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Communication Sciences and Disorders



B.S. Degree with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology.
B.S. in Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Requirements for a Minor in Communication Disorders.
Honors Program.
Courses of Instruction

(COSD)

Available on the B.S. degree with a major in Speech-Language Pathology or Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH).

B.S. Degree with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology. The program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A total of 124 semester hours is required: University Curriculum Requirements-47 semester hours; Speech-Language Pathology-33 semester hours; Psychology/Approved Electives-9 semester hours; Supporting Areas-9 semester hours; Electives-26 semester hours. In addition to the academic credit distribution, students must meet the following requirements:

1.No COSD course in which the student receives a "D" may be counted toward the major or as a prerequisite for subsequent courses.

2.Complete 75 hours of clinical practice, at least 1 semester of COSD 40300 and 2 semesters of COSD 50300.

3.TCU cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and a 2.5 grade point average in COSD courses before enrolling in COSD 40300.

4.Students must be recommended for enrollment in COSD 50300 and COSD 50350 by COSD faculty. Recommendation is based on fulfillment of expectations specified in the clinic handbook and on:

A. Performance in COSD coursework and

B. Previous clinical experience and performance.

(NOTE: This should be viewed as a preprofessional degree. Students selecting this major will need to continue studies at the graduate level in order to meet standards for licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist and for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.)

Suggested Courses for the Freshman Year

semester hours

FALL

COSD 10303 3
Writing Workshop 3
Laboratory Science 3
Social Science 3
Religion 3
PEAC 1
Total 16


SPRING
COSD 10343 3
Laboratory Science 3
Social Science 3
History 3
Fine Arts 3
Psychology 3
PE-H 1
Total 16

B.S. in Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. A total of 124 semester hours is required: University Curriculum Requirements-47 semester hours; Habilitation of the DHH-39 semester hours; Education-27 semester hours (including student teaching); Electives-11 semester hours (9 within the major). In addition to the academic credit distribution, students must meet the following requirements:

1.No COSD course in which the student receives a "D" may be counted toward the major or as a prerequisite for subsequent courses.

2.Complete 75 hours of clinical practice, at least 2 semesters of COSD 40340 and 1 semester of COSD 40350.

3.TCU cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and a 2.5 grade point average in COSD courses before enrolling in COSD 40340.

4.Students must be recommended for enrollment in COSD 40350 by COSD faculty. Recommendation is based on fulfillment of expectations specified in the clinic handbook and on:

A. Performance in COSD coursework,

B. Previous clinical experience and performance, and

C. Fluency in sign language as judged by course instructor.

5.Students must be successfully admitted into the School of Education

Suggested Courses for the Freshman Year

semester hours

FALL

COSD 20303 3
Writing Workshop 3
Laboratory Science 3
Social Science 3
Religion 3
PEAC 1
Total 16

SPRING
Laboratory Science 3
Fine Arts 3
History 10603 or 10903 3
Math 3
Literature 3
PE-H 1
Total 16

Requirements for a Minor in Communication Disorders. A minor requires 18 hours. Two options are available: habilitation of DHH or speech-language pathology. Each requires COSD 10343 and 10303 plus 12 additional hours approved by a faculty adviser in the minor area. These 12 hours may include a 3-hour senior project relating to the student's major. The project typically occurs in the final semester of study and requires completion of the core plus six additional hours in the minor. A minimum of 6 hours must be at the 30000 level or above. No COSD course in which the student receives a "D" may be counted toward the minor or as a prerequisite for subsequent courses.

Honors Program. Communication Sciences and Disorders majors who plan to pursue Departmental Honors must be members of the University Honors Program and should enroll in COSD 30003 during their junior year and COSD 40003 during their senior year.

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10303 SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. Survey of disorders of articulation, language, stuttering, voice and hearing.

10343 BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE. An introductory course in signing expressively and understanding basic sign language, receptively. Included is basic information on hearing loss and its effects on children and adults. Recommended for students majoring in special education and service-oriented fields.

20303 SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCE. An introduction to acoustic and physiological aspects of the speech and hearing mechanisms.

20313 VOICE AND ARTICULATION IMPROVEMENT. Practical application of techniques for articulation, pronunciation, and efficient voice production for effective speech. Emphasis on acceptable standards of speech for students preparing for professional careers.

20323 CLINICAL METHODS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY. Prerequisite: 10303, 20333, and 30333; or permission of instructor. Principles and procedures in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

20333 PHONETICS. Required of all majors and elective to others. Emphasis on speech perception and sound discrimination. Intensive work in transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

20343 INTERMEDIATE SIGN LANGUAGE. Prerequisite: 10343 or permission of instructor. Further development and refinement of receptive and expressive skills in Signed English and American Sign Language. Emphasis on vocabulary development for classroom use, ability to sign fluently, and the psycho-social aspects of deafness, including the sociolinguistics of sign language.

30303 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE SPEECH AND HEARING MECHANISMS. Structure and function of the normal mechanisms required for speech and hearing.

30323 DISORDERS OF PHONOLOGY. Prerequisites: 10303 and 20333 or permission of instructor. Basic principles of diagnosis and treatment for individuals with developmental or functional disorders of articulation.

