A study of the clinical characteristics
of aphasia and related communication disorders in adults with emphasis
on differential diagnosis and treatment. An information-processing model
provides a theoretical basis for treatment. Neuroanatomy and associated
neurological symptoms are included. Treatment efficacy issues are researched.
- Brookshire, R. H. (2003).
Introduction to neurogenic communication disorders (6th Ed).
St. Louis: Mosby.
Students completing CDIS 5040
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 adults with language disorders (ASHA IIIE)
- knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research
principles into evidence-based practice in the management of adult language
disorders (ASHA IIIF)
- knowledge of contemporary professional issues related to the management
of adult language disorders (ASHA IIIG)
Students should commit 10 hours
per week for this 3 semester hour course:
- class meetings: 3 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 adult language disorders. Details.
- Presentations. All students will contribute to the community
of practice by presenting a content unit. Details.
- Quizzes. Ten on-line chapter quizzes are linked from the course schedule below. Each quiz is worth up to 10 points, with the scores on the two lowest quizzes dropped. Thus, students can earn a maximum of 80 points on quizzes.
- Exam. A comprehensive take-home final exam will be administered.
Students may earn up to 20
extra points by completing extra credit projects described on the extra
credit page .