Courses

CD 361. Language Development in Children (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Study of oral language development in children and the bases for speech and language problems. Provides layperson awareness of the various dimensions of speech and language development; the milestones observable within the normal developmental sequence; and the identification, consequences and management of speech and language disorders. (Not …

CD 405. Phonetics (3)

Study of general phonetics principles; articulatory, acoustic and linguistic aspects of the sound systems of standard and non-standard dialects of American English; introduction to the application of phonetics to disordered sound systems.

CD 410. Hearing Science (3)

Study of physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of the earand measurement of perception of sound. Brief survey of causes of hearing impairment and habilitation procedures.

CD 415. Speech and Language Development (3)

Study of speech and language development in relation to normal learning and growth processes; brief introduction to second language acqusition.

CD 442. Speech Science (3)

Structure and function of neuro-muscular systems used in respiration, phonation, resonation and articulation; fundamentals of sound production and transmission applied to speech.

CD 445. Audiometry and Hearing Conservation (3)

Prerequisite: CD 410. Study of basic battery of audiologic tests, including equipment calibration procedures, pure tone and speech audiometry, clinical masking and the study of school and industrial identification audiometry and hearing conservation. Familiarization with basic audiologic equipment, and calibrationand test procedures.

CD 446. Auditory Habilitation (3)

Prerequisite: CD 410. Theory and methods of habilitation of hearing-impaired adults and children, including assessment of hearing handicap, habilitation management, speech-reading and amplification with individual and group hearing aids.

CD 450. Fluency and Disorders of Fluency (3)

Prerequisites: CD 415, 442. Study of the etiology, characteristics and clinic assessment of typical/atypical stuttering in adults and children. The efficacy and efficiency of therapeutic management of fluency disorders are discussed. In addition, multicultural implications for assessment and treatment will be presented. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 451. Phonologic and Articulatory Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405, 415, 442. Examination of theories of normal and disordered acquisition of phonology and articulatory production, as well as basic phonologic assessment methods and treatment planning. Both functional and structural disorders are emphasized, including cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial syndromes. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 462. Language Disorders I (3)

Prerequisite: CD 415. Ways of conceptualizing language of parts of language; introduction to data collection, transcription and language analysis; introduction to the concept of differential diagnosis; introduction to diagnostic populations with associated developmental language disorders.

CD 465. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology I (2)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), 410 (or equivalent), 415 (or equivalent), 442 (or equivalent), 451 (or equivalent), 462 (or equivalent), 469A (or equivalent), 469O (or equivalent). Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Supervised clinical experience in the diagnosis of and therapy for speech- and hearing-handicapped children, academic study of specific speech problems. 6 …

CD 469A. Diagnostic Methods in Communication Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Privileges (Clinical Phase). Basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized evaluation procedures for children and adults with mild to moderate communicative disorders. Theory and application of clinical writing, including the case history and the assessment report.

CD 469B. Practicum in Diagnostics in Communication Disorders (1)

Prerequisites: 469A (or equivalent), 469O (or equivalent). Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Practicum in the evaluation of individuals with communicative disorders. 3 hours of clinical skills lab per week. May be repeated one time.

CD 469O. Observation in Communication Disorders (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Privileges(Clinical Phase). Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Observation of the evaluation and management of speech, language and hearing disorders. 25 hours of pre-therapy observation. Instruction in case-management fundamentals. To be taken concurrently with 469A. 3 hours of clinical skills lab per week.

CD 471. Advanced Audiology (3)

Prerequisite: CD 445. Study of auditory tests for lesions in the peripheral and central auditory system, including impedance audiometry and test batteries using pure tone and speech stimuli, and tests for pseudohypoacusis.

CD 475. Clinical Practicum in Audiology I (2)

Prerequisites: CD 445, 446, 496A, 469O. Application of audiometric theory in the audiological lab, giving the student experience in the clinic routine of assessing auditory function and preparing and implementing a program of rehabilitation. 6 hours of lab per week.

