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Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS)

College of Arts and Sciences

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CDIS 2033
Sign Languages.
Introduction to methods of sign language currently used among the U.S. deaf society, socially and educationally, including traditional American Sign Language (ASL), Manually Coded English (MCE, SEE), and fingerspelling. Linguistic components of sign and various sociological, psychological and adaptive communication issues having an impact on the deaf community. Two hours per week devoted to lecture and theory; one hour involved in a variety of interactive sign language skill work in smaller groups.

CDIS 3123
Audiology and Audiometry.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 4213.
 Anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism and related physics of sound. Common etiologies of hearing disorders. Establishing hearing screening programs. Practical experience in pure tone audiometry and impedance screening.

CDIS 3213
Introduction to Communication Disorders.
The normal development of speech, language and hearing. The characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders among all age groups. Suggestions for related professions involved with people with communication disorders.

CDIS 3223
Speech and Language Development.
Normal acquisition of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics in children. Biological and cognitive social bases of language acquisition. Description of dialect variations, second language acquisition, and atypical language development. The relationship between spoken and written language development.

CDIS 3313
Phonetics.
The analysis and description of speech at the segmental and suprasegmental levels. Development of students’ perceptual and analytical skills in speech sound production. Practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet for broad and narrow transcription. Overview of the speech production mechanism and process.

CDIS 3413
Introduction to Research.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or higher in CDIS 3213, 3223, 3313 and 4213; and STAT 2013 or 2053. Introduction to research process and evidence based practice in communication disorders, including how to locate and evaluate research articles, how to find possible research topics, issues related to conduction of experiment, and how to determine treatment effectiveness.

CDIS 4010
Clinic Practicum.
1-3 credits, max 3, Lab 2-6. Prerequisite(s): 4022, 4031, 4323 or 4413, senior standing, 3.25 GPA in the major and consent of adviser. Supervised clinical practicum in speech-language pathology and audiology.

CDIS 4013
Diagnostics.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 3213 and 3223. This course addresses principles and methods of assessment and diagnostics for people with communication disorders. The course includes test construction and design, reliability, validity, and other issues related to criterion and norm-referenced testing. Issues regarding diagnostic criteria and classification systems of communication disorders are also addressed.

CDIS 4023
Clinical Methods and Issues.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 3213, 3223, and 3313. Acceptance into pre-professional program via Declaration of Intent in CDIS. Fundamental process and procedures of clinical practicum, report writing, goal selection; production, assessment and recording of speech and language behaviors; development of interpersonal skills with clients, families, and other professionals; problem solving skills; professional organization and credentialing requirements and includes two hours per week of supervised clinical practicum.

CDIS 4113
Communication Disorders in Children.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 3213 and 3223. This course will address a broad range of communication disorders in children. In compliance with the standards put forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, this course will cover the nature of speech, language, and communication disorders and differences in children, including the etiologies, characteristics, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural correlates.

CDIS 4133
Aural Rehabilitation.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 3123 and 4213. Clinical aspects of habilitation and rehabilitation programs for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, including speech reading, auditory training, speech conservation, speech and language therapy, hearing aid orientation, and counseling. Study of amplification units including assistive listening devices.

CDIS 4213
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism.
   Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 1114. Structure and function of the respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and neural systems involved in the oral communication processes.

CDIS 4253*
Diagnostic Procedures in Communication Disorders.
Prerequisite(s): 3224. Speech and language diagnostic testing and procedures, interpreting diagnostic information and deriving appropriate treatment goals.

CDIS 4313*
Speech Science.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into CDIS program and a grade of “C” or better in 3313, 4213 and PHYS 1014. Scientific bases of the acoustic parameters, the perceptual and productive processes of speech, and the interrelationships of those factors during speech communication.

CDIS 4423
Neural Bases of Speech and Language.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 4213. Neuroanatomy and neuro-physiological processes related to speech and language. Including basic anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the physiological processes involved in neuromotor control and neuronal function related specifically to speech and language.

CDIS 4433
Communication Disorders in Adults.
   Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 4213 and 4423. A review of language disorders and changes occurring with both normal aging and common neurological diseases and traumas, with focus on cerebral vascular accidents. Neurophysiological bases and etiology are presented as well as evaluation and treatment of aphasia and right hemisphere disorders, dementia and traumatic brain injury.

CDIS 4900
Undergraduate Research.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. 1-3 credits, max 3. Research in speech, language, and hearing sciences and disorders.

