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CSD 601. Aphasia and Related Disorders

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Etiologies and characteristics of various types of aphasia and related disorders such as dyslexia and dysgraphia; evidenced based prevention, assessment and intervention methods; and advocacy of quality of life for people with aphasia.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify common causes of neurogenic language disorders in adults by listing the various etiologies and describing the neuropathologies.
2. List, analyze and describe characteristics of linguistic and non-linguistic deficits associated with neurogenic language disorders.
3. Describe the general principles of assessment as well as diagnostic appraisal and various measurement tools specific to linguistic deficits.
4. Discuss the general principles of prevention and treatment of linguistic deficits.
5. Discuss the interdisciplinary nature of treatment aspects including the roles and functions of team members, service delivery models and prognostic indicators of recovery.
6. Analyze, evaluate and integrate information about prevention, assessment and intervention of aphasia and related disorders by conducting an assessment (with a patient, simulated patient or case study).
7. Discuss evidence-based practice by analyzing treatment effectiveness studies in the area of neurogenic communication disorders.
8. Write professional clinical assessment reports, skilled treatment procedures, and complete professional oral presentations of patient plans of care in clinical care conferences (with patients/professionals, simulated patients, or case studies).

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