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Communication Disorders

Martin Bldg. Room 34
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4993
Fax: 660-543-8234





Course Descriptions

General

CD 1000 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3) Etiology, incidence, and characteristics of communication disorders. Corequisite: CD 1800

CD 1401 American Sign Language 1 (3) Fundamental principles of ASL production and comprehension; the building of basic sign vocabulary for words and expressions; exploration of deaf history and culture.

CD 1402 American Sign Language 2 (3) A continuation of ASL 1 with attention to expanding and reinforcing receptive/expressive signing skills and awareness of cultural contexts of American Sign Language usage. Prerequisite: CD 1401 or equivalent (with permission of instructor) with a C or better.

CD 1800 Observation of Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders (1) Ten (10) clock hours of supervised observation in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with disorders of speech, language, and hearing. Corequisite: CD 1000

CD 2000 The Bases of Speech and Language (2) Intended for non-majors; basics of normal communication, overview of communication impairments in children and effective instructional strategies, principles of collaboration with SLPs.

Professionalism

CD 4102 Counseling Persons with Communication Disorders and Their Families (2) Application of counseling and interviewing theory to individuals with communication disorders of all ages and their families. Ample opportunity to apply knowledge will be provided. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or with departmental approval.

CD 4103 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Communication Disorders (2) Introduction to the use of current research results to make clinical decisions regarding client care. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or with departmental consent.

Speech Science

CD 2301 American Phonetics (3) Sound system of American English with emphasis on the international phonetic alphabet and dialects.

CD 3301 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Swallowing (2) The anatomical and endocrinological bases for normal production of speech and swallowing.

CD 3304 Speech Science (3) An introduction to basic physiological and acoustical properties of human communication. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology.

Language

CD 4401 Language Development (3) Theories and sequence of normal language acquisition.

CD 4402 Language Acquisition in Children with Developmental Disabilities (2) Theories and sequences of language development with emphasis on language acquisition and deficiencies exhibited by children with various developmental disabilities.

Speech Pathology

CD 3503 Principles of Clinical Management (3) Fundamental clinical concepts as a foundation for diagnosis and intervention in communication disorders. The student will complete five (5) hours of supervised observation. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology.

CD 4501 Basic Neuroscience for Speech-Language Pathologists (2) An introduction to human nervous system structure and function, with special emphasis on neural processing for normal speech, language, hearing and swallowing. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or with departmental approval.

CD 4504 Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders (3) An introduction to articulation and phonological disorders; diagnostic procedures and treatment approaches; knowledge of multicultural issues related to these disorders. The student will complete five (5) hours of supervised observation. Prerequisites: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology and a grade of C or better in CD 2301.

CD 4505 School-age Issues in Language and Literacy (3) Types of language and literacy disorders; formal/informal assessment procedures of language and literacy skills; intervention procedures for the remediation of language and literacy disorders. The student will complete five (5) hours of supervised observation. Prerequisites: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology.

CD 4510 Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders (2) Focused study of various issues important to multiculturalism and diversity when assessing and treating individuals with communication disorders from diverse backgrounds. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or with departmental approval.

CD 4512 Best Practices in Early Childhood Intervention (3) Nature of communication disorders in the birth to five population, special emphasis on assessment and intervention models. Required for participation in graduate level ECCSEP practicum. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or with departmental approval.

Audiology

CD 4701 Introduction to Audiology (3) Hearing impairment as related to basic acoustics and psycho acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the ear, and theories of hearing. Prerequisite: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology.

CD 4706 Hearing Measurement (3) Hearing measurement procedures including pure tone and speech audiometry and some site of lesion testing. Prerequisite: CD 4710 and admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology

CD 4708 Aural Rehabilitation (3) Effects of hearing impairment of verbal communication. Principles and methods of aural rehabilitation. Prerequisite: CD 4706.

Clinical Practicum

CD 4802 Undergraduate Clinical Practicum I* (1) Orientation to specialized practice in the management of communication disorders for first time clinicians. Prerequisites: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or consent of department chair; overall GPA of 3.0; a grade of C or better in all previous CD courses, and CD 3503, CD 4701, and either CD 4504 or CD 4505; the remaining CD 4504 or CD 4505 must be taken concurrently with the first semester of clinical practicum. An additional fee is associated with this course.
*Not available for graduate credit

CD 4803 Undergraduate Clinical Practicum II* (1) Specialized practice in the management of communication disorders. Prerequisites: admission to the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology or consent of department chair; overall GPA of 3.0; a grade of C or better in all previous CD courses, and CD 3503, CD 4701, CD 4504 and CD 4505. An additional fee is associated with this course.
*Not available for graduate credit.

CD 4900 Special Topics in Communication Disorders (1-3) Selected topics of contemporary interest in speech-language pathology and audiology; variable content. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: consent of department.