Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders Option
This option prepares students for the clinical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of neurogenic communication disorders in adults. Students receive extensive training in the theories and processes of brain dysfunction (e.g. stroke, acquired brain injury, dementia, and other progressive diseases) as well as the current practices in the application of neurorehabilitation management. Practicum placements in medical and rehabilitative facilities provide applied experience to enhance learning. Upon completion of the coursework and clinical training, students are prepared to provide speech-language pathology services for a wide array of neurogenic communication disorders (i.e. acquired impairment in language, speech, and cognition) and collaborate as a contributing member with other professionals in medical and rehabilitation teams.
For students interested in neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders, CSD has partnered with the Brain Injury Association of America to offer Provisional Certified Brain Injury Specialist (PCBIS) training at UNH. PCBIS training enables students to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of brain injury rehabilitation than is possible through traditional didactic coursework. Students who pursue PCBIS certification first complete COMM 913 Cognitive Communication Disorders, then participate in additional training before taking the certifying exam during the summer. More information about PCBIS may be found on the website http://www.acbis.pro/PCBIS.html.
For additional information about the Graduate Program contact Professor Allan Smith, PhD, Graduate Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org