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329. Language Acquisition: From Birth Through Adolescence (3)

Prerequisite: C D 271. For majors only.
Introduction to language learning and its impact upon communication, socialization and literacy. Study of the form, content and use of language across time with an emphasis upon first language learning. Cognitive, cultural and emotional factors are considered.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in LING 329.

330. Speech and Hearing Science (3)

Prerequisites: C D 261 and CD 271.
Course Description: Examination of the anatomical, physiological, psychological and acoustic aspects of speech. Through readings, discussions, videos, and interactive software the student is expected to become more aware and analytical of the instrumentation and scientific basis of production and perception of speech.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion)

373. Audiology I (3)

Prerequisite: C D 261.
Introduction to audiology; acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the ear, pure-tone audiometry/masking, speech audiometry/ masking, principles of taking a case history, and report writing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

440. Aural Rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired (3)

Prerequisites: C D 261 and CD 373.
Nature of hearing impairment and impact on communicative function. Procedures for assessment and management of hearing loss, including amplification, counseling, and self-report scales. Focus is primarily adult clients but will include some information regarding children.
Letter grade only (A-F).

456. Speech Pathology I: Disorders of Phonology (3)

Prerequisites: C D 261, CD 271.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of disorders of phonology.
Letter grade only (A-F).

460. Speech and Language Assessment of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Clients (3)

Prequisite: C D 271.
Provides understanding of non-discriminatory assessment process for linguistically and culturally diverse clients referred for speech-language assessment. Includes information relative to cultural differences, use of interpreters/translators, biases of assessment, and differential diagnoses, such as language disorder versus language difference.
Letter grade only (A-F).

462. Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Practicum (3)

Prerequisite: At least 33 units in communicative disorders competed with a grade of "B" or better.
For students interested in receiving a license to work as a SLPA. Weekly lecturers covering the laws, practices and ethics governing SLPAs and 70 hours of supervised undergraduate clinical practicum.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

464. Behavior Management and Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology (3)

Prerequisites: CD 261, CD 271, and CD 329. CD majors only
The course provides entry-level knowledge in behavior management and counseling skills for speech-language pathologists. Students study prevention, identification and intervention for behavior problems and apply counseling theories and techniques to daily practice with individuals with communication disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F).

466. Speech Pathology II: Speech Motor Disorders (3)

Prequisites: C D 261, CD 271, and CD 330.
Etiology, assessment, and therapy for disturbances of the speech motor system with emphasis on the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, psychological, and linguistic variables correlated to aberrant behaviors.
Letter grade only (A-F).

472. Alternative and Augmentative Communication (3)

Prequisites: C D 261 and CD 329.
An understanding of relevant topics in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), assistive technology (AT); assessment and management of patients with severe communication impairments. Topics will include a variety of disabilities in both pediatric and adult patients, across varying communication environments.
Letter grade only (A-F).

476. Speech Pathology III: Disorders of Voice/Oro‑facial Mechanism (3)

Prerequisites: C D 261 and CD 329.
Processes of phonation and resonance and their application to etiology, diagnosis and therapy of functional and organic voice disorders, such as those arising from laryngeal pathology, vocal abuse, neurological impairment, auditory impairment and oro-facial abnormalities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

477. Disorders of Swallowing (3)

Prerequisite: C D 261.
Anatomy, physiology, and neuroanatomy of normal swallowing. Neurological and oncologic disorders which affect the swallow process. Evaluation of the patient with dysphagia will include clinical and instrumental analysis. Treatment plans based on history and evaluative results will be designed and examined.
Letter grade only (A-F).

481A. Speech Pathology IV: Disorders of Language (3)

Prerequisites: C D 271 and CD 329.
An analysis of the components of language and how each is involved with language disorders in children. Provide for the understanding and recognition of variables for the assessment and clinical management of such children.
Letter grade only (A-F).

481B. Speech Pathology IV: Disorders of Language Neuropathologies (3)

Prerequisites: C D 261 and CD 329.
Neurophysological and neurolinguistic basis for language and speech disorders associated with central nervous system pathologies. Provides for the recognition and understanding of variables for the assessment and clinical management of such disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F).

483. Assessment of Monolingual and Bilingual Clients (3)

Prerequisites: C D 261, CD 271, CD 329, and CD 330.
Principles underlying assessment procedures in speech language disorders for both monolingual and bilingual clients. Focus is on the cultural and linguistic variables affecting standardized and non-standardized assessment procedures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

485. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders for Speech-Language Pathologists (3)

Prerequisites: CD 329 and CD 481A. CD majors only.
Foundational areas prerequisite to understanding ASD including historical perspectives, diagnostic systems, theorized etiologies, and behavioral characteristics are differentiated. Components of early identification, social pragmatics of language acquisition, social-communication across age levels, and evidence-based assessment and interventions are examined.
Letter grade only (A-F).

489. Management of Monolingual and Bilingual Clients (3)

Prerequisites: CD 456, CD 466, CD 476, CD 481A, CD 481B, and CD 483. CD 456, CD 466, CD 481A, and CD 481B may be taken concurrently.
Management of speech and language disorders for monolingual, bilingual, and/or bicultural clients. Relationship of assessment to management, formulation of goals, objectives, task analyses and maintenance. 25 hours observation in schools, campus clinic, and hospital/rehabilitation settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

491. Proctoring in Communicative Disorders (2‑3)

Students shall engage in peer teaching and examination scoring in undergraduate courses under the specific direction of the course instructor.
Open only to students who have achieved the grade of "A" in the course in which they are serving as proctor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

499. Directed Studies in Communicative Disorders (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Not acceptable for graduate credit toward the master's degree.


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