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COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (CD)

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CD 225 Introduction to Communicative Disorders. 3 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. 3 hours.

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

CD 244 Phonetics. 3 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. 3 hours.

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

CD 277 Preprofessional Laboratory Experience. 1 hour, pass/fail.

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

CD 308 Speech and Language Disorders I. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, and CD 275.

An introduction to articulation, phonology, language disorders in children, and literacy.

CD 309 Speech and Language Disorders II. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, and CD 275.

An introduction to aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, dysarthria, and apraxia.

CD 310 Speech and Language Disorders III. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 308 or CD 309.

An introduction to cleft palate, augmentative communication, aural rehab, voice, fluency, and other special populations.

CD 350 Independent Study in Communicative Disorders. 1 to 3 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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 308, 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 411 Speech and Hearing Science. 3 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 416 Multicultural Issues in Speech and Hearing. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, and CD 308.

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.

CD 443 Basic Audiology. 3 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. Open to CD majors only.

CD 444 Aural Rehabilitation. 3 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. Open to CD majors only.

CD 445 Audiology Laboratory Experience. 1 to 3 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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