Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

CSD 223. Phonetics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Phonetics. Includes articulatory descriptions of the speech sounds of English and other language, the International Phonetic Alphabet, coarticulatory phenomena, suprasegmentals, phonological features and phonological processes. Supervised practice in broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered speech is provided. F.

CSD 231. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. 4 Credits.

Structure and function of the mechanisms involved in breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation and hearing. F.

CSD 232. Survey of Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.

Speech disorders: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and therapy of the common speech defects. F.

CSD 235. Speech and Hearing Science. 4 Credits.

An introduction to the normal processes of speech, hearing and language through the study of basic speech and hearing science exploring the scientific investigation of the physiological and acoustical parameters of speech. Prerequisites: CSD 231 and CSD 223, and MATH 103 or consent of instructor. S.

CSD 310. Understanding language-based reading difficulties. 3 Credits.

This course incorporates current reading research to provide a solid foundation for understanding the linguistic components of reading. Aspects of language comprehension (background knowledge, vocabulary, language structure, verbal reasoning, literacy knowledge) and word recognition (phonological awareness, decoding, sight recognition) will be explicitly taught. F.

CSD 311. Evaluating language-based reading difficulties. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to evidence-based standardized and non-standardized methods to assess foundational reading skills. Students will practice assessing foundational skills and interpreting the results. S.

CSD 312. Intervention for language-based reading difficulties. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview of evidence-based methods to teach students with dyslexia or language-based reading difficulties. Particular emphasis will be placed on systematic, multi-sensory phonological processing models. Prerequisites: CSD 310 and CSD 311. SS.

CSD 333. Speech Sound Development and Disorders. 3 Credits.

Development, etiology, diagnoses and management of phonological and articulation disorders. Prerequisite: CSD 223. S.

CSD 340. Normal Language Structure. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to learn to analyze the grammar of English, focusing on morphology and syntax. The knowledge gained will serve as a foundation for the analysis of normal and impaired language. Prerequisite: ENGL 209 or equivalent. S.

CSD 343. Language Development. 3 Credits.

The nature and development of linguistic content, form, and use from birth to adulthood are studied relative to the development of communication and speech; relative to cognitive, social, and physical development; and relative to cultural diversity. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENGL 209, PSYC 250, and CSD 340; or equivalents. F.

CSD 343L. Language Development Laboratory. 2 Credits.

Laboratory component of CSD 343. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSD 343. F.

CSD 400. School Programs in Speech-Language-Hearing. 3 Credits.

This course covers the educational model of service delivery and how the speech-language pathologist works collaboratively in a school setting to meet the needs of students with speech, language, and hearing disabilities. Prerequisite: CSD 333 and CSD 343. F.

CSD 422. Neuroanatomy of Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.

A study of the essentials that form the basis for neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and neurology, with a special section of study dealing with the neurological bases for speech, language and hearing. Prerequisite: CSD 231. S.

CSD 425. Language, Multiculturalism and Communication Disorders. 3 Credits.

Study of language structure and its interaction with culture from the perspective of the concept of world view, and the application of this relationship to the practice of speech-language pathology. Prerequisites: ENGL 209, CSD 223 and 343. Corequisite: CSD 440. F.

CSD 431. Introduction to Audiology. 3 Credits.

Elementary structure and function of the hearing mechanism; basic psychophysical dimensions of the auditory mechanism; types of deficient hearing; pure tone threshold and screening audiometry. Students are required to do hearing testing to qualify for certification in speech and hearing. Prerequisites: CSD 231 and CSD 235, and MATH 103. F.

CSD 434. Aural Rehabilitation. 3 Credits.

Principles, techniques and clinical practice in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing disorders in children and adults; auditory training, speech reading and hearing conservation. Prerequisites: CSD 431 and CSD 343, or consent of instructor. S.

CSD 438. Craniofacial Anomalies. 3 Credits.

An introduction to medical genetics and craniofacial anomalies and syndromes, the etiology of these disorders, and the assessment and treatment of related feeding and communication disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 223, CSD 231 and CSD 333. S.

CSD 440. Language Disorders I. 3 Credits.

The course covers the causes, identification, assessment, and remediation of language disorders. The focus is on the phonological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic aspects of language disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 241 and CSD 343. F.

CSD 441. Language Disorders II. 3 Credits.

The course integrates the concepts learned in Language Disorders I with the assessment and remediation of specific disorders. It includes a more in-depth analysis of special topics. General principles of diagnostic testing, including criterion and norm referenced assessment tools, are discussed. Prerequisite: CSD 440. S.

CSD 484. Clinical Practicum I: Speech-Language Pathology. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the clinical process and speech and language intervention. Includes supervised observation of clinical intervention. F.

CSD 485. Clinical Practicum II: Speech Language Pathology. 3 Credits.

Continuation of the content introduced in CSD 484 with increased emphasis on the clinical process and clinical skills. Includes supervised observation of direct clinical intervention. Prerequisite: CSD 484. S.

CSD 486. Field Experience in Speech-Language-Hearing. 1 Credit.

Provides undergraduate CSD students the opportunity to follow professional Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and/or Audiologists working in the school, hospital, or clinical setting. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours observing in assigned setting over the course of one semester. Observation experience allows students to get a real-world view of working in the CSD field and also provides an overview of what CSD professionals must know to meet needs of clients with communication hearing disabilities. Repeatable to 3.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

CSD 487. SLPA Practicum. 4 Credits.

The primary goal of the course is to provide the student with information and an opportunity for the process of obtaining 100 hours of clinical experience to work as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in the school or medical setting. Information will be provided on the certification process for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association as an SLPA. Prerequisites: CSD 484 and CSD 485, the practicum sequence for undergraduate students; students will verify completion of 25 undergraduate guided observation hours. F,S,SS.

CSD 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9.00 credits. F,S,SS.

CSD 497. Special Problems in Communication Disorders. 1-3 Credits.

An examination of special topics in Communication Disorders. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable. On demand.