Communicative Disorders (C D)

C D 300 Human Communicative Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Communicative development and disorders; processes and models; language universals; basis of language; speech, language, and hearing impairments; family and cultural influences; bilingualism and dialectal variations; evaluation of communicative effectiveness. Intended for non-CD majors.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Social Justice

C D 651 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Declared C D major and upper division standing.

Normal structures and functioning of respiration, phonation, resonation, and articulation. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 652 Audiology (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders; completion of C D 658, C D 661, and C D 664; or by advisement; concurrent enrollment in C D 656 and C D 659.

Structure and function of the ear; sound related to hearing mechanism; causes, implications, and techniques of determination of hearing impairment. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 653 Fluency and Voice Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major; completion of C D 652, C D 656GW, and C D 659; or by advisement; concurrent enrollment in C D 654 and C D 663.

Causes of stuttering, current theories and therapies relative to stuttering in children and adults. Habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults with organic and nonorganic voice disorders. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 654 Audiometry (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Orders major; completion of C D 652, C D 656, and C D 659; or by advisement; concurrent enrollment in C D 653 and C D 663.

Pure tone and bone conduction hearing testing. Masking, immittance testing, electrophysiological testing, pediatric audiology, speech audiometry and public school hearing/conversation programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 655 Dynamics of Communication Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Psychosocial and sociological determinants of communication.

Theories of language development; understanding the language acquisition process of verbal and non-verbal communication. Intended for non-CD majors.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences

C D 656 Diagnosis of Communicative Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major; completion of C D 658, C D 661, and C D 664; or by advisement; concurrent enrollment in C D 652 and C D 659.

Diagnosis of communicative disorders. Observation, language sample analysis, and distinctive feature analysis. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 657 Aural Rehabilitation (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major; completion of C D 661, C D 654, C D 680, and C D 658, each with a grade of C- or better; or by advisement. Concurrent enrollment in C D 664 and C D 656.

Psychological, educational, and sociological implications of hearing loss. Aural rehabilitation: speech reading, auditory training, amplification, and speech conservation and/or improvement. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [Formerly C D 705]

C D 658 Communication Development and Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Orders major with upper division standing; completion of C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668GW; concurrent enrollment in C D 661 and C D 664.

Language acquisition, disorders and their causes in school age children. Application of diagnostic and intervention techniques. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 659 Articulatory and Phonological Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major; completion of C D 658, C D 661, and C D 664; or by advisement; concurrent enrollment in C D 652 and C D 656.

Disordered articulation; accent/dialectal differences; normal phonological processes; phonological disorders and distinctive features. Practicum for diagnosis and therapy for articulation, phonological, and accent problems. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 660 Communicative Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Declared C D major and upper division standing.

Voice disorders, adult neurogenic disorders, stuttering, cerebral palsy, and cranio-facial anomalies. Etiology, pathology, diagnosis, and intervention techniques. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 661 Neurolinguistics (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major; completion of C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668GW; concurrent enrollment in C D 664 and C D 658.

Cortical and sub-cortical components of language processing; current research on the central nervous system and its application to speech, language, and hearing. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 663 Introduction to Augmentative/Alternative Communication (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major; completion of C D 652, C D 656, and C D 659; or by advisement; concurrent enrollment in C D 653 and C D 654.

Introduction and applied experiences with augmentative and alternative communication, including low- and hi-tech systems. Assessment, team collaboration, funding and use of AAC such as designing systems that meet functional communication needs. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

C D 664 Clinical Phonetics (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Communicative Disorders major with upper division standing; C D 651, C D 660, and C D 668GW; concurrent enrollment in C D 658 and C D 661.

Speech sounds of American English and the development of phonology. IPA transcription experience applied with regard to human diversity. Not open to students who have taken COMM 410. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 668GW Language Acquisition and Development - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Declared C D major and upper division standing; ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better.

Exploration of the acquisition patterns of normal speech, language, and pragmatic behaviors. Theories of language development, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Language analysis with typically developing children. (ABC/NC grading only.)

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

C D 680 Practicum in Communication Therapy (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Communicative disorders major and concurrent enrollment in C D 711 or C D 713.

Supervised clinical experiences in communication rehabilitation for communicative disorders. Type of experience and number of units determined by advisement. May be repeated for a total of 4 units. (Plus-minus letter grade/RP [CR/NC not allowed])

C D 699 Independent Study in CD (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Study of a particular problem under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only.

C D 701 Language Differences and Disorders in Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Admission to C D program or consent of instructor.

Language disorders and differences in children. Verbal, written, signed, and other symbolic disorders; oral communication. Etiology, diagnosis, and assessment of differences and disorders; intervention strategies. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

C D 706 Counseling in Communicative Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: C D 701, C D 708, C D 709, C D 768.

