Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
Observation of speech and language therapy, to identify methods for treating individuals who have communication disorders, in preparation for graduate coursework.
Practicum in evaluation and treatment of individuals who have communication disorders.
The first practicum placement in the master's program for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders.
The second practicum to be taken in the master's program for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders.
The third practicum to be taken in the master's program for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication disorders.
To fulfill requirements for non-thesis master's students who need to complete final degree requirements other than coursework during their last semester. This may include such things as a comprehensive examination, oral examination, or foreign language requirement. Students are required to be registered during the semester they graduate.
Methods for treating individuals who have communication disorders. Observation of speech and language therapy in preparation for graduate coursework.
A study of the anatomy and physiology of speech in preparation for graduate coursework.
Basic sciences underlying speech and hearing: physics of sound, the decibel, instrumentation, speech production, speech perception, and audition in preparation for graduate coursework.
Hearing aids, cochlear implants, vibrotactile devices, and therapy programs for hearing-impaired persons.
An introduction to the nature and causes of speech, language, and hearing disorders and speech language pathology as an educational and clinical field in preparation for graduate coursework.
Linguistic theory and language development in normal children in preparation for graduate coursework.
Introduction to the phonological rules and processes of American English and an examination of descriptive, physiological, and acoustic phonetics in preparation for graduate coursework.
Anatomy and physiology of the subsystems that underlie speech and swallowing—neural bases, respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation as well as speech science in preparation for graduate coursework.
Hearing sciences and approaches for evaluating hearing: anatomy and physiology of the ear, the decibel, ear pathology, pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and acoustic-immittance audiometry in preparation for graduate coursework.
Etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of aphasia and kindred disorders.
Nature, evaluation, treatment, and current research trends in stuttering.
Exploration of selection and teaching of augmentative and alternative communication, and a focus on populations with severe language disorders including autism.
Application of principles of voice science to the treatment of organic and functional voice disorders.
Etiologies, symptoms, classifications, evaluative procedures, and treatments of developmental and adult motor speech disorders.
Etiologies, classifications, evaluation procedures, and management of communication disorders associated with cleft lip and palate and related orofacial dysmorphologies.
Methods necessary to evaluate literature, to conduct research, and describe results in communication sciences and disorders.
This course focuses on orienting students to the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) and evaluations and directs students in utilizing components of the EBP process in making decisions regarding treatment and evaluation.
Study of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the mechanisms associated with speech, language, and swallowing, and the instrumentation and latest technological advances used to study speech, language, and swallowing.
A neuropsychological approach to the etiology, classification, diagnosis, and treatments of learning disabled children.
Current research, assessment, and treatment of speech-sound disorders (SSD) including articulation and phonological disorders with functional and organic etiologies.
Development of swallowing, etiologies, evaluative procedures, and management of swallowing disorders.
Neuropathology, symptomology, assessment, and treatment of cognitive linguistic communication disorders associated with right hemisphere damage, traumatic brain injury, and dementia.
Familiarizes students with research literature regarding the neuropathology, symptomatology, assessment and treatment of persons having traumatic brain injury.
Relates cultural background to normal development of speech and language. Topics include sound system acquisition, syntax, pragmatics, and professional issues and concerns.
Contemporary research on language and reading disorders, evidence-based practice, and language/literacy methods of prevention, assessment, and treatment.
Principles and techniques of electronics and new technology used in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of speech and swallowing, including videostrobolaryngoscopy, digital signal analyses, and flexible fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.
This course is an advanced study of language impairments in children from birth to five years of age.
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as applied to the evaluation of normal and pathological speech and language behaviors.
Advanced medical diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques associated with speech pathology patients in an advanced medical setting.
Advanced study and application of research methods in communication sciences and disorders. Supervised by a faculty member in CSD.
Supervised off-campus experience in speech pathology. Intern placement will be related to students' specialized area of interest.
Designed to give students opportunities for additional work in their area of concentration. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours.
Supervised practicum in audiology using speech audiometry. Hearing aid selection.
Published research, theoretical and clinical, in speech and hearing and allied fields.
Research, data analysis, writing, and/or oral defense of an approved master’s thesis. At least three hours of CSD 5V99 are required for thesis.
Research apprenticeship in area of expertise in CSD. Design, implementation, and dissemination of study outcomes.
Development of technical and scientific writing skills. Emphasis on critical review and writing of scientific papers.
This course includes critical thinking, problem-solving, and synthesis of topics to introduce students to doctoral studies. The history of science in CSD, Ph.D. shortages, IRB, issues in scientific conduct, mentoring models, preparation for study, and servant leadership as well as launching a successful academic career post-graduation are discussed.
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the neuroscience of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing, incorporating current research findings with current perspectives on assessment and treatment of language disorders. It will cover speech, language, swallowing, and hearing mechanisms in the human brain as well as the various types of research methods used in human neuroscience, and their intended uses.
Focuses on advanced topics in speech, language, hearing, and/or swallowing. Permission of instructor is required. This course may be repeated when content differs for a maximum of 12 semester hours.