Graduate Courses

CSD 581 – Articulation and Phonology Disorders


Theoretical perspectives on disordered phonology and articulation in children with emphasis on applications related to clinical management. Evaluation, assessment techniques and strategies for remediation of articulation and phonological disorders.

CSD 582 – Voice Disorders


Study of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the voice mechanism. Diagnostic methods, issues related to faulty voice production and current treatment techniques. Evaluation techniques will be employed in the clinical setting.

CSD 583 – Fluency Disorders


Fluency disorders from theoretical, etiological and developmental perspectives. Principles of assessment and intervention, including integration of fluency shaping and stuttering modification techniques.

CSD 584 – Language Disorders in Children: Preschool


Theoretical perspectives, contributing factors, special populations and basic assessment and intervention principles. Emphasis on disorders of emerging language in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

CSD 585 – Language Disorders in Children: School-Age


Theoretical perspectives, contributing factors, special populations and basic assessment and intervention principles in the area of language disorders in school-age children. Emphasis is placed on disorders of language, literacy and learning in the school-age population. Special populations are discussed. Public policy and school laws and regulations are also reviewed.

CSD 586 – Current Issues in Clinical Practice


Advanced study of topics related to current professional and clinical issues in speech-language pathology. Specific course topic varies from year to year. Recent topics have included: counseling in speech-language pathology, cleft-lip and palate disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication.

CSD 588 – Aural Rehabilitation


Effects of hearing loss on the educational, social and personal development of children and adults. Principles of habilitative and rehabilitative procedures, auditory training and speech reading are reviewed as approaches to speech and language development in the person who is hard of hearing.

CSD 601 – Seminar in Research Methods


An introduction to key concepts of research in communication sciences and disorders. Development of skills in reading, understanding and critiquing research literature published in professional journals, and those skills necessary for conducting research.

CSD 682 – Current Issues in Aphasia, Right Hemisphere Deficits and Dementia


Study of the pathophysiology and symptomatology of aphasia and related disorders. Theoretical basis for assessment and treatment programs.

CSD 683 – Seminar in Clinical Procedures I


Discussions, demonstrations and expectations of clinical practicum.

CSD 684 – Seminar in Clinical Procedures II


Continuation of CSD 683. Development of clinical skills for students participating in clinical practicum. Special emphasis placed on clinical skills required for the completion of diagnostic evaluations, clinical and ethical decision-making, and self-evaluation.

CSD 685 – Diagnostic Process in Speech-Language Pathology


Practicum in the assessment and evaluation of speech and language disorders/differences presented by children and adults. Administration of tests, informant interviewing, family conferencing, professional collaboration and report writing.

CSD 686 – Clinical Practicum


Supervised clinical experience with children and adults at on-campus and off-campus sites.

CSD 687 – Swallowing Disorders


Nature, assessment and clinical management of swallowing disorders.

CSD 688 – Neurocognitive Disorders in Adults


Evaluation and treatment of cognitive, linguistic and behavioral sequelae of adults with neurogenic impairments throughout successive stages of recovery.

CSD 689 – Motor Speech Disorders


Evaluation and management of communication disorders involving impaired motor planning and execution of speech. Neurophysiological processed involved in speech production and the evaluation, management, and treatment of motor speech disorders in children and adults.

CSD 690 – Directed Research I


In-depth study under faculty supervision.

CSD 691 – Directed Research II


Continued in-depth study under faculty supervision.

CSD 699 – Graduate Thesis/Research


Graduate thesis or research conducted under faculty supervision.