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Courses

Communication Sciences and Disorders

5411. Psycholinguistics   (3 s.h.)


This course presents information about the processing and use of language, including language acquisition, lexical retrieval, syntactic parsing, and language production in children and adults with normal and disordered communication systems.

5501. Modern Linguistics I-Syntax   (3 s.h.)

This course engages in scientific investigation of grammatical structure in language. Data from English and other languages are used to study phrase structure, empty categories, movement, etc.

5502. Phonology I   (3 s.h.)

The study of sound systems in human language is undertaken. Students investigate data from a variety of languages and language families.

5503. Morphology   (3 s.h.)

The study of word structure in nature language is investigated with examples from a variety of languages. Students are guided toward analyzing morphological phenomena of many types.

5505. Issues in Linguistics   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5501 and CSC+DIS 5502 or permission of instructor.

This course undertakes a critical investigation of major intellectual trends in the recent history of linguistics and their relationship to contemporary issues in philosophy, psychology, and anthropology.

5521. Foundations in Child Language Disorders   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 3301.

Co-requisite: CSC+DIS 5522 and CSC+DIS 8287.

This course provides an overview of theory, research, and clinical issues concerning disorders of language in children. Assessment and treatment techniques are reviewed and evaluated.

5522. Foundations and Management in Phonological Disorders   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 2209, CSC+DIS 3233, and CSC+DIS 3301.

Co-requisite: CSC+DIS 5521 and CSC+DIS 8287.

This course provides an overview of theory, research, and clinical issues concerning phonological disorders in children. Assessment and treatment techniques are reviewed and evaluated.

5525. Foundations and Management in Fluency   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 3233.

This course offers a survey of the characteristics and theories on the nature of stuttering and reviews the principles and practices of assessment and intervention strategies.

5526. Foundations in Adult Language Disorders   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 2219 and CSC+DIS 3235.

This course presents an overview of acquired neurogenic language disorders and the ways in which these disorders have historically been described and explained. Approaches to diagnosis and treatment of adult language disorders from structural to functional models are discussed.

5528. Foundations and Management in Voice   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 3233 and CSC+DIS 3235.

This course focuses on the nature and types of organic and functional voice disorders; instrumentation for describing, analyzing, and tracking vocal parameters; and the principles of assessment and treatment of disorders of respiration, voicing, and resonance.

5529. Case Studies   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

This seminar patterns itself on the Grand Rounds format used in hospitals in which a clinician presents information about a patient/client to a group of peers. The course is structured to provide interdisciplinary interactions because so many patients/clients have multiple problems and solutions are usually interdisciplinary in nature.

5531. Applications in Audiology   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 4301.

This course undertakes practical labwork with audiometric equipment, test procedures, administration interpretation, principles of case management, and report writing.

5532. Foundations and Management in Hearing Disorders   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 4301.

This course reviews basic communication sciences and their role in the development of (re)habilitative strategies for use with both adults and children with hearing impairment.

5534. American Sign Language I   (3 s.h.)

This introductory course provides the necessary skills for basic communication in American Sign Language. The relationship between manual and oral systems and the implications of deafness on communication are considered.

5634. American Sign Language II   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5534.

This is a continuation of CSC+DIS 5534, the basic introduction to American Sign Language. It explores the language used by Deaf people in America, including the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary necessary in ASL. In addition, various aspects of Deaf culture are also discussed.

5729. Language and Deafness   (3 s.h.)

This course provides an introduction to Deaf studies: the linguistic structure of American Sign Language; how modality of production-perception shapes language organization (comparisons of signed and spoken languages); Deaf culture; deafness and minority cultures; deafness and child development; issues and options in Deaf education; and deafness in old age.

8147. Basic Practicum in Audiology   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5531 and CSC+DIS 5533.

A basic practicum in audiology is served at Temple University Speech and Language Center or one of the field placements with emphasis on basic audiologic testing and interpretation.

8187. Basic Practicum in Diagnostic Processes   (1-3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 4396.

This course offers an introduction to assessment of speech-language disorders. Emphasis is on assessment tools, procedures, rationales, and interpretation.

