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Curriculum

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Required Courses

The required courses for the Sequence for School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Assistants are as follows:

  • CSD 020: Introduction to Disordered Communication
  • CSD 022: Introduction to Phonetics
  • CSD 94: Development of Spoken Language (Pre-requisite for M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • CSD 125: Clinical Experience/Becoming an SLPA
  • CSD 126: Clinical Experience/Supporting Children with Communication Disorders
  • LING 081: Structure of the English Language

Elective Courses

Additionally, one of the following courses is required as an elective:

  • CSD 023: Beginning Linguistics or LING 80: Introduction to Linguistics. (Students completing the Pre-requisites for the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders must take either one of these two.)
  • CSD 101: Speech & Hearing Science (Elective) (Pre-requisite for M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • CSD 271: Introduction to Audiology.
  • CSD 299: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and Intervention. Please note: this course is offered via video-stream on a designated day and time.

Summer 2014

SectionTitleInstructorsDatesDaysTimesCreditsCRN
CSD 094 OL1 (online)
  • Kathleen Ross
to N/ASee Notes 360259
ENGS 081 OL1 (online)
  • Julie Roberts
to N/ASee Notes 361038
ENGS 081 OL2 (online)
  • Julie Roberts
to N/ASee Notes 361039
ENGS 081 OL3 (online)
  • Julie Roberts
to N/ASee Notes 361040
LING 080 OL1 (online)
  • Maeve Eberhardt
to N/ASee Notes 360072
LING 080 OL2 (online)
  • Emily Manetta
to N/ASee Notes 361142
LING 081 OL1 (online)
  • Julie Roberts
to N/ASee Notes 360848
LING 081 OL2 (online)
  • Julie Roberts
to N/ASee Notes 360849
LING 081 OL3 (online)
  • Julie Roberts
to N/ASee Notes 360866

There are no courses that meet this criteria.

Fall 2014

SectionTitleInstructorsDatesDaysTimesCreditsCRN
CSD 023 OL1 (online)
  • Charles Barasch
to N/ASee Notes 391836
CSD 094 OL1 (online)
  • Kathleen Ross
to N/ASee Notes 392400
CSD 101 ZRA
  • Barry Guitar
to Tue
Thu
to 492565
CSD 125 OL1 (online)
  • Kathleen Ross
to N/ASee Notes 391830
CSD 281 ZRA
  • Michael Cannizzaro
to Tue
Thu
to 392109
LING 080 ZRA
  • Karen Vatz
to Tue
Thu
to 394510

There are no courses that meet this criteria.

Sequence of Coursework Academic Year-Course Descriptions

Students choose one elective course during completion of the 7 course sequence from the table below.

Semester I – Spring
Semester II – Summer
Semester III – Fall
Semester IV – Spring
CSD 020
Introduction to Disordered Communication
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CSD 094
Development of Spoken Language

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ELECTIVE: CSD 023
Beginning Linguistics

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ELECTIVE: CSD 299
Autism Spectrum DisordersPlease note: this course offered via webstream on a designated day & time
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CSD 022
Introduction to Phonetics
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LING 081 Structure of English Language
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ELECTIVE: CSD 271
Introduction to Audiology


ELECTIVE: LING 80
Introduction to Linguistics

CSD 125
Clinical Experience/Becoming an SLPA
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CSD I 126
Clinical Experience/Supporting Children with Communication Disorders

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ELECTIVE: CSD 101
Speech & Hearing Science
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Course Descriptions

Courses are three credits unless otherwise noted.

CSD 020: Introduction to Disordered Communication
Survey of language, speech, and hearing disorders, emphasizing the importance of understanding such disorders as a part of the fuller understanding of human behavior.

CSD 022: Introduction to Phonetics
Linguistic, acoustic, and articulatory phonetics applied to the description of speech. Stresses use of the International Phonetic Alphabet with English, foreign languages, and disordered speech.

CSD 023: Linguistics for Clinicians (Elective)
Linguistic concepts, applications to clinical contexts. Topics include language components, language processing in the brain, individual differences and disorders, dialects, normal and disordered language acquisition.

LING 80: Introduction to Linguistics (Elective)
Introduction to biological, cognitive, and cultural bases of human communication through language, and to modern linguistic theory. Assignments provide opportunities for critical thinking and writing.

CSD 094: Development of Spoken Language
Speech and language acquisition interpreted in light of current learning and cognitive theory, linguistic theory, and methods of linguistic analysis.

CSD 101: Speech & Hearing Science (Elective) (Pre-requisite for M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Please note: this elective is recommended only for those planning on going onto graduate school.
Structure and function of the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and hearing systems, coupled with models of speech and hearing as part of human communication. Credits: 4.

CSD 125: Clinical Experience/Becoming an SLPA
Students will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of speech language pathology assistants (SLPA) within school or rehabilitation settings, working with infants to 22 year olds. An overview of relevant special education regulations, HIPAA standards, and health and safety issues is provided. Observation techniques, data collection practice, and team collaboration skills, including working with a supervising speech language pathologist (SLP) will be emphasized. Completion of at least 50 hours of practicum experience coincides with this course. Prerequisites: CSD 020, CSD 022, LING 081, CSD 094.

CDS 126: Clinical Experience/Supporting Children with Communication Disorders
Students will further develop skills commenced in CSD 125 and learn relevant screening tactics. Intervention strategies including evidence-based practices and response to intervention strategies for articulation, language, fluency, and voice will be explored. Working with diverse populations, communicating with families, and working through difficult treatment situations will be discussed. Completion of at least 50 hours of practicum experience coincides with this course. Prerequisite: CSD 125.

LING 081: Structure of English Language
Using descriptive linguistic theory, this course examines basics of English grammar with emphasis on hands-on examples. Also includes exploration of politicization of English grammar. Pre-requisites: 3 hours English or CMSI.

CSD 271: Introduction to Audiology (Elective)
Please note: this elective is recommended only for those planning on going onto graduate school.
Survey of hearing and the nature and causes of hearing impairment. Includes an orientation to assessment procedures and rationales, hearing screening and counseling considerations. Prerequisite: CSD101.

CSD 299: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment & Intervention (Elective)
Assessment and intervention considerations in communication, social interaction and play, selection and use of evaluation tools, and implementation of intervention strategies for children with autism. Available as an evening course. Please note: this course is offered via video-webstream on a designated day & time.

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