Communicative Disorders - Interpreting Option, B.A.

Department

Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Steven Skelton, Ph.D., Chair
5310 N. Campus Drive M/S PH 80
559-278-2423 (V)
559-278-5187 (Fax)
www.fresnostate.edu/cdds

Degrees and Programs Offered

BA in Communicative Disorders - Audiology Option, B.A.
BA in Communicative Disorders - Speech Pathology Option, B.A.
BA in Communicative Disorders - Interpreting Option, B.A.
BA in Communicative Disorders - Deaf Education Option, B.A.
BA in Communicative Disorders - Deaf Studies Option, B.A.
CRED in Special Education Mod/Sev Disab Internship
CRED in Education Specialist Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Speech-Language Pathology Services - Preliminary, Credential
MA in Communicative Disorders - Deaf Education Option, M.A.
MA in Communicative Disorders - Speech-Language Pathology Option, M.A.
MN in Communicative Disorders, Minor

The Field of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Audiology, speech-language pathology, deaf education and interpreting are concerned with many issues related to speech, hearing, and language. Professionals in these fields are devoted to providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and educational services to children and adults with communicative challenges.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders provides the students with a liberal arts foundation integrated with courses designed to provide a basic understanding of speech, language, and hearing development and communicative problems. Students pursuing deaf studies have two options: deaf education and interpreting. Students majoring in deaf education and speech-language pathology can continue their options in our graduate program.

Master of Arts

Education beyond the bachelor's degree is necessary for completion of the academic, credential, and licensure requirements leading to professional employment. Two professional option areas are available to the student:

  • Deaf Education. Our deaf education program gives you a broad background in bilingual-bicultural education, total communication, and cued speech philosophies along with speech, language, auditory training, deaf culture, and American Sign Language. This program includes all of the essential elements of a good education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The program is nationally accredited by the Council of Education of the Deaf (CED).
  • Speech-Language Pathology. Our speech and language pathology program provides you with a broad professional background in normal speech and language development, language disorders, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, articulation disorders, and fluency disorders. The program is nationally accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

The undergraduate curriculum plus a master's degree in communicative disorders prepares you for one or more of the following: state licensure as a speech-language pathologist, national certification in speech-language pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, provisional certification in deaf education by the Council on Education of the Deaf, Levels I and II Education Specialist Credential: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential.

Certificate in Conversational American Sign Language

A program of study leading to a Certificate in Conversational American Sign Language has become popular to many students pursuing professional fields and other majors on campus. The demand for health and human services professionals who can communicate effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing children, youth, and adults has made sign language skills necessary.

Communicative Disorders Minor

A Minor in Communicative Disorders is also available for students in various education and health professions (nursing, health science, physical therapy, counseling, elementary and secondary education, special education, child development, linguistics, criminology, etc.) who are interested in expanding their understanding of children and adults with communicative disorders.

Facilities

As a student, you are given the opportunity to work in a well-equipped speech and hearing clinic. You can also gain practical experience in a variety of school, private practice, and hospital settings. Library facilities contain specialized collections including student access to local medical libraries. In the Anna Michelson Memorial Instructional Media Center, you have access to a wide range of therapy production materials such as films, video, clinical equipment, and professional journals.

University Speech and Hearing Clinic

The department operates an ongoing clinic that provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and counseling services to clients of all ages with a variety of different communication problems or disorders.

The clinic provides supervised clinical practice for students who are preparing to be professional speech-language pathologists and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. As a valuable community resource, the clinic serves thousands of clients each year from the Fresno metropolitan area.

Courses

Comm Sciences and Deaf Studies

CDDS 125. Audiometry and Audiology for School Nurses

Prepares students in obtaining certification as a School Audiometrist. Provides an introduction to the profession of Audiology, hearing loss and its medical aspects, the components of a hearing conservation program, basic assessment and management, and the fundamentals of interpretation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CDDS 139. Deaf Culture

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. Experiences faced by deaf people, and their varying degrees of participation in deaf culture/deaf community; social, emotional, vocational, intellectual, and linguistic aspects of deaf culture; historical and current struggles to overcome problems experienced by deaf people in American and international cultures. G.E. Multicultural/ International MI. (Formerly HHS 139)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: M/I

CDDS 230. Advanced Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in CDDS. Supervised clinical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of communicative disorders; development of treatment programs, parent counseling; referrals; on- and off-campus clinical sites. CR/NC grading only. (Lab Fee $10)

Units: 1-6, Repeatable up to 24 units

CDDS 267. Externship in Speech-Language Pathology

Prerequisites: 5-15 units of CDDS 230 and permission of instructor. Supervised externship in speech-language pathology; diagnosis and management of communicative disorders. CR/NC grading only. No enrollment after any two semesters with a grade of NC unless approved by department Chair. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 1-9

CSDS 80. Introduction to Human Communication and Disorders

An overview of speech, language and hearing, and disorders of communication; interrelations between the causes of communication disorders and thier psychological and sociological effects.

