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Courses

Course offerings reflect the 2020-2021 Elmhurst University Catalog. One unit of credit equals four semester hours.

 

.75 credit

Students provide assessment and intervention services to pediatric and/or adult clients in the campus clinic in areas such as speech production, receptive language, expressive language, cognitive-communication, fluency and/or voice disorders. Students use assessment data to construct appropriate intervention plans, develop lesson plans, deliver therapy to address desired goals, and conduct ongoing assessment of client progress. Students administer informal and standardized assessments, interpret assessment information, and write diagnostic and treatment reports. Weekly class meeting times to address a variety of clinical topics.

.75 credit

Students provide assessment and intervention services to pediatric and/ or adult clients in the campus clinic in areas such as speech production, receptive language, expressive language, cognitive-communication, fluency, voice, swallowing and/or feeding disorders. Students use assessment data to construct appropriate intervention plans, develop lesson plans, deliver therapy to address desired goals, and conduct ongoing assessment of client progress. Students administer informal and standardized assessments, interpret assessment information, and write diagnostic and treatment reports. Students build on their knowledge and skill from CSD 500 to demonstrate a higher level of clinical competence. Weekly class meeting times to address a variety of clinical topics.

Prerequisite: CSD 500.

.50 credit

Students provide assessment and intervention services to pediatric and/or adult clients in the campus clinic in areas related to speech production, receptive language, expressive language, cognitive-communication, voice, fluency, swallowing and/or feeding disorders. Students use assessment data to construct appropriate intervention plans, develop lesson plans, deliver therapy to address desired goals, and conduct ongoing assessment of client progress. Students administer informal and standardized assessments, interpret assessment information, and write diagnostic and treatment reports.
Students build on their knowledge and skill from CSD 500 and CSD 501 to achieve a level of competence expected for progression to an off-campus clinical placement. Weekly class meeting times to address a variety of clinical topics.

Prerequisite: CSD 501.

.50 credit; part-time

External practicum supervised by an off or on campus supervisor. Open only to graduate students who have met all other requirements for initial certification by the Illinois State Board of Education. This course is designed to acquaint the student with practice in an approved educational environment. Weekly class meeting times to address a variety of clinical topics.

.50 credit; part-time

External practicum supervised by an off or on campus supervisor. Graduate medical practicum experience emphasizing planning, conducting therapy programs, obtaining case histories, conferring with other professionals, writing reports and making recommendations. Weekly class meeting times to address a variety of clinical topics.

Noncredit, Pass/No Pass

Students observe and then assist graduate students enrolled in CSD 502 in the on-campus clinic. Incoming graduate students participate in supervised clinical practice, including planning, treatment, data collection, preparation of materials, and writing of lesson plans and notes. Attendance at weekly class sessions on clinic policy and procedures, diagnostic and treatment techniques, evidence-based practice, and current topics in speech-language pathology is required.

.75 credit

Objectives are to help the student understand the ethical and scientific foundations of evidence-based practice and its applications to clinical questions. Focus will be on the scientific method as a problem-solving process, developing research designs for answering research questions, interpreting and critically evaluating research studies, and communicating scientific findings.

.75 credit

Information is provided about disordered communication in children from birth through kindergarten. Course material includes information about important legislation, the relationship between language and literacy, service delivery models, risk factors, identification and prevention, evidence-based assessment and intervention, needs of families, specific populations of children with special needs, and interprofessional collaborative practice. Students will learn strategies for effectively serving clients in our multilingual society.

.75 credit

This course is designed to build upon the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the undergraduate-level course in phonology and articulation. Advanced-level, evidence-based assessment and intervention methods for speech sound disorders (SSD) in clients with articulation disorders, phonological processing disorders, inconsistent speech sound disorder, cleft palate, orofacial myofunctional disorder, hearing impairment, and motor speech disorders such as childhood apraxia of speech will be discussed. Students will learn strategies for effectively serving clients in our multilingual society.

