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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Communicative Disorders

Courses - CD Graduate Level

575. Educational Topics in Speech-Language Pathology (2)

Review current issues, legislation and the role of SLPs in public school settings, including service delivery, school reform, accountability, and eligibility criteria. Special consideration given to collaboration and the use of content standards in goal setting and curriculum intervention.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590. Selected Topics in Communicative Disorders (1-3)

Topics from the most recent developments and issues in speech-language pathology and audiology.
May be repeated to maximum of 3 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

661. Traumatic Brain Injury Across the Lifespan (3)

Prerequisite: C D 696.
Neurophysological basis for cognitive and communicative impairments associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Addresses rehabilitation research specific to TBI in children and adults.
Letter grade only (A-F).

662. Seminar in School-Age Language Disorders: Grade 1 through High School (3)

Prerequisites: CD 456, 481A and 696.
Components of spoken and written communication and language are examined in children and adolescents with diverse, academically-based language learning disabilities. Major approaches to literacy and curricular-based intervention explored.
Letter grade only (A-F).

663. Seminar in Preschool Language Disorders: 0-5 Years (3)

Prerequisites: CD 456 and 481A. Corequisite: CD 696.
Components of communication, language, speech and pre- and emergent literacy are examined in preschool children with diverse problems across all aspects of language learning. Evidence-based techniques and approaches to language intervention are explored.
Letter grade only (A-F).

664. Seminar in Disorders of Voice and the Oro‑facial Mechanism (3)

Prerequisites: C D 476, 696.
Selected problems in voice disorders through an investigation of the literature and clinical research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

665. Seminar in Language Disorders in Adults (3)

Prerequisites: C D 481B, 696.
Provides an understanding of neuropathological substrates of language disorders in adults resulting from brain damage. Provides for the recognition and assessment of the syndromology and clinical aspects of adult language disorders relative to current research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

666. Seminar in Speech Motor and Swallowing Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: C D 466, 696.
Historical and current research and its effect upon the assessment and management of speech motor and swallowing disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F).

667. Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Historical perspectives, assessment procedures, intervention approaches, and parent training programs for management of clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F).

669A. Clinical Practice in Phonological Disorders (2)

Prerequisites: C D 489; Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 663 and consent of instructor.
Student conducts assessment of phonological disorders and management of therapy, under supervision, with clients in the university speech and hearing clinic. Students handle all aspects of clinical program including initial interviews, parent counseling, and testing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

669B. Clinical Practice – Autism Spectrum Disorders (2)

Prerequisite: C D 667.
Provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in assessing and managing clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs clinic)

669C. Clinical Practice With Language Delayed/Disordered Children (2)

Prerequisites: C D 483, 489; Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 662 and consent of instructor.
Students provide assessment and management of preschool and school‑age children with identified delays/disorders. Under supervision, the practicum includes standardized and non‑standardized assessment, parent interviews and conferences, development and implementation of a management program and report writing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

669D. Clinical Practice with Voice and Oro‑facial Mechanism Disorders (2)

Prerequisites: C D 489; Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 664 and consent of instructor.
Student conducts therapy sessions under supervision for persons with functional and/or organic voice disorders. Practicum includes initial interviews, diagnostics, therapy program planning, counseling and report writing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

669F. Clinical Practice with Speech Motor Disorders (2)

Prerequisites: C D 489; Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 666 and consent of instructor.
Assessment planning and management in a supervised clinical experience with persons who have speech motor disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs clinic)

669H. Clinical Practice‑Special Programs (2)

Prerequisites: At least one of the C D 669A through J courses.
Specialized practice placement to obtain experience with speech, language, and hearing disorders.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

669J. Clinical Practice with Language Disordered Adults (2)

Prerequisites: C D 489; Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 665 and consent of instructor.
Student conducts clinical management sessions, under supervision, for adults with neurological language disorders. Practicum includes initial interviews, assessment, management program planning, counseling and report writing, and application of research findings to the clinical process.
Letter grade only (A-F).

669L. Clinical Practice with Linguistically Different Clients (2) F, S

Prerequisites: 1) Completion of all disorder-specific graduate seminars; 2) completion of a minimum of 3 core clinics (C D 669 A-J); 3) C D 483 and 489, or equivalent as approved by the instructor) and consent of instructor.
Assessment/management of speech-language disorders in clients whose native language is different than that of the clinician. Training of bilingual interpreters.
Minimum 25 clock hours required.Letter grade only (A-F).

670. Internship in Speech and Language Pathology (5)

Prerequisites: C D 669A or C,D,F,G, and J with a GPA of 3.0.
Advanced clinical supervised practice with speech and language disordered persons in either a hospital, rehabilitation agency or speech and language center.
Letter grade only (A-F).

680. Internship in Audiology (5)

Prerequisites: C D 669A or B or C or consent of the instructor.
Advanced clinical practice in audiology with hearing impaired persons in a community facility.
Letter grade only (A-F).

686A. Advanced Field Studies with Communication Handicapped (5)

Prerequisites: Passing of CBEST, completion of C D 662, 664, 665, 666 and all but one of the following: C D 669A, 669C, 669D, 669F, 669J.
Clinical Rehabilitation Services, Language Speech and Hearing Specialist candidates participate in supervised clinical practicum in an off-campus itinerant speech and language setting(s) for the equivalent of one semester earning 5 units of field study. Enrollment by application to the Communicative Disorders Department only.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Fieldwork)

695. Directed Readings (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Readings in communication sciences/disorders.
Required of all candidates for the master's degree not electing the thesis option.
Under special circumstances, may be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

696. Research Methods: Applied and Basic (3)

Prerequisite: PSY 210 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Professional issues related to research and clinical settings. Application of scientific method, experimental design (group and single subject) and related statistical methods (parametric and non-parametric). Evaluate literature in the field.
(Lecture 3 hours.) Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1‑3)

Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 696 and consent of instructor.
Independent research under supervision of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1‑4)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for master's degree.
Preparation, completion and submission of an acceptable thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master's degree.

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