Study of the identifying characteristics, suspected etiologies, prevalence, assessment, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
To provide students an overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with specific focus on access methods, message representation, and practical application for individuals with a variety of communication disorders.
Bases and techniques of experimentation in speech pathology and audiology. Emphasis on critical evaluation of evidence to support treatment of speech/language disorders.
This course is the study of swallowing disorders in all age groups from newborns to the elderly that result from a variety of medical conditions. An in depth review of the literature will include prefeeding skills of infants as well as the disorders of deglutition and aging. Students will learn to evaluate radiographic examinations, make recommendations based on the instrumental examination, and the various types of behavioral and rehabilitation treatment for oropharyngeal dysphagia.
Assessment and management of motor speech disorders in adults, including apraxia of speech and degenerative neurological disorders; physiological systems contributing to reduced intelligibility; and differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias. Review and application of evidence-based treatment.
The purposes of this course are to (1) describe acquired cognitive disorders in adults including those associated with traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere brain damage and dementia; (2) describe the role of speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of these disorders; (3) describe normal cognitive changes associated with the aging process.
This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge base required for the assessment, management and treatment of acquired language and related disorders in adults. The curriculum will include a brief review of the neuroanatomy related to speech and language, methods of evaluation and diagnosis of acquired disorders in adults including aphasia, alexia, agraphia, agnosia and limb apraxia as well as methods of rehabilitation and management of these disorders.
The purposes of this course are: to present information regarding various approaches to language assessment, including syntax, discourse, cognition; and socio-communicative behaviors; provide information regarding intervention in the same areas and to enable students to apply these approaches to specific language intervention goals; and discuss specific intervention applications for children with autism.
Evaluation and management of vocal disorders including etiology, assessment, and treatment strategies. Emphasis on review and application of evidence-based treatment.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature, assessment and treatment of fluency disorders in children and adults. In addition, prevention and cultural considerations will be addressed. During this course the student will participate in practical learning activities intended to prepare you to appropriately assess/diagnose fluency disorders and plan treatment programs for children and adults who stutter.
This seminar provides in-depth discussion and analysis of issues in medical speech-language pathology. Specific topics vary each semester.
COMD 7283/7383: Seminar in Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology
In-depth discussion and analysis of issues in pediatric speech-language pathology across a range of disorders and service delivery models. Specific topics will vary.
In depth analysis of disorders of speech articulation including methods and philosophies of evaluation and treatment.
Supervised practicum in the diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders.
Supervised practicum in the diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders in an off-campus setting.
Seminar will cover issues that impact the practice of speech-language pathology. Sample topics include cultural competence, use of technology, and use of interpreters and translators.