1.50 credits; half-term

External practicum supervised by an off-campus supervisor. Open only to graduate students who have met all other requirements for initial certification by the Illinois State Board of Education. This course is designed to acquaint the student with practice in an approved educational environment.

1.50 credits; half-term

External practicum supervised by an off-campus supervisor. Graduate medical practicum experience emphasizing planning, conducting therapy programs, obtaining case histories, conferring with other professionals, writing reports and making recommendations.

.75 credit

Students will gain an understanding of the neuroanatomy and neuropathologies as they relate to language functions and disorders of the brain; also includes methods for assessment and treatment of neurogenic language disorders.

.75 credit

An in-depth exploration of the etiology, evaluation, and remediation of language and literacy disorders in school-age and adolescent students. Students will study theories of literacies, the developmental reading process, and practical applications for reading across content areas for K-12 grade students. The course includes reading methods and procedures used to develop skills, attitudes, knowledge, and understanding of content area reading material, and modification processes developed to maximize literate practices of all students.

.75 credit

Students will gain understanding of the forces of culture that influence communication and interaction styles, and how these may impact outcomes in healthcare and educational treatment settings. Students will gain familiarity and practical field experience with research techniques, instructional strategies, and counseling strategies that address the need for tailored service delivery according to the values, needs, modes of communication, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of a diverse client base. Students will understand how to appropriately apply and/or modify formal and informal assessment/intervention techniques for a diverse client population.

.75 credit

This course provides an in-depth overview of neurological processes as they relate to speech, language, cognition and swallowing disorders as well as principles and methods of prevention and intervention.

.75 credit

Review of the mechanics of normal swallowing, disorders of swallowing, etiology and diagnosis, assessment tools and principles and methods of rehabilitation and prevention are addressed in children and adults. Contemporary issues related to dysphagia evaluation and management such as counseling and ethical consideration in evaluation and management are discussed throughout the course.

.75 credit

Introduction to the process of clinical evaluation and treatment of individuals who are nonverbal; covers augmentative and alternative communication systems, assessment, and treatment methods.

3.00 credits; full-term

External practicum supervised by an off-campus supervisor; open only to graduate students who have met all other requirements for initial certification by the Illinois State Board Education. This course is designed to acquaint the student with practice in an approved educational environment.

3.00 credits; full-term

External practicum supervised by an off-campus supervisor. Graduate medical practicum experience emphasizing planning, conducting therapy programs, obtaining case histories, conferring with other professionals, writing reports and making recommendations.

.50 credit

Issues and professional responsibilities related to speech-language pathology in the public schools.

.50 credit

A study of etiology, symptomatology and treatment procedures for voice disorders, including those that result from laryngeal pathologies. This course is also designed to provide students with a practical foundation in the area of craniofacial anomalies, specifically, etiologies, embryology, genetics, impact of anomalies on speech, assessment procedures, and intervention techniques.

.50 credit

Overview of theories and etiologies of dysfluencies; assessment of children and adults; remediation techniques and procedures for adults and children; consideration of fluency-enhancing electronic devices and fluency-enhancing pharmaceuticals.

.75 credit

This course covers basic principles and current theories of speech motor control, including biological and neurological aspects. The etiology and characteristics of the different dysarthria subtypes, as well as apraxia of speech, including anatomic, physiologic, aerodynamic and acoustic features are examined. Principles and methods of assessment and intervention in motor speech disorders are discussed. Evidence-based practice is applied to case scenarios.

.25–1.00 credit

Research in communication sciences and disorders culminating in a written research paper and oral defense. Repeatable for credit.

.25–1.00 credit

Completion of a research paper without data collection and analysis; an in-depth literature review to answer specific research questions. Repeatable for credit.

.25–1.00 credit

Open to graduate students in CSD. Studies may include readings and clinical study or research. Consent of instructor required. Repeatable for credit.

Elmhurst University reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

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