UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2019-2020

Courses

CD 361. Language Development in Children (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of oral language development in children and the bases for speech and language problems. Provides layperson awareness of the various dimensions of speech and language development; the milestones observable within the normal developmental sequence; and the identification, consequences and management of speech and language disorders. (Not …

CD 405. Phonetics (3)

Study of general phonetics principles; articulatory, acoustic and linguistic aspects of the sound systems of standard and non-standard dialects of American English; introduction to the application of phonetics to disordered sound systems.

CD 410. Hearing Science (3)

Study of physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of the earand measurement of perception of sound. Brief survey of causes of hearing impairment and habilitation procedures.

CD 415. Speech and Language Development (3)

Study of speech and language development in relation to normal learning and growth processes; brief introduction to second language acquisition.

CD 442. Speech Science (3)

Structure and function of neuro-muscular systems used in respiration, phonation, resonation and articulation; fundamentals of sound production and transmission applied to speech.

CD 445. Audiometry and Hearing Conservation (3)

Prerequisite: CD 410. Study of basic battery of audiologic tests, including equipment calibration procedures, pure tone and speech audiometry, clinical masking and the study of school and industrial identification audiometry and hearing conservation. Familiarization with basic audiologic equipment, and calibration and test procedures.

CD 446. Auditory Habilitation (3)

Prerequisite: CD 410. Theory and methods of habilitation of hearing-impaired adults and children, including assessment of hearing handicap, habilitation management, speech-reading and amplification with individual and group hearing aids.

CD 450. Fluency and Disorders of Fluency (3)

Prerequisites: CD 415, CD 442. Study of the etiology, characteristics and clinic assessment of typical/atypical stuttering in adults and children. The efficacy and efficiency of therapeutic management of fluency disorders are discussed. In addition, multicultural implications for assessment and treatment will be presented. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 451. Phonologic and Articulatory Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405, CD 415, CD 442. Examination of theories of normal and disordered acquisition of phonology and articulatory production, as well as basic phonologic assessment methods and treatment planning. Both functional and structural disorders are emphasized, including cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial syndromes. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 462. Language Disorders I (3)

Prerequisite: CD 415. Ways of conceptualizing language of parts of language; introduction to data collection, transcription and language analysis; introduction to the concept of differential diagnosis; introduction to diagnostic populations with associated developmental language disorders.

CD 465. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology I-UG (2)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), CD 410 (or equivalent), CD 415 (or equivalent), CD 442 (or equivalent), CD 451 (or equivalent), CD 462 (or equivalent), CD 469A (or equivalent), CD 469O (or equivalent). Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Supervised clinical experience in assessment screening and therapy for speech-, language- and deaf and …

CD 469A. Diagnostic Methods in Communication Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405, CD 410, CD 415 and CD 442. Basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized evaluation procedures for children and adults with mild to moderate communicative disorders. Theory and application of clinical writing, including the case history and the assessment report.

CD 469O. Observation and Professional Writing in Communication Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: Eligibility for Clinical Privileges (Clinical Phase) and consent of instructor. Development of entry-level case management fundamentals for prospective speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Students develop preliminary clinical skills for clinical documentation. This course completes 25 observation hours in evaluation and fundamental management of speech, language, voice and hearing disorders. Students must maintain eligibility for clinical …

CD 475. Clinical Practicum in Audiology I (2)

Prerequisites: CD 445, CD 446, CD 469A, CD 469O. Application of audiometric theory in the audiological lab, giving the student experience in the clinic routine of assessing auditory function and preparing and implementing a program of rehabilitation. 6 hours of lab per week.

CD 480. Early Speech-Language Intervention (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405, CD 415, CD 462. Advanced study of speech and language disorders, assessment procedures and intervention management of developmentally-delayed children from birth to age 5.