Counseling of communicatively disordered individuals and their families. Theories and methods as they apply to the unique disorder. Experimental opportunities for analyzing individual counseling processes. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 707 Advanced Seminar in Language Disorders in Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program; C D 701 or consent of instructor.

Assessment, intervention, and organizational procedures for use with classes that include children of various ages with language disorders. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 708 Neurogenic Disorders of Language (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Admission to C D program or consent of instructor.

Theories and methods of assessment and rehabilitation of adults with aphasia; focus on the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of aphasia, bilingual aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 709 Seminar in Motor Speech Disorder (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: C D 651, C D 653, C D 661, and admission to C D graduate program.

Differential diagnosis and mangement of motor speech disorders in children and adults, including the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 710 Seminar in Dysphagia (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: C D 651, C D 661, and admission to the graduate program.

Nature, etiology, and physiology of normal and abnormal patterns of swallowing across the life span, with emphasis on adult population. Clinical swallowing assessment, modified barium swallow study and therapeutic intervention for dysphagia. Treatment and clinical decision-making emphasized. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 711 Seminar in Therapy for Functional Communicative Disorders (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program and C D 650 or equivalent; graduate major only; must be taken concurrently with C D 880.

Communication therapy, functional speech and language disorders: articulation, delayed speech, and stuttering. Repeated with variable clinic experiences. Units co-vary with frequency of client-staff conference and time delivering more complex therapeutic treatment. May be repeated for 4 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 712 Medical Internship Seminar: Communicative Disabilities (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program. Must be taken concurrently with C D 882 and C D 884.

Seminar and peer discussion during hospital or medical intern placement. Review of clinical practices related to speech-language pathology in the evaluation, intervention, and interaction and personal qualities in the treatment of clients/patients. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

C D 713 Seminar in Therapy for Organic Communicative Disorders (Unit: 1)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program and C D 663 or equivalent; graduate major only; must be taken concurrently with C D 880.

Communication therapy with speech and language disorders resulting from central nervous system or organic dysfunction. Repeated with variable clinic experiences. Units co-vary with frequency of client-staff conferencing and more complex therapeutic treatment. May be repeated for 3-9 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 715 Advanced School Internship (Units: 6)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Communicative Disorders. Must be taken concurrently with C D 725.

Participate in all professional roles of speech-language pathologist in community and school settings. Open only to graduate students in Communicative Disorders who have completed all prerequisite coursework, determined by advisor. (CR/NC grading only)

C D 725 School Intern Seminar: Communication Disabilities (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Student intern application approved by adviser and on file at least one semester prior to student intern placement.

Seminar and discussion coinciding with student intern school placement. Approaches to evaluation, therapy, and guidance for language and speech disabled children in public schools. Practical problems encountered in the clinical/rehabilitative experience.

C D 750 English Language Learning and Exceptionality (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Examination and analysis of the processes of bilingual language acquisition; theories and techniques of assessment and intervention, situated within the contexts of home, classroom, family and community; home- and classroom-based strategies for the speech-language pathologist and classroom teacher. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 756 Right Hemisphere Syndrome, TBI, Dementia in Communicative Disabilities (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: C D 708 or consent of adviser.

Discussion of right hemisphere, brain dysfunction, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, and dementia; an understanding of assessment tools, interpretation of results, report writing, and treatment; and different service models. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 768 Advanced Clinical Skills (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Admission to C D program; C D 668GW, or consent of instructor.

Analysis of fundamental, transitional, and complex skills that have been shown to positively effect treatment outcomes in the practice of speech-language therapy. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 880 Advanced Communication Therapy (Units: 2)

Prerequisites: C D 668GW or equivalent.

Supervised clinical methods and practice in communication rehabilitation. May be repeated for a total of 10 units.

C D 881 Internship in Communicative Disorders I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Consent of major adviser.

Pre-internship in practicum settings: hospitals, private and public service agencies providing audiology and speech pathology therapies.

C D 882 Advanced Medical Internship (Units: 6)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Communicative Disorders. Must be taken concurrently with C D 712.

Participate in all professional roles of speech-language pathologist in community and medical settings. Open only to graduate students who have completed all prerequisite coursework, determined by advisor. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

C D 884 Advanced Diagnosis in Communicative Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: 4 units of C D 880, C D 756, and consent of clinic supervisor. Supervised clinical diagnosis of communicative disorders.

C D 896EXM Culminating Experience Examination (Units: 0-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, committee chair, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

Enrollment in 896EXAM required for students whose culminating experience consists of an examination only. Not for students enrolled in a culminating experience course numbered C D 898.

C D 898 Master's Thesis in Communicative Disorders (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and graduate major adviser; approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)

C D 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

An intensive study of a particular problem in communicative disorders under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition. Open to regularly enrolled students only.