Overview of normal and age-, gender-, and culture-related differences in adult communication and upper aerodigestive function. Behavioral characteristics, neuropathology, and etiologies of aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and dysphagia will be described, giving special consideration to the impairments, activity limitations, and participation restriction related to these disorders.
- Brookshire, R. H. (2003).
Introduction to neurogenic communication disorders (6th Ed).
St. Louis: Mosby.
- A CD-ROM and printed coursepack
will be available for purchase through the LRE office.
- Additional information and/or
materials will be posted on the class web site
Students completing CD 5731
will achieve the following outcomes:
- knowledge of basic human communication, including its biological,
neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and cultural bases
- knowledge of the nature of aphasia and other adult language disorders,
including their etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological,
acoustic, psychological, developmental, and cultural correlates (ASHA
- knowledge of standards of ethical conduct governing provision of services
to individuals with aphasia (ASHA IIIE)
- knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research
principles into evidence-based practice in the management of aphasia
- knowledge of contemporary professional issues related to the management
of aphasia (ASHA IIIG)
According to the guidelines
set forth by the Communication Disorders Program, students should commit
10 hours per week for each 3 semester hour course. The following are my
expectations for the time commitments for the course:
- class meetings: 2.5 hours
- reading, studying, and reviewing:
3 - 4 hours per week
- homework: 3 - 4 hours per
- Projects. Each student
will complete several projects related to normal adult communication
and neurogenic communication disorders. Details.
- Service Learning. All students will participate in a service
learning project. Details. 50
- Presentations. All students will contribute to the community
of practice by presenting a content unit. Details.
- Quizzes and Exams. Two in-class quizzes will be administered
(see course schedule below). Each quiz will be worth 25 points. A comprehensive
final exam (take-home) is worth 150 points.
Students may earn up to 20
extra points by completing extra credit projects described on the extra
credit page .
Anatomic and Neurologic Support for Communication and Swallowing
Course Pack: Intro
(not for grade)
in Normal Adult Communication
Sample Project Draft Due Sept 15
Course Pack: Aphasia
CD-ROM Disorders: Aphasia
#1 (Outcome #1): Normal Communication
29, Oct 6
of adult language
Ch 2, 3, 5
Assessment Report Draft Due Oct 13
Ch 6, 7
Treatment Plan Draft Due Oct 27
adult language disorders
Ch 8, 9, 10
Right Hemisphere: Hollie and Harmoine
Dementia and Alzheimers: Emily and Kate
TBI: Kate and Wendy (11/3)
Parkinsons: Sarah and Sally (11/3)
ALS: Carrie and Melissa (11/10)
Stroke: Alisa and Heather (11/10)
Quiz #2 (Outcome #2): Adult Language Disorders
|Nov 17, 24
|Dec 1, 8
Continuum of care, evidence based practice, documentation, counseling
of Care | EBP
Draft Projects Due
Final Exam Due (Outcomes
#1 - 6)