Communicative Disorders (CMDS)

CMDS 563. Clinical Phonetics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Must be at least a Junior or Senior undergraduate student to register.

Description: The International Phonetic Alphabet and other symbol systems are utilized in transcription of speech sounds. A description of speech sounds in terms of acoustics and physiologic dimensions. Special emphasis on speech disorders and dialects.

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CMDS 564. Normal Speech and Language Development4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Must be at least a Junior or Senior undergraduate student to register.

Description: CMDS 564 reviews normal development of language and speech across the lifespan including syntax, semantics, morphology, pragmatics, and phonology. An overview of dialectical, cultural, and bilingual aspects are discussed as well as basic language sampling and analysis procedures.

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CMDS 570. Clinical Observation in Speech Pathology and Audiology1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to graduate students only.

Description: Observations in speech pathology and audiology. Additional observations may be assigned to introduce students to the variety of practicum opportunities available in the program. Pass/fail grading.

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CMDS 572. Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Sciences4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to graduate students only.

Description: Structure and function of speech, auditory/vestibular mechanisms. Includes neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of communication. Emphasis on clinical applications. Dissection of human cadaver material.

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CMDS 574. Introduction to Research in Communication Disorders3 Units

Description: An overview of the research arena as applied to communication disorders. Techniques and applications of literature review, research design, statistical methods, and effective writing will be covered.

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CMDS 600. Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology2 Units

Description: This course will introduce speech-language pathology graduate students to the various aspects of research including: where to find journal articles, how to read journal articles, basic statistical approaches, and research design. The course will include guest speakers from clinical and basic sciences and expose students to the plethora of research careers.

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CMDS 602. Speech Sound Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 563.

Description: This course covers the study of vowel and consonant characteristics; sequence of development of phonology and articulation; and procedures for diagnosing and treating phonological and articulation disorders.

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CMDS 606. CMDS Independent Study1-5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Individualized course with topics to be determined by the instructor. May be repeated.

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CMDS 610. Topics in Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation1 Unit

Description: This course covers clinical aspects of conventional audiometry, patient management, and aural rehabilitation therapy.

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CMDS 611. Practicum in Speech Pathology1-5 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 563.

Corequisite(s): CMDS 564.

Description: Diagnostic and therapeutic contact with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. Practicum obligations include treatment planning, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Advanced students will be assigned to outside practicum sites with the consent of the instructor.

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CMDS 612. Early Childhood Language Assessment & Intervention3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 564.

Description: This course covers early childhood language assessment and intervention - including phonology - for infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children. Emphasis is placed on typical development as well as disordered populations.

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CMDS 618. Counseling and Interviewing2 Units

Description: Techniques for counseling patients and families; strategies for completing a variety of interview strategies and the reporting of interview results.

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CMDS 620. Motor Speech Disorders3 Units

Corequisite(s): CMDS 572.

Description: Motor speech disorders are speech disorders resulting from neurological damage that affects the motor control of speech muscles or motor programming/planning of speech movements. The most common motor speech disorders are dysarthria and acquired apraxia of speech. This course will cover diagnosis and treatment.

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CMDS 630. Aural Rehabilitation for the Speech-Language Pathologist3 Units

Prerequisite(s): AUDI 605 and CMDS 572.

Description: This course provides an overview of the various hearing impaired habilitative/rehabilitative programs/techniques for pediatric through geriatric populations. Topics may include: speech/language development for children with impaired hearing; physiology and psychosocial impact of hearing loss in older adulthood; cochlear implants; educational management for children with impaired hearing; an overview of hearing aids; and assistive listening devices.

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CMDS 651. Audiology II4 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 572 and CMDS 604.

Description: Study of diagnostic techniques in the differential diagnosis of etiologies and pathologies related to hearing loss in both children and adults.

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CMDS 652. School-Age Language Assessment and Intervention3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 564.

Description: This course covers school-age language assessment and intervention - including phonology - for school-age children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on typical development as well as disordered populations and emphasizes phonological and pragmatic aspects of language along with semantics, morphology and syntax.

