Option in Early Childhood Communication Disorders
This option prepares students for professional practice in the diagnosis and treatment of early childhood communication disorders in young children. Students learn theory and practice for a variety of speech-language-communication-swallowing disorders typically seen in babies through early elementary age children. An essential component of this option is supporting families of young children with communication disorders. Practicum experiences in educational and pediatric rehavilitative settings, early intervention centers, and private practice are available to enhance applied learning. Upon completion of coursework and clinical training, students are prepared to diagnose and treat a wide array of early childhood speech-language-communication-feeding disorders and collaborate with their professional colleagues in educational and rehabilitative teams.
In addition to the core courses, required courses for this option are:
COMM 900 Articulatory and Phonological Disorders in Children 3 cr.
COMM 901 Dysphagia 3 cr.
COMM 902 Stuttering 3 cr.
COMM 905 Motor Speech Disorders 3 cr.
COMM 906 Voice Disorders 2 cr.
COMM 908 Language/Literacy Disorders I 3 cr.
COMM 912 Language Disorders Birth to Five 3 cr.
COMM 916 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 cr.
EDUC 856 Supporting Families of Students with Special Needs 4 cr.
Students will also take two elective courses from the following:COMM 875 Advanced Language Acquisition 3 cr.
COMM 904 Aphasia in Adults 3 cr.
COMM 907 Advanced Seminar in Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr.
COMM 909 Language/Literacy Disorders II 3 cr.
COMM 913 Cognitive Communication Disorders 3 cr.
COMM 914 Augmentative/Alternative Communication 3 cr. COMM 920 Graduate Seminar
EDUC 941 Diversity and Child Development 4 cr.
HHS 898 Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders 1 to 8 cr.
Other approved courses outside the Department
Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Speech-Lang-Hearing Center
- Major Declaration
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