Catalog Year

2021-2022

Degree

MS

Credits

52

Locations

Mankato

Accreditation

CAA

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

Program Requirements

Common Core

* Note: Required two enrollments of CDIS 698 (6 credits per semester for two semesters; total 12 credits).

This course addresses overall equity, inclusion and diversity issues in education and healthcare systems both at the macro-level (system issues) as well as micro-level of service delivery of speech-language pathologists across race, ability, linguistic, and gender/sexuality diversity. Other issues of interprofessional practice, supervision, cultural competency will be addressed.

Prerequisites: none

Explains and demonstrates the use of augmentative and alternative communication in the acquisition of knowledge about human communication disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Strategies for identifying, designing, and critiquing research and professional information from classic and evidence-based practice perspectives.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to instruct graduate students in the area of child language assessment and intervention in the school age years. A variety of topics are covered detailing the identification of children with language impairment/disorder who are ages 5-18.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to instruct graduate students in the area of child language assessment and intervention in the early childhood years. A variety of topics are covered detailing the identification of children with language impairment/disorder who are ages 0-5.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practices as they pertain to speech sound problems.

Prerequisites: none

Comprehensive study of voice and upper airway disorders. Topics include anatomical and physiological bases, causes, prevention, assessment, evidence-based treatment, and in-depth coverage of selected clinical populations.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment, and management of fluency disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practice related to aphasia traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere dysfunction, and the dementias.

Prerequisites: none

Apraxia and dysarthia of speech and dysphagia. Causes, assessment, and management.

Prerequisites: none

Recognition and differentiation of linguistic and cultural differences and disorder in the multicultural population.

Prerequisites: none

CDIS689 strives to provide advanced cultural training opportunities for students to apply their multicultural knowledge and practice their cultural competence. This hybrid course prepares future healthcare professionals to serve culturally and linguistically diverse clients in the global marketplace. Students will develop a global multicultural understanding and intercultural communication skills, exchange a variety of culturally appropriate strategies, understand the professional scope of practice and service delivery, and learn about different healthcare systems and professional issues in a multicultural/multilingual world.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment, and treatment of swallowing disorders across the life span. Bedside and instrumental techniques for the study of swallowing are presented.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to facilitate hands on diagnostic experiences for graduate students in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Students will interact with formal and informal assessments of language and literacy including assessment of related social and cognitive skills that impact academic performance. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement, analyze and communicate findings from a diagnostic experience.

Prerequisites: none

Prereq: CDIS 692 and a minimum of 25 clinical hours

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Choose 3 Credit(s).

Course content pertains to a selected topic within Communication Sciences and Disorders and may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: none

Course content pertains to a selected topic within Communication Sciences and Disorders, specifically focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: none

Choose 3 Credit(s). Two enrollments of CDIS 695 and one enrollment of CDIS 693 is required.

This practicum focuses on placement in diverse settings with focus on assessment and intervention across the lifespan with a special focus on equity and inclusive practices in speech-language pathology. Experiences will be a combination of university-based experiences and experiences in applied settings including schools and medical facilities.

Prerequisites: none

Supervised delivery of clinical services. Prereq: admission to graduate program and 25 hours of observation

Prerequisites: none

Unrestricted Electives

RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE. CDIS 697 (1 Credits) is offered every semester as a Praxis Review for credentialing and professional issues course.

This course will explore interprofessional practices with emphasis related to the areas of allied health and nursing sciences and related disciplines. Students will learn how to interact with other disciplines. Students will be taught techniques to implement outcome-based interprofessional activities through project or community-based experiences.

Prerequisites: none

This course is to develop and increase professional preparation of Master¿s level Speech-Language Pathology students at the end of their program. Professional issues such as job seeking, resume and job application preparation, licensure and accreditation as well as preparation for national exam in Speech-Language Pathology will be addressed.

Prerequisites: none

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Prerequisites: none

Degree Plan

The Degree Plan is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual degree plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.
* Please meet with your advisor on appropriate course selection to meet your educational and degree goals.

First Year

Fall - 14 Credits

Strategies for identifying, designing, and critiquing research and professional information from classic and evidence-based practice perspectives.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to instruct graduate students in the area of child language assessment and intervention in the early childhood years. A variety of topics are covered detailing the identification of children with language impairment/disorder who are ages 0-5.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment, and management of fluency disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practice related to aphasia traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere dysfunction, and the dementias.

Prerequisites: none

Supervised delivery of clinical services. Prereq: admission to graduate program and 25 hours of observation

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 12 Credits

This course is an intermediate course designed to instruct graduate students in the area of child language assessment and intervention in the school age years. A variety of topics are covered detailing the identification of children with language impairment/disorder who are ages 5-18.

Prerequisites: none

Advances in basic research and practices as they pertain to speech sound problems.

Prerequisites: none

Apraxia and dysarthia of speech and dysphagia. Causes, assessment, and management.

Prerequisites: none

Recognition and differentiation of linguistic and cultural differences and disorder in the multicultural population.

Prerequisites: none

CDIS689 strives to provide advanced cultural training opportunities for students to apply their multicultural knowledge and practice their cultural competence. This hybrid course prepares future healthcare professionals to serve culturally and linguistically diverse clients in the global marketplace. Students will develop a global multicultural understanding and intercultural communication skills, exchange a variety of culturally appropriate strategies, understand the professional scope of practice and service delivery, and learn about different healthcare systems and professional issues in a multicultural/multilingual world.

Prerequisites: none

This practicum focuses on placement in diverse settings with focus on assessment and intervention across the lifespan with a special focus on equity and inclusive practices in speech-language pathology. Experiences will be a combination of university-based experiences and experiences in applied settings including schools and medical facilities.

Prerequisites: none

This course is an intermediate course designed to facilitate hands on diagnostic experiences for graduate students in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Students will interact with formal and informal assessments of language and literacy including assessment of related social and cognitive skills that impact academic performance. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement, analyze and communicate findings from a diagnostic experience.

Prerequisites: none

Summer - 8 Credits

This course addresses overall equity, inclusion and diversity issues in education and healthcare systems both at the macro-level (system issues) as well as micro-level of service delivery of speech-language pathologists across race, ability, linguistic, and gender/sexuality diversity. Other issues of interprofessional practice, supervision, cultural competency will be addressed.

Prerequisites: none

Explains and demonstrates the use of augmentative and alternative communication in the acquisition of knowledge about human communication disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment, and treatment of swallowing disorders across the life span. Bedside and instrumental techniques for the study of swallowing are presented.

Prerequisites: none

Supervised delivery of clinical services. Prereq: admission to graduate program and 25 hours of observation

Prerequisites: none

Second Year

Fall - 9 Credits

Course content pertains to a selected topic within Communication Sciences and Disorders and may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: none

Prereq: CDIS 692 and a minimum of 25 clinical hours

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 10 Credits

Comprehensive study of voice and upper airway disorders. Topics include anatomical and physiological bases, causes, prevention, assessment, evidence-based treatment, and in-depth coverage of selected clinical populations.

Prerequisites: none

This course is to develop and increase professional preparation of Master¿s level Speech-Language Pathology students at the end of their program. Professional issues such as job seeking, resume and job application preparation, licensure and accreditation as well as preparation for national exam in Speech-Language Pathology will be addressed.

Prerequisites: none

Prereq: CDIS 692 and a minimum of 25 clinical hours

Prerequisites: none