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CSD 214. NORMAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. (Education Majors). (3) Fall, Spring, Summer. An introduction to the speech and language acquisition of typically developing children.  This course is designed to meet the needs of those majoring in childhood education. (This class will only be offered until December 2014 due to a change in certification requirements.  All students needing this class must enroll during the Summer or Fall 2014 semesters!)

CSD 215. NORMAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT.  (CSD Majors). (3) Fall, Spring. Normal speech and language acquisition and growth from first vocalization to adult grammatical forms. Observation of clinical activity is required.

CSD 230. CLINICAL ASPECTS I: INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSIONS IN CSD. (2) Fall, Spring.  An overview of the professional practices in the field of communication sciences and disorders.  Topics related to multicultural service delivery, certification, code of ethics, graduate education, and other issues in speech-language pathology.  Observation of clinical activity is required.    

CSD 250. SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. (3) Fall, Spring, Summer. Common speech, language, and hearing disorders with emphasis on causation. Observation of clinical activity is required.

CSD 276. GLOBAL COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVES. (3) Fall, Spring. A comparative analysis of the cultural environment as it affects the communication process for disordered/different individuals.

CSD 290. PHONETICS. (3) Fall, Spring. Principles of phonetic sciences with practical application of articulatory phonetics and experience in auditory discrimination. Geographical and ethnic dialects.  

CSD 325.PHONOLOGICAL AND ARTICULATION DISORDERS. (3) Fall, Spring. Identification, classification, analysis, and remediation of phonological and articulation disorders. Prerequisite: CSD 230, 250, and 290.  

CSD 326. LANGUAGE DISORDERS. (3) Fall, Spring.  Identification and remediation of language disorders. Delayed and disordered language, environmental deprivation, intellectual disability, and brain injury. Prerequisites: CSD 215, 230, and 250.    

CSD 380. CLINICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES: DIAGNOSTIC. (3) Fall, Spring. Introduction to current diagnostic and appraisal methods for the disorders of speech and language. Includes the study of and practical experience in the administration and reporting of assessment instruments for communication disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 325 and 326.   

CSD 381. CLINICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES: TREATMENT. (3) Fall, Spring. Overview of the clinical process for the remediation of communication disorders. Practical clinical methodology will be emphasized. Prerequisites:   CSD 325 and 326. 

CSD 385. CLINICAL ASPECT II.  (1) Fall, Spring.  Supervised clinical practicum experience including assessment, remediation, and treatment of a variety of communication disorders.  Two to three hours of clinical/lab work and one hour of staffing per week is required.  Approximately 10-15 clock hours of clinical practicum experience will be accumulated.   Students MUST earn an "A" or "B" in this class to count clinical hours and advance to the next practicum course.  Additionally, student must purchase professional liability insurance from Harding University.  Fee:  see course fee schedule.  Prerequisite:  Admission to the Clinical Track  

CSD 386. CLINICAL ASPECT III.  (1) Fall, Spring.  Supervised clinical practicum experience of a more advanced nature including assessment, remediation, and treatment of a variety of communication disorders.  Two to three hours of clinical/lab work and one hour of staffing per week is required.  Approximately 10-15 clock hours of clinical practicum experience will be accumulated.  Prerequisite:  CSD 385 with a grade of "A" or "B".  Students MUST earn an "A" or "B" in this class to count clinical hours and advance to the next practicum course.  Additionally, student must purchase professional liability insurance from Harding University.  Fee:  see course fee schedule.

CSD 400. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE. (3) Fall.  Normal anatomy, physiology and neurology of speech and language. Specific breakdowns in anatomical, physiological and neurological functioning resulting in communication disorders.     

CSD 401. SPEECH AND VOICE SCIENCE. (3) Spring. The vocal mechanism, acoustics of voice and sound production, the human ear, and psychoacoustics of audition. Prerequisite: 325.

CSD 402. AUDIOLOGY. (3) Fall. The anatomy of the hearing mechanism, the process of hearing, tests for impaired functions of the ear, and rehabilitation of the aurally handicapped. Supervised practice in testing hearing. Prerequisite: CSD 250. 

CSD 404. AURAL REHABILITATION. (3) Spring. The handicap of hearing impairment with its habilitation and rehabilitation. Signing, auditory training, and speech reading. Speech conservation, counseling, and the use of amplification. Prerequisite: CSD 250 and 402 or consent of instructor.

CSD 421. CLINICAL ASPECT IV . (4) Fall, Spring. A clinical experience in an approved speech-language pathology/audiology setting. Prerequisites:  CSD 386 with a grade of "A" or "B". Students MUST earn an "A" or "B" in this class to count clinical hours and earn academic credit for graduation.  Additionally, student must purchase professional liability insurance from Harding University. Fee: See course fee schedule.   

CSD 450/550. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-3) Offered with permission of instructor and department chair. Independent research in areas of communication disorders such as stuttering, articulatory disorders, and speech and hearing rehabilitation. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours total credit in any area.

CSD 611.  PREVENTING, DIAGNOSING AND TREATING COMMUNICATION DISORDERS WITH THE BIRTH TO 5 POPULATION. (5) 1st Fall. Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Strategies for preventing the onset of communication disorders at this stage of life will be addressed as well as intervention methodologies.  Typical appraisal procedures and instruments usedwith this population will be reviewed.  

