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Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)

CSD 459W Principles of Clinical Management in Communication Disorders (3) Survey of principles and practices for diagnosing, interviewing, counseling, treating, reporting, and programming in Communication Disorders.

CSD 459W Principles of Clinical Management in Communication Disorders (3)

CSD 459W, Principles of Clinical Management in Communication Disorders (PRIN CLIN MGMT), is a 3-credit writing-intensive course offered each semester. The course is required for Communications Sciences and Disorders majors, prerequisited by CSD 146, and should be taken during the third or fourth year. The intent of this course is to closely review the principles and practices for assessing and treating people across the life span who have a communication disorder as well as reviewing, interviewing, counseling, and report writing skills. Overall, this "how-to" course is designed to provide students with practical solutions and methods when serving persons with communication disorders. The educational objectives are that students will acquire an understanding of: 1) report writing with emphasis on different styles and the need for clear documentation and explanations, 2) assessment with emphasis on interviewing skills, preparation and test administration, interpretation of the results, and oral and written presentation, 3) therapy practices with emphasis on task analysis, behavioral objectives, and implementation, 4) documentation with emphasis on lesson plans, mid and final reports, documentation specific to school versus medical settings, and billing, and 5) client and family counseling and group sessions. Students meet the educational objectives by attending and participating in class discussions, quizzes, writing assignments, and class projects.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: CSD 300, CSD 230 plus 3 additional credits in CSD at the 300-level

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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