Option in Language Literacy Disorders
This option prepares students for professional practice in the diagnosis and treatment of language-based learning disorders in school age children. Students learn theory and practice in oral language as it relates to literacy acquisition and learning in the content areas. Practicum experiences in schools are available to enhance applied understanding. Upon graduating, students are equipped to meet the challenge of diagnosing and managing an array of language-based learning disabilities as team members alongside their professional colleagues in regular education, reading education, and learning disabilities. Those interested in obtaining dual certification in reading education and speech-language pathology are encouraged to contact the Education Department.
In addition to the core courses, required courses for this option are:
COMM 875 Advanced Language Acquisition 3 cr.
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 Disorders of Language/Literacy I 3 cr.
COMM 909 Disorders of Language/Literacy II 3 cr.
COMM 912 Language Disorders Birth to Five 3 cr.
Students will also take three elective courses from the following:COMM 904 Aphasia in Adults 3 cr.
COMM 907 Advanced Seminar in Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr.
EDUC 907 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 4 cr.
COMM 913 Cognitive Communication 3 to 4 cr.
COMM 914 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3 to 4 cr.
COMM 916 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 cr.
COMM 920 Graduate Seminar 3 cr.
Other approved courses outside the Department
Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Speech-Lang-Hearing Center
- Major Declaration
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