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CSDI: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

5010. Procedures in Clinical Management (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Procedures used in diagnostic and treatment of communication disorders. Topics include observation styles, task presentation and analysis, reinforcement techniques, group management, and intervention models. Multicultural communication models and supervised observation experiences in various clinical and public school settings.
5510, 5511, 5512. Special Problems in Speech and Hearing (2,2,2)
For advanced senior and graduate students. May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. May count toward the CSDI major with consent of chair. Independent exploration of specific areas of interest in communication disorders and research.
6100. Language Disorders (3)
P: Undergraduate course in language development. Childhood language disorders from infancy to school-age period. Principles of assessment, intervention, and classification of various types of language disorders. Specific language impairment, developmental and acquired language disorders, and autism.
6101. Language and Learning Disabilities (3)
P: CSDI 6100. Oral and written language learning disabilities in school-age and adolescent populations. Contemporary theories, assessment practices, and intervention techniques used in management of those with language learning disorders and/or dyslexia.
6103. Research Design in Speech and Hearing (3)
P: Undergraduate statistics course. Fundamentals of research and experimental design and basic statistical analysis in communication sciences and disorders.
6104. Seminar in Voice Disorders (3)
P: CSDI 6121 or consent of instructor. Anatomy and physiology of vocal mechanism and phonatory process. Consideration of influence of pathology on phonation. In-depth study of special voice problems as well as those more commonly encountered in clinical practice and their treatment.
6106. Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Current and historical concepts of nature and etiology of stuttering and other fluency disorders such as methodologies of assessment and treatment of children and adults, parent counseling, and research design.
6108. Seminar in Articulation/Phonology Disorders (3)
P: Undergraduate course in articulation/phonology or consent of instructor. Phonologic/articulatory development and disorders, dynamics of articulatory production, phonetics as clinical tool, and nature and development of normal and defective articulation/phonology. Contemporary scientific methodology, technology, and research in appraisal and treatment of phonological/articulatory disorders.
6109. Motor Speech Disorders (3)
P: CSDI 3020, 3030, 6110; or consent of instructor. Neurophysiology of motor speech behavior coupled with detailed clinical analyses and treatment of various forms of dysarthria and apraxia.
6110. Brain, Language, and Aphasia (3)
P: CSDI 6100 or consent of instructor. Comprehensive study of correlative nature of brain and language. Emphasis on aphasiology, including neurological, cognitive, and linguistic aspects.
6111. Communication Disorders in Infants and Toddlers (3)
Theory and practice in the assessment and intervention of speech and language disorders in the infant/toddler population.
6112. Seminar in Cranio-Facial Anomalies and Alaryngeal Rehabilitation (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Anatomy, physiology, assessment, and treatment of persons with cranio-facial anomalies (including cleft lip and palate) and alaryngeal disorders (laryngectomy).
6113. Linguistic/Cognitive Impairments in Brain-Injured Adults (3)
P: CSDI 6110 or consent of instructor. Relationships between cognition, communicative abilities, and brain in normal aging dementia, various causes of dementia, head injury, and right hemisphere brain-damage in adults.
6114. Dysphagia and Neuromotor Functions (3)
Relationships between brain and neuromotor functions specifically in regard to swallowing function. Identification, characteristics, assessment, and treatment of disordered swallowing.
6117. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)
Provides an overview of augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC), including selecting and implementing AAC for children and adults.
6121. Speech Science (3)
P: CSDI 3030 or equivalent. Acoustic theory of speech production and anatomical and physiological aspects of speech-motor production.
6200. Multicultural Communication Disorders (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Speech and language variations in regional dialects, bilingualism, foreign accent, and multicultural populations. Emphasis on assessing disorders and providing therapy to multicultural and multilingual populations.
6225, 6226, 6227. Clinical Practicum in Speech and Language Pathologies (1,2,3)
For CSDI graduate students. Each course may be repeated from 1-3 semesters. P: Completion of 24 s.h. of undergraduate and/or graduate academic course work in CSDI; consent of instructor. Utilization of advanced theoretical knowledge with practical application for speech-language and hearing impaired individuals under direct faculty supervision in University Speech and Hearing Clinic.
6229. Distance Education Clinical Internship (1-9)
May be repeated. P: Admission to the CSDI Distance Education Program; completion of 12 s.h. academic CSDI graduate course work and/or consent of Director of Distance Education program and Director of External Clinical Education. Clinical practice in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at clinical facilities that have affiliation agreements with ECU/CSDI, supervised by ASHA certified and state-licensed (where applicable) speech-language pathologists.
6320. Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology I (1)
Required one hour clinical methods course addressing basic assessment and intervention issues in Speech-Language Pathology.
6321. Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology II (1)
P: 6320. Required one credit clinical methods course which is a continuation of CSDI 6320 addressing advanced assessment and intervention issues in speech-language pathology.
6520. Master of Science Paper (2)
P: CSDI 6103. Formulation of lab project, a case study, or library research project. Principles and procedures of recognizing and stating problems of scientific, professional, and clinical importance in CSDI.
