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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 6 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, CD 481A and CD 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 and Speech Sound Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 456 and CD 481A.
Corequisite: CD 696.
Components of communication, language, speech and emergent literacy are discussed in preschool children with various types and severities of disorders. Clinical decision-making processes and evidence-based speech and language interventions are covered.
Letter grade only (A-F).

665. Seminar in Language Disorders in Adults (3)

Prerequisites: C D 481B, CD 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 Motor Speech Disorders and Fluency Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: C D 466, CD 696.
Discuss etiology, associated speech characteristics, assessment, and management of motor speech disorders, including apraxia of speech and dysarthria, and fluency disorders. Emphasis on differential diagnosis, clinical decision making process and application of evidence-based treatment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

667. Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: CD 696.
Historical perspectives, assessment procedures, intervention approaches, and parent training programs for management of clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F).

668. Seminar in Dysphagia (2)

Prerequisite(s): CD 477, CD 696
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of swallowing disorders in all age groups that result from a variety of medical conditions. Students will learn the techniques for assessing swallowing function and rehabilitation treatment approaches for dysphagia.
Letter grade only (A-F).

669A. Clinical Practice – Child-Adolescent Speech and Language Clinic (2)

Prerequisites: C D 489.
Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 663 and consent of instructor.
CD 669A is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice through hands-on experience. Under supervision, students will conduct standardized and informal assessment, generate goals and objectives, develop and implement treatment plan, and write professional assessment and progress reports.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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).

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

669J. Clinical Practice - Adult Speech and Language Clinic (2)

Prerequisites: C D 489.
Prerequisite/Corequisites: C D 665 and consent of instructor.
CD 669J is for students to gain hands-on experience while working with individuals with acquired speech-language and/or cognitive-communication disorders resulting from various neurogenic disorders. Practicum includes assessment, treatment planning, report writing, and application of research findings to clinical process.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

669L. Clinical Practice with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Clients (2)

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 CD 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

670. Medical Internship in Speech and Language Pathology (5)

Prerequisites: Complete with a grade of "B" or higher all graduate seminars for the Master's degree in CD and all graduate clinics applicable to specific field placement (as determiined by Instructor), and Department consent.)
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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

686A. Public School Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (5)

Prerequisites: Pass the CBEST, complete with a grade of "B" or higher all graduate seminars and all but one graduate clinic required for the Master's degree in CD, and department consent
Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential (SLPSC) 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. (Required only for SLPSC credential.)
Enrollment by application to the Communicative Disorders Department only. Credit/No Credit grading only. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (100 direct contact hours of supervised clinical field work and a two-hour monthly seminar on campus are required)

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 110 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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