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CMDS 653. Hearing Conservation2 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 604.

Description: Methods of detection, prevention and monitoring of hearing in special populations, particularly those exposed in the industrial work place. Topics include federal regulations and the effect of noise on humans.

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CMDS 654. Evoked Potentials in Audiology2 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 651.

Description: Principles of electrophysiology as applied to assessment of the auditory system. Includes brainstem auditory evoked potentials, electrocochleography, middle latency potentials, long latency potentials, hearing assessment, retro-cochlear evaluation and intro-operative monitoring.

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CMDS 655. Audiology III3 Units

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CMDS 658. Interprofessional Education and Practice1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: CMDS 658 reviews the speech-language pathologist' roles/responsibilities when collaborating with other professionals in medical and/or educational settings. The course emphasizes learning about, from, and with other professionals in order to deliver the highest quality of care across settings.

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CMDS 663. Voice Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 572.

Description: Study of abnormalities of voice production including dysphonia, psychogenic disturbance, and resonance imbalance. Incorporates laboratory demonstrations and exercises to develop skills using the following technologies: video stroboscopy, videoflouroscopy for VPI, manometry, the Visi-pitch, etc.

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CMDS 665. Fluency Disorders3 Units

Description: Examines fluency disorders of children and adults. Reviews the literature on etiology and theories of dysfluency. Assessment procedures and therapeutic management are discussed. Includes a review of current technological applications.

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CMDS 667. Aphasia3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 620.

Description: Historical review of the neurological basis of language processing. Emphasis on the speech and language disorders, diagnosis and remediation of patients experiencing right and left cerebral vascular accidents.

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CMDS 668. Professional Issues in Audiology and Speech Pathology3 Units

Description: Survey of social, political, business and professional issues in health care delivery related to communicative disorders. Other topics include: curriculum vitae preparation, professional interviews, professional liabilities, contracts, and funding sources, quality assurance mechanism, etc. Pass-fail grading only.

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CMDS 669. Cognitive-Communication Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 620 and CMDS 572.

Description: This course focuses on the cognitive-communication disorders that may result from dementia, neurological disorders, metabolic and drug-induced delirium and traumatic brain injury.

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CMDS 670. Advanced Concepts in Amplification3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 630.

Description: Trends and developments in amplification technology and applications. Implantable devices (including cochlear implants), automatic signal processing, digital amplification, programmable and multi-channel instruments, vibro-tactile aids, etc.

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CMDS 672. Assessment of the Vestibular System and Its Disorders2 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 651.

Description: Review of the interactive balance mechanisms: vestibular, oculomotor and proprioceptive systems. Technologies and procedures for assessing and quantifying disorders of equilibrium.

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CMDS 690. Dysphagia3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 572.

Description: Evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult patients with swallowing disorders. Specific emphasis on bedside dysphagia evaluations, modified barium swallow procedures, FEES, assistive devices, treatment techniques, and diet modifications.

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CMDS 694. Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 690.

Description: This course will focus on pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders from a whole body perspective. The course will cover typical feeding development, characteristics and ramifications of atypical feeding development, underlying diagnoses that may contribute to feeding problems, assessment, and treatment techniques from infancy through adolescence.

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CMDS 695. Special Topics: Functional Neuroanatomy3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: CMDS 695 provides an in-depth study of special areas or novel topics in speech-language pathology practive.

Note: May be repeated up to two times with different subtitles/topics.

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CMDS 696. Augmentative/ Alternative Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CMDS 652.

Description: Provides exposure to the area of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Topics include functional dimensions of AAC systems; symbol systems; transmission techniques; and intervention strategies.

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CMDS 699. Research Project1-3 Units

Description: This course is the equivalent of a master's level thesis. The student will complete a research project that is suitable for future publication. The project is composed of developing a research question,completing a through review of the literature,developing the methodology to implement and conduct research, analyzing the data, and formulating conclusions, and need for future research. The completed project will be submitted to an appropriate journal for publication.

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