CSD - Communication Sciences & Disorders

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Beaver College of Health Sciences

Graduate Courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

http://comdis.appstate.edu

Lauren Renkert, Interim Department Chair

CSD 5162. Structural Analysis of Language (3).F;S. A study of language content, form, and use with special emphasis on the acquisition of descriptive taxonomies for the classification of spoken language samples. The course includes guided and independent practice in language sampling and analysis procedures. [Dual-listed with CSD 4162.]

CSD 5364. Audiology (3).F;S. The science of hearing and the etiologies of hearing impairment. Prerequisites: CSD 2259 (Communication Disorders), CSD 2260 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism), CSD 2464 (Basic Speech and Hearing Science), and CSD 2465 (Basic Speech and Hearing Science Laboratory); or permission of the department chair. [Dual-listed with CSD 4364.]

CSD 5500. Independent Study (1-4).F;S.

CSD 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand.

CSD 5561. Introduction to Clinical Procedures I (3).F;S. This course provides instruction in methods used for intervention in speech-language pathology. Primary emphasis is placed on evidence-based remediation procedures for children and adults with communication disorders; implementing clinical approaches in a variety of settings; organization of clinical practicum; and writing skillful clinical reports, referral letters, IEPs, and IFSPs. Students will participate in clinical experiences.

CSD 5565. Clinical Practicum II (3).F;S. Supervised second level practicum in evaluation and therapy techniques in speech-language pathology. Specific clinical assignments will depend on prior and concurrent coursework in the disorders areas. Assignments will be consistent with the workload formula in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Student Handbook. Students may have an off-campus placement. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisite: CSD 5561.

CSD 5566. Clinical Practicum III (3 or 6).F;S. Supervised third level practicum in evaluation and therapy techniques in speech-language pathology. Specific clinical assignments will depend on prior and concurrent coursework in the disorders areas. Assignments will be consistent with the workload formula in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Student Handbook. Students may have an off-campus placement. CSD 5566 may be taken for 6 s.h. alone, or for 3 s.h. credit concurrently with a 3 s.h. enrollment in CSD 5569. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisite: CSD 5565.

CSD 5569. Clinical Practicum IV (3).F;S. Supervised practicum involving evaluation and therapy techniques in speech-language pathology. Specific clinical assignments will depend on prior and concurrent coursework in the disorders areas. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisite: CSD 5566.

CSD 5660. Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3).F;S. This course provides instruction in evidence-based practice, including research and experimental design in communication sciences and disorders. The course will focus on the importance of evidence-based practice in communication sciences and disorders; scientific principles, methods and controls used in the field; design and analysis of research on groups and single subjects; levels of evidence in evidence-based practice; and constructing, writing, and presenting a research manuscript using evidence-based practice.

CSD 5661. Assessment and Evaluation (3).F;S. The philosophy and implementation of procedures for the evaluation of communication disorders in children and adults with emphasis on obtaining and interpreting case history data, conducting diagnostic interviews, and administering, scoring and interpreting data from diagnostic instruments used to evaluate articulation, language, fluency, voice, and motor speech disorders. Observation of and participation in diagnostic sessions are required.

CSD 5662. Management of Hearing Disorders (3).S;SS. Studies of the habilitation/rehabilitation of hearing impairments in preschool and school-aged children and adults. Emphasis on prescriptive and resource curricular management. Includes audition training, speech reading methods, and a survey of hearing aid monitoring techniques. Prerequisite: CSD 4364/5364 (Audiology). [Dual-listed with CSD 4662.]

CSD 5663. Disorders of Fluency (3).F;S. Study of the etiology, evaluation, and management of disorders of fluency (including stuttering) in children and adults with a concentration on the major theories of causation.

CSD 5666. Voice and Resonance Disorders (3).F;S. Study of the etiology, evaluation, and rehabilitation of functional and organic voice disorders in children and adults, including a review of the anatomic and physiological bases of phonation, respiration, and resonation; theories of voice production; and physiologic and acoustic correlates of voice disorders.

CSD 5669. Speech Sound Disorders (3).F;S. Clinical application of current research in disorders of the speech sound system.

CSD 5672. Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults (3).SS. A study of the communication development of children and adults with severe communication disorders. Emphasis will be placed on developing expertise in ongoing evaluation through standard and nonstandard procedures, program planning, and use of augmentative communication systems.

CSD 5675. Preschool Language Disorders (3).F;S. A study of the evaluation and management of language disorders in preschool children, including models of language and language disorders, high risk factors, and interdisciplinary assessment, program planning, and intervention. Prerequisites: CSD 3366 (Communication Development), CSD 4162 (Structural Analysis of Language), or permission of the instructor.

CSD 5676. School-Age Language Disorders (3).F;S. A study of the identification, evaluation, and management of language disorders in school-aged children and adolescents, with special emphasis on language development after age five, the role of language in educational contexts, formal and informal assessment strategies, alternative service delivery models, and specific strategies for intervention. Prerequisites: CSD 3366 (Communication Development), CSD 4162 (Structural Analysis of Language), or permission of the instructor.

CSD 5678. Written Language Disorders (3).F;S. A study of the identification, evaluation, and management of written language disorders in individuals from birth to 18 years who are at risk for or who have been identified as having a communication and/or specific language impairment (SLI). A special emphasis is placed on the written language skills of these individuals in a variety of educational contexts (e.g., daycare settings, developmental preschool programs, public schools, etc.). Formal and informal strategies for assessment, alternative service delivery models, and specific strategies for intervention will be covered. Prerequisites: CSD 5675 and CSD 5676 or permission of the instructor.

CSD 5682. Communication Disorders in Diverse Populations (3).SS. A seminar on the interrelationship of sociological variables and linguistic performance with special emphasis on communication differences and disorders among culturally and linguistically diverse populations, non-biased assessment of diverse populations, elective intervention approaches, and differing learning styles.

CSD 5766. Neuroanatomy and Physiology (3).F;S. Basic anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems with special emphasis on neural systems involved in normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. Prerequisite: CSD 2260 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism). [Dual-listed with CSD 4766.]

CSD 5850. Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders (3).F;S. Provides requisite knowledge for understanding, assessing, and treating language and cognitive impairments in adults with focal and diffuse brain injury. Students will learn about neural substrates for language and cognition, assessment principles, and treatment for aphasia, right hemisphere disorders, traumatic brain injury, and dementia.

CSD 5851. Motor Speech Disorders (3).F;S. This course provides instruction in the differential diagnosis and management of neurogenic speech disorders, including the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech.

CSD 5852. Dysphagia (3).F;S. This course provides instruction in the description, differential diagnosis, and management of swallowing disorders in adults and children. Discussion will include developmental, behavioral, structural, and neurogenic disorders and the cultural influences on eating behaviors.

CSD 5900. Internship (6-12).F;S. An internship in the area of communication disorders. Graded on an S/U basis. Prerequisites: completion of CSD 5566 or its equivalent and permission of the Communication Disorders faculty.

CSD 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. CSD 5989 does not count toward a degree.

CSD 5999. Thesis (1-4).F;S. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.