Comnmunication Sci & Disorders (CSND)

CSND 100  Fields of Communication Sciences and Disorders 3 Credits


An orientation to: practices in the field, philosophies of rehabilitation, areas of scientific inquiry and the relationship with other disciplines and specialties. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 101  Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3 Credits


Understanding the process of oral communication and improving personal skills in speaking and listening. Developing clear, effective comprehension and expression of the spoken American-English language. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 103  Fundamentals of Voice and Speech Production 3 Credits


Theory and practice of efficient voice production and accurate articulation. Students receive guidance in the improvement of their own speech skills. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 200  Techniques in Clinical Observation and Reporting 3 Credits


Observing, describing and reporting the behavior of clients with speech, hearing and language problems; the intake interview and parent conferences. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 201  Perspectives on Communication 3 Credits


An overview of a variety of symbol systems used in communication through the perspectives of several related disciplines. Emphasis is given to the significance of the thought-language relationship, to the concerns of semantics and pragmatics, and to cross-cultural issues. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 207  Hearing Science 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 100. This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in the acoustic concepts central to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Specifically, information needed to understand the perception and production of speech and other sounds will be presented. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 309  Voice and Articulation Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 103. Voice and articulation problems of pre-school and school-age children. Strategies, techniques and materials for evaluation and remediation. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 383  Introduction to Language Development 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 207 or LNGN 210. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 386  Communication Disorders: A Special Education Perspective 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND major or CSND 383 or permission of the instructor. An examination of the influences on special education practices. Historical, legal, developmental, and instructional forces are explored. Career options as well as issues and trends are addressed. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 408  Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 383 and departmental approval. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 409  Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Systems 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 383. The anatomical and physiological bases of respiration, phonation, articulation and resonation. The anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 410  Neurophysiological Bases of Communication 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 409 and departmental approval. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 412  Clinical Process and Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 200 and 309. An orientation to clinical practice. A model of the clinical process is presented which interfaces the interpersonal relationship with professional/technical competencies. Consideration is given to planning treatment programs, traditional and augmentative clinical approaches, therapeutic activities/materials, and clinical reporting. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 461  Introductory Practicum in Communication Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Supervised clinical practice with children and adults presenting a variety of communication disorders.

CSND 462  Intermediate Practicum in Communication Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. To provide students with initial experiences in offering clinical services to communicatively handicapped clients in the on-campus communication disorders center. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours other.

CSND 465  Seminar in Black Language 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Course in phonetics and psycholinguistics. Survey of black language patterns and their relation to standard English in the black speech community. Application to the goals of the speech therapist in predominantly black schools. (Senior-Graduate). 3 hours seminar.

CSND 468  Clincal Procedures in Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 409. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 472  Speech Science and Instrumentation 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 408, 409. Basic acoustics respiration and voice production acoustic theory of vowel production; consonant acoustics and speech perception. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 474  Seminar in Speech Language and Hearing 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Majors only. Corequisite(s): SASE 453. Part of professional semester. It provides an opportunity to discuss and share technical and interpersonal issues related to the delivery of speech, language and hearing services. It also provides an opportunity to develop strategies for seeking solutions to problems encountered. The course will be concurrent with student teaching. 1 hour seminar.

CSND 484  Seminar in Problems and Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Majors only, departmental approval. Independent study and research in selected areas of communication sciences and disorders. Enrollment limited. 2 hours seminar.

CSND 500  Language Assessment 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 383 or APLN 500 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 501  Language Development in Primary Grades 3 Credits


Language activities in the elementary school curriculum analyzed with emphasis on the development of techniques for enhancing oral language proficiency in the school age child. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 502  Psychology of Oral Communication 3 Credits


Speech and language in the individual; problems of communication that lead to confusion of meaning and misunderstanding. Psychology of persons who are handicapped in speech, hearing and/or reading, including those with hysterical or psychogenic impairments. Contributions of learning theory and of psycholinguistics. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 503  Language and Communication 3 Credits


Examines the influence of psychology, linguistics, and biology on the study of how adults use language and how children learn language. Topics include current theory and experimental research in psycholinguistics, the relation between language and thought, language disorders, development of communication abilities and dialect differences. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 504  Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Complete overview of speech and language problems encountered by audiologists in clinical practice in order to make informed decisions regarding patient referral and follow-up. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 511  Language Disorders of Adults I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 410 or equivalent; and CSND 500 or equivalent. This course is devoted to an advanced study of adult aphasia and other communication disorders associated with neuropathologies of adulthood. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 512  Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 408 or equivalent; and CSND 521. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 513  Parent Counseling in Communication Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Parent-child-clinician triad analyzed with emphasis on parent counseling regarding home management of the child, interpretation of diagnostic and therapy findings and referral. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 514  Communication Disorders of Aged 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Major in Communication Science and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Communication disorders associated with pathologies that tend to occur in later life, e.g., aphasia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism and cerebal arteriosclerosis. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 515  Voice Disorders 3 Credits


