Language and Literacy Disorders Option
This option prepares students for professional practice in the diagnosis and treatment of language-based learning disorders in school age children. Students learn theory and practice in oral language as it relates to literacy acquisition and learning in the content areas. Practicum experiences in schools are available to enhance applied understanding. Upon graduating, students are equipped to meet the challenge of diagnosing and managing an array of language-based learning disabilities as team members alongside their professional colleagues in regular education, reading education, and learning disabilities. Those interested in obtaining dual certification in reading education and speech-language pathology are encouraged to contact the Education Department.
Students will complete a combination of core, required, and elective courses to earn a minimum of 61 credits. See course descriptions for a list of all CSD graduate courses.
|The following core courses are required of all students:||
COMM 876: Ethics/Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, 1 cr.
COMM 880: Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders, 3 cr.
COMM 890: Advanced Audiology for Speech-Language Pathologists, 3 cr.
COMM 903: Therapy Process, 2 cr.
COMM 910: Practicum, 4 cr. [1 credit each semester years one and two]
COMM 911: Externship, 8 cr. [4 cr. fall of year two, 4 cr. spring of year two]
COMM 914: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 3 cr.
COMM 917: Research Methods, 3 cr.
COMM 915: Counseling Clients and Families with Comm Disorders, 2 cr.
|In addition to the core courses, required courses for this option are:||COMM 875: Advanced Language Acquisition, 3 cr.
COMM 900: Articulatory and Phonological Disorders in Children, 3 cr.
COMM 901: Dysphagia, 3 cr.
COMM 902: Stuttering, 3 cr.
COMM 905: Motor Speech Disorders, 3 cr.
COMM 906: Voice Disorders, 2 cr.
COMM 908: Disorders of Language and Literacy I, 3 cr.
COMM 909: Disorders of Language and Literacy II, 3 cr.
COMM 912: Language Disorders Birth to Five, 3 cr.
|Students will also take two elective courses from the following:||
COMM 891: Neurology for Speech-Language Pathologists, 3 cr.
COMM 904: Aphasia in Adults, 3 cr.
COMM 907: Advanced Seminar in Aural Rehabilitation, 3 cr.
EDUC 907: Foundations of Literacy Instruction, 4 cr.
COMM 913: Cognitive Communication, 3 cr.
COMM 916: Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 cr.
COMM 920: Graduate Seminar, 3 cr.
Other approved courses outside the Department