CSD Courses

CSD199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

CSD211 - Elementary American Sign Language I (3 cr.)

American Sign Language vocabulary and finger spelling. Brief overview of deafness, Deaf culture and the origins of American Sign Language. Receptive and expressive fluency in ASL and finger spelling. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD212 - Elementary American Sign Language II (3 cr.)

American Sign Language vocabulary, fingerspelling and syntax. Intermediate overview of Deaf culture. Receptive and expressive fluency in ASL. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD211. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD213 - American Sign Language III (3 cr.)

Structural grammar and phrases of American Sign Language (ASL) including but not limited to facial expressions, mouth morphemes, head tilts, shoulder shrugs, and other non-manual markers. Expanded ASL vocabulary and fingerspelling, the origins of ASL, Deaf culture, and receptive and expressive fluency in ASL. Prerequisite(s): CSD211, CSD212. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD240 - Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 cr.)

This course offers an introduction to the normal processes of speech, language, hearing, and deglutition; presents an overview of disorders of communication and swallowing; covers issues concerning the preparation to enter the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology; and sensitizes the students to multicultural communication. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD241 - Speech and Language Development (3 cr.)

This course covers communication development in children from birth to pre-school age. Students will be given information on relevant theoretical influences from both language and psychology domains. Also provided will be information regarding specific acquisition sequences, the impact of social and cultural influences on communication development, and how physical and cognitive developments are integrated in the process of speech/language acquisition. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD338 - Professional Writing (3 cr.)

This course provides a medium for students to improve their writing skills through the development of specific speech-language pathology related assignments. Approved AWR. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): junior standing, CSD major restrictions. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD342 - Introduction to Phonetics (3 cr.)

This course will include the study of the science of speech sounds as elements of language and their acoustic, articulatory and physiologic characteristics; transcription practice of both normal and impaired speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet; analysis of articulatory errors. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD241 (may be taken concurrently). Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD343 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 cr.)

The course presents a detailed study of the anatomical structures that are responsible for speech and hearing with an emphasis on physiology. Liberal Arts Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD344 - Introduction to Hearing and Speech Science (3 cr.)

Fundamental concepts of acoustics are integrated with the known mechanisms of speech production and auditory processing to develop the basic science foundations of human communication. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD343. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD345 - Introduction to Audiology (3 cr.)

This course introduces students to the profession of audiology by providing an overview of theories and techniques in assessment and management of the hearing impaired. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD343 and CSD344 (both may be taken concurrently) Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD380 - The Practice of Speech-Language Pathology (3 cr.)

Students will be presented with information about various settings in which a speech-language pathologist can seek employment. Students will review and discuss preparation for graduate school and credentialing requirements for practicing in the field. ASHA Code of Ethics and Scopes of Practice will be presented. Students will directly observe practicing SLPs in at least two settings. Students will be provided with an introduction to clinical practice, including exposure to and practice with screening and assessment tools. Students will be provided guided assistance and opportunities for practice in determining acceptable goals and objectives, material selection, data collection and record keeping. Strategies and skills to ensure successful therapy sessions and exposure to a variety of clinical report formats will also be presented and opportunities for practice will be provided. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, CSD338. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD410 - Communication Systems and Disorders (3 cr.)

Review of physical systems and theoretical models in normal speech, voice and language, and etiological processes and characteristics of select communication disorders beyond the introductory level. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD445 or CSD448. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD439 - Participatory Observation (1 cr.)

In this course, students will observe therapy and evaluation sessions in speech-language pathology and audiology. They will identify components of the session and characteristics of the clinician that influence the therapeutic interaction. Through these experiences the student will begin to develop a self-concept of himself or herself as a professional in the field of communication disorders. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD443 - Aural Rehabilitation (3 cr.)

This course presents rehabilitative and habilitative techniques for the adult and pediatric hearing impaired population. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD345. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD445 - Introduction to Articulation and Phonology (3 cr.)

This course will provide information regarding the etiology, diagnosis and therapeutic management of functional and organically-based articulatory and phonological impairments. Normal and impaired development of the articulatory and phonological systems will be described. Specific assessment, diagnostic and intervention procedures will be explained. A general introduction to speech impairments exhibited by individuals with cerebral palsy and cleft palate will be presented. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD342 and junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD448 - Language and Literacy Disorders in Children (3 cr.)

This course will provide the student with information regarding oral and written language impairments exhibited by children diagnosed with specific language impairment, language learning disability, or other conditions such as autistic disorder. Students will be presented with information regarding etiologies of language impairments, description of language impairments, assessment principles and techniques, and intervention procedures appropriate to different age levels and language characteristics. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): CSD241 and junior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD460 - Clinical Speech Practicum for Beginning Undergraduate Clinicians (0 to 1 cr.)

