Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Language Pathology Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

Graduate students have the opportunity to specialize in speech-language pathology and prepare for employment as clinicians in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, and private practice.

The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare speech-language pathologists who meet the certification and licensure requirements of state, national, and professional agencies for work with persons having a variety of communication disorders and disorders of swallowing. The Department's program stresses an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of communication disorders and to the appropriate assessment of, and intervention for, those disorders. Successful students are those who have a strong understanding of the bases of clinical procedures, are able to develop and use theoretical models, can engage in reflective and analytical thinking in their professional practices, can develop professional collaborations, are able to create meaningful treatment programs, and utilize research appropriately in their work.

ADMISSIONS

Students wishing to matriculate in this area must have completed a bachelor's degree. Graduate students must demonstrate communication skills that will not interfere with clinical practice. A student who is judged to have questionable skills will be referred to a faculty panel for further evaluation. If necessary the student will be referred for assistance. Students requiring assistance will be reevaluated before they are allowed to enroll for clinical practica. Enrollment in clinical practica will be postponed until communication skills are judged to be sufficient.

DEADLINES

Credentials are processed as soon as they are received. This program has a deadline of February 1st for fall admission only; however, The Graduate School recommends that students submit their credentials as far in advance as possible from the semester they plan to begin their studies to ensure a timely review of their application.


COMMUN SCI & DISORD w/CONC:SpchLangPath

Complete the following 2 requirements for a total of 76 semester hours:

  1. PREREQUISITES

    Complete the following 5 courses for 15 semester hours:

    CSND 383 Introduction to Language Development (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 408 Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 409 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 410 Neurophysiological Bases of Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSND 468 Clincal Procedures in Audiology (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 61 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

    1. CORE COURSES

      Complete 15 courses for 44 semester hours:

      CSND 500 Language Acquisition (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 511 Language Disorders of Adults I (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 512 Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 515 Voice Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 517 Phonological and Articulation Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 518 Language Disorders of Adults II (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 520 Audiology for Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 521 Clinical Process and Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 524 Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3-4
      CSND 525 Motor Speech Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 534 Speech and Hearing Science (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 583 Language Disorders of Children (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 585 Fluency Disorders (2 hours lecture) 2-3
      CSND 587 Language Disorders in School Age Children (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 592 Research in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. CLINICAL COURSES

      Complete 2 requirement(s) for 11 semester hours:

      1. Complete 4 courses for 10 semester hours:

        CSND 535 Beginning Practicum in Communication Disorders (4.5 hours lab) 3
        CSND 562 Intermediate Practicum in Communication Disorders (4.5 hours lab) 3
        CSND 599 Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (4.5 hours lab) 3
        CSND 600 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 1-3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following with advisement:

        CSND 600 Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 1-3
        CSND 603 School Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 1-3
    3. COMPREHENSIVE EXPERIENCE

      Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      CSND 595 Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology I 1
      CSND 596 Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology II (1 hour other) 1
    4. ELECTIVE COURSES

      Complete 4 semester hours from the following:

      CSND 514 Communication Disorders of Aged (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 523 Educational Audiology (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 573 Organization and Administration of Speech and Language Programs in Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 576 Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSND 584 Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders (2 hours lecture) 2-3
      CSND 594 Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and 1-3
      CSND 598 Problems and Issues in Communication Disorders (1-3 hours lecture) 1-3
      CSND 601 Auditory Processing Disorders (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

CSND383: Introduction to Language Development (3 hours lecture)

An overview of speech and language development from infancy through early school age. The course will familiarize students with the typical sequence of acquisition for phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology, and pragmatics and with theories and processes underlying language development. Issues related to dialects and non-mainstream speech will be considered. Interacting with a preschool child to obtain a language sample is required. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 207 or LNGN 210.

CSND408: Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds (3 hours lecture)

This course will examine the articulation and features of American English speech sounds, the influence of context on sound production, and suprasegmental aspects of speech (intonation and stress). Dialectal variants and variation secondary to disorder will be considered. The course introduces students to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and provides opportunities to practice transcription. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 383 and departmental approval.

CSND409: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems (3 hours lecture)

The anatomical and physiological bases of respiration, phonation, articulation and resonation. The anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 383.

