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WIU CSD Graduate Program – Course Descriptions

501 Introduction to Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (3)  
Explores clinician's role as researcher and need for science to inform our clinical practice. Students read and critically analyze existing research within the communication sciences and disorders, and review common research designs and data analysis techniques. Students are required to complete a formal project.

503 Seminar in Professional Affairs. (2)  
The study of current problems, issues and legislation in the communication disorders profession. Discussions will be organized to accommodate both student and instructor interests and concerns.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in CSD.

504 Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology. (2, repeatable to 4)  
Investigation of current literature relating to etiology, assessment, and treatment of selected communication disorders. Topics based on faculty and student interest.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in CSD or permission of the instructor.

510 Motor Speech Disorders. (3)  
Study of assessment and intervention methods for apraxia of speech and the dysarthrias across the lifespan. Includes study of the etiology and characteristics of motor speech disorders as well as relevant anatomical, physiological, developmental, cultural, and psychological correlates.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in CSD or permission of the instructor.

513 Assessment of Child Language Disorders. (3)  
Study of the prevention and assessment of child language disorders. Includes study of etiology and characteristics as well as relevant anatomical, physiological, developmental, linguistic, cultural, and psychological correlates. Issues related to English language learners and literacy will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in CSD or permission of the instructor.

514 Treatment of Child Language Disorders. (3)  
Study of intervention methods for child language disorders. Principles of evidence based practice will be emphasized. Issues related to English language learners and literacy will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in CSD or permission of the instructor.

521 Methods in Public Schools. (3)  
The study of general program considerations for the speech-language pathologist in the public school setting including case management and state and federal legislation.

522 Internship in the Public School. (1-6, repeatable to 9)  
Supervised clinical practice in speech-language and/or hearing in the public school setting.
Prerequisites: CSD 521, completion of required CSD coursework, no more than one C grade in CSD 587/588, and approval of faculty.

523 Neurological Disorders I: Aphasia. (3)  
Assessment and management of fluent, nonfluent, mixed, and global aphasia, with emphasis on the nature and cause of acquired language disorders in adults, including right hemisphere disorder.
Prerequisite: CSD 382 or permission of the instructor.

524 Neurological Disorders II: Cognitive and Degenerative Disorders. (3)  
Identification, classification, and treatment of degenerative disorders and cognitive/memory disorders that affect speech and language, with emphasis on intervention across the continuum of care.
Prerequisite: CSD 382 or permission of instructor.

525 Dysphagia: Assessment and Intervention. (3)  
The study of swallowing and deglutition across the age span, with concentration on the methods of assessment and intervention in disorders of swallowing.
Prerequisites: CSD 210, 312 and 382.

535 Voice Disorders. (2)  
Voice production, including vocal development and life span changes. Pathophysiology of voice disorders, their assessment, management and treatment.
Prerequisites: CSD 210, 380 and 384.

547 Fluency and Fluency Disorders. (3)  
Theory, research and clinical applications in fluency disorders. Emphasis on assessment and treatment of behavioral, affective, and cognitive features of developmental stuttering across the lifespan. Consideration of cluttering, neurogenic stuttering, psychogenic stuttering.
Prerequisite: CSD 384.

548 Articulation and Phonological Disorders. (3)  
The study of assessment and intervention methods for children with articulation and phonological disorders. Includes study of etiology and characteristics as well as relevant anatomical, physiological, developmental, linguistic, cultural, and psychological correlates.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in CSD or permission of the instructor.

549 Augmentative and Alternative Communication. (3)  
Study of various alternative and augmentative communication techniques and assistive technologies including the assessment and intervention strategies utilized to implement them.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in CSD or permission of the instructor.

550 Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist. (2)  
Study of selected auditory disorders, screening procedures, and habilitation/rehabilitation approaches from a speech-language pathology perspective based upon current scope of practice and research.
Prerequisites: CSD 390 and 494, or permission of the instructor.

587 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Evaluation. (1)  
Supervised practicum in speech-language evaluation procedures in the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Prerequisite: CSD 513.

588 Graduate Clinical Practicum I Speech-Language Pathology. (1-3, repeatable to 8)  
Supervised clinical experience in on-campus and off-campus clinical facilities while working with children and adults having speech and language disorders. A minimum of 20 contact clock hours must be obtained for each credit hour.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

590 Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders. (1-6, repeatable to 6)  

599 Graduate Clinical Practicum in Audiology. (1-3, repeatable to 8)  
Supervised clinical experience in on-campus and/or off-campus clinical facilities while working with children and adults having hearing impairments.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

600 Internship in Communication Disorders. (1-6, repeatable to 14)  
Supervised applied experience in an occupationally related area in line with the students' career objectives and approved by faculty. A minimum of eight weeks will be required for this experience.
Prerequisites: Completion of required CSD coursework, no more than one C grade in CSD 587/588, and approval of faculty.

601 Thesis. (3)  

604 Graduate Portfolio. (0)  
Throughout their graduate program, students will develop a portfolio documenting their evolving knowledge and skills in speech-language pathology. The portfolio will be submitted to a faculty committee at the end of each semester, and the student's mastery of identified knowledge and skills will be documented. The final portfolio will show that the student has met the knowledge and skills outcomes for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Graded S/U.
Prerequisite: Students taking CSD 604 must be in their final semester of course work, and obtain permission of CSD Graduate Adviser to enroll.