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

CSND 516  High Risk Infants - Early Intervention Practices 3 Credits


The rationale and methods for early intervention with high risk infants and their families are studied (birth to three). Examination of current research and study and observation of practices for early intervention in home, hospital, and community agency settings will be the major focus of the course. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 517  Phonological and Articulation Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 408 or equivalent. This course examines the nature of articulation and phonological disorders in children, emphasizing evaluation and treatment and including childhood apraxia of speech. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 518  Language Disorders of Adults II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 511. In-depth study of assessment and treatment of aphasia and other acquired neurogenic communication disorders of adults. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 519  Evaluation and Planning for Children with Speech and Language Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): SPED 579. This course presents an overview of typical speech and language acquisition and of the speech, language and communication characteristics of children with primary and secondary speech and language disorders. A majar focus will be on selecting, modifying, administering, and interpreting educational testing for these children. The course will also consider consultation and collaboration with speech-language pathologist, accommodations, and special issues in educational planning. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 520  Audiology for Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 468 or departmental approval. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 521  Clinical Process and Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Corequisite(s): CSND 500 and CSND 517. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 522  Advanced Phonetics 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Skill in use of phonetics in recognizing and distinguishing acceptable English speech sounds, deviant speech sounds, regional variations in standards of American English and sounds in foreign languages. Stress, phrasing and intonation patterns used in speaking English, with some analysis of these elements in other languages. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 523  Educational Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; and CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 524  Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 410 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 525  Motor Speech Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 410 or equivalent; and CSND 534 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 530  Clinical Observation/Clinical Preparation 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Observation and preparation for clinical practice in audiology.

CSND 531  Clinical Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Language Pathology concentration. Increases skills in administering tests for pure-tone and speech reception thresholds; evaluation and interpretation of test results and analysis of client histories. Hearing aid evaluation, measurement of recruitment and tests for psychogenic deafness and malingering; pre- and post- surgical audiometry and special problems of differential diagnosis in testing children. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 532  Clinical Practicum I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Supervised clinical practicum.

CSND 533  Supervision of Speech and Hearing Programs 3 Credits


Develops skill in supervision of beginning clinicians by experienced therapists; criteria for evaluation, writing critiques and understanding interpersonal relationships that enhance teaching through criticism. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 534  Speech and Hearing Science 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Langauge Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 535  Beginning Practicum in Communication Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 521 or equivalent. 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. 4.5 hours lab.

CSND 536  Seminar in Audiology 6 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Significant issues in audiology and opportunities for observation and participation in advanced clinical procedures. Minimum of 150 clock hours of practicum experience on- and off- campus required. 6 hours seminar.

CSND 537  Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Selection 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Principles and procedures involved in fitting hearing aids and differential selection based on audiometric findings. Characteristics of hearing aids and ear molds. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 538  Differential Audiometry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Sophisticated and advanced audiometric tests used in differential diagnosis of hearing problems. Demonstration and analysis of functional hearing loss tests, evoked response audiometry, difference limen tests, G.S.R. audiometry and tests for central auditory problems. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 539  Environmental Noise Hazards and Controls 3 Credits


The essential aspects of the acoustic properties of sound and of the anatomy and physiology of the human auditory system will be presented. The specific properties of noise and noise generators will also be presented. The effects of noise on physiology and on various aspects of behavior will be discussed. Stress will be placed on current methods of noise control and hearing conservation. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 540  Practicum in Audiology 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Directed and supervised experience in advanced audiometric tests for differential diagnosis of hearing impairment.

CSND 541  Advanced Practicum in Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Directed and supervised experience in advanced audiometric tests for differential diagnosis of hearing impairment. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 542  Identification Audiometry and Conservation Programs 3 Credits


Approaches to identification of hearing problems in school children and hearing conservation programs. Industrial audiology: noise pollution, damage risk criteria and employment-connected hearing disability. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 544  Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 547. Principles and procedures for the basic audiological evaluation including pure-tone air and bone conduction and speech audiometry, clinical masking and acoustic immittance. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 545  Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 548. Principles and procedures for advanced audiologic assessment focusing on the auditory brainstem response. The middle latency potentials, late potentials and electrocochleography are also covered. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 546  Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 549. Principles and procedures for vestibular assessment focusing on electronystagmography and videonystagmography. Course also covers vestibular anatomy and rehabilitation techniques. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 547  Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 544. Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic I. 1 hour lab.

