312.  Studies Abroad.  Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses in communications disorders.  1-18 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 313. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms. Anatomical structures and neurology of the human communication system and the physiology of inter-related movements. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 314. Articulation and Phonology. Articulation differences versus disorders; phonological processes; etiologies of functional and organic disorders; indications for referral. Emphasis on therapy for school-age children. Prerequisites: CDIS 201 and 307 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 333. Fluency Disorders. Theories, evaluation, and therapy methods. Prerequisites: CDIS 201 and CDIS 313 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.**  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 361. Introduction to Audiology.  Physics of sound; physiology of hearing; types and amounts of hearing loss; hearing evaluation: audiometry. Prerequisite: CDIS 313 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

COMMUNCIATION DISORDERS 375. Language Disorders: Assessment and Therapy. Provides students with an understanding of various language disorders, assessment techniques and intervention approaches. Prerequisites: CDIS 285 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 385. Organic and Neurogenic Disorders of Speech and Language. An overview of cleft palate, cerebral palsy, aphasia, dysarthria, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia, right hemisphere disorder and dyspraxia. Prerequisites: CDIS 313 and CDIS 375 or consent of instructor. 3 credits. **  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 386.  Communication and Aging.  An exploration of the aging process and how this impacts communication, management and creativity.  Developing a relationship with a nursing home resident will be an integral part of this course.  Prerequisite:  CDIS 201.  1 credit.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 390.  Directed or Independent Study.  Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated as 391.  1-18 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 392.  Internship in Communication Disorders.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of communication disorders.  1-18 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 393. Ethics in Communication Disorders. Introduction to the clinical setting; ethical issues in communication disorders; interviewing, multicultural issues, assessment components. Prerequisite: CDIS 201 or consent of instructor. 1 credit.*  

Communication disorders 394. Clinical Procedures. Administration and scoring of speech and language tests; development of individual and group therapy plans. Prerequisite: CDIS 393 or consent of instructor. 3 credits. **  *  

Communication disorders 412. Administration Methods in Communication Disorders. Organization and administration of speech/language pathology programs in schools and related settings; professional issues in each setting. Prerequisite: CDIS 394 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

Communication disorders 430. Language and Literacy. Overview of the relationship of language and literacy. Specific skills for professionals in communication disorders, including phonological and phonemic awareness, and expressive language. Therapeutic strategies for children with communication disorders, as well as classroom intervention techniques for all children. Prerequisites: CDIS 285, CDIS 307, and CDIS 375, or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

Communication disorders 433.  Voice Disorders. Theories, evaluation and therapy methods. Prerequisites: CDIS 201, CDIS 313, or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

Communication disorders 450. Augmentative Communication.  Alternatives to speaking and hearing: manual, electronic and computer devices.  3 credits.  

Communication disorders 462. Aural Rehabilitation. Effects of hearing loss upon language; hearing conversation; introduction to aural rehabilitation. Prerequisite: CDIS 361 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

Communication disorders 480. Public School Screenings. Organization and administration of speech, language and hearing screenings in the public schools. Prerequisites: CDIS 314, CDIS 361, and CDIS 375. 3 credits. 

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 489. Observation and Therapy. Observation and therapy under the direct supervision of a licensed SLP or Audiologist, and group instruction for therapeutic settings. Prerequisites: CDIS 290, CDIS 314, CDIS 375 or consent of instructor. 3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 490.  Directed or Independent Study.  Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated.  1-18 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 492.  Internship in Communication Disorders.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of communication disorders.  1-18 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 495. Special Topics. Selected topics in Communication Disorders. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: consent of  instructor.  1-3 credits.  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 497. Practicum in Communication Disorders. Directed field work with people who have speech and/or hearing disorders.  Prerequisites: CDIS 394 and CDIS 489 and consent of instructor. (Elective) 3 credits. †  

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 498.  Honors Research in Communication Disorders.  Students conduct research in communication disorders under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee.  May be repeated as 499.  3 credits.    

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