Graduate Course Descriptions

5301. Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3(3-0) Major methods of research used in the various areas of communication sciences and disorders. Each student is responsible for the successful completion of a research project. Prerequisite: PSYC 3381; permission of instructor/graduate standing.

5303. Motor Speech Disorders. 3(3-0) Disorders of speech with a neuromuscular basis found in children and adults, including motor-based articulation disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, the dysarthria and cerebral palsy. Prerequisite: permission of instructor/graduate standing.

5305. Graduate Research Project. 3 Designed for Plan II and Plan III students and requires completion of a research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

5306. Thesis Research. 3 Designed for Plan I students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

5307. Diagnostics. 3(3-0) Advanced study of diagnostic techniques and specific testing instruments utilized in the evaluation of communication disorders. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and completion of a minimum of 25 observation hours.

5308.Neurolanguage and Cognitive Disorders. 3(3-0)  Etiology, symptomatology, assessment and therapeutic techniques for effective treatment of neurologically based language and cognitive disorders including aphasia, right hemisphere disorders and dementia. Prerequisite: permission of instructor/graduate standing.

5309. Fluency Disorders. 3(3-0) The study of various theories, research findings, rationales and methodologies for evaluation and treatment of dysfluency in children and adults. Prerequisite: permission of instructor/graduate standing.

5311. Graduate Clinical Practicum. 3(3-0) Supervised clinical experience with communicatively handicapped individuals. Involves application of diagnostic, prescriptive and therapeutic techniques. Enrollment required for on-campus practicum. Prerequisites: permission of instructor/graduate standing and completion of a minimum of 25 observation hours. Credit/Noncredit.

5312. Contemporary Issues. 3(3-0) Examination of current issues and trends. Topics to be announced on a semester basis. May be repeated for credit once if topic changes. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

5314. Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation. 3(3-0) Effects of hearing impairment. Hearing aids and assistive devices as integrated into a treatment program including speech reading and auditory training. Prerequisite: CSDO 3313; permission of instructor.

5315. Advanced Audiology. 3(3-0) Advanced audiological concepts and their applicability to instrumentation and educational procedures utilized in the habilitation and/or rehabilitation of the hearing impaired. Includes discussions of Central Auditory Processing Disorders, testing special populations, use and selection of assistive listening devices and advanced practicum techniques. Prerequisite: CSDO 5314; permission of instructor.

5316. Dysphagia. 3(3-0) The study of oral-pharyngeal swallowing disorders, including anatomical and physiological basis for swallowing disorders, assessment and treatment. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

5317. Advanced Clinical Practicum. 3(3-0) Supervised clinical experience with individuals with communication impairments for beginning clinicians that have 13-25 hours of graduate level clinical experience. Application of diagnostic, prescriptive and therapeutic techniques. Enrollment required for on-campus practicum. Prerequisites: permission of instructor/graduate standing, completion of a minimum of 25 observation hours, CSDO 5311. Credit/Noncredit.

5318. Articulation and Phonological Disorders. 3(3-0) An advanced course in the study of phonology: the sound system of language, including pauses and stress. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

5320. Child Language Disorders. 3(3-0) Advanced study in the assessment of, and intervention for, childhood language disorders. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

5322. Neuroscience in Communication Disorders. 3(3-0) The study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and its relation to speech, language, hearing and their disorders. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

5324. Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders. V:1-3 Individual study of specific problems in speech-language pathology. Attention to individual needs of the student. This course is repeatable for credit and can be taught by different faculty covering different topics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/Noncredit.

5326. Advanced Clinical Methods. 3(3-0) Clinical techniques and strategies for teaching appropriate communicative behaviors. Specific therapy techniques for a wide range of communication disorders.

5328. Practicum Externship. V:1-3 Field placement. Assessment and management of clients with speech, language and hearing disorders in an externship site under supervision of ASHA certified supervisors. Prerequisites: 3.0 graduate GPA, completion of 50 on-campus clinical contact hours and permission of instructor. Credit/Noncredit.

5330. Bilingual/Bicultural Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 3(3-0) Study of current theories of bilingual/bicultural speech-language acquisition, differences and disorders/deficits. Assessment techniques and intervention strategies for detection of disorders/deficits in bilingual/bicultural individuals. Prerequisites: permission of instructor/graduate standing.

5405. Aural Rehabilitation and Advanced Audiology. 4(4-0) Effects of hearing impairment. Advanced audiological concepts and their applicability to instrumentation and educational procedures used in the rehabilitation of the hearing impaired. Discussions of central auditory processing disorders, testing special populations, use and selection of hearing aids and assistive listening devices, hearing aids, speech- reading and auditory training

5410. Voice and Resonance Disorders. 4(4-0) The study of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of voice and resonance. Prerequisite: permission of instructor/graduate standing.

*These three courses may be repeated; any two or all three can be taken simultaneously so that from 1 to 6 semester hours total credit can be carried per semester in Research Problems. A maximum of 3 semester hours may be accumulated toward the minimum hours for graduation. See Plan I for limitations. 

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