Courses

CSD 501 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits) 
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 (3 credits)
Course content involves principles of measurement concepts and qualitative and quantitative assessment in speech language pathology.

CSD 503 Speech Sound Disorders (3 credits)
Focus is on assessment, interventions, and instructional strategies for speech sound disorders among children without known organic impairments.

CSD 505 Early Childhood Language Disorders (3 credits) 
Students examine the nature, assessment, and treatment of language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

CSD 506 Later Childhood Language Disorders (3 credits)
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 (3 credits)
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 (3 credits) 
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 (3 credits) 
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 (3 credits)
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) (3 credits) 
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) (3 credits)
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 (3 credits)
Information related to understanding, assessing and treating motor speech disorders (e.g., dysarthrias and apraxia of speech) in children and adults.

CSD 522 Dysphagia (3 credits)
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 (3 credits) 
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 (3 credits)
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: Proseminar - On campus (1 credit)
The emphasis of this class is to prepare the student for clinical practicum, laying the foundation for both onsite and offsite placements. Documentation, ethics, intervention and evaluation techniques are all taught with the assistance of 2nd year mentors and the clinical supervisor. Class time is used to teach fundamentals and expose students to a variety of professionals working in the field that will describe various placement sites.

CSD 585 Clinical Practicum—On Campus (3 credits) 
The student is assigned on campus with 2-3 clients, increasing throughout the course of the semester as need arises or the student is off campus 3 days per week. The increase in credit hours reflects the increased clinical load that the student can expect to take on. On average the student will spend 10-20 hours per week in clinical practicum.

CSD 586 Clinical practicum - Off campus (3 credits)
Students in the class will all be assigned to an off campus placement. Some students will remain on campus for the first 3-4 weeks and will serve as mentors to 1st years. The mentors are assigned up to 4 clients and 4 1st year students. They will participate in co-evaluation and treatment of the clients and provide support to the student in the clinic. After their students have taken over the care of the client, the 586 student will proceed to his/her fieldwork site. Students will be off campus 3 days per week for 20 or more hours per week. The seat time component will be divided between in class participation and online instruction, since students can be placed up to an hour away and are not always able to come back to campus after a day in the field.

CSD 587 Advanced Clinical Practicum—Off Campus (6 credits)
Student will be off campus 30 or more hours per week involved in direct client care for a minimum of 14 weeks. Depending on the preferences of the student, the clinical need, and the site placements, students will be placed either in one site for the full semester or two sites for 8-10 weeks each (typically school and medical). Students are aware that participation in two site placements may result in them having to continue at their site placement for a few weeks after graduation, but will not impact their ability to finish the program on time. All requirements for grading and clinical clock hours are anticipated to be met prior to graduation.

CSD 698 Comprehensive Examination (0 credits) 
Second year students are required to complete comprehensive examinations in order to qualify for graduation. These are waived if the student successfully completes a thesis. The purpose of these examinations is to evaluate each student’s knowledge of concepts, content, procedures and terminology from their graduate studies as well as their ability to apply this knowledge. These examinations are designed to be summative in nature and to address the nine knowledge / skill areas identified by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.