CSD 614.  PREVENTING, DIAGNOSING AND TREATING COMMUNICATION DISORDERS WITH THE MIDDLE TO OLDER ADULT POPULATION.  (5) 1st Spring. Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in middle aged and older adults. Strategies for preventing the onset of communication disorders at this stage of life will be addressed as well as intervention methodologies.  Typical appraisal procedures and instruments used with this population will be reviewed.  

CSD 617. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH DESIGN IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS. (2) Fall. Experimental and descriptive research designs in speech sciences, including both group and single subject.

CSD 618.  PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION. (1) 1st Fall. Offered on sufficient demand.  Detailed transcription of normal and disordered speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet.   

CSD 619.  CLINICAL PRACTICUM I.  (3) 1st Fall. The first level of diagnostic and therapeutic contact with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience will include treatment planning, report writing and patient/parent counseling.

CSD 622.  PREVENTING, DIAGNOSING AND TREATING COMMUNICATION DISORDERS WITH THE SCHOOL-AGED POPULATION.(5) 2nd Fall. Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in school-aged children and early adolescents. Strategies for preventing the onset of communication disorders at this stage of life will be addressed as well as intervention methodologies.  Typical appraisal procedures and instruments used with this population will be reviewed.  

CSD 623.  PREVENTING, DIAGNOSING AND TREATING COMMUNICATION DISORDERS WITH THE LATE ADOLESCENT TO EARLY ADULT POPULATION. (5) 1st Spring. Communication development and disorders (speech, language, and hearing) in late adolescents and young adults. Strategies for preventing the onset of communication disorders at this stage of life will be addressed as well as intervention methodologies.  Typical appraisal procedures and instruments used with this population will be reviewed.

CSD 627. RESEARCH ANALYSIS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS. (1) Spring. The processes involved in the collecting, analyzing and reporting of research data.

CSD 629.  CLINICAL PRACTICUM II. (3) 1st Spring. The second level of diagnostic and therapeutic contact with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience will include treatment planning, report writing and patient/parent counseling. 

CSD 632.  SEMINAR: MULTI-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS.  (1) Summer. Examination of the verbal and nonverbal cultural differences within a clinical setting.

CSD 635.  ALTERNATIVE MODES OF COMMUNICATION.(1) Summer.  An introduction to various communication modalities including oral, manual, augmentative/alternative communication techniques, and assistive technologies.

CSD 637.  PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND SPEAKING IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS.(1) 1st Fall. A seminar designed to discuss the specific aspects of technical writings and oral presentations in the field of speech-language pathology.

CSD 639.  CLINICAL PRACTICUM III.(5) Summer. The third level of diagnostic and therapeutic contact with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience will include treatment planning, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Students may be assigned to outside practicum sites with the consent of the instructor or may choose to participate in international practicum experiences.

CSD 642.  NEUROLOGY OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE AND HEARING.  (3) 1st Fall.  Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with a concentration on neurological mechanisms related to speech, language and hearing.

CSD 643.  DYSPHAGIA.(2) 2nd Fall.  Anatomical bases of normal and disordered swallowing in children and adults; evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.

CSD 646.  FLUENCY. (2) 2nd Fall.  Theories, evaluation procedures, and therapeutic techniques in the treatment of various types and degrees of stuttering and cluttering.

CSD 648.  COUNSELING/INTERVIEWING IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS.  (1) 1st Fall. Seminar designed to demonstrate the principles of working with persons with communication disorders and their families throughout the client’s lifespan.

CSD 649.  CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV.(3) 2nd Fall. The fourth level of diagnostic and therapeutic contact with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience will include treatment planning, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Students may be assigned to outside practicum sites with the consent of the instructor.

CSD 651.  INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE PROJECT IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS.  (3) 2nd Spring. Seminar designed as a comprehensive integration and analysis of the discipline of Speech-Language Pathology. A formative and summative evaluation of the students’ work evidenced by students’ development of a portfolio that contains pieces of work that exemplify their progress throughout the academic program and formal presentation of their own research investigations.

CSD 655.  STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INTERVENTION LANGUAGE LANGUAGE-LITERACY ISSUES. (2)  2nd Spring. Examination of the inter-relationship of language-reading skills and the best practice models for therapeutic intervention throughout the lifespan.

CSD 657.  PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS. (2) 2nd Spring.  Exploration of the role of biblical values in ethical decision making for the communication sciences and disorders professional.  Consideration of these values as well as the professional code of ethics in resolving ethical dilemmas.

CSD 658.  SEMINAR: SPECIAL TOPICS. (1) 2nd Spring.  Advanced topics in specialized areas such as central auditory processing, alternative/augmentative communication, motor speech disorders, and specific voice disorders.  Specific topic to be announced each semester.

CSD 659.  CLINICAL PRACTICUM V(3) 2nd Spring. The last level of diagnostic and therapeutic contact with individuals who exhibit communication disorders. The experience will include treatment planning, report writing and patient/parent counseling. Students may be assigned to outside practicum sites with the consent of the instructor.

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