6521, 6522, 6523. Readings in Speech and Hearing Research (1,2,3)
Each course may be repeated from 1-3 semesters. P: Consent of instructor. Independent exploration of areas of interest in contemporary research in communication disorders and speech and hearing science.
6527, 6528, 6529. Research in Speech-Language Pathology (1-3)
For CSDI graduate students. P: CSDI 6103; consent of chair. Independent studies, lab projects, case studies, and research problems in communication sciences and disorders.
6800. Communication Processes and Disorders in Aging (3) Formerly CSDI 5800
Study of basic communicative processes and disorders of the aging population including anatomic and physiologic changes in the speech, language, and hearing mechanism. Service delivery issues and residential accommodations for the aging also are addressed.
6900. Administration and Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Methods involved in organization, management, and supervision in a public school or clinical speech-language and hearing therapy program.
6901. Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (1)
For CSDI graduate students. P: Consent of instructor. Supervisory processes, certification, licensure, and ethics/legal issues in Speech-Language Pathology.
6990, 6991. Internship in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (1,1)
May be taken concurrently. Each course may be repeated for maximum of 3 s.h. each. P: Completion of a minimum of 1 semester of full-time graduate study at ECU and 100 patient contact hours; consent of the director of clinical operations and the dept chair. Directed experience with communicatively handicapped in clinical facility outside university.
6992. Internship in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology (2)
May be repeated. P: CSDI 6990 or 6991. Directed clinical experience in university-affiliated clinical facility for a full semester.
6993. Full-time Internship in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology (2-9)
Credit hours designated relative to clinical responsibilities of student at their specific clinical site of practice. P: Completion of minimum of 3 semesters of full-time graduate study at East Carolina University and 150 patient contact hours; consent of director of clinical operations and dept chair. Directed full-time clinical experience in university-affiliated clinical facility for full semester.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7004. Research Ethics for a Complex World* (2) Same as GRAD 7004
P: Current enrollment in master’s or doctoral program. Introductory graduate course. Case studies, readings, policy review, assignments, and discussions with guest faculty examine areas of ethical concern for researchers. Areas include scientific misconduct, conflict of interest, abusive mentoring, improper authorship practices, protection of human participants, animal subjects of research, and others.
7500. Professional Issues in Communication Disorders (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Contemporary topics in administration of clinical programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, clinical supervision models, theories of leadership, state licensure and national certification standards, and legal and other current issues.
8000. Methods in Clinical Audiology (3)
P: Consent of instructor. In-depth understanding of issues and employment of basic and advanced auditory tests. Emphasis on relationship between these topics and clinical competency required with advanced testing and diagnosis.
8001. Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System (2)
P: Consent of instructor. Functional anatomy and neurophysiology of vestibular and balance systems, from level of inner ear to central nervous system. Emphasis on describing anatomical and physiological bases for both normal and pathological vestibular and balance functions.
8002. Assessment and Management of the Vestibular System (3)
P: CSDI 8001 and consent of instructor. Theory and clinical application of current electrophysiological procedures for assessing peripheral and central nervous system portions of vestibular and balance systems.
8003. Advanced Pediatric Assessment (3)
P: CSDI 6001, 6019. Contemporary developments in assessment and habilitation of hearing loss in infants and children. Includes areas of otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials, acoustic emissions, and behavioral auditory assessment and auditory processing.
8004. Embryology, Genetics, and the Auditory System (3)
P: CSDI 6000, 6013; or consent of instructor. Comprehensive study of embryology, genetics, and syndromes as related to auditory system.
8005. Methods in Amplification (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Study of the components and functions of amplification systems, hearing aid evaluation and selection, and related regulations and guidelines. Emphasis on current research, software applications, and clinical implications for high performance technology systems.
8006. Auditory Processing (3)
P: CSDI 8000 or consent of instructor. Contemporary theories of auditory processing. Methodologies in assessment and management of auditory processing skills and disorders.
8007. Methods in Clinical Audiology Lab (1)
P: Consent of instructor; C: CSDI 8000. Hearing evaluation laboratory.
8009. Psychoacoustics (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Examines abilities and limitations of human hearing to discover how sounds entering the ear are processed to give listener useful information about the world outside. Specific topics include measurement methods; frequency, intensity and temporal encoding; localization; and speech perception.
8010. Computer and Instrumentation Applications to Speech and Hearing Science* (3)
Knowledge and skills in application of basic signal processing technologies in speech and hearing laboratories. Stimulus generation and analysis techniques as well as physiological recording methods. Emphasis on digital instrumentation training. Analog devices included as needed for certain applications.
8011. Advanced Acoustics (3)
P: Consent of instructor. An advanced study of sound and acoustic vibration in the context of living organisms and hearing.
8012. Physiological Phonetics* (3)
P: CSDI 6121 or equivalent. Physiologic aspects of speech-motor production. Lab experiences include physiological measurements of respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and resonance mechanisms.
