Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses

CSDI 204: Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)

*10 clinical observation hours
*Offered every fall term
This course is an introduction to human communication and its disorders. Survey of speech, language and hearing behavior as a field of scientific study. Description of the major types of speech, language and hearing disorders. Study of the origins and development of the speech-language-hearing profession, current requirements for professional practice and requisites for success in this field.

CSDI 205: Phonetics (3)

*Offered every fall term
This course is an introduction to articulatory and perceptual characteristics of speech sounds, dialectal variations, disordered speech and phonetic transcription, including broad and narrow transcription.

CSDI 206: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (3)

*Offered every fall term
This course is the study of the respiratory, phonatory and articulatory mechanisms for speech, and the peripheral and central auditory mechanisms for hearing.  An introduction to the swallowing mechanism is provided.

CSDI 207: Introduction to Speech Science (3)

*Prerequisite: CSDI 205, 206
*Offered every spring term
This course is an introduction to the scientific study of speech production, speech acoustics and speech perception.

CSDIL 207: Speech Science Lab (1)

*Must be taken with CSDI 207
This laboratory component is designed to reinforce concepts presented in lecture and to introduce students to the collection and analysis of speech data using basic instrumentation.

CSDI 301: Phonology (3)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Prerequisite: CSDI 204, 205
*Offered every spring term
This course is a detailed study of phonological and articulatory development in children. Introduction to disorders with emphasis on etiology, assessment and remediation.

CSDI 302: Stuttering Theories and Therapy (3)

*4 clinical observation hours
*Prerequisite: CSDI 204 
*Offered every spring term
This course is an examination of nature of stuttering, onset and development, etiological theories and effective assessment and remediation in children and adults.

CSDI 305: Development of Language in the Young Child (3)

*5 clinical hours for Early Childhood Education majors
*Prerequisite: PSYCH 200 (Early Childhood Education majors may substitute EDU 205) 
*Offered every fall and spring term
This course is designed to be an investigation into the nature of language and the total process of normal language acquisition in children, verbal and non-verbal, incorporating the most recent theories and practices in child language research.

CSDI 306: Language Disorders in Children (3)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Prerequisite: CSDI 204, 305
*Offered every spring term
This course is the study of the nature, symptomatology, etiology, assessment and treatment of children with language disorders.

CSDI 307: Introduction to Audiology (3)

*Lecture, Laboratory, and Clinical Observation
*Prerequisite: CSDI 206, 207
*Offered every fall term
This course is an analysis of the nature and causes of hearing impairment. This course is also the study of audiologic procedures and audiometric interpretation.

CSDI 308: Aural Rehabilitation (3)

*Lecture, Laboratory, and Clinical Observation
*Prerequisite: CSDI 307
*Offered fall term
This course is an overview of audiological assessment and management techniques of conductive, cochlear and retrocochlear hearing losses in children and adults. Amplification and (re)habilitation needs are identified and strategies for management developed from the perspective of a speech-language pathologist are taught in this course.

CSDI 309: Neural Bases of Speech, Language, and Swallowing (3)

*Prerequisite: CSDI 204, 206
*Offered every spring term
This course is an examination of the neurological foundations of speech, language and swallowing, with a brief introduction to the neurogenic communication disorders of aphasia, apraxia of speech and dysarthria.

CSDI 310: Clinical Methods in Speech/Language Pathology (3)

*Prerequisite: CSDI 301, 302, 306, 307 (may be taken concurrently), B average in the major, minimum grade of B in CSDI 301 and 306, and permission of the department
*Offered every fall term
This course is a study of therapeutic approaches and methods for the assessment and treatment of persons with speech-language disorders. Includes experience with goal setting, writing of objectives, lesson planning, data keeping, report writing and developing clinical materials.

CSDI 355: Clinical Practicum (2)

*Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in CSDI 310, B average in the major, and permission of the department 
*Offered every spring term
This practicum has a performance of a maximum of 50 clock hours of supervised clinical practice in the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic.

CSDI 370: Senior Seminar (1)

*Prerequisite: Senior standing
*Offered every spring term
This course is a provision of an opportunity to synthesize coursework in the major with the development of a portfolio. This course requires development and presentation of a project specific to a student's interests.

CSDI 395: Special Topics (1-3)

*Offered as needed
Course offerings developed to provide study of topics of significance in communication sciences and disorders.

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