CSND410: Neurophysiological Bases of Communication (3 hours lecture)

Study of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as it relates to the development of hearing, vision, thought, memory and emotions, as well as the perception, processing and production of speech and language. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 409 and departmental approval.

CSND468: Clincal Procedures in Audiology (3 hours lecture)

The measurement of hearing including pure tone tests, screening tests, interpretation of test results, problems of calibration, and medical and educational referral. Demonstrations and supervised practice testing. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 409.

CSND500: Language Acquisition (3 hours lecture)

This course introduced students to language sample analyses that are used for identifying individuals with language impairments or for selecting goals for intervention. Students will learn how to elicit language samples from individuals with language impairments. Students will learn the transcription and coding conventions of a computer language analysis software program and how the program can assist in analyzing language samples from individuals with language impairments. Prerequisite: CSND 383 or APLN 500 or equivalent. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 383 or APLN 500 or equivalent.

CSND511: Language Disorders of Adults I (3 hours lecture)

This course is devoted to an advanced study of adult aphasia and other communication disorders associated with neuropathologies of adulthood. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 410 or equivalent; and CSND 500 or equivalent.

CSND512: Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture)

Diagnostic procedures for children and adults with communication disorders. Opportunities provided for interviewing clients and family members, administering tests and other assessment procedures, implementing data analyses, and report writing. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 408 or equivalent; and CSND 521.

CSND514: Communication Disorders of Aged (3 hours lecture)

Communication disorders associated with pathologies that tend to occur in later life, e.g., aphasia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and cerebal arteriosclerosis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Major in Communication Science and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration.

CSND515: Voice Disorders (3 hours lecture)

Selected disorders of voice production. Consideration given to etiology, pathology, and treatment of voice disorders in children and adults. Prerequisite: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; CSND 408 or equivalent; CSND 409 or equivalent; CSND 534. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 408 or equivalent; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 534.

CSND517: Phonological and Articulation Disorders (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the nature of articulation and phonological disorders in children, emphasizing evaluation and treatment and including childhood apraxia of speech. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 408 or equivalent.

CSND518: Language Disorders of Adults II (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of assessment and treatment of aphasia and other acquired neurogenic communication disorders of adults. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 511.

CSND520: Audiology for Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of issues related to audiologic (re)habilitation and management across the lifespan. Information concerning amplification and other assistive listening devices, the impact of hearing loss, management of children with hearing loss in the schools and issues and approaches to rehabilitation in adults with hearing loss will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 468 or departmental approval.

CSND521: Clinical Process and Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture)

The course provides an orientation to clinical practice in speech-language pathology. The clinical process is presented as a construct which interfaces interpersonal dynamics with preferred professional practices. A decision-making continuum is applied to the interpretation of client needs as a basis for developing goals, planning treatment procedures, documenting treatment and planning for referral and/or discharge. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration.

CSND523: Educational Audiology (3 hours lecture)

This course provides a basis for understanding how hearing and hearing losses have an impact on language, academic, and psychosocial development. Audiometric screening/testing, tympanometry and central auditory processing evaluation will be presented in the context of educational planning. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; and CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND524: Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide students with the information and skills necessary to evaluate and treat swallowing disorders in pediatric and adult populations within the scope of practice for speech-language pathologists. An interdisciplinary approach to clinical management is stressed. Students are given the opportunity to learn through classroom and laboratory experiences. Off-campus observations are required. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 410 or equivalent.

CSND525: Motor Speech Disorders (3 hours lecture)

Neurological disorders of speech. Consideration given to etiology and differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias in adults and children, acquired apraxia of speech, and other motor speech disorders. Principles and techniques for treating motor speech disorders. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 410 or equivalent; and CSND 534 or equivalent.

CSND534: Speech and Hearing Science (3 hours lecture)

Study of basic acoustics, memory, and perception. Advanced study of anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms. Commonly used instrumentation will be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Langauge Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent.

CSND535: Beginning Practicum in Communication Disorders (4.5 hours lab)

This laboratory course provides observation hours and involves students in an initial experience under supervision in providing services to individuals with communication disorders at the MSU Communication Disorders Center. The course may be repeated once for a maximum of 6 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 521 or equivalent.

