This pre-professional program is designed to give candidates a basic knowledge of human communication and communication disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology and speech-language pathology. Speech and language development, normal anatomical and acoustic bases of communication, characteristics of a variety of communicative disorders, and intervention processes are emphasized. This program does not lead to certification.
Develop CSD Content Knowledge, Skills, Aptitudes, and Experiences in the following:
1) Students will demonstrate competency in understanding speech and language development in typical and atypical, culturally/linguistically diverse populations across the life span;
(2) Students will compare normal communication (speech, language, hearing, cognition) vs. abnormal communication across the lifespan;
(3) Students will demonstrate knowledge of and distinguish between speech, language, and swallowing disorders including their etiology and diagnosis;
(4) Students will summarize the clinical process, continuum of service delivery, and evidence-based practices.