CD 485. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), CD 410 (or equivalent), CD 415 (or equivalent), CD 442 (or equivalent). The study of unaided and aided communication systems and modalities to provide augmentative and/or alternative communication habilitation and rehabilitation to communicatively handicapped individuals. Contemporary microcomputer hardware and software, program development, devices and applications in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology …

CD 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences (1-3)

Prerequisite: One year of appropriate courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Experimental courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences, with course content to be determined.

CD 499. Independent Study (3)

No course description.

CD 500. Background Leveling in Communication Disorders and Sciences (3)

Corequisite: Admission to the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences graduate studies program. Recommended Preparatory Courses: Course equivalents of CD 405, CD 410, CD 415, CD 442, CD 445, CD 446, CD 450, CD 451, CD 462, CD 469A. Tailored instruction for students to ensure achievement of expected competency requirements as they begin graduate study. Students …

CD 501. Interviewing and Counseling in Communicative Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Advanced study of interviewing and counseling strategies and techniques associated with diagnostic and therapeutic practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Professional responsibilities for ethical practices. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 502. Research in Communication Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Study of applied research methods and instrumentation in the field of communication disorders, including literature search techniques, research design, statistical tests, lab instrumentation and calibration, and report preparation. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 552. Language Disorders II (3)

Prerequisites: CD 462 or equivalent; Graduate standing. Survey of current definitions and causes of language disorder; disorders of parts of language and trade-off effects. Identification of relevant features of disordered language for assessment and intervention. Analysis of relevant features of disordered language through advanced data collection, transcription and language analysis of intonation, morphosyntactic form, communicative …

CD 558. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech, Language and Hearing (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Concerned with the structural components and organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems and their conduction pathways and functions, with specific emphasis on those structures that subserve normal speech, language and hearing processes. Regular writing assignments are required.

CD 565. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology I-GR (2-2)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), CD 410 (or equivalent), CD 415 (or equivalent), CD 442 (or equivalent), CD 451 (or equivalent), CD 462 (or equivalent), CD 469A (or equivalent), CD 469O (or equivalent); Graduate status. Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges and consent of instructor. Supervised clinical experience in assessment screening, diagnosis of and therapy for speech-, language- and hearing-handicapped children and adults, academic study of specific communication problems. 6 hours of clinical skills lab per week. May be …

CD 566. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology II (2-2)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), CD 410 (or equivalent), CD 415 (or equivalent), CD 442 (or equivalent), CD 451 (or equivalent), CD 462 (or equivalent), CD 465 or CD 565 (or equivalent), CD 469A (or equivalent), CD 469O (or equivalent); Graduate status. Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. 6 hours of clinical skills lab …

CD 567. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology III (2)

Prerequisites: CD 566 (or equivalent); Graduate status. Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. 6 hours of clinical skills lab per week. May be repeated one time.

CD 576. Clinical Practicum in Audiology II (2)

Prerequisite: CD 475. 6 hours of lab per week.

CD 577. Clinical Practicum in Audiology III (2)

Prerequisite: Graduate status. 6 hours of lab per week.

CD 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (1-3)

Experimental Topics Courses

CD 599. Independent Study (1-6)

No course description.

CD 651. Advanced Study of Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children (3)

Prerequisites: CD 451, CD 462, CD 469A, CD 558 or the equivalents; Graduate standing. Advanced study of speech acquisition, differential diagnosis of pediatric speech disorders and principles of intervention.

CD 659. Neurogenic Disorders of Cognition and Language (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the department’s graduate program; CD 558. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. This course includes advanced study of the neurological bases for language and cognitive deficits, as well as theoretical views of the organization of these components. Primary focus is given to the diagnosis and treatment of common communication problems in adults with aphasia, …

CD 660. Structural and Neurogenic Speech Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 558; Admission to the department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. This course focuses on the advanced study of structural and neurogenic speech disorders, including models of motor control of speech production, neurological representation of speech and the effects of structural or neurological damage on speech production. Students will identify specific speech deficits …

CD 661. Voice and Disorders of Voice (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of theoretical, diagnostic and treatment issues in functional/organic/neurogenic/and psychgenic voice disorders. In addition, diagnostic and treatment options for laryngeal, head and neck cancer are presented. Multicultural implications for assessment and treatment are discussed. Regular written assignments are required, as well as proficiency with …

CD 662. Seminar in Developmental Language Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 552; Graduate standing. Advanced study of current research relating to the differential diagnosis of populations with associated developmental language disorders, including specific language impairment, language/learning disabilities, central auditory processing disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, mental retardation and other populations with associated developmental disorder.