CD 478. Severe Language Handicapped and/or Aphasic Pupils in the Classroom (3)

Prerequisite: CD 465. Provides the advanced communicative disorders student with behavioral data, current concepts and effective diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilized in the rehabilitative process for the severe oral-language handicapped/aphasic child in the classroom.

CD 480. Early Speech-Language Intervention (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405, 415, 462. Advanced study of speech and language disorders, assessment procedures and intervention management of developmentally-delayed children from birth to age 5.

CD 485. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), 410 (or equivalent), 415 (or equivalent), 442 (or equivalent). The study of unaided and aided communication systems and modalities to provide augmentative and/or alternative communication habilitation and rehabilitation to communicatively handicapped individuals.  Contemporary microcomputer hardware and software, program development, devices and applications in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are …

CD 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences (1-3)

Prerequisite: One year of appropriate courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Experimental courses in Communication Disorders and Sciences, with course content to be determined.

CD 499. Independent Study (3)

No Course Description.

CD 500. Background Leveling in Communication Disorders and Sciences (3)

Corequisite: Admission to the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Distance Learning graduate studies program. Recommended Preparatory Courses: Course equivalents of CD 405, 410, 415, 442, 445, 446, 450, 451, 462, 469A. Tailored instruction for students who have not yet achieved the minimal competency requirements for entry into graduate studies. Students are assessed across seven …

CD 501. Interviewing and Counseling in Communicative Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Advanced study of interviewing and counseling strategies and techniques associated with diagnostic and therapeutic practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Professional responsibilities for ethical practices. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 502. Research in Communication Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Study of applied research methods and instrumentation in the field of communication disorders, including literature search techniques, research design, statistical tests, lab instrumentation and calibration, and report preparation. Regular written assignments are required.

CD 552. Language Disorders II (3)

Prerequisites: CD 462 or equivalent; Graduate standing. Survey of current definitions and causes of language disorder; disorders of parts of language and trade-off effects. Identification of relevant features of disordered language for assessment and intervention. Analysis of relevant features of disordered language through advanced data collection, transcription and language analysis of intonation, morphosyntactic form, communicative …

CD 558. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech, Language and Hearing (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Concerned with the structural components and organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems and their conduction pathways and functions, with specific emphasis on those structures that subserve normal speech, language and hearing processes. Regular writing assignments are required.

CD 566. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology II (2)

Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), 410 (or equivalent), 415 (or equivalent), 442 (or equivalent), 451 (or equivalent), 462 (or equivalent), 465 (or equivalent), 469A (or equivalent), 469O (or equivalent); Graduate status. Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. 6 hours of clinical skills lab per week. May be repeated one time.

CD 567. Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology III (2)

Prerequisites: CD 566 (or equivalent); Graduate status. Corequisites: Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. 6 hours of clinical skills lab per week. May be repeated one time.

CD 576. Clinical Practicum in Audiology II (2)

Prerequisite: CD 475. Six hours of lab per week.

CD 577. Clinical Practicum in Audiology III (2)

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Six hours of lab per week.

CD 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (1-3)

Experimental Topics Courses

CD 599. Independent Study (1-6)

No course description.

CD 651. Advanced Study of Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children (3)

Prerequisites: CD 451, 462, 469A, 558 or the equivalents; Graduate standing. Advanced study of speech acquisition, differential diagnosis of pediatric speech disorders and principles of intervention.

CD 659. Neurogenic Disorders of Cognition and Language (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Department’s graduate program; CD 558. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. This course includes advanced study of the neurological bases for language and cognitive deficits, as well as theoretical views of the organization of these components. Primary focus is given to the diagnosis and treatment of common communication problems in adults with aphasia, …

CD 660. Structural and Neurogenic Speech Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 558; Admission to the Department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consent of Instructor. This course focuses on the advanced study of structural and neurogenic speech disorders, including models of motor control of speech production, neurological representation of speech and the effects of structural or neurological damage on speech production. Students will identify specific speech deficits …

CD 661. Voice and Disorders of Voice (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of theoretical, diagnostic and treatment issues in functional/organic/neurogenic/and psychgenic voice disorders. In addition, diagnostic and treatment options for laryngeal, head and neck cancer are presented. Multicultural implications for assessment and treatment are discussed. Regular written assignments are required, as well as proficiency with …

CD 662. Seminar in Developmental Language Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 552; Graduate standing. Advanced study of current research relating to the differential diagnosis of populations with associated developmental language disorders, including specific language impairment, language/learning disabilities, central auditory processing disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, mental retardation and other populations with associated developmental disorder.

