CSDS Communication Disorders

CSDS   1001   American Sign Language I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the structure of American Sign Language, as well as to the history and culture of the Deaf Community. Includes use of signs, finger spelling, body language and facial expressions. Grammar is introduced in contect, with an emphasis on developing question and answer skills.

CSDS   1002   American Sign Language II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to increase recognition and recall needed to improve conversational skills in ASL to a functional level for expressive and receptive use. Content will provide greater knowledge of the grammar, syntax and other aspects of the language.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   1001.

CSDS   1220   Intro To Comm Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to professions in communication sciences and disorders and issues relevant to the discipline. Survey of types, characteristics, etiologies, and treatment methodologies of various communication disorders in children and adults.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA   1220.

CSDS   2001   American Sign Language III

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an continuation of American Sign Language, expanding the emphasis on ASL grammar, vocabulary development, and Deaf culture. Dialogue, short stories, narratives, and short conversation, both receptive and expressive, will be featured through the course.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   1001 and CSDS   1002.

CSDS   2002   American Sign Language IV

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This intermediate course provides students an opportunity to increase their listening and signing skills in depth. Students will be exposed to individuals with hearing impairments as well as Deaf Culture. Students may do observations within the deaf and hard of hearing population.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   2001.

CSDS   2003   Introduction to Interpreting

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the role of the interpreter in daily interaction with individuals who are deaf and the hearing population. Also includes discussion of business practices, professional conduct, with emphasis on observance of ethical standards.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSBS 1002.

CSDS   2220   Communication and Deafness

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of speech, language, and hearing problems in populations who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

CSDS   2230   Anat/Phys Speech/Hearing Mech

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA   2230.

CSDS   2240   Normal Speech/Lang Development

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactic and pragmatic growth. Observation practicum required.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA   3150.

CSDS   2250   Phonetics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introducation to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in communication sciences and disorders. Emphasis on IPA transcription of normal and disordered speech, regional/cultural dialects, diacritical markings, and phonological processes.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA   2250.

CSDS   2260   Communication Disorders in the Media

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An exploration of various communication disorders and hwo they are portrayed by the media and in the literature.

CSDS   3400   Speech Science

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   2230 and CSDS   2250.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA 3400.

CSDS   3410   Intro to Audiology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to etiology, characteristics, and assessment of individuals with hearing impairments. Directed Observation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   2230.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA   3410.

CSDS   3420   Language Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Etiology, characteristics, classification, assessment, and treatment of language disorders. Supervised clinical observations may be required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   2240.

CSDS   3430   Organ & Neuro Based Comm Disor

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Etiology, characteristics, assessment, and treatment of the disorders of voice, cleft palate, and cerebral palsy. Field experiences may be required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   2240.

CSDS   3440   Aural Rehabilitation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Principles of aural rehabilitation with hearing impaired individuals across the lifespan.

CSDS   3450   Speech Sound Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Etiology, characteristics, classification, assessment, and treatment of speech sound disorders. Supervised clinical observations and field experiences may be required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   2240 and CSDS   2250.

CSDS   3460   Professional Dilemmas in Healthcare

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines dilemmas in health care relevant to today's society and the decision making process involved in service delivery. Philosophical and faith-based belief systems will be explored along with socio-cultural influences, professional codes, organizational and personal standards.

CSDS   3470   Independent Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-18 Lecture Hours.   1-18 Lab Hours.

Independent study in an area of interest in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

CSDS   4050   Intercultural Communication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores key concepts of culture as it relates to verbal and nonverbal communication using a global perspective. The course will address topics such as barriers to communication; dimensions of culture; multiculturalism and culture's influence on communication. In addition, students will examin cultural and linguistic variation/language difference versus language disorder. Course materials and activities are designed to expand students' intellectual curiousity, critical thinking, and intercultural competence in the area of speech, language and communication.

CSDS   4151   Clinical Writing for the Health Professions

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on clinical writing skills for students in the health professions. Clinical documentation such as diagnostic reports, diagnostic plans, and progress notes will be covered. Emphasis on the ability to clearly and effectively express thoughts and information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in 1102.

CSDS   4152   Independent Study - Research

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-18 Lecture Hours.   1-18 Lab Hours.

Independent study in an area of Communication Sciences and Disorders to pursue research interests and/or complete research projects.

CSDS   4190   Clin Methods Speech/Lang Path

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   3420 and CSDS   3430 abd CSDS   3450.

CSDS   4210   Seminar in Comm Sci & Disorder

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Cross Listing(s): SLPA   4210.

CSDS   4350   Speech Science

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

CSDS   7136   Introduction to Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0-9 Lab Hours.

First semester of clinical practicum lecture. Synthesis of knowledge and skills necessary to implement diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments in children, youth and/or adults being served in a clinic setting.

Corequisite(s): CSDS   7136L.

CSDS   7136L   Intro to Clin Prac in Comm Dis

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   1-9 Lab Hours.

An introductory practicum course designed to provide instruction and practice experience in diagnostic and therapautic approaches to communication impairments in children, youth and/or adults being served in a clinic setting.

Corequisite(s): CSDS   7136.

CSDS   7137   Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Second semester of clinical practicum lecture. Synthesis of knowledge and skills necessary to implement diagnostic and therapeutic approaches beyond the introductory level for communication impairments in children, adolescents and/or adults.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7136.

Corequisite(s): CSDS   7137L.