CSND562: Intermediate Practicum in Communication Disorders (4.5 hours lab)

In this laboratory course, students provide services under supervision to individuals with communication disorders at the MSU Communication Disorders Center. The course may be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 535 with a grade of "B-" or better.

CSND573: Organization and Administration of Speech and Language Programs in Schools (3 hours lecture)

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of clinical programs in the public schools. Testing, scheduling, grouping, service delivery models, intervention and record keeping will be discussed within the perspective of clinical application. The role of the speech language pathologist in relation to administrators, teacher specialists in related areas, parents and paraprofessionals will be reviewed. Hands-on experience will also be part of the course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 587.

CSND576: Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan (3 hours lecture)

Study of theory and techniques for developing speech reading and auditory training programs for individuals with hearing loss. Also considered will be basics of American Sign Language and social and vocational concerns. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and disorders; CSND 468, CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND583: Language Disorders of Children (3 hours lecture)

This course takes a predominately descriptive and non-categorical perspective to assessment and treatment of language disorders in children in the pre-linguistic through developing language stages. Syndromes and causal factors associated with language disorder will also be considered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders or departmental approval; and CSND 500.

CSND584: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders (2 hours lecture)

Etiology, characteristics, and management of individuals with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders. Unit on myofunctional therapy included. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 517; and CSND 583.

CSND585: Fluency Disorders (2 hours lecture)

Principles and methods of treatment for children and adults with fluency disorders. Methods of evaluation, specific techniques of treatment, and principles coordinating treatment with home and school life. Demonstrations with children and adults with fluency disorders serve as the basis for study and discussion. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; CSND 534 or equivalent.

CSND587: Language Disorders in School Age Children (3 hours lecture)

The class considers the acquisition of language and its impairments in school aged children and the impact of language impairment on literacy, academic performance, and social interaction. Assessment and treatment approaches are discussed within an evidence-based practice perspective. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 583.

CSND592: Research in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours lecture)

Significant problems in the field are investigated and published research projects evaluated. Critical analysis and experimental design are emphasized. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration.

CSND594: Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and

Students select an area of Communication Sciences and Disorders and, with advisement, study the literature in the field, observe related programs at special schools and centers and write reports on findings. Regular conferences with instructor for guidance and evaluation. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 3.0 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the AuD in Audiology, PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor.

CSND595: Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology I

Research on an approved topic in Speech-Language Pathology. In this course, students carry out research and complete the first draft of a paper about clinical management for a particular type of communication disorder. Students are assigned to a faculty mentor who will approve their topic and review the paper. Students who do not complete the course requirements will receive an NC grade and must repeat the course. The course can only be repeated one time. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 592.

CSND596: Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology II (1 hour other)

Research on an approved topic in Speech-Language Pathology. For this course, students will complete the final version of a paper begun in CSND 595 and participate in an oral presentation. Students who have not completed or received approval for the paper or who have not passed the oral must repeat the course. Students who do not complete the course requirements will receive an NC grade and must repeat the course. The course can only be repeated one time. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 595.

CSND598: Problems and Issues in Communication Disorders (1-3 hours lecture)

This seminar is designed to introduce newly emerging topics in communicative disorders. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 521; Graduate Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders , Speech Language Pathology concentration.

CSND599: Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (4.5 hours lab)

In this laboratory course, students provide services under supervision to individuals with communication disorders at the MSU Communication Disorders Center. The course may be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSND 562 with a grade of "B" or better.

CSND600: Externship in Speech-Language Pathology

This course is designed to provide the experiences and skills necessary for professional practice as a speech-language pathologist in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other clinical settings that provide services to individuals with communication disorders. This course may be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: A grade of "B" or better in CSND 599.

CSND601: Auditory Processing Disorders (3 hours lecture)

The study of auditory processing disorders in school-age children and adults. The course will include the impact of such disorders on receptive language, expressive language, reading, academic achievement, attending behaviors and organizational skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent.

CSND603: School Externship in Speech-Language Pathology

This course is designed to provide the experiences and skills necessary for professional practice as a speech-language pathologist within a school setting. This is a full-time externship experience under the supervision of an ASHA certified speech-language pathology supervisor who holds New Jersey certification to practice in a school setting. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in CSND 599.