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COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (CD)

Professor Karen F. Steckol, Chairperson
Office: 700 University Boulevard East, Suite 145

CD 225 Introduction to Communicative Disorders. Three hours.

Study of the types of speech, language, and hearing disorders; an introduction to the principles of rehabilitation of communicative disorders; and consideration of employment settings. Offered each semester.

CD 226 Language and Speech Development. Three hours.

Theory and practice of normal speech and language processes and sequences. Offered each semester.

CD 244 Phonetics. Two hours.

Study of the principles of phonetics and their application to speech. The International Phonetic Alphabet is used for study and transcription. Offered each semester.

CD 275 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. Three hours.

Detailed study of the bases of speech and hearing, including anatomy, physiology, neurology, and physics. Offered each semester.

CD 277 Preprofessional Laboratory Experience. One hour.

Structured observational activities for students prior to their enrollment in a practicum course in speech-language pathology. Open to CD majors only.

CD 301 Phonology. Two hours.

Prerequisites for major: CD 225, CD 226, and CD 244.

Prerequisite for minor: CD 225.

Detailed study of how articulation is produced and categorized, and how to work with children and adults with articulation/phonology disorders. Offered fall semester.

CD 302 Language Disorders. Two hours.

Prerequisites for major: CD 225, CD 226, and CD 244.

Prerequisite for minor: CD 225.

Discussion of linguistic competence and performing therapy techniques, and diagnostics. Offered fall semester.

CD 303 Introduction to Adult Speech Disorders. Three hours.

Prerequisites for major: CD 225, CD 226, and CD 244.

Prerequisite for minor: CD 225.

Application of neuroanatomy and pathology information for treatment of communication disorders following brain damage in adults. Offered spring semester.

CD 304 Multicultural Issues in Speech and Hearing. Two hours.

Prerequisites for major: CD 225, CD 226, and CD 244.

Prerequisite for minor: CD 225.

A framework for systematically analyzing cultural similarities and differences will be provided and will serve as a model to examine cultural differences in the clinical setting. Offered fall semester.

CD 305 Phonological Processing and Reading. One hour.

Prerequisites for major: CD 225, CD 226, and CD 244, and CD 301

Study of phonological awareness, decoding, reading development, preliminary assessment, and intervention issues. Also links between speech, language, and print will be addressed. Offered fall semester.

CD 306 Voice and Fluency. Two hours.

Prerequisites for major: CD 225, CD 226, and CD 244.

Prerequisite for minor: CD 225.

An introduction to normal and disordered voice production, fluent speech, and fluency disorders (stuttering). Offered spring semester.

CD 350 Independent Study in Communicative Disorders. One to three hours.

Prerequisites: 18 hours in the department, 3.0 grade point average, and permission of the instructor.

Directed readings in an area of communicative disorders. Offered each semester. Open to CD majors only.

CD 377 Clinical Practicum I, Speech. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 301, CD 302, admission to clinical practicum, and 25 hours of observation.

Supervised clinical practice in speech therapy with children. Offered each semester and in summer session. Open to CD majors only.

CD 378 Clinical Practicum II, Speech. One to three hours.

Prerequisites: CD 377 and permission of the instructor.

Advanced supervised clinical practice with various communicative disorders. Offered each semester and in summer session. Open to CD majors only.

CD 411 Speech and Hearing Science. Two hours.

Prerequisite: All 200-level CD courses.

A study of speech physiology, basic electronics, basic acoustics, speech acoustics, auditory perception, and neuroanatomy. Class work and laboratory sessions cover speech spectrographic analysis, basic sound measurement, and selected other instrumentation used in the speech and hearing science laboratory. Open to CD majors only.

CD 442 Public School Internship, Speech-Language Pathology. Three to six hours.

Prerequisite: CD 377.

Organization, management, and implementation of public school speech, language, and hearing programs. Supervised clinical practice in the public schools. Offered each semester. Open to CD majors only.

CD 443 Basic Audiology. Three hours.

Prerequisite: All 200-level CD courses.

Introduction to hearing evaluation, conservation, and impairment. Also considers the auditory system: anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Includes three laboratory sessions. Offered in the fall semester.

CD 444 Aural Rehabilitation. Two hours.

Prerequisite: All 200-level CD courses.

The rehabilitation of hearing-impaired people primarily through auditory and visual training is addressed. Other sensory training, language development, speech production, and guidance are also considered. Offered in the spring semester. Open to CD majors only.

CD 445 Audiology Laboratory Experience. One to three hours.

Prerequisite: All 200-level CD courses and permission of the instructor.

Supervised laboratory or clinical experience in hearing evaluation and habilitation. Offered each semester. Open to CD majors only.

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