Beginning, supervised practice in the Speech and Hearing Center with children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Intense supervision will be provided. May be taken up to two times for a total of two credits. Prerequisite(s): CSD439; senior status; and POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD461 - Clinical Audiology Practicum -- Beginning Undergraduate Clinicians (0 to 1 cr.)

Beginning, supervised practice in the Speech and Hearing Center with persons displaying communication problems in the area of hearing. Intense supervision will be provided. Can be repeated for a total of 2 credits. Prerequisite(s): CSD439, senior standing, POI. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD465 - Senior Capstone (2 cr.)

Students (a) develop a clinical topic of interest in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology; (b) research relevant variables of communication disorder, such as its nature, etiology, assessment, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment; and (c) produce a written final product to be presented to the faculty. Emphasis is placed on researching, analyzing, and presenting the current professional literature on the topic of interest. Liberal Arts Prerequisite(s): senior standing. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

CSD524 - Research Design in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2 cr.)

Designed for the Speech-Language Pathology major who requires an understanding of research and design methods in the field of Communication Disorders and Sciences. Includes experimental and statistical control in the design of research; the application of research principles in clinical practice; and evidence-based practice. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD528 - Clinical Methods (1 cr.)

Clinical Methods focuses on developing professional skills for the provision and documentation of effective speech-language pathology services. Basic information about clinical procedures, policies, and techniques is presented. Students are expected to become familiar with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Standards, Code of Ethics, and Scope of Practice. Students will prepare a portfolio to demonstrate their increasing competence in clinical skills. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD531 - Language Disorders in Young Children (3 cr.)

Identification and application of studies in normal language acquisition to the study of communication development in infants and the study of preschool language and learning disorders. Content includes emphasis on the assessment of, and intervention with, infants and preschoolers and their families; evidence-based practices, interdisciplinary views of the child with communication challenges; issues in communication, social-emotional and cognitive development; related language impairments of various etiologies; challenges in learning and in the classroom for children with language impairments; use of assistive technology; working as a team member with caregivers, school personnel and other professionals in assessment and intervention; and cultural competence and multicultural/multilingual issues. Theoretical and clinical issues will be presented and discussed. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD532 - Language and Literacy Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents (3 cr.)

Characteristics, assessment and intervention of oral and written language disorders in school-age children including: risk factors, impact of commonly co-occurring cognitive characteristics (e.g., executive dysfunction), manifestations of language disorders in various language systems and forms (syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, pragmatics, narrative language, metalinguistics), multicultural issues, assessment, public and professional policies, assistive technology, and evidence-based practices. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD533 - Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Communication (3 cr.)

General human neuroanatomy and physiology with emphasis on the neuropathologies of communication. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD534 - Motor Speech Disorders (2 cr.)

Topics include the nature, etiology, assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment of motor speech disorders in children and adults. There is an emphasis on perceptual assessment, neuroanatomical bases of motor control, evidence based practices, and principles of motor learning used in the clinical treatment of motor speech disorders. Prerequisite(s): CSD533 and CSD535; graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD535 - Aphasia (3 cr.)

The nature, etiology, assessment, differential diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of aphasia in the adult are presented against a background of models of cortical and subcortical neuropathologies underlying specific deficits of speech, language and communication processes. Children, adolescents and adults will be addressed. Prerequisite(s): CSD533. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD536 - Dysphagia (3 cr.)

This course will provide students with information regarding normal and disordered swallowing/deglutition. Students will demonstrate skills in the areas of: identifying the anatomy and physiology of normal and disordered swallowing as well as the processes of evaluating, diagnosing and treating swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Various diagnostic and treatment procedures will be presented along with functional goal writing and documentation of progress to support reimbursement and current best practices. Prerequisite(s): CSD533; graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD537 - Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems (3 cr.)

Application of current literature on alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) with a focus on assessment and management of the communication abilities of individuals across the lifespan. Topics include: normal communication development; assessment of cognitive, motor, social and communication skills; etiological factors related to the need for AAC; planning of therapeutic strategies and objectives; training and use of AAC in school, hospital, clinical and home settings; use of assistive technology; assessment of intervention efficacy; and multidisciplinary learning in assessment and intervention. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in speech-language pathology and a college-level course in normal language development. Semester(s) Offered: Summer.

CSD539 - Cognitive Rehabilitation (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the neurological, cognitive, and communicative changes associated with traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere CVA, normal aging, and the dementias. Emphasis will bear on the nature, symptomatology, assessment, and rehabilitation techniques of these cognitive/linguistic disorders. Prerequisite(s): CSD533. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD540 - Evaluation in Speech-Language Pathology (0 to 3 cr.)

Topics include: purposes and types of assessment used in speech-language pathology, standardized and non-standardized assessment, ethics in assessment, gathering case history information, interviewing, counseling, multicultural and linguistic diversity issues, sources of test bias, minimizing bias, psychometric concepts in assessment, test administration and scoring, test interpretation, report writing, and oral structure and function examination. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD542 - Clinical Practicum for Beginning Clinicians (0 to 1 cr.)