CSND 548  Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 545. Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic II. 1 hour lab.

CSND 549  Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic III 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 546. Applied clinical laboratory for Diagnostic III. 1 hour lab.

CSND 550  Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 551. Basic understanding of the parts of a hearing aid and the role of those parts in the function of amplification systems. Topics include history and care of hearing aids as well as hearing aide selection procedures. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 551  Clinical Laboratory Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 550. Applied clinical laboratory for Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting. 1 hour lab.

CSND 552  Clinical Internship I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum. 3 hours lab.

CSND 553  Clinical Internship II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum. 3 hours lab.

CSND 554  Clinical Internship III 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Supervised clinical practicum. 3 hours lab.

CSND 556  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Across the Lifespan 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 521. This course will cover communication strategies, techniques, and low-and high-technology systems for people with severe developmental and acquired communication disorders who are unable to meet their daily communication needs through speech. Assessment, intervention, caregiver involvement, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team will be addressed. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 557  Evaluation and Treatment of Autism 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 583. This course is designed to prepare students to assess and provide evidence-based intervention to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from early intervention through adolescence. The course will also cover etiology, characteristics of children with autism, and family involvement. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 559  Pediatric Feeding 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 521 or CSND 410 or equivalent. The study of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders (neonates through late childhood). Assessment, diagnosis, intervention, caregiver involvement, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team will be addressed. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 560  Childhood Apraxia of Speech 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 517. This course covers current research topics in the assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech. The course includes application of diagnostic procedures, defining characteristics unique to childhood apraxia of speech, and evidence based intervention principles for treatment. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 561  Clinical Practicum in Teaching the Deaf 3 Credits


Observing and teaching in a school or program for the deaf. Required of students who have little or no previous experience. Total of 125 hours must be completed with no more than 35 hours credited for previous experience elsewhere. 3 hours lecture. 3 hours lab.

CSND 562  Intermediate Practicum in Communication Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 535 with a grade of "B-" or better. 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. 4.5 hours lab.

CSND 563  Clinical Practicum II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum. 4.5 hours lab.

CSND 564  Parent Implemented Language Therapy 2 Credits


Prequisite(s): CSND 583. This course is designed to prepare students to provide evidence-based parent training to facilitate child language. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 569  Teaching Total Communication to the Deaf Part I 3 Credits


This course is the first part of a 6 s.h. sequence. It is designed to provide students with a general orientation to all aspects of communication as it relates to deafness. The role of total communication within the educational setting will be explored in depth and students will develop basic skill in manual communication. 3 hours lecture. 4.5 hours lab.

CSND 570  Teaching Total Communication to Hard of Hearing and Deaf II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 569. Methods and materials of teaching speech to children with severe hearing impairment. Techniques involving auditory training with amplification and group hearing aids included. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 571  Methods of Teaching the Deaf and Hearing Impaired 3 Credits


Pre-school to the adult level with emphasis on language development and compensatory learning. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 572  Speech Science and Instrumentation 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Analysis of speech production and reception through use of equipment designed to measure selected features of the communication process. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 573  Organization and Administration of Speech and Language Programs in Schools 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 587. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 574  Psychology of Deafness 3 Credits


Effects of deafness and hearing loss on the intellectual, social and emotional development of the child; congenital and acquired hearing loss and the behavior of hearing members of the client's world. 3 hours lecture. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 575  Language Development for the Deaf 3 Credits


Communication problems of the deaf with emphasis on application of psycholinguistic theory to development of language skills. 3 hours lecture. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 576  Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and disorders; CSND 468, CSND 544 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 577  Scientific and Professional Writing 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Provides an in-depth analysis of the organization and composition of articles, analyses and reviews according to formats prescribed by the academic, legal and other professions. Approaches to the writing of technical, research and clinical reports which contribute to and document the evolution and expansion of the scientific and professional body of knowledge in the health sciences are highlighted. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 578  Seminar in Research in the Hard of Hearing and Deaf 3 Credits


Significant problems in the field of deafness and hearing impairment; evaluation of published research projects; critical analysis and experimental design. 3 hours seminar.

