Communication Disorders

Medical Speech Pathology

Medical Speech Pathology
Genetic, gestational, and neurogenic factors related to communication disorders in children and adults; role of the speech-language pathologist in medical teams.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCOMD 320 & CELL 220; or COMD 320 & CELL 210
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining COMD 430
Course Outcomes: 

Preparing for Graduate Work

Demonstrate preparation for graduate coursework in organic and neurologic communication and swallowing disorders.

Role of SLP

Describe the collaborative role of the SLP on professional teams in medical settings.

Describing Disorders and Treatments

Describe the causes and characteristics of TBI, aphasia, voice disorders, motor speech disorders and swallowing disorders, and describe several treatment approaches used for those disorder areas by speech-language pathologists.