CD 663. Adult and Pediatric Swallowing/Feeding Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 558; Admission to the department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical aspects of the disorders of swallowing or dysphagia. The physiology of normal swallow is studied as it develops across the life span. The etiologies of dysphagia in both the pediatric and adult populations are …

CD 668. Advanced Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 465, CD 566, CD 567, CD 552, CD 558, CD 651, CD 659, CD 661; Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Advanced diagnosis and evaluation of children and adults with complex disorders of speech and/or language and/or cognition. Clinical experience in taking a history, constructing a test battery, administering norm-referenced tests, performing informal assessment …

CD 672A. Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology I (3)

Prerequisites: CD 465, CD 566, CD 567 (or equivalents) and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with children and adults who have disorders in speech, language, voice, resonance and swallowing. Practicum placement may include sites such as transitional centers, private practices, hospitals or community health service centers. Interdisciplinary staff …

CD 672B. Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology II (3)

Prerequisites: CD 465, CD 566, CD 567, CD 672A (or equivalents) and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with children and adults who have disorders in speech, language, voice, resonance and swallowing. Enrollment in CD 672B emphasizes finalization of all knowledge and skill competencies expected for entry level into …

CD 672C. Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology II (6)

Prerequisites: CD 465, CD 566, CD 567, CD 672A (or equivalents). Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with children and adults who have disorders in speech, language, voice, resonance and swallowing. Enrollment in 672C emphasizes finalization of all knowledge and skill competencies expected for entry level …

CD 674. Pediatric Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 445, CD 446. Advanced study of the causation, assessment and management of auditory disorders in infants and children.

CD 696B. Directed Graduate Research (2-2-2)

Prerequisite: Admission to graduate studies in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Corequisites: Consent of instructor; Maintenance of clinical privileges. Supervised experience conducting research in communication disorders and sciences. Research projects will be designed and/or carried out in collaboration with a supervising CDS faculty member. May be taken for credit a total of three times.

CD 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of all courses required in the program.

CD 708. Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of Auditory System (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. The anatomical and physiological mechanisms for the peripheral and central auditory systems with normal and abnormal functions are covered in this course. In addition, research on auditory physiology will be discussed.

CD 717. Management of Speech and Language Disorders for Audiologists (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. This course introduces various aspects of audiology as they relate especially to infants and children developing speech, language and literacy when those populations are deaf, hard of hearing, or have acquired hearing loss. Topics include: review of typical speech, language and literacy development, and the impacts of reduced, …

CD 720. Psychoacoustics and Speech Perception (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. This course will explore auditory processing of acoustic signals including non-speech and speech sounds in normal and abnormal human auditory systems. Lecture will be combined with laboratory activities as the major format of the class. The course will emphasize anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory system, …

CD 724. Advanced Audiometry Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. This course includes advanced instruction in the development and application of standard diagnostic audiology procedures, as well as instrumentation and calibration standards for audiology practice. Advanced instruction for the administration and interpretation of standard audiometric tests is also included.