Units: 3

CSDS 90. Deaf American Literature

Introduction to major American Sign Language and English-language works composed by Deaf authors and artists in America. Addresses contexts in which literary and cultural texts were created, and how they reflect and shape American Deaf culture. Knowledge of Sign Language recommended but not required.

Units: 3
GE Area: C2

CSDS 91. American Sign Language I

Introduction to the appreciation, comprehension, and analysis of a language developed in a visual/gestural mode. American Sign Language, its cultural/historical background, the role it plays in the deaf community, and its growing influence in American mainstream society.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 92. American Sign Language II

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; CSDS 91 or permission of instructor. Further appreciation, comprehension, and analysis of the uniqueness of a visual/gestural language, including its cultural/historical background and the role it has played in deaf communities in the United States adn throughout the world. G. E. Breadth C2. (Formerly CSD 134)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

CSDS 93. American Sign Language III

Prerequisites: CSDS 92. Continued study of grammatical structure of the lexicon of American Sign Language related to its historical, artistic, and cultural influence in mainstream society with emphasis on receptive/expressive conversational and cultural skills for communication. (Formerly CSD 93)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 94S. American Sign Language IV

Prerequisites: CSDS 93. Full development of receptive/expressive conversational skills in a culturally appropriate and participatory fashion, using American Sign Language to converse, narrate, and engage in conversations with deaf children and adults from diverse backgrounds. (Formerly CDDS 94)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 95. Introduction to Speech and Language Development

Study of normal verbal development; compilation of developmental milestones in speech and language acquisition.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 96. Linguistics of American Sign Language

Prerequisites: CSDS 91, CSDS 92. This course includes an overview of basic morphology, phonology, syntax and sociolinguistics; a study of systems previously used to analyze American Sign Language; and comparison of the structure of American Sigh Language to spoken languages. (Formerly CDDS 138)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 98. Introduction to Hard of Hearing and Deaf People

Prerequisite: GE Foundation A2 for students in English college-readiness Category III and IV. Introduces diversity among hard of hearing and deaf individuals, their backgrounds, their history, and their life experiences. Emphasis on understanding their minority status and appreciating communications and cross-cultural skills for interaction. G. E. Breadth D3.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: D3

CSDS 101. Phonetics of American English

Perceptual and physiological characteristics of American English speech sounds; application of phonetics to the study of normal and abnormal speech patterns and regional dialects.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 102. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Hearing Mechanisms

Anatomic and physiologic bases of the speech and hearing mechanisms.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 103. Speech and Hearing Science

Physiological acoustics, psychoacoustics, acoustic phonetics, and perception of speech.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 105. Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Prerequisites: A minimum 3.0 G.P.A.in CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102, with a grade of C or better in each course. Seminar on the assessment and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 106. Analysis of Language Acquisition by Deaf Children

Prerequisite: ENGL 5B or ENGL 10. Comparative analysis of the structure of written language of normally developing and deaf children and youth.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 107. Observation in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies: Speech-Language Pathology

Prerequisites: CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102, CSDS 103, CSDS 105; corequisite: CSDS 110. Observation of assessment, treatment, parent counseling, and other clinical services in the University Speech and Hearing Clinic or at other professional settings. FS

Units: 1-3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 109. Disorders of Language

Prerequisites: A minimum 3.0 G.P.A.in CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102, with a grade of C or better in each course. Seminar on language disorders in children; description of clinical subgroups; assessment and treatment.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 110. Diagnostic Procedures

Prerequisites: CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102, CSDS 105. Corequisite: CSDS 107 (1 unit). Principles and procedures of diagnostic evaluation of communicative disorders. FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 114. Education of Exceptional Children

Characteristics of exceptional children; diagnostic and instructional programs; legal and certification issues; observation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 115. Disorders of Fluency and Voice

Prerequisites: A minimum 3.0 GPA in CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102 with a grade of C or better in each course. Normal and deviant vocal productions; introduction to assessment and treatment principles of analysis, measurement, and management of fluency disorders in children and adults.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 116. Treatment Procedures in Communicative Disorders

Select one of the following prerequisites: CSDS 105, CSDS 109, or CSDS 115. Treatment procedures that apply across disorders of communication; developing client-specific treatment programs.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 117. Behavioral Principles in Assessing and Treating Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: A minimum 3.0 GPA in CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102 with a grade of C or better in each course. Introduction to the principles of behaviorism and applications to the assessment and treatment of communicative disorders.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 121. Cochlear Implants and Deaf Children

Strategies for addressing academic, social, emotional, and audiological needs of children with cochlear implants in a variety of educational settings. Emphasis on communication skills, developing auditory skills, early literacy development, checking and troubleshooting equipment.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 128. Observation in Audiology

Prerequisites: CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 102; priority will be given to seniors; corequisite: CSDS 131. Observation of audiologic testing.

