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Communication Disorders (CD)

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CD 110 | SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS  (3 credits)
Objectives of Survey Communication Disorders are to (1) give a general overview of the Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional profession, (2) describe the SLPP Program offered in North Dakota, (3) present the legal and academic requirements to earn the SLPP Certificate, and (4) introduce the various disorders encountered in Communication Disorders.
Offered: Every Semester, Online Only

CD 210 | INTRO TO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PARAPROFESSIONAL (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 110 with a "C" or higher.

A survey of various communication disorders: language phonology, fluency, voice, hearing impairment, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, aphasia. Ten hours of clinical observation are required.
Offered: Spring, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 220 | APPLIED PHONETICS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PARAPROFESSIONALS  (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 210 & 221 with a "C" or higher.

The purpose of this course is to study the production and perception of speech sounds and to learn to transcribe spoken language. It will include learning and using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to transcribe both normal and disordered speech production.
Offered: Summer, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 221 | LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR SLPP  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 110 with a "C" or higher.

The study of those events and processes which combine in relatively predictable and observable ways and are evidenced in the acquisition of language.
Offered: Spring, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 222 | ARTICULATORY/PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS FOR SLPP  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 210 & 221 with a "C" or higher.

A study of normal articulatory phonological development and the types, causes, and treatment of Articulatory-Phonological disorders. Ten hours of clinical observation are required.
Offered: Summer, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 224 | TECHNIQUES FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PARAPROFESSIONALS  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 221 & 222 with a "C" or higher.

Therapy approaches and techniques for planning and carrying out clinical practicum designed for assistants.
Offered: Fall, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 225 | LANGUAGE DISORDERS & TREATMENT FOR THE SLPP  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 221 & 222 with a "C" or higher.

The study of deviant language patterns in school-aged children and language differences among varied cultures. Evidence based intervention techniques and strategies for children with language impairments will be covered.
Offered: Fall, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 241 | PRACTICUM (Minimum of 100 Hours)  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Program Coordinator approval.

Practicum field experience requiring the student to complete 100 clock hours of speech therapy in a public school. The 100 hours must be direct contact hours with students under the supervision of master's degree Speech-Language Pathologist. Staffing, IEP meetings, pre-therapy preparation, shadowing, etc. should not be included as part of the 100 hours requirement.
Offered: Every Semester, Online Only