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CSD 605. Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Cognitive-linguistic processing; etiology and characteristics of cognitive-linguistic disorders; assessment, intervention and prevention of cognitive-communication deficits.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify common causes of cognitive communication disorders in adults by listing and describing the various etiologies and neuropathologies.
2. List, analyze and describe characteristics of linguistic and non-linguistic deficits associated with neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders including traumatic brain injury, dementia and right hemisphere damage.
3. Describe the general principles of assessment as well as diagnostic appraisal and various measurement tools specific to cognitive-communication deficits.
4. Discuss the general principles of prevention and treatment of cognitive-communication 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 neurogenic cognitive-communication 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 cognitive-communication disorders.
8. Write professional clinical assessment reports and 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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