CSDS   7137L   Clinic Pract in Comm Disorders

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0-9 Lab Hours.

Second semester of supervised clinical practice. The clinical experience is designed to provide skill development in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches beyond the introductory level for communication impairments in children, adolescents and/or adults.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7136L.

Corequisite(s): CSDS   7137.

CSDS   7138   Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders Intermediate

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Third semester of clinical practicum lecture. Synthesis of knowledge and skills necessary to implement diagnostic and therapeutic approaches beyond the introductory level for communication impairments in children, adolescents and/or adults. Emphasis is placed on the development of interpersonal skills, professionalism and clinical independence.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7137.

Corequisite(s): CSDS   7138L.

CSDS   7138L   Clin Prac in Comm Dis - Inter

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0-9 Lab Hours.

Third semester of supervised clinical practice. The clinical experience is designed to provide skill development in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches beyond the introductory level for communication impairments in children, adolescents and/or adults. Emphasis is placed on the development of interpersonal skills, professionalism and clinical independence.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7137L.

Corequisite(s): CSDS   7138.

CSDS   7140   Diag/Appraisal Comm Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

CSDS   7141   Cog & Ling Found of Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Presents an overview of the nature, and development of cognitive and linguistic skills needed for effective communication Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to development of object permanence auditory and visual memory, and meta-linguistics and Brown's stages of development. Cultural factors related to cognition and linguistics will be discussed. Field experience may be required.

CSDS   7142   Prof & Ethic Issues Comm Scien

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Overview of a variety of professional and ethically-based issues that relate to the licensure and practice of speech- language pathology in various settings. Topics may include the ASHA Code of Ethics, legal issues, confidentiality, documentation, scheduling, service delivery models and professional practices according to state of Georgia regulations.

CSDS   7143   Lang Dis in School-Age Childre

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines theoretical perspectives and various approaches to working with children and adolescents with language impairme nts. Practical application of language assessment procedure s, individualized intervention planning and language interve ntion strategies will be discussed. The multicultural and m ultidimensional nature of language will be addressed, as well as language requirements for successful classroom performance from school entry through high school.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7145.

CSDS   7144   Neuroanatomy and Physiology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In-depth study of neuro-anatomy and physiology of the central nervous and peripheral nervous systems as it relates to sensory, motor and cognitive processes underlying speech, language, and hearing. Fiel experiences may be required.

CSDS   7145   Language Disorders Early Child

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course covers assessment and treatment of infants and toddlers with a variety of speech and language disorders. Typical development and atypical development will be overviewed, as well the importance of working with families through the establishment of individualized family service plans. Intervention models for diverse populations will also be discussed.

CSDS   7147   Language and Literacy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an overview of the skills necessary for literacy acquisition, the progression of literacy development and its relationship with language. Students will learn to identify and promote emergent literacy skills, acquire strategies to support the developing reader, gain knowledge of disorders of spoken language and literacy, discuss methods for assessing language-based literacy skills and develop a literacy-based language intervention unit to target all components of language (phonology, pragmatics, morphology, syntax, and semantic).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7143.

CSDS   7148   Oral & Motor Speech Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Assessment and treatment of oral and motor speech disorders (apraxia and the dysarthria).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7144.

CSDS   7149   Aural Rehabilitation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

CSDS   7150   Swallowing Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The study of anatomy and physiology related to the swallowing mechanism and the nature of dysphagia, as well as current proctices in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders in children and adults with various etiologies. Cultural implications of swallowing disorders will be discussed. Field experience/observation may be required.

CSDS   7151   Aphasia & Rel Neur Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Assessment and treatment of acquired neurogenic language disorders as well as cognitive communication disorders in adults. Field experience may be required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7144.

CSDS   7154   Adv Practicum in Comm Dis I

3 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   1-12 Lab Hours.

Fourth semester of supervised clinical practicum with clients of all ages and various cultural/linguistic backgrounds. A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practical experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments with minimum to moderate supervision. Emphasis on development of interpersonal skills and professionalism.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: CSDS   7150 and CSDS   7151 and CSDS   7157 and CSDS   7147 and prior or concurrent enrollment in CSDS   7147.

CSDS   7155   Adv Practicum in Comm Dis II

3 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   1-12 Lab Hours.

Fifth semester of supervised clinical practicum with clients of all ages and various cultural/linguistic backgrounds. A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practical experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments with emphasis on independent service delivery. Continued development of interpersonal skills, professionalism, and clinical fellowship readiness.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7154.

CSDS   7156   Voice & Fluency Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

CSDS   7157   Speech Sound Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders with a specific focus on articulatory and phonological disorders in early childhood. Field experience may be required.

CSDS   7158   Acquired Cog. Comm Disorders

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Presents an overview of the nature, assessment, and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders, including (but not limited to) communication impairments related to acquired deficits in attention, memory, problem solving, and executive function. Specific etiologies to be discussed include traumatic brain injury, dementias, and right hemisphere damage. Cultural implications of cognitive- communication disorders will be discussed. Field experience may be required.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CSDS   7144.

CSDS   7163   Research Methodology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An orientation to strategies and methodology in the design and evaluation of research in communication sciences and disorders.

CSDS   7165   Independent Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-12 Lecture Hours.   1-12 Lab Hours.

Independent study in an area of interest or need in communication sciences and disorders.

CSDS   7230   Spec Top in Speech/ Lang Path

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.