CDIS 4980
Independent Study in CDIS.
1-3 credits, max 9. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and consent of instructor. Directed readings or research in communication sciences and disorders.

CDIS 4993
Senior Honors Thesis.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental invitation, senior standing, Honors Program participation. A guided reading and research program ending with an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member. Required for graduation with departmental honors in communication sciences and disorders.

CDIS 5000*
Master's Research and Thesis.
1-3 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate faculty. Research in speech, language and hearing sciences and disorders.

CDIS 5013*
Research Methods in Communication Disorders.
  Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in STAT 2013 or 2053. Research methods with emphasis on methods used most frequently in communication sciences and disorders; experience devising, evaluating, and implementing research.

CDIS 5113*
Advanced Language Disorders in Children.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 3223 and 4023. Principles of language assessment and intervention based on linguistic, cognitive, and social learning theories. Critical analysis of current research. Design of assessment and intervention programs.

CDIS 5143*
Phonological Disorders.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 3313. Current issues in linguistic theories related to the assessment and treatment of phonological disorders in children. Critical analysis of current research.

CDIS 5153*
Neurological Communication Disorders.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “B” or higher in 4213 and 4423 or consent of instructor. Communication changes occurring with aging and common neurological diseases and trauma. Neurophysiological bases and etiology. Evaluation and treatment of aphasia and right hemisphere disorders.

CDIS 5163*
Dysphagia.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “B” or higher in 4213 and 4423 or consent of instructor. Anatomy and neurophysiology of the swallowing mechanism in relation to pediatric and adult dysphagia. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of swallowing problems in children and adults including videofluoroscopic training with case studies. The first two-thirds of the course focus on adult dysphagia and the latter one third on pediatric dysphagia.

CDIS 5183*
Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia.
Nature, evaluation and treatment of acquired cognitive communication disorders secondary to traumatic injury or dementia.

CDIS 5193*
Motor Speech Disorders.
  Prerequisite(s): A grade of “B” or higher in 4213 and 4423 or consent of instructor. Nature, evaluation and treatment of neurologically-based motor speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia.

CDIS 5210*
Advanced Practicum.
1-6 credits, max 15. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Practical experience for the advanced student on or off campus.

CDIS 5243*
Language Disorders in School-Age and Adolescence.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in 4023 and 5113. Nature of spoken and written language disorders in school-age children and adolescents. Impact of language disorders on academic achievement. Assessment and intervention strategies.

CDIS 5333*
Voice Disorders.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “B” or higher in 4313, 4213 and 4423 or consent of instructor. The physiology of the vocal mechanism and factors which cause voice deviations. Recent research on diagnostic and intervention procedures in a variety of disorders. Independent study, observations in medical settings, and special demonstrations.

CDIS 5423*
Augmentative/Alternative Communication.
Prerequisite(s): Major in CDIS or consent of instructor. Evaluation and management of communication disorders in individuals requiring specially adapted educational intervention programs. Adaptive communication technologies.

CDIS 5433*
Cleft Palate.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of “B” or higher in 4213 and 4313 or consent of instructor. Recent research in the etiology, assessment and management of communicative disorders in individuals with cleft palate.

CDIS 5710*
Special Topics in Communication Disorders.
1-4 credits, max 9. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Individual and group investigations of problems in communication sciences and disorders.

CDIS 5713*
Fluency Disorders.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate admission or consent. Current research regarding the nature of etiologies, evaluation and treatment of dysfluent speech in both children and adults.

CDIS 5720*
Seminar in Communication Disorders.
1-3 credits, max 3. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Topics relevant to the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders presented on a rotating basis.

CDIS 5730*
Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
1-3 credits, max 3. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Directed readings or research in communication sciences and disorders.

CDIS 5760*
Portfolio.
1-2 credits, max 3. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Nature and preparation of professional portfolio with faculty guidance.

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Academic Calendar

Summer 2014

Session 2

June 9 - August 1

Monday, June 9
Class work begins

Wednesday, June 11
100% Refund, Nonrestrictive Drop/Add Deadline (
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Friday, June 13
50% Refund, Restrictive Drop/Add Deadline (
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Friday, July 4
University Holiday

Friday, July 18
W Drop/Withdraw Deadline (
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Friday, July 25
W/F Withdraw Deadline (
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Friday, August 1
Class work ends

Tuesday, August 5
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