CSND 580  Aural Rehabilitation for Adults 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss on communication, assessment and intervention strategies, assistive devices and counseling for adults. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 581  Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss on communication, educational development, assessment and intervention strategies, and counseling for children with hearing loss and their families. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 583  Language Disorders of Children 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders or departmental approval; and CSND 500. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 584  Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders 2-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; and CSND 409 or equivalent; and CSND 517; and CSND 583. Etiology, characteristics, and management of individuals with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders. Unit on myofunctional therapy included. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 585  Fluency Disorders 2-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration; CSND 534 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 587  Language Disorders in School Age Children 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 583 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 592  Research in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology concentration. Significant problems in the field are investigated and published research projects evaluated. Critical analysis and experimental design are emphasized. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 593  Seminar in Research Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Significant problems in the field of audiology, evaluation of published research projects, critical analysis, and experimental design are emphasized. 3 hours seminar.

CSND 594  Independent Study 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. 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.

CSND 595  Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): CSND 592. Corequisite(s): CSND 599. 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.

CSND 596  Applying Research to Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): CSND 595. 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 hour other.

CSND 598  Problems and Issues in Communication Disorders 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 521; Graduate Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders , Speech Language Pathology concentration. This seminar is designed to introduce newly emerging topics in communicative disorders. 1-3 hours lecture.

CSND 599  Advanced Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 562 with a grade of "B" or better. 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. 4.5 hours lab.

CSND 600  Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 4.5 Credits


Prerequisite(s): A grade of "B" or better in CSND 599. 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. 4.5 hours lab.

CSND 601  Auditory Processing Disorders 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders; CSND 468 or CSND 544 or equivalent. 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 hours lecture.

CSND 602  Hearing and Speech Science 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Advanced study of the foundations of acoustics and mechanisms for the production and perception of speech. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 603  School Externship in Speech-Language Pathology 4.5 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in CSND 599. 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.

CSND 620  Pediatric Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Study of assessment and intervention techniques for infants and young children with hearing loss. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 621  Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Clinical and theoretical information regarding implantable devices for the remediation of hearing loss. 3 hours seminar.

CSND 622  Otoacoustic Emissions 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Principles and procedures for advanced auditory evaluation using otoacoustic emissions. Spontaneous, transient-evoked and distortion-product emissions will be covered. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 663  Clinical Practicum III 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised Clinical Practicum.

CSND 671  Special Topics in Audiology 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Contemporary topics in the field of audiology: national certification and state licensure requirements, changing healthcare practices and the provision of audiology services, presentation of faculty and student research, clinical case presentations, among others. Students may repeat this course up to four times as long as the topic of the seminar is not the same. Course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9.0 credits.

CSND 696  Issues in Healthcare Systems 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. An analysis of selected professional and policy issues affecting the present and projected healthcare delivery system. Issues concerning healthcare personnel, patients, healthcare technology, organizational structures and facilities, finance mechanisms and the role of government are stressed in relation to how they influence healthcare services and delivery. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 699  Clinical Externship I 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum. 2 hours lab.

CSND 700  Clinical Externship II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Intensive supervised off-campus clinical practicum.

CSND 701  Auditory Anatomy and Physiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 410 as prerequisite or corequisite. Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Gross and fine anatomy and physiology of the mammalian peripheral and central auditory system. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 702  Clinical Instrumentation 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Principles and use of clinical instrumentation in speech-language pathology and audiology. Laboratory exercises of a clinical emphasis are provided to illustrate course content. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab.

CSND 703  Biomedical Ethics 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. A study of the application of human and professional values, judgment and choices to selected ethical dilemmas that arise in health care practice. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 704  Clinical Laboratory in Auditory Processing Disorders 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Principles and procedures for advanced auditory evaluation of central auditory processing disorders. Underlying mechanisms, assessment and treatment will be addressed. 1 hour lab.

CSND 705  Community and Industrial Audiology 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Measurement of noise and its impact on hearing and communication. The impact of noise in industrial, school and military settings will be addressed. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 706  Advanced Amplification Technology 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. CSND 550 and CSND 551 or permission of instructor. Advanced study of amplification systems including programmable hearing aids, digital hearing aids. Study of personal and classroom FM systems. Tactile device technology used to manage the communication needs of individuals with profound hearing loss will also be addressed. 2 hours lecture.

CSND 707  Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. The role of genetics and embryology on auditory function as they apply to the understanding of diseases and disorders of the ear. Attention will be paid to the Human Genome Project as it has provided a wealth of information that is critical to clinical practice. The essentials of infection control and common medical terminology as they relate to audiologic practice will also be addressed. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 708  Psychoacoustics I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 709. Study of psychophysical methods and perception of the parameters of sound in humans and animals with normally functioning auditory mechanisms. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 709  Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Corequisite(s): CSND 708. This course serves as a corequisite for CSND 708 and will allow those students in CSND 708 to apply concepts and make basic psychoacoustic measurements. 1 hour lab.