CD 730. Clinical Methods and Instrumentation (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. This class instructs the foundations of audiology practice and how the practice inserts into the diagnostic and therapeutic processes of clinical decision-making. Students will study how data from technology, such as acoustic signals—calibration—evaluation results of hearing assessment, contribute to patient responses and clinical judgement in developing a partnership …

CD 740. Rehabilitation Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708, CD 720 (or equivalents), and admission to the AuD graduate program. This class introduces principles of amplification, personal and group amplification systems, cochlear implants, sound-field acoustics as well as vestibular rehabilitation and pharmacology of hearing. The course will provide opportunities to practice principles of aural rehabilitation in the implementation of intervention methods …

CD 742A. Auditory Amplification I (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708 (or equivalent) and admission to the AuD graduate program. This course analyzes the theories and concepts of current technology with regard to amplification systems for hearing impaired patients. Standard audiological batteries for comprehensive aural rehabilitation and treatment processes and various types of amplification systems and accessories appropriated for each hearing impaired individual …

CD 742B. Auditory Amplification II (3)

Prerequisites: CD 742A (or equivalent) and admission to the AuD graduate program. In this course, advanced topics in amplification devices and systems are discussed. Audiologic rehabilitation and case management of individuals with hearing loss, as well as careproviders, are presented in formats that promote critical thinking skills and adaptive skills that are required of audiologists …

CD 744. Interviewing and Counseling in Audiology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. Advanced study of strategies and techniques for effective interviewing and counseling of patients and care providers involved with the diagnostic and therapeutic practices in audiology. Professional responsibilities for ethical practices specifically related to patient care during the interviewing and counseling processes are investigated.

CD 745. Pathologies of Auditory System (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708, CD 724 (or equivalents), and admission to the AuD graduate program. This course is designed to address symptoms, etiology and pathology, site of lesion, audiological evaluation and management of selected peripheral and central auditory disorders. Particular attention will be paid to anatomy and physiology of the specific disorder, patient symptoms, choosing appropriate …

CD 748. Educational Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 740 (or equivalent) and admission to the AuD graduate program. The focus of this course is on clinical competencies in the aural (re)habilitation of deaf and hard-of-hearing children specifically within educational settings. The course has a strong interdisciplinary focus, considering ethnic and cultural variables in (re)habilitation processes for children with congenital and acquired hearing …

CD 750. Assessment and Intervention of Vestibular System (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708 (or equivalent) and admission to the AuD graduate program. This course emphasized instruction of the anatomy and physiology of the balance system and the evaluation and diagnosis of vestibular dysfunction. Students will develop specific knowledge and skills associated with evaluation and treatment of patients with balance disorders.

CD 752. Implantable Auditory Prostheses (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708 and CD 720 (or equivalents), and admission to the AuD graduate program. Implantable Auditory Prostheses is one of academic/clinical courses which explores the many different areas and issues related to auditory devices that are implantable. Topics to be covered include signal processing, candidacy determination, medical considerations, steps in programming, aural (re)habilitation techniques, …

CD 753A. Electrophysiology of Auditory System I (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708 (or equivalent) and admission to the AuD graduate program. This course provides a fundamental knowledge base in the underlying scientific background, relevant clinical applications, and methods in the practice of physiological clinical measures associated with audiology; measures include otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials and specifically, the auditory brainstem response (ABR) test.

CD 753B. Electrophysiology of Auditory System II (3)

Prerequisites: CD 708, CD 753A (or equivalents), and admission to the AuD graduate program. This course experience covers advanced topics pertaining to the theoretical and clinical aspects of auditory evoked potentials. Topics include vestibular differential diagnosis, evoked otoacoustic emissions (distortion-product, transient evoked, and stimulus frequency), electrocochleography, bone and horizontal evoked potential recordings, middle latency responses, …

CD 755. Advanced Pediatric Audiology: Development, Assessment and Intervention (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. In this course, students will study the embryologic and physiologic development of the auditory system, genetics and hearing loss, as well as non-genetic causes of hearing loss, and physiological and behavioral assessments of auditory function commonly used with infants and children.

