Speech And Hearing Science : Courses

CDS 151 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the field of communication disorders and introduces the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Introduces the nature of communication disorders and the effects of speech-language-hearing handicaps on the lives of individuals, families, and society. An informational course for students in education, social, and health-related fields who deal with persons whose communicative behaviors are at variance with the norm.

CDS 286 Phonetics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Basic aspects of articulatory and acoustic phonetics and transcription. Recognize and describe phonetic symbols, transcribe American English using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Describe and explain the normal aspects of speech production, including basics aspects of speech anatomy and physiology, speech acoustics, suprasegmentals, phonological processes, and dialects.

CDS 288 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves an anatomic presentation of the respiratory, laryngeal and supralaryngeal areas of the speech mechanism. Examines muscle and skeletal structure for each speech component. Emphasizes in-depth discussion of breathing physiology for speech, laryngeal function for phonation and supralaryngeal function for articulation and resonance. Provides an anatomic and physiologic basis for all speech and voice disorders.

CDS 289 General and Speech Acoustics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CDS 286 Or CDS 288
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Basic concepts of energy, force, and tube acoustics. Acoustic characteristics of vowels and consonants with methods for analysis. Time permitting, theories of speech perception are included.

CDS 290 Audiology: Diagnosis and Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces etiology, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of auditory disorders.

CDS 301 Language Development in Children

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the acquisition of language form and function by typical developing children. Discusses the normal development of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics from infancy through early adolescence by examining empirical data and current theoretical issues and controversies. Examines the emergence of literacy skills and the differences in acquisition between mono- and bi-(or multi-) lingual children. Includes the impact of cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and individual variation on children's normal language acquisition.

CDS 387 Psychoacoustic Science

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Presents the acoustic science background necessary for study in speech pathology, audiology, physical acoustics, electroacoustics, speech acoustics, psychoacoustics, psychology, and hearing science.

CDS 392 Phonological Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CDS 286
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to sound acquisition in typically developing children and atypically developing children who exhibit speech or phonological disorders. Examine the major etiologies of speech disorders and coexisting conditions correlated with phonological disorders. Case studies will introduce various aspects of a comprehensive phonological evaluation and data analyses, and current approaches to phonological remediation.

CDS 402 Language Disorders in Children

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CDS 301, and CDS 482/483 (may be taken concurrently with ).
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies language disorders in children, including mental retardation, language learning disabilities, and autism. Topics include assessment techniques emphasizing language sample analysis, consideration of dialect differences, and treatment techniques to facilitate generalization.

CDS 428 Neural Basis of Communication

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines basic concepts of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as the foundation for understanding communication, sensory, motor and other processing problems of neurologically impaired children and adults.

CDS 480 Clinical Observation and Participation

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Pass/Fail
Involves presentations and class discussions related to assessment and remediation of a variety of communication disorders. Minimum of twenty-five clock hours of directed observation in diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders, which is required by ASHA as a prerequisite to clinical practicum.

CDS 482 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: Students must register for both LEC and CDS 483LAB in the same term.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers procedures involved in the formal and informal evaluation of a variety of speech and language disorders in children and adults. Units include the diagnostic process, interviewing, psychometrics, and testing procedures across disorders.

CDS 483 Diagnostics in Communicative Disorders Lab

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: Students must register for both CDS 482LEC and LAB in the same term.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides practical experience in interviewing, test administration, oral facial examination, and conferencing during the diagnostic process.

CDS 484 Aural Rehabilitation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CDS 290
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the effect of hearing impairment on children and adults. Examines the application of knowledge of acoustics, linguistics, cognition, learning, and counseling psychology to the reduction of hearing handicaps.

CDS 485 Speech Pathology in the Schools

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: CDS 302
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Organization and administration of speech, language, and hearing programs in schools. Current legislation and practices in school programs. Includes models of service delivery, individualized educational programming, rights and responsibilities of teachers and other staff; instructional design and planning including case selection; multicultural and bilingual considerations; speech-language pathologist's role in language and literacy development. Required for New York State certification of Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.

CDS 491 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Content varies each semester.

CDS 493 Honors Research Seminar

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students admitted to the Early Admission Program (early admission to the graduate program in CDS at UB) participate in tutorials from individual academic and clinical faculty members in the department covering research and clinical methods in speech, language, and hearing abilities and disorders. Readings are pertinent to each topic, and students complete a paper or project with a faculty member in an area of interest.

CDS 497 Departmental Honors Thesis or Project

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Accepted seniors pursue a specialized, independent study leading to an honors thesis or project.

CDS 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project in a faculty member's laboratory or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

CDS 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Individualized student work under the guidance of a faculty member, intended to pursue topics that are not currently offered through regular coursework at the university.

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