CD 663. Adult and Pediatric Swallowing/Feeding Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: CD 558; Admission to the Department’s graduate program. Corequisite: Consert of instructor. This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical aspects of the disorders of swallowing or dysphagia. The physiology of normal swallow is studied as it develops across the life span. The etiologies of dysphagia in both the pediatric and adult populations are …

CD 668. Advanced Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 465, 566, 567, 552, 558, 651, 659, 661; Maintenance of clinical privileges; Consent of instructor. Advanced diagnosis and evaluation of children and adults with complex disorders of speech and/or language and/or cognition. Clinical experience in taking a history, constructing a test battery, administering norm-referenced tests, performing informal assessment procedures, interpreting formal and informal results, making …

CD 670A-B. Seminar in Electrophysiology of The Audio-Vestibular System (3-3)

Prerequisites: CD 471, 558 (may be concurrent with CD 558); Graduate standing. Advanced study of the measurement and interpretation of electrophysiology of the peripheral and central audio-vestibular system and related sensory functions, including electrocochleography, brainstem evoked response audiometry, electroencephalography, brain-mapping, posture platformography, electronystagmography, acoustic immittance audiometry and other tests. Note: 670A must be taken before …

CD 671A. Seminar in Amplification for The Hearing-Impaired (3)

Prerequisites: CD 445, 446. Study of hearing aids for children and adults, including electronic components, electroacoustic assessment procedures, coupling methods and acoustics, evaluation and fitting procedures, acoustic environmental effects, counseling and dispensing policies and regulations.

CD 671B. Amplification Selection and Fitting for The Hearing Impaired (3)

Prerequisites: CD 671A; Graduate standing. Study in advanced topics in amplification for hearing impaired adults and children. Areas of consideration in amplification systems include compression and multi-band compression, multiple-memory capability, programmability and automatic signal processing. Areas of consideration in selection and verification of amplification systems include threshold-based prescriptive procedures and loudness-based selection procedures, including desired …

CD 672AB. Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology I and II (3-3)

Prerequisites: CD 465, 566, 567. Supervised clinical experience in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with speech- and hearing-handicapped children and adults in hospitals and community health service centers. Staff conferences with medical and allied health personnel in relation to speech and language pathologies. (Credit/No Credit only)

CD 674. Pediatric Audiology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 445, 446. Advanced study of the causation, assessment and management of auditory disorders in infants and children.

CD 675. Pathologies of the Auditory System (3)

Prerequisite: CD 445. Study of etiology, incidence, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis and medical and audiologic management of diseases and disorders affecting the peripheral and central audio-vestibular system.

CD 696. Directed Graduate Research (1-3)

Directed Graduate Research

CD 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of all courses required in the program.

CD 700A. Seminar: Current Topics in Craniofacial Speech and Hearing Diagnosis (3)

Prerequisites: Available to persons holding graduate degrees in Communication Disorders and Science or closely related fields with the consent of the instructor. Also available to Classified graduate students in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Master of Science program at CSUN with the consent of the instructor. This course may not be applied to the Master …

CD 700B. Seminar: Current Topics in Craniofacial Speech and Hearing Treatment (3)

Prerequisites: Available to persons holding graduate degrees in Communication Disorders and Science or closely related fields with the consent of the instructor. Also available to Classified graduate students in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Master of Science program at CSUN with the consent of the instructor. This course may not be applied to the Master …

CD 701. Advanced Electrophysiology for Speech, Language and Hearing (3)

Prerequisites: Available to persons holding graduate degrees in Communication Disorders and Science or closely related fields with the consent of the instructor. Also available to Classified graduate students in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Master of Science program at CSUN with the consent of the instructor. This course may not be applied to the Master …