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Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders


Required Courses in Communicative Disorders (40 Credit Hours)

CMD 160 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3)
Survey of speech language and hearing disorders. Discussion includes etiology, symptomatology and the professions of speech language pathology and audiology. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: None.

CMD 272 Auditory and Speech Mechanisms (3)
Structure and function of the organs of hearing and speech as they relate to normal and pathological communication; theories of cortical involvements, central and peripheral nervous systems relevant to rehabilitation procedures. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CMD 273 Phonetics (3)
International Phonetic Alphabet; analysis of phonetic and phonemic elements in major American English dialects; practice in transcription of standard and defective speech. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CMD 274 Communication Processes (3)
Psychological and cognitive processes basic to language and communication; models of language processing; explorations into biological and social bases. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CMD 276 Speech Science (3)
Physical properties of the speech signal, analysis of the physical basis of speech production, instrumentation used to assess speech output, theories of speech perception. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CMD 278 Introduction to Hearing Science (3)
Overview of the measurement of sound, acoustic properties of the sound wave, and perception of sound by human beings. Anatomy and physiology of the normal hearing mechanism. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CMD 361 Introduction to Audiology (3)
Pathologies of the hearing mechanism, methods of audiologic assessment, interpretation of the audiogram, recommendations based on diagnostic audiology results. Methods of middle ear and retrocochlear assessment. Training in in the administration of basic audiologic evaluations. (Lecture 3) Prerequisites: CMD 160 & CMD 278.

CMD 375 Language Development (3)
Development phenomena in speech and language; causal factors of delayed speech and language; survey of evaluative and habilitative programs for children with deviant language development. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: CMD 274.

CMD 377 Functional Neuroanatomy (3)
Examination of the brain and spinal cord, emphasizing connection and functions of the neural system. This course is designed for communicative disorders majors. (Lecture 3) Prerequisites: CMD 272 and junior standing.

CMD 454 Rehabilitative Audiology (3)
Theoretical and methodological approaches to aural rehabilitation of the adult with impaired hearing. Topics include use of amplification, speechreading, assistive listening devices, auditory training, and case management. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Senior standing.

CMD 460 Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders (3)
Survey of developmental and acquired speech and language disorders. Discussion includes etiology, symptomatology and assessment. (Lecture 3) Prerequisite: Senior standing.

CMD 465 Clinical Methods in Communicative Disorders (4)
Observation of diagnosis and treatment of communicative disorders; developing interviewing, report writing, and counseling techniques; introduction to diagnostic procedures; establishing therapeutic goals, treatment, and remediation of various disorders. (Lecture 3, Lab 2) Senior or graduate standing only. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Not for graduate credit in communicative disorders.

CMD 493 Cultural and Linguistics Diversity in Communicative Disorders (3)
Application of concepts and information from the study of cultural and linguistic diversity to issues involving communicative incompetence and disorder. (Lecture 3). Prerequisite: CMD 274 or CMD 375.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014 NSSLHA meeting announced

 

Guest speaker, Dr. Geralyn Timler, scheduled for April 3rd.

 

Departmental re-accreditation public meeting (CAA) to be held Monday, March 3rd at 4:30 p.m. in the large conference room in Independence Square II. Contact Sue at 874-5969 with questions.

 

Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers

 

NSSLHA NEWS:

Here are our URISSLHA officers (Left to Right below): Mary Loveley, secretary; Kristen Troy, historian; Jaclyn Schiemer, president; Lexi Caruso, treasurer; and Kristy Wallace, vice-president. 

Message from URISSLHA President

 

For more information about URISSLHA, check for notifications of meetings on this web site or by contacting Dr. Bethany Milner, current URISSLHA faculty advisor at: bmilner@mail.uri.edu.

 

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