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Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number of parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.
CSD 341 Communication Sciences and Disorders
Provides an overview of normal communication and an introduction to causes, characteristics and remediation of communication disorders associated with articulation, language, voice, fluency, and hear-ing. Includes education and certification requirements, speech and language pathology work settings, and ethics of the profession.
CSD 342 Phonetics
The study of the physical and physiological bases of speech, the articulatory, acoustic and linguistic aspects of the sound system of standard and non-standard dialects of American English. Students practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for broad and narrow transcription.
CSD 343 Speech and Language Development
Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Category I.A, Linguistics, or the equivalent
Study of the acquisition of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics in typically devel-oping children. It includes the biological, cognitive, and social bases of language acquisition, theories of language acquisition and an introduction to the acquisition of first and second languages.
CSD 354 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallowing Mechanism
Study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and swallowing mechanism. The processes of respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, and swallowing are included. An introduction to the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system is provided.
CSD 355 Audiology and Audiometry
Prerequisite: CSD 341
Anatomy and physiology of the outer, middle, and inner ear and the central auditory processing system. Characteristics of hearing disorders including etiologies and risk factors. Methods and procedures used in assessing the auditory system and management of hearing disorders.
CSD 356 Clinical Methods and Procedures
Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 343, CSD 354
Introduction to general principles and procedures for assessment and treatment of individuals with communicative disorders. Basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized evaluation procedures for children and adults. Theory and application of clinical writing. Multicultural considerations will be addressed.
CSD 441 Speech Science
Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 354
Structure and function of neuromuscular systems active in respiration, phonation, resonation, and articulation. Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology relevant to speech production. Introduction to psychological and acoustic aspects of speech production and perception and instrumentation for acoustic and perceptual analysis of speech.
CSD 442 Neurology and Neurogenic Disorders
Prerequisites: CSD 342, CSD 354, CSD 356, CSD 441
Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to speech, language, hearing, and swallow-ing. Clinical characteristics of neurogenic language disorders, apraxia of speech and dysarthria. Contem-
porary approaches to assessment and treatment. Disorders will be discussed across the lifespan.
CSD 443 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 354, CSD 356, CSD 441
Examination of theories of normal and disordered acquisition of phonology and articulatory production. Includes phonologic assessment methods, practice in the analysis of child speech samples, and contemporary approaches to intervention. Emphasis on Speech profiles of special populations.
CSD 454 Childhood Language Disorders
Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 343, CSD 356
Analysis of the components of language and how they relate to language disorders in children. Involves multiple diagnostic categories for language impairment, risk factors for language impairment, methods of prevention, assessment and clinical management. Emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity.
CSD 455 Disorders of Voice and Fluency
Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 343, CSD 356, CSD 441
Etiology, assessment, and therapy for disturbances in fluency of speech with emphasis on psychological, physiological, and linguistic variables correlated to dysfluent behaviors. Etiology, characteristics, clinical assessment and therapeutic management of functional and organic voice disorders throughout the lifespan.
CSD 456 Aural Rehabilitation
Prerequisites: CSD 354, CSD 355, CSD 441
Nature of hearing impairment and impact on communicative function in children and adults. Theories and delivery methodologies for speech reading, hearing aid use, counseling, assessment and remediation of speech and language skills, auditory training, and educational placement for children.