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CSD 426. Neurological Bases of Speech and Language

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of speech and language. Speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders associated with different types of brain damage.
Prerequisites: CSD 322
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and/or identify the organization, landmarks, and structures of the human nervous system that are pertinent to speech, language, cognition and hearing.
2. Describe the simple functioning of a neuron in the brain.
3. Describe the functions of important areas and neural pathways in the brain that take part in the speech, language, cognitive and hearing processes.
4. Describe and analyze the signs and symptoms of a few common neurogenic communication disorders.
5. List and describe the uses of some of the diagnostic techniques available to evaluate neurological functions in adults.
6. Research peer-reviewed journal articles and books, and write a scientific report.

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