Courses

Course offerings reflect the 2018-2019 Elmhurst College 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.

.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. 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. Prerequisite: CSD 501.

.50 credit; part-time

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.

.50 credit; part-time

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

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.

.50 credit

Review of counseling and professional practices associated with communication and feeding/swallowing disorders. Develop appropriate interviewing and counseling skills for clients and their families. Contemporary professional issues in CSD will be discussed.

.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, evidencebased 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.

.50 credit

Familiarity with cultural patterns and communication styles; study of the needs, values, preferred mode of communication, and the cultural-linguistic background of a multicultural client base; awareness of appropriate instruments for assessment and intervention.

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, prevention, evaluation and remediation of language and literacy disorders in schoolage and adolescent children. Important legislation, response to intervention, service delivery models, risk factors and specific special-needs populations are discussed.

.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.

.50 credit

This course provides an introduction to the evidence-based practices for clinical evaluation and treatment for individuals with complex communication needs including augmentative and alternative communication system elements and design, assessment, and intervention principles.

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

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