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COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (CD)

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CD 201 Exceptional People. 3 hours.

A practical introduction to human exceptionality with an emphasis on expanding one’s knowledge, insight, awareness, and individual comfort level.

CD 225 Introduction to Communicative Disorders. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing.

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.

CD 226 Language and Speech Development. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing.

Theory and practice of normal speech and language processes and sequences.

CD 244 Phonetics. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing.

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

CD 275 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing.

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

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, CD 275, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

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, CD 275 and minimum 2.8 GPA.

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

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. Open to CD majors only.

CD 351 Hearing Science. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275 and minimum 2.8 GPA.

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the physical aspects of sound and how it is processed both physiologically through the human auditory system. In addition, the student will become familiar with the anatomy of the hearing mechanism.

CD 377 Clinical Practicum I, Speech. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 277, CD 308, admission to clinical practicum, and minimum 3.3 overall GPA and 3.0 major GPA.

Supervised clinical practice in speech therapy with children. Open to CD majors only.

CD 378 Clinical Practicum II , Speech. 1-3 hours.
Prerequisites: CD 377, minimum overall 3.3 GPA, minimum 3.0 major GPA, and permission of the clinical coordinator and instructor.

Supervised clinical practice in speech therapy with children.

CD 411 Speech Science. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

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.

CD 416 Multicultural Issues in Speech and Hearing. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 308, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

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: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

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

CD 444 Aural Rehabilitation. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

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: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 443, minimum 2.8 GPA, and permission of the instructor.

Supervised laboratory or clinical experience in hearing evaluation and rehabilitation. Open to CD majors only.

CD 454 Fluency Disorders. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 308, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

The study of the nature, assessment, and treatment of stuttering. Emphasis on understanding the different onset and developmental theories and different approaches to treatment.

CD 455 Voice Disorders.
Prerequisite: CD 225, CD 226, CD 244, CD 275, CD 308, and minimum 2.8 GPA.

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills needed for the evaluation and treatment of voiced language disorders.

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