Courses

CSD 501 Aural rehabilitation 
Overview of amplification and (re)habilitative needs identified among hard-of-hearing individuals of all ages. Strategies for management developed from the perspective of the speech language pathologist.

CSD 502 Assessment
Course content involves principles of measurement concepts and qualitative and quantitative assessment in speech language pathology.

CSD 503 Speech sound disorders 
Focus is on assessment, interventions, and instructional strategies for speech sound disorders among children without known organic impairments.

CSD 505 Early childhood language disorders 
Students examine the nature, assessment, and treatment of language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

CSD 506 Later childhood language disorders
Students learn about diagnostic issues and treatment approaches for the school-aged population. Special attention is given to language and literacy interventions aimed at improving phonological processing and oral and written language comprehension and expression.

CSD 508 Adult language disorders I 
Information regarding assessment and treatment of persons with acquired aphasia and communication disorders associated with right hemisphere lesions will be explored from neurological, pathophysiological, theoretical, and clinical perspectives.

CSD 509 Adult language disorders II 
Information provided related to understanding, assessing and treating acquired adult communication disorders associated with traumatic brain injury and dementia. Disorders will be explored from neurological, pathophysiological, theoretical, and clinical perspectives.

CSD 510 Research methods in speech language pathology 
Course content focuses on the speech language pathologist’s role as clinical researcher and presents the need for science to inform clinical practice. Students read and critically analyze existing research within speech language pathology and review common research designs and data analysis techniques. Students are required to design and complete a collaborative research project.

CSD 512 Neurology for speech language pathologists 
Course offering provides information related to basic structures and functions of the human neurological system with emphasis on human communication processes and related functions.

CSD 514 Low incidence communication disorders (fluency & voice) 
Study the cause(s), diagnosis, and treatment of two important disorder types: fluency and voice disorders. Course also addresses principles of prevention.

CSD 515 Low incidence communication disorders (AAC & cleft palate)
Study the cause(s), diagnosis, and treatment in two important areas: augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and cleft lip and palate. Course focus also includes principles of prevention.

CSD 516 Motor speech disorders 
Information related to understanding, assessing and treating motor speech disorders (e.g., dysarthrias and apraxia of speech) in children and adults.

CSD 522 Dysphagia
Designed to provide information related to understanding and assessing normal swallowing and understanding the etiology, assessment, and treatment of individuals with feeding/swallowing disorders.

CSD 524 Autism spectrum disorders 
Students are provided an introduction to characteristics and communication of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including recommended practices/framework for assessment and facilitation of communication for individuals with ASD.

CSD 525 Counseling 
Examines the role of speech language pathologists in the provision of various forms of counseling to individuals with communication disorders and their families. 

CSD 584 Clinical practicum - On campus
Students are prepared for the clinical practicum, laying the foundation for both onsite and offsite placements. Course focus includes documentation, ethics, intervention and evaluation techniques.

CSD 585 Clinical practicum – On campus 
Offering designed to implement clinical knowledge and skills during the diagnostic and intervention process with clients of all ages that present with various forms of communication disorders.

CSD 586 Clinical practicum - Off campus
Offering designed to implement clinical knowledge and skills during the diagnostic and intervention process with clients of all ages that present with various forms of communication disorders.

CSD 587 Clinical practicum – Off campus
Offering designed to implement clinical knowledge and skills during the diagnostic and intervention process with clients of all ages that present with various forms of communication disorders.