8287. Basic Practicum in Therapy Processes   (1-3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 4396.

Co-requisite: CSC+DIS 5521 and CSC+DIS 5522.

This course offers an introduction to remediation of speech-language disorders. Emphasis is on therapy methodologies and techniques, procedures and rationales based on evidence-based practice, and analysis and interpretation of therapy outcomes.

8601. Advanced Syntax   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5501 or equivalent.

This course is a study of recent advances in syntactic theory, focusing on the tension between universal grammar and the properties of particular languages.

8721. Foundations and Management in Augmentative and Alternative Communication   (2 s.h.)

This course provides information on the identification of individuals who would benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication, on assessment of functional communication needs across environments, and on current regulations and documentation to obtain funding for a speech-generating device.

8722. Foundations and Management in Dysphagia   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 3233.

This course offers an overview of swallowing processes and disorders specific to the adult and pediatric populations. Assessment and treatment are discussed.

8723. Project in Speech Language Hearing   (1 s.h.)


Topics change from semester to semester and are presented in an intensive, in-depth seminar format over a weekend (Friday 3:00-8:00 and Saturday 8:30-5:30).

8724. Adult Language Disorders: Management   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5526.

This course builds on the theoretical foundation for acquired adult language disorders. The central theme is the evaluation and treatment of these disorders across a variety of settings, with consideration given to the present climate of health care and functional outcomes.

8725. Disorders of Articulation and Phonology: Special Populations   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5522.

This course presents information and experiences to assess, diagnose, and treat persons with articulation disorders associated with cleft palate, apraxia, dysarthria, and/or oral myofunctional disorders.

8726. Management of Child Language Disorders    (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5521.

This course presents information and specific skills to assess and treat language disorders in children.

8727. Written Language Development and Disorders   (2 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CSC+DIS 5521 and CSC+DIS 8726.

This course focuses on the developmental processes of written language acquisition and written language disorders (dyslexia). Special attention is given to phonological awareness and the cognitive processes underlying this awareness.

8821. Child Language Disorders-Reading   (2 s.h.)

This course is a concentrated study of special topics in the area of child language disorders.

8824. Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations   (2 s.h.)

This course is a concentrated study of language development and disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Less biased assessment and intervention approaches are discussed.

8830. Seminar in CSD   (1 s.h.)

This seminar integrates professional issues, clinical research and theory, and clinical management in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

8860. Seminar in Speech Science   (3 s.h.)

This course offers in-depth experience in the speech science lab with a variety of instruments and techniques. Readings and discussions cover speech production and perception.

9087. Practicum in Hearing   (1 s.h.)

This basic-level practicum exposes students to the problems and therapeutic measures experienced by and available for hearing impaired individuals from childhood through adulthood in various habilitative/rehabilitative settings.

9187. Advanced Practicum in Voice   (1 s.h.)

This advanced-level practicum has an in-depth focus on assessing and treating voice disorders.

9287. Advanced Practicum in Fluency   (1 s.h.)

This advanced-level practicum has an in-depth focus on assessing and treating persons who stutter.

9387. Advanced Field Practicum in Speech Language Pathology   (3 s.h.)

This advanced-level practicum is served at a field affiliation or at Temple University Speech and Hearing Center with focus on in-depth diagnosis and treatment of a specific disordered population. Two or more days are spent on-site.

9582. Independent Study - Comm Sci   (1-3 s.h.)

Qualified students are permitted to conduct investigations and/or in-depth study under supervision of departmental faculty.

9587. Advanced Practicum in Aphasia   (1-3 s.h.)

This advanced-level practicum focuses on in-depth assessment and treatment of persons with aphasia and/or cognitive-linguistic deficits. 

9980. Dissertation Seminar   (1-6 s.h.)

Current topics in speech-language-hearing research are covered.

9994. Preliminary Exam Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)

Study for preliminary exams prior to writing the dissertation.

9996. Thesis Seminar   (1-6 s.h.)

Preparation of the master's thesis.

9998. Pre-Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Development of the dissertation proposal.

9999. Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Dissertation project.

 

Updated 6.10.10