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CSD 427. Language and Language Disorders in Adults

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Typical language and cognition in adults, aging effects and the nature of language and cognitive disorders encountered in the aged population.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the typical language processing in adults based on neuropsychological models of cognitive-linguistic processes of language.
2. Analyze the effects of normal aging on cognitive and linguistic functions in communication.
3. Describe the etiologies (causes) of various communication disorders in the aged population.
4. Identify and discuss the characteristics of the typical communication disorders seen in the elderly.
5. Integrate the effects of typical and atypical language behaviors in communication functions of the elderly.

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