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Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Program of Study - Communication Sciences MS

 

A. Professional Education (3 hours)

FOUN 7060 Educational Research

B. Specialized Content (51 hours)

  • CSDS 7141 Cognitive and Linguistic Foundations of Language
  • CSDS 7142 Professional and Ethical Issues in Communication Disorders
  • CSDS 7143 Language Disorders in School-Age Children
  • CSDS 7144 Neuro-anatomy and Physiology
  • CSDS 7145 Language Disorders In Early Childhood
  • CSDS 7147 Language and Literacy
  • CSDS 7148 Oral and Speech Motor Disorders
  • CSDS 7149 Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSDS 7150 Swallowing Disorders
  • CSDS 7151 Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Disorders
  • CSDS 7153 Introduction to Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders
  • CSDS 7154 Advanced Practicum in Communication Disorders I
  • CSDS 7155 Advanced Practicum in Communication Disorders II
  • CSDS 7156 Voice and Fluency Disorders
  • CSDS 7157 Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • CSDS 7159 Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders
  • CSDS 7162 Clinical Practicum in Communication Disorders - Intermediate

Notes:

  • A total of 54 semester hours of course work and accumulation of a minimum of 400 client contact hours as described by the Armstrong communication sciences and disorders program and guidelines set forth by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of course work approved by the communication sciences and disorders faculty may be transferred from another institution.
  • Plan of study may reflect additional courses required to meet certification standards as mandated by the ASHA and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Course Offerings

CSDS 7141 COGNITIVE AND LINGUISTIC FOUNDATIONS OF LANGUAGE
Presents an overview of the nature, and development of cognitive and linguistic skills needed for effective communication Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to development of object permanence auditory and visual memory, and meta-linguistics and Brown’s stages of development. Cultural factors related to cognition and linguistics will be discussed. Field experience may be required.

CSDS 7142 PROFFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
Implementation and administration of speech-language pathology programs in a variety of therapeutic settings. Topics include the ASHA Code of Ethics, legal issues, confidentiality, documentation, scheduling, service delivery models and professional practices according to state of Georgia regulations.

CSDS 7143 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
Examines theoretical perspectives and various approaches to working with chidlren and adolescents with language impairments. Practical application of language assessment procedures, individualized intervention planning and language intervention strategies will be discussed. The multicultural and multidimensional nature of language will be addressed, as well as language requirements for successful classroom performance from school entry through high school.

CSDS 7144 NEURO-ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
In-depth study of neuroanatomy and physiology along with characteristics, etiology, assessment, and therapeutic management of neurogenic communication disorders across the lifespan. Field experiences may be required.

CSDS 7145 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
This course covers assessment and treatment of infants and toddlers with a variety of speech, language, feeding, and oral motor disorders. Typical development and atypical development will be overviewed, as well the importance of working with families through the establishment of individualized family service plans. Intervention models for diverse populations will also be discussed.

CSDS 7147 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
This course provides an overview of the skills necessary for literacy acquisition, the progression of literacy development and its relationship with language. Students will learn to identify and promote emergent literacy skills, acquire strategies to support the developing reader, gain knowledge of disorders of spoken language and literacy, discuss methods for assessing language-based literacy skills and develop a literacy-based language intervention unit to target all components of language (phonology, pragmatics, morphology, syntax, and semantic).

CSDS 7148 ORAL AND SPEECH MOTOR DISORDERS
Emphasis is on oral-motor issues affecting feeding, dysphasia, apraxia and the dysarthrias.

CSDS 7149 AURAL REHABILITATION
Principles of hearing and issues of intervention relevant to the practice of speech-language pathology. Study of hearing impairment, etiological factors associated with auditory habilitation and the effective use of amplification. Field experiences may be required.

CSDS 7150 SWALLOWING DISORDERS
The study of anatomy and physiology related to the swallowing mechanism and the nature of dysphagia, as well as current practices in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders in chidlren and adults with various etiologies. Cultural implications of swallowing disorders will be discussed. Field experience/observation anticipated.

CSDS 7151 APHASIA AND RELATED NEUROGENIC DISORDERS
Case studies emphasizing the etiology, assessment, and treatment of language impairments in adults. Field experience may be required.

CSDS 7153 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practice experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments in children, youth and/or adults being served in a clinic setting.

CSDS 7154 ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS I
A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practical experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments in children and youth served in an advanced clinical/educational setting.

CSDS 7155 ADVANCED IN PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS II
A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practical experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments in adults and children being served in an advanced clinical/educational setting.

CSDS 7156 VOICE AND FLUENCY DISORDERS
Detailed study of anatomical structures of the larynx. Classification, etiology, evaluation, and therapeutic management of voice disorders across the life span, including alaryngeal rehabilitation. Review of theories, types, characteristic, etiologies, and treatment methods of fluency disorders across the life span. Field experience may be required.

CSDS 7157 ARTICULATION & PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS
Case studies emphasizing the etiology, assessment, and treatment of articulatory and phonological disorders across the life-span. Field experience may be required.

CSDS 7159 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practice experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments in children, youth and/or adults being served in a clinic setting.

CSDS 7162 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS - INTERMEDIATE
A practicum course designed to provide instruction and practice experience in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to communication impairments in children, youth and/or adults being served in a clinic setting.

 

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