Beginning, supervised practice in the Speech and Hearing Center with children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing to foster the development of basic clinical skills. Intense supervision will be provided. May be repeated five times for a total of six credits. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD543 - Clinic Practicum for Intermediate (0 to 1 cr.)

Intermediate, supervised practice in the Speech and Hearing Center with children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing to foster the continued development of clinical skills. Moderate supervision will be provided. May be repeated five times for a total of six credits. Prerequisite(s): CSD542, graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD544 - Clinical Practicum (0 to 1 cr.)

Advanced, supervised practice in the Speech and Hearing Center with children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing to foster the development of basic clinical skills. Minimal supervision will be provided. May be repeated up to five times for a total of six credits. Prerequisite(s): CSD543 and graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD545 - School Practicum (3 or 6 cr.)

Advanced, supervised practice in a public or private school or preschool setting with children displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Moderate to minimal supervision will be provided. Prerequisite(s): CSD543 and POI and graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD546 - Clinical Practicum - Off Campus I (3 or 6 cr.)

Advanced, supervised practice in off-campus sites with children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Moderate to minimal supervision will be provided. May be repeated up to five times for a total of six credits. Prerequisite(s): CSD543 and POI and graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD547 - Evaluation Clinic (1 cr.)

Advanced, supervised assessment in the Speech and Hearing Center of children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Moderate supervision will be provided. Prerequisite(s): CSD540 and CSD542. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.

CSD548 - Audiology Clinic (0 to 1 cr.)

Beginning, supervised practice in the Speech and Hearing Center with persons displaying communication problems in the area of hearing. Intense supervision will be provided. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD549 - Thesis Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (3 cr.)

Research for master's degree candidates choosing the thesis option.

CSD550 - Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Correlates of Communication Disorders (3 cr.)

Description and exploration of relationships between communication disorders and a variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairments in children and adults; analysis of these deficits with respect to language-learning disabled children, as well as to special populations including autism spectrum disorders, selective mutism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, abused/neglected children; and psychogenic communication disorders. Delineation of assessment and intervention methods, and the roles of the speech/language pathologist in the assessment and management of these disorders as part of a professional team. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD551 - Clinical Practicum - Off Campus II (0 to 6 cr.)

Advanced, supervised practice in off-campus sites with children or adults displaying communication problems in one or more of the following areas: speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Moderate to minimal supervision will be provided. May be repeated for a total of six credits. Prerequisite(s): CSD543 and POI and graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Summer.

CSD561 - Articulation/Phonological Development and Disorders (3 cr.)

Application of current literature on articulation and phonological development and disorders focusing on assessment and management in the clinic and the classroom. Topics include: theories of phonological development; assessment and treatment of articulation and phonological impairments across the lifespan; task analysis in the development of therapeutic objectives; evidence-based practice intervention techniques; measuring and maintaining records of progress; and the relationship between literacy, phonology and phonological awareness. Application to speakers of English as a first and as a second language will be provided. Theoretical and clinical issues will be presented and discussed. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in speech-language pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD562 - Voice and Resonance Disorders (0 to 3 cr.)

The development, anatomy, and physiology of the vocal system are reviewed. Knowledge of etiology, pathology, and symptomatology of voice and resonance disorders is developed. Perceptual, objective, and functional assessment and intervention methodologies of voice and resonance disorders are learned and applied. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall.

CSD563 - Stuttering and Fluency Disorders (3 cr.)

This course addresses the symptomatology, etiology, assessment, and management of fluency disorders from childhood to adulthood. Working with children as members of families and school environments, special considerations for pre-school and school-aged children, and interactions with children, parents and teachers are emphasized. The most current assessment and treatment approaches for preschool, school-aged, and adolescent/adult stutterers will be taught with consideration given to multicultural populations. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Spring.

CSD596 - Teaching Students with Speech-Lang-Disabilities Preschool-12 (3 cr.)

The course will provide information regarding the requirements for certification as a NYS teacher of the Speech-Language-Hearing Disabled. It will additionally provide DASA (Dignity for All Students Act), School Violence and Prevention, and Child Abuse and Maltreatment training opportunities in satisfaction of the requirements for NYS teacher certification as a TSHLD. NYS federal laws and regulations governing special education, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice Statements will also be covered. Assessment in communication disorders from preschool to age 21, and creating implementation of goals through the processes of RTI (Response to Intervention), 504 plans, and IEP's (Individualized Educational Plans) will be covered. Effective Therapy Techniques and models of service delivery in public schools will be provided. Prerequisite(s): graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CSD599 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Designed to allow students to conduct research or to investigate a line of study that is unavailable through regular course selection. Under the direct supervision of a faculty sponsor, faculty advisor, department chairperson, and dean. The study may involve a range of approaches from a literature review to an application of theory.

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