College of Arts and Sciences
CSD 500 Thesis Credit, 1–2 hours
Elective master’s thesis for graduate SLP or AUD students, representing a formal research project involving normal or disordered aspects of speech, language, or hearing in children or adults. Selected with permission of the graduate adviser.
CSD 501 Neuroscience for Speech, Language, and Hearing Credit, 3 hours
This course introduces the study of brain structure and function and how principles of neuroplasticity relate to human behavior in the areas of speech, language, hearing, cognition, and swallowing.
CSD 502 Research in Speech-Language
Pathology Credit, 3 hours
Explores fundamentals of research design critical to both evaluating and conducting research within the field of speech-language pathology.
CSD 511 Language Development and Disorders: Birth to Five Credit, 3 hours
A review of language development and a study of assessment, analysis, and intervention of language disorders in children ages birth–five. Issues of emergent literacy will be included.
CSD 512 School Age Language and Literacy Credit, 3 hours
An exploration of language and literacy assessment and intervention practices in the school-age population. Emphasis on special education laws with an introduction to Alabama Department of Education curriculum standards for grades K–12. Behavior plans and individualized education programs according to state and federal regulations will be written.
CSD 514 Professional Issues Credit, 1 hour
This seminar will cover issues of relevance to professional practice including the code of ethics, praxis review, certification and licensure, professional organizations, counseling strategies, and supervision.
CSD 530 Introduction to Dysphagia Credit, 3 hours
The study of the normal and abnormal neurological/physiological components of swallowing and related disorders. Special emphasis is given to the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing problems in the pediatric and adult population. Includes a lab component, which will be taught by outside guest lecturers or a UM instructor. Prerequisites: CSD 501 or equivalent.
CSD 531 Directed Independent Study Credit, 1–3 hours
The specific content of this course is determined by the assigned instructor and may involve in-class instruction or independent library research by the student. Periodic conferences are arranged. This elective course is available to SLP and AUD graduate students, by special arrangement with their adviser.
CSD 534 Motor Speech Disorders Credit, 3 hours
Motor speech disorders, the etiology of the disorders, and the diagnostic and treatment associated with various types of motor speech disorders. Portions of the course will relate to medical terminology and counseling related to persons with these specific disorders.
CSD 539 Augmentative and Alternative
Communication Credit, 3 hours
Principles and guidelines governing the use and implementation of an AAC system. A practical “hands on” approach to using and creating systems that meet the needs of AAC users and their families. Focus on assessment, intervention, current issues and trends, including a transdisciplinary approach to assessment and intervention.
CSD 540 Acquired Cognitive-Communicative Disorders in Adults Credit, 3 hours
This course addresses the study of cognitive-communicative disorders in adults, including evaluation techniques and evidence-based treatment strategies, specifically related to dementia, acquired brain injury, and right-hemisphere syndrome.
CSD 542 Seminar in Cleft Palate and
Syndromes Credit, 2 hours
A study of etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment associated with cleft lip and palate and syndromes.
CSD 543 Seminar in Stuttering Credit, 3 hours
A study of the nature of stuttering, with emphasis on a survey of a number of theories on the causes and symptomatology of stuttering and associated intervention strategies.
CSD 545 Seminar in Voice Disorders Credit, 3 hours
A study of the etiology, physiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of functional and organic voice disorders.
CSD 546 Seminar in Aphasia and Related
Neurogenic Disorders Credit, 3 hours
This seminar will focus on aphasia and the myriad of characteristics associated with this disorder. Neurological constructs and neuroplastic changes associated with evidence-based treatment strategies and diagnostic principles will be addressed.
CSD 547 Seminar in Speech Sound Disorders Credit, 3 hours
A study of phonological theory, normal phonological development, and the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech sound disorders in children.
CSD 548 Seminar in Communicative Disorders Credit, 1–2 hours
A variable content course focusing on special problems or current issues in communicative disorders.
CSD 549 Principles of Assessment and Diagnosis Credit, 2 hours
Content will focus on traditional approaches and current techniques of assessment and diagnosis.
CSD 579 Advanced Clinical Practice in
Speech-Language Pathology Credit, 1–9 hours
Supervised clinical practice, including diagnostic and treatment procedures with children and adults exhibiting a variety of communicative disorders. Students will work in the Speech and Hearing Center and in one or more of the off-campus externship facilities with which the University has a contractual agreement.