30333 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN. Normal acquisition and development of language in children from infancy through adolescence.

30343 AURAL REHABILITATION. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Overview of management and rehabilitation of persons with hearing loss. Focus on amplification, cochlear implants, assistive devices, speech training, speech reading, auditory training and language development.

30353 TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUBJECTS TO DHH CHILDREN. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Curriculum materials and teaching methods for meeting specialized needs of DHH children in the learning of reading and developing concepts and relationships in arithmetic and science.

30363 AUDIOLOGY. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Basic audiometric techniques and interpretation of audiograms as related to problems of communication of persons with hearing loss.

30373 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN. Prerequisite: 30333. Introduction to the causes, characteristics, assessment and treatment of children with language disorders.

30383 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I. Prerequisite: COSD 10343 or permission of the instructor. An introductory course in American Sign Language (ASL) which will introduce students to the grammatical aspects of ASL, inclusive of receptive and expressive signing skills with laboratory practice. Recommended for students in special education and service related fields of study.

30393 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT OF DHH. Prerequisite: 30333, or permission of instructor. Principles of language development as applied to DHH students; survey of principal methods in use; methods used in beginning language development with young DHH children.

30970 INDEPENDENT STUDY. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Independent study of specially designed topics not addressed in regular course offerings. (1-6 hours, 3 hrs. maximum per semester.)

40300 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY I. Prerequisite: COSD 20323, 30323, 30373 and permission of instructor. One semester is required. Supervised clinical experiences in the management of speech and language disorders.

40323 ADVANCED LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DHH. Prerequisite: 30393, or permission of instructor. Language principles and usage for intermediate and advanced levels with the deaf and hard of hearing.

40333 TEACHING SPEECH TO PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS. Prerequisite: 20333, 30393 or permission of instructor. Development of spoken languages, including articulation, prosody, and voice production for children and adults with hearing loss.

40340 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN TEACHING DHH STUDENTS I. Prerequisite: 30393 and 40333 and permission of instructor. A minimum of two semesters required. Observation and supervised clinical teaching of DHH children and adults in an individual setting.

40350 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN TEACHING DHH STUDENTS II. Prerequisite: 40340. Students must be recommended for enrollment by COSD faculty. Observation and supervised clinical teaching of DHH students.

40383 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II. Prerequisite: COSD 30383 or permission of the instructor. This course is a continuation of ASL I (COSD 30383) with emphasis on deaf cultural aspects and the grammatical structure of ASL. This course utilizes extensive laboratory practices for both receptive and expressive sign productions. Recommended for students in special education and service-related fields of study.

50300 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY II. Prerequisite: 40300. Student must be recommended for enrollment by COSD faculty. A minimum of two semesters required for undergraduate students. A maximum of three semesters is allowed. Graduate students with less than 30 clinical hours will be considered for enrollment in COSD 50300. Supervised clinical experience in management of the most common speech and language disorders.

50323 COUNSELING SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND THEIR FAMILIES. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing. Theories, principles and practices in counseling special populations and their families with a focus on the communicatively impaired. Appropriate counseling strategies and techniques are explored with practical application experiences included.

50343 ADVANCED AURAL REHABILITATION. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing and 30343 and 30363 or permission of instructor. Theories of assessment and intervention in identification and aural rehabilitation of hearing-impaired and deaf children and adults. Includes methods of evaluation and training in the areas of audition, amplification, speech, language, speech-reading, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, and communication modes and strategies.

50350 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN AUDIOLOGY. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Students must be recommended for enrollment by COSD faculty. A laboratory course in basic audiological testing techniques involving assessments and evaluation of hearing function. (1-3 hours)

50353 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Phonetics or permission of instructor. An introduction to the history, scope, problems, and present state of the psychology of language. Includes survey of theories and methods of investigation of several disciplines concerned with the scientific studies of language.

50363 SEMINAR ON STUTTERING. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing and permission of instructor. A study of fluency development and breakdown in children and adults. Descriptions and development of speech fluency, onset and development of stuttering, characteristics of stuttering and people who stutter, and theories of stuttering are reviewed.

50373 MEDICAL ASPECTS OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate level standing in speech-language pathology or permission of instructor. A study of the medical and biophysical bases of communication disorders and the relevant medical management of such issues as part of the total treatment program.

50383 SEMINAR ON VOICE DISORDERS. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing and permission of instructor. A study of theories, classification systems and etiologies, with emphasis on respiration, phonation, resonance and articulation factors as they relate to disorders of voice.

50970 DIRECTED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing and permission of instructor. Directed study focusing on specialized topics in communication sciences and disorders. (1-6 hours, 3 hrs. maximum per semester.)

Honors Courses

30003 JUNIOR HONORS SEMINAR. Prerequisite: Junior standing and membership in the Honors Program. Under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member, current issues in communication sciences and disorders are explored.

40003 SENIOR HONORS RESEARCH PROJECT. Prerequisite: COSD 30003, senior standing and membership in the Honors Program. The completion of a research project related to a current issue in normal and/or disordered communication.