CSND 722  Advanced Auditory Potentials 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Overview of audiological applications of auditory event-related potentials, including the P1-N1-P2 complex, the mismatch negativity and P3. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 731  Clinical Externship III 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum. 2 hours lab.

CSND 732  Clinical Externship IV 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum. 2 hours lab.

CSND 750  Research Methods 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Provides students with a working knowledge of the research process, including formulation of a research question, measurement and various statistical procedures of data analysis. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 762  Clinical Practicum IV 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum.

CSND 763  Clinical Practicum V 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical practicum.

CSND 801  Advanced Scientific and Professional Writing 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): CSND 577 or permission of instructor. This course will cover scientific writing, including proposals for the dissertation and grants, manuscript reviews, and preparation of manuscripts, posters, and oral presentations. Practice and revision of individual work will be emphasized. There will be time for group feedback as well as individual mentoring. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 807  Advanced Medical Audiology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. CSND 707 or permission of instructor. Advanced study of the pathology of the auditory and vestibular system. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 808  Psychoacoustics II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. CSND 708 or permission of instructor. Advanced study of the effects of hearing loss and aging on the perception of simple and complex sounds. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 809  Speech Perception 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. The study of perception of language from a psychological base. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of hearing loss on the perception of speech and spoken language. 3 hours lecture.

CSND 819  Laboratory for Psychoacoustics II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. Instrumentation for the hearing science laboratory. This course has a classroom component and a laboratory component to give students an opportunity to design and use laboratory instrumentation to explore priniciples of auditory research. 1 hour lab.

CSND 834  Seminar in University Teaching 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. This seminar will prepare students for CSND 835, Practicum in University Teaching. 1 hour seminar.

CSND 835  Practicum in University Teaching 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised teaching experience in audiology. May be taken twice for a total of 4.0 credits.

CSND 836  Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Supervised clinical supervision/clinical teaching experience in audiology.

CSND 837  Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. This course will prepare students for CSND 836, Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship. 1 hour seminar.

CSND 850  Directed Research I 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Development of the research question and review of the literature. Can be taken up to three times for 9.0 credits. Research project will be graded as IP (In Progress) until requirements are completed, at which time a grade will be given.

CSND 851  Directed Research II 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Development of the study design, development of IRB application, and data collection. Can be taken up to three times for 9.0 credits. Research project will be graded as IP (In Progress) until requirements are completed, at which time a grade will be given.

CSND 852  Directed Research III 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Data collection and development of the final document. Can be taken up to three times for 9.0 credits. Research project will be graded as IP (In Progress) until requirements are completed, at which time a grade will be given.

CSND 862  Fourth Year Externship I 4.5 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Corequisite(s): CSND 864. Intensive supervised off-campus clinical residency.

CSND 863  Fourth Year Externship II 4.5 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Intensive supervised off-campus clinical residency.

CSND 864  Online Grand Rounds 1-6 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Corequisite(s): CSND 862. Fourth-year externship students discuss clinical cases with peers and faculty.

CSND 899  Directed Readings 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders or permission of graduate advisor. A directed readings course is a tailored reading course negotiated between an instructor and a student to enable that student to explore in depth a particular topic or area of knowledge with the guidance of a faculty member. Directed readings courses shall not duplicate the content of regular courses. This may, of course, build on and extend exploration commenced in regular courses. May be repeated up to four times for a maximum of 12.0 credits.

CSND 900  Dissertation Advisement 3-12 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Advancement to Candidacy. Permission of Graduate Advisor required. This department requires 12 credits of CSND 900. While enrolled in CSND 900, students will work with their Dissertation Chair and their Dissertation Committee. Credits are reported as IP (In Progress) while the dissertation is being written. At the conclusion of the dissertation defense, a final grade of Pass or Fail will be recorded.

CSND 901  Dissertation Extension 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): 12 credits of Dissertation Advisement. Matriculation in the Au.D.in Audiology or the Ph.D.in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Permission of Graduate Advisor required. Once students have acquired 12 credits of CSND 900 Dissertation Advisement, they must enroll in 1 credit of CSND 901 in every semester in which they intend to work on the dissertation, up to and including the semester of the defense. Credits are reported as IP (In Progress) while the dissertation is being written. At the conclusion of the dissertation defense, a final grade of Pass or Fail will be recorded. CSND 901 may be repeated until the time limitation for completion of the doctoral program as specified in the Doctoral Policy Manual has been reached.