Sequence of Study

Normally students will follow the sequence of study outlined below for the course-based option.

First Year, Fall Term

September - December

CSD 502: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Lectures and demonstrations provide a systematic study of the gross anatomy and neuroanatomy of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory subsystems and the physiology of respiration, phonation, and upper airway in speech production and swallowing. The embryological and post-natal development of these systems is considered. Review of the neural substrates underlying speech and language processing is included. Laboratories provide observational and simulated dissection experiences using computer software, video, anatomical models and prosected materials.

CSD 505: Speech Science
Study of theoretical and applied aspects of acoustic phonetics, speech perception and speech production, including theory and application of methods (physiological, acoustic and perceptual) to record and analyze speech behaviors. Provides students with basic knowledge for entry into the field of speech-language pathology.

CSD 507: Phonological Disorders
In-depth study of the nature, assessment and remediation of articulatory/phonological disorders according to various theoretical models. Emphasis will be placed on phonologically based clinical approaches including phonological process analysis and generative phonology. Practical experience in assessment and remediation will be provided through clinical observation and laboratory experiences.

CSD 511: Child Language Development and Assessment
A review of normal language development provides the basis for a comprehensive study of the assessment and identification of children with language disorders. Assessment procedures involve language test administration and interpretation. Discussion of research findings highlights disordered language behaviors associated with such problems as mental retardation, emotional problems, and learning disabilities. The laboratory provides experience in administrating a variety of language tests.

CSD 518: Remediation of Child Language Disorders
A study of the theoretical models of intervention and clinical application in remediating children&s disordered language patterns. Specific attention focused toward commercial and clinician-generated programs that serve these various theoretical frameworks. Discussion of language goals, intervention strategies and accountability measures that serve to guide the therapeutic process and determine treatment effectiveness. The laboratory provides opportunity to observe therapy and design sample language therapy units.

First Year, Winter Term

January - April

CSD 501: Clinical Research Methods
Investigation of strategies for demonstrating scientifically the impact of clinical intervention programs, both for accountability and for contributing to the knowledge base regarding effective treatment. Students will be advised to approach staff members as resources for development of specific projects in anticipation of CSD 900.

CSD 509: Motor Speech Disorders
Study of dysarthria and dyspraxia (congenital and acquired) including the nature of their underlying neuropathologies, methods of instrumental and perceptual assessment, and systematic instrumental and behavioral management strategies. Students will develop their understanding of the course material via a series of clinical problem solving and treatment planning exercises.

CSD 520: Adult Language Disorders
Study of acquired aphasia including the nature of the underlying neuropathologies, methods of differential diagnosis and comprehensive assessment, and clinically-pertinent behavioral management strategies. Students will develop their understanding of the course material via a series of clinical problem solving and treatment planning exercises.

CSD 527: Language and Literacy
Study of language development in school-age children and adolescents, with focus on the relationships among oral language, reading, and writing; linguistic tasks faced by these age groups in school and elsewhere; and implications for language assessment and intervention.

CSD 528: Fluency
A study of the development, nature and treatment of stuttering with particular emphasis on management strategies.

NOTE - The CSD Department will register students in the following course:

Int D 410: Interprofessional Health Team Development
A process learning course intended to provide knowledge, skills and experience in building interprofessional (IP) health care teams comprised of students in various professional programs.  Through participation on an interprofessional team of up to 8 students, participants will build their knowledge and skills in the course's four core IP competencies: interprofessional communication, interprofessional collaboration, role clarification and reflection.  Emphasis is placed on team processes and tasks while recognizing the unique contributions of patients, families and professionals in working collaboratively to maintain health.

First Year, Spring & Summer

May - July

CSD 516: Diagnosis and Appraisal of Communication Disorders
A study of the principles underlying the evaluative and management procedures in communication disorders. History taking, report writing, recording observations, analysis of tests relevant to the clinical process and test procedure administration will be covered.

CSD 523: Augmentative/Alternative Communications Systems
This course will provide a description of various augmentative/alternative communication systems, including microcomputers. It will address assessment questions and the intervention process for individual users with communication disorders.

CSD 524: Introduction to Clinical Practicum I
Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation, language, and/or motor speech. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued.

Second Year, Fall Term

September - December

CSD 515: Hearing Science/Audiology
Study of basic audiology for speech-language pathologists. Includes anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, theories of hearing, the physics and measurement of sound (including psychophysical methods and psychoacoustics), symptoms, etiology and prognosis of hearing disorders, overview of assessment procedures and instrumentation used in diagnostic audiology, and application of audiometric results to speech-language pathology. Proficiency in hearing and tympanometry screening, including care and maintenance of equipment, is acquired in laboratory sessions.

CSD 521: Dysphagia
This course will provide an overview of the anatomical and neurophysiological bases of normal and abnormal feeding and swallowing in adults and children. Structural and neurological conditions commonly associated with dysphagia will be reviewed. A framework for interdisciplinary assessment and management of dysphagia will be provided.

CSD 525: Introduction to Clinical Practicum II
Continued practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will acquire experience with alternative service delivery models such as group treatment. A minimum of 25 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued.

CSD 526: Voice and Resonance Disorders
A study of etiologic factors involved in voice and resonance disorders and the use of that information to diagnose and provide rehabilitation. Research review relevant to rehabilitation and etiology will be discussed.

CSD 529: Adult Language Disorders II
Study of conditions (other than aphasia) affecting language, social, and cognitive functioning in adults, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, and right hemisphere dysfunction, and issues related to the aging process. Nature of underlying neuropathologies and their implications for differential diagnosis, assessment, and management will be addressed.

CSD 534: Aural (Re)Habilitation
Study of the diagnostic and treatment strategies for communication problems associated with childhood and adult onset hearing loss.

Second Year, Winter Term

January - April

CSD 532: Advanced Clinical Practicum
Full-time, supervised clinical practice normally for a period of 6 weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued.

CSD 533: Advanced Clinical Practicum
Full-time, supervised clinical practice normally for a period of 6 weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued.

Second Year, Spring & Summer

May - July

CSD 540: Advanced Clinical Practicum
Full-time, supervised clinical practice normally for a period of 6 weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued.

CSD 541: Advanced Clinical Practicum
Full-time, supervised clinical practice normally for a period of 6 weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued.

CSD 900: Directed Research Study
The projects will normally be of a clinical research nature. This is in keeping with the philosophy that clinical speech-language pathologists should be able to demonstrate scientifically the impacts of their intervention programs, both for accountability and for contributing to the knowledge base regarding effective clinical treatment. This course has been placed here for administrative purposes only. In reality, students start thinking and working on their projects, 1st year, 2nd term in CSD 501.