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CSD 606. Motor Speech Disorders

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Etiologies, diagnoses and evidence-based interventions for disorders of motor planning and motor execution.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the major neurological diseases, pathophysiology, and limb/oral symptoms associated with common motor speech disorders.
2. Provide detailed perceptual, acoustic and physiologic descriptions of the speech characteristics that have been observed in each of the major motor speech disorders.
3. Describe procedures for assessing a) oral motor control, b) intelligibility, c) prosody, d) phonation, e) resonance, and d) respiration in patients with motor speech disorders.
4. Identify (from audio recordings) the most distinctive and deviant speech symptoms in each of the major motor speech disorders and use this information to accurately diagnose each of the motor speech disorders.
5. Describe and discuss several evidence-based interventions that have been used with each of the major motor speech disorders. These will include behavioral, instrumental, pharmaceutical, surgical and prosthetic approaches to treatment.

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