ax, semantics and pragmatics. Strategies for intervention with children from special populations and multicultural populations.
COSI 463. Language and Literacy Across Content Areas (3)
This course focuses on research-based theories of reading, cognition, language, and learning. The student will use the content of their area (art, music, or speech-language pathology) as the target for organizing explicit instruction and strategies for word skills, reading comprehension, oral expression, vocabulary, and written language development as they apply to the culturally and linguistically diverse populations present in today’s schools. Curriculum planning and assessment strategies for instructional purposes are addressed. Federal legislation pertaining to the education of children with disabilities is included.
COSI 464. Case Studies in Communication Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
Diagnosis as a clinical skill involving scientific hypothesis testing with clinical problem solving. The course includes academic learning combined with diagnostic clinic experiences. Overview of psychometric principles, survey of psychological communication tests, and measurements. Section on non-biased assessment. Instruction and practice in effective family interviewing techniques.
Prereq: COSI 453 and COSI 456
COSI 470. Introduction to Audiology (3)
Disorders of hearing, assessment of hearing; including behavioral and objective measures; intervention strategies; and identification programs.
Offered as COSI 370 and COSI 470.
Prereq: COSI 325.
COSI 497. Methods of Research (3)
Pure and applied research design for speech language pathologists. Focus on evaluation of research methodology and the formulation of testable research questions.
COSI 557. Acquired Adult Language Disorders (3)
A model relating communication impairment to activities of daily living and quality of life will serve as the study of acquired neurogenic communication disorders in adults. The focus will be on dementia, aphasia, and the communication disorders associated with traumatic brain injury and right hemisphere stroke. Knowledge about the biological basis of neurogenic communication disorders will be applied in discussion on assessment and intervention for these disorders.
Prereq: COSI 405 or equivalent.
COSI 560. Medical Aspects of Speech Pathology I: Voice Disorders (3)
Aspects of normal and abnormal voice production, evaluation and management of various voice and resonance disorders.
COSI 561. Med Aspects of Speech Path II: Neuromotor and Craniofacial Anomalies (3)
Speech disorders resulting from conditions acting on motor speech production including dysarthria and apraxia will be discussed. The speech production system, diseases and acquired and congenital neuropathological conditions that affect motor process and resulting speech disorders of phonation, articulation, resonance and prosody will be reviewed. Also covered will be the speech, language and hearing disorders stemming from craniofacial anomalies; cleft lip and palate. Principles and methods of assessment and treatment within an interdisciplinary rehabilitation framework will be reviewed for both types of disorders.
Prereq: COSI 321 or COSI 421 and COSI 405 or equivalent.
COSI 562. Medical Aspects of Speech Pathology III: Dysphagia (2)
Survey of clinical problems involving dysphagia in medical speech pathology. Normal swallowing, pediatric dysphagia, adult dysphagia, the clinical swallowing assessment, the modified barium swallow study, and therapeutic intervention for dysphagia for both adults and children will be addressed.
COSI 580. Aural Rehabilitation (3)
The effects of hearing impairment, especially related to speech perception and language processing. Remediation and intervention strategies for hearing impaired children and adults, including speech reading, auditory training, and the use of hearing aids.
COSI 600. Special Problems and Topics (1–3)
Topics and instructors by arrangement of the department chair.
COSI 601. Directed Study and Research (1–6)
Individual study and research under the direction of a faculty member.
COSI 651. Thesis M.A. (1–6)
COSI 690. Supervised Classroom Teaching (3)
Required of all doctoral students. Teaching of an undergraduate course planned in conjunction with a supervising faculty member. Follows the doctoral student’s earlier experience of observing and assisting a faculty member in classroom teaching.
COSI 701. Dissertation Ph.D. (1–18)
Prereq: Predoctoral research consent or advanced to Ph.D. candidacy milestone.