Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-6018

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Graduate Courses

COMD 6230: Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Study of the identifying characteristics, suspected etiologies, prevalence, assessment, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

COMD 6261: Research Methodology in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Bases and techniques of experimentation in speech pathology and audiology. Emphasis on critical evaluation of evidence to support treatment of speech/language disorders.

COMD 6321: Dysphagia

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.

COMD 6326: Motor Speech Disorders

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.

COMD 6328: Acquired Cognitive Disorders

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.

COMD 6334: Aphasia

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.

COMD 6372: Remediation of Childhood Language 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.

COMD 6387: Voice and Resonance Disorders

Evaluation and management of vocal disorders including etiology, assessment, and treatment strategies. Emphasis on review and application of evidence-based treatment.

COMD 7221: Fluency

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.

COMD 7281/7381: Seminar in Medical SLP

This seminar provides in-depth discussion and analysis of issues in medical speech-language pathology. Specific topics vary each semester.

COMD 7282/7382: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

Typical and disordered communication in people who use languages, dialects, and cultural communication practices other than Standard American English. Specific topics will vary.

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.

COMD 7322: Phonological Disorders

In depth analysis of disorders of speech articulation including methods and philosophies of evaluation and treatment.

COMD 7391: Clinic in Speech-Language Disorders

Supervised practicum in the diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders.

COMD 7192/7392/7692/7992: Advanced Practicum in Speech & Language Disorders

Supervised practicum in the diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders in an off-campus setting.

COMD 7170/7270 Graduate Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology

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.

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