CD 760. Research Methods in Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the AuD graduate program and instructor consent. This course involves the study of applied research methods in the field of communication disorders, and most specifically, the field of audiology. This course includes instruction in application of common statistical topics such as univariate data, probability, bivariate data, estimation and tests of significance; these …

CD 762. Business Aspects in Audiology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. This course covers legal, ethical and multicultural issues within various practice settings associated with the field of audiology and the roles of audiologists. Topics include professional issues related to scope of practice, treatment outcome measures, licensure, certification, malpractice issues, financial considerations and practice management.

CD 764. Industrial, Occupational and Forensic Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 730 (or equivalent) and admission to the AuD graduate program. This course covers the topics of identification and prevention of hearing loss in children and adults due to the effects and impacts of different settings and occupations. Additionally, the roles of audiologists as experts who testify in matters relating to the law are …

CD 767. Interdisciplinary Aspects in Audiology: Contemporary Issues (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the AuD graduate program. The need for effective interdisciplinary collaboration by audiologists is essential for effective case management. Policies and practices outside of the health care management that is specifically directed by hearing specialists can have strong influences that impact assessment decisions, treatment decisions and counseling directions. This course investigates issues facing …

CD 770. Clinical Practicum in Audiology I (3-3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the AuD graduate program, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in assessment, screening and therapy for speech-, language- and deaf and hard of hearing children and adults, academic study of specific communication difficulties and audiological disorders. Nine hours of clinical skills lab per week. May be repeated one time.

CD 771. Clinical Practicum in Audiology II (3-3)

Prerequisites: CD 770 with a grade of “A” or “B” (or equivalent), maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. Nine hours of clinical skills lab …

CD 772. Clinical Practicum in Audiology III (3-3)

Prerequisites: CD 771 with a grade of “A” or “B” (or equivalent), maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. Nine hours of clinical skills lab …

CD 773. Clinical Practicum in Audiology IV (3-3)

Prerequisites: CD 772 with a grade of “A” or “B” (or equivalent), maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system, vestibular system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. Nine hours of clinical …

CD 774. Clinical Practicum in Audiology V (3-3)

Prerequisites: CD 773 with a grade of “A” or “B” (or equivalent), maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system, vestibular system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. Nine hours of clinical …

CD 775A. Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology I (6)

Prerequisites: CD 774 with a grade of “A” or “B”, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system, vestibular system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. CD 775A is the first off-campus …

CD 775B. Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology II (6)

Prerequisites: CD 775A with a grade of “A” or “B”, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system, vestibular system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. CD 775B is the second off-campus …

CD 775C. Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology III (6)

Prerequisites: CD 775B with a grade of “A” or “B”, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders associated with the auditory system, vestibular system and/or systems for processing of acoustic information. CD 775C is the third and …

CD 776A. Required Professional Experience in Audiology I (6)

Prerequisites: CD 775C with a grade of “A” or “B”, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders in hearing. CD 776A is the first within the 776 series (776A, 776B and 776C), which occurs in the final …

CD 776B. Required Professional Experience in Audiology II (6)

Prerequisites: CD 776A with a grade of “A” or “B”, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders in hearing. CD 776B is the second within the 776 series (776A, 776B and 776C), which occurs in the final …

CD 776C. Required Professional Experience in Audiology III (6)

Prerequisites: CD 776B with a grade of “A” or “B”, maintenance of clinical privileges and instructor consent. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostics, assessments, screenings and therapeutic procedures with infants, children and adults who have disorders in hearing. CD 776C is the third and last within the 776 series (776A, 776B and 776C), which occurs in …

CD 796. Directed Graduate Research in Audiology (3-3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, advisor consent, instructor consent, maintenance of clinical privileges. Conducted clinical research under the guidance of a CDS faculty member. Students will conduct independent research as well as attend meetings with advisors and with peers within a regularly scheduled seminar. May be repeated once.

CD 797. Directed Comprehensive Studies in Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of all required academic coursework in the Doctor of Audiology program, advisor consent, instructor consent, maintenance of clinical privileges. This course includes guided preparation and review for the culminating, comprehensive examination in the Doctor of Audiology program. (Credit/No Credit only)