8013. Methods in Clinical Audiology II (3)
P: CSDI 8000 or consent of instructor. Analysis and synthesis of results from advanced audiological testing (behavioral, electrophysiological, and neurological) and differential diagnosis of auditory pathologies.
8014. Acoustic Phonetics* (3)
P: CSDI 6121 or equivalent. Acoustic theory of speech production and acoustic analysis of speech. Lab experiences include modern analytical techniques in speech analysis.
8015. Electronic Instrumentation and Calibration in Speech and Hearing (3)
Advanced study of electronics, circuits, and instruments used in basic and applied research in the hearing and speech sciences.
8016. Auditory Physiology* (3)
P: CSDI 6009, 6010; or equivalent. Functional anatomy and physiology of auditory nervous system, from level of inner ear to cerebral cortex. Emphasis on describing anatomical and physiological bases for both normal and pathological hearing functions.
8017. Advanced Methods in Amplification II (3)
P: CSDI 8005 or consent of instructor. Study of hearing aid selection, verification and outcome measures, fitting of amplification in special populations; includes in-class lab exercises.
8018. Neurolinguistics* (3)
P: CSDI 6101, 6103, 6110; or equivalent. Relationships between brain and language and between brain and other cognitive abilities that influence communication.
8019. Electrophysiological Measures in Audition I (3)
P: CSDI 8000 or consent of instructor. Introduces issues underlying employment of theory and application of clinical use of clinical procedures in electrophysiological measurement of auditory function. Topics restricted to measurement techniques at auditory periphery and early evoked potentials.
8020. Advanced Seminar in Communication Sciences (1-9)
May register for maximum of 9 s.h. May count toward concentration area. P: Consent of instructor.
8021. Aural Rehabilitation (4)
3 hours of didactic lecture and one weekly lab for development and implementation of a community-based program. P: CSDI 8013, 8100; or consent of instructor. Study of aural rehabilitation principles, methods, and technologies.
8022. Advanced Seminar in Audiology (1-9)
May register for a maximum of 9 s.h. May count toward concentration area. P: Consent of instructor.
8023. Advanced Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology (1-9)
May register for a maximum of 9 s.h. May count toward concentration area. P: Consent of instructor.
8024. Advanced Electrophysiological Measures (3)
P: CSDI 8019 and consent of instructor. Latest developments in auditory neurophysiological measurement techniques. Review of test procedures in clinical use and those under research development. Focus on all levels of auditory system, from inner ear to temporal lobe. Intensive review of basic science and clinical research literature as well as hands-on lab experiences with new procedures.
8026. Electrophysiological Measures in Audition II (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Introduces issues underlying theory and application of clinical use of measurement techniques for middle and late evoked potentials.
8027. Cochlear Implants (2)
P: Consent of instructor. Applied and theoretical principles involved with cochlear implants, including candidacy, rehabilitation and programming considerations.
8028. Auditory Pathologies (2)
P: Consent of instructor. Medical/surgical procedures for treatment of disorders affecting auditory and vestibular systems and discussion of prognosis and treatment options.
8030. Doctoral Colloquium (1-9)
May register for a maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Current topics in field of communication sciences and disorders, varying from grantsmanship to health care leadership.
8070, 8071, 8072, 8073. Research Internship: Communication Sciences* (3,3,3,3)
P: Consent of instructor. Directed research with CSDI doctoral faculty member.
8080, 8081, 8082, 8083. Research Internship: Audiology* (3,3,3,3)
P: Consent of instructor. Directed research with CSDI doctoral faculty member.
8090, 8091, 8092, 8093. Research Internship: Speech-Language-Pathology* (3,3,3,3)
P: Consent of instructor. Directed research with CSDI doctoral faculty member.
8100. Advanced Audiology Methods Lab (1)
P: Consent of instructor. Lab experiences in assessment of auditory systems.
8102. Vestibular Lab (1)
P: Consent of instructor. Lab experiences in assessment of vestibular and balance systems.
8103. Electrophysiological Measures in Audition I - Laboratory (1)
P: Consent of instructor. Hands-on lab exercises for clinical procedures in electrophysiological measurement of auditory periphery and early evoked potentials.
8104. Electrophysiological Measures in Audition II - Laboratory (1)
P: CSDI 8019, 8103; or consent of instructor. Hands-on lab exercises for clinical procedures in electrophysiological measurement of middle and late evoked potentials.
8150. Audiology Licensure, Certification and Related Issues (1)
P: Consent of instructor. Current issues related to the laws, regulations, policies, and supervisory processes governing or related to the professions of audiology and speech-language pathologies.
8234. Audiology Clinical Rotation (1-9)
May be repeated for credit. P: Consent of instructor. Observations, readings, supervised clinical practicum, and weekly clinic meetings.
8993. Clinical Residency (6-9)
P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Clinical experience in application of knowledge, abilities, and advanced clinical skills.
8999. Predoctoral Independent Study (1,2,3,4,5,6)
May be repeated. Self-study of a range of topics and techniques relevant to preparation for undertaking dissertation research.
9000. Dissertation (3-12)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 18 s.h. toward the degree.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.