Units: 1-3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 131. Principles of Audiology

Prerequisite: CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 102; priority will be given to seniors; corequisite: CSDS 128. Hearing loss and its medical aspects; introduction to hearing conservation; assessment of hearing loss; interpretation of diagnostic test results. (Formerly C D 131)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 135. Sign Variations for Classroom Use

Prerequisites: CSDS 91, CSDS 92, CSDS 93. Focus on signing skills and different models/systems of communication used with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in a classroom.

Units: 3

CSDS 136S. Sign Language Vocabulary for Professionals

Prerequisites: CSDS 94S (with a grade of "C" or better) and CSDS 139. Focus primarily on building extensive specialized vocabularies essential for gaining sign language fluency and conversational competence for professionals working and communicating with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 137. ASL Immersion

Prerequisite: CSDS 94S. Corequisite: CSDS 136S (3 units). Principles and linguistic features of American Sign Language. CR/NC grading only. (2 lab hours)

Units: 1

CSDS 141. Education of Deaf Children and Their Parents

Study of deaf children in general, parent education, and various educational programs and services for deaf children and their parents. Emphasis on methods of instruction, education of deaf children, and families.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 162. Speech for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and Youth

Prerequisites: CSDS 80, CSDS 91, CSDS 92, CSDS 95, CSDS 106; corequisite: CSDS 138. Seminar on techniques to develop speech in deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth; observation, demonstration, and practice with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth. S

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 163. ASL and English Acquisition by Deaf Children and Youth

Prerequisites: CSDS 80, CSDS 91, CSDS 92, CSDS 95, CSDS 106, CSDS 138, CSDS 141. Teaching techniques to develop language in deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth; construction of English sentences and grammar; comparative studies of various language curricula.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 164. School Subjects for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and Youth

Prerequisites: CSDS 80, CSDS 91, CSDS 92, CSDS 95, CSDS 106, CSDS 138, CSDS 141; and permission of instructor. The process of teaching academic school subjects to deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth; observation and demonstration. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 166. Introduction to Interpreting

Corequisites: CSDS 93 and CSDS 139. Study of the theoretical foundations and technical skills needed to interpret in professional settings for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults. The roles, responsibilities, and ethics of interpreters providing interpreting services in various professional settings.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 168S. Observations in Sign Language Studies

Prerequisite: CSDS 166. Co-requisite: CSDS 169 or CSDS 170. Development of practical interpreting skills in professional settings, such as: artistic, educational, health, legal, medical, mental health, rehabilitation, and social services settings. S sections include a service-learning requirement.

Units: 2

CSDS 169. Theory & Proc SL Interpreting

Prerequisites: grade of C or better in CSDS 136, CSDS 166, and CSDS 170. Emphasis on the development of the communication skills necessary for interpreting between spoken English and sign language in professional settings.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 170. Comparative Linguistic Analysis in Sign Language Interpreting

Prerequisites: grade of C or better in CSDS 136, CSDS 166, and CSDS 169. Emphasis on the development of the communication skills to compare, analyze, and produce equivalent messages between sign language and spoken English in professional settings.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 171. Professional Writing in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies

Select one of the following prerequisites: CSDS 105, CSDS 106, or CSDS 109. Principles of clinical and scientific writing in communicative disorders; exercises in writing professional and scientific reports.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CSDS 172. Neural Bases of Speech, Language, and Hearing

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: A minimum 3.0 GPA in CSDS 80, CSDS 95, CSDS 101, CSDS 102 with a grade of C or better in each course. Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of speech, language, and hearing; clinical implications of neuropathology.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CSDS 175. Internship in Interpreting

Prerequisites: permission of instructor. CSDS 169 or CSDS 170.. Interpreting under supervision in professional settings such as: artistic, educational, health, legal, medical, mental health, rehabilitation, and social services settings. CR/NC grading only. FS (Formerly CSD 175)

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 188T. Topics in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies

Special courses offered on various topics not included in the regular curricula in speech, language, and hearing sciences and disorders.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

CSDS 188T. Social Justice in Interpreting

This course will explore the relationship of racial/ethnic minorities and members of Deaf culture. Recognizing and understanding the intersectionality of racial and ethnic minorities as it relates to the Deaf world will assist in the provision of effective communication between members of hearing and Deaf culture.

Units: 1

CSDS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CSDS 200. Graduate Studies and Research Methods in Communicative Disorders

Prerequisite: statistics (PH 92 or equivalent). Introduction to graduate studies and methods of research in communicative disorders; concepts and methods of science and clinical research designs; graduate level professional and scientific writing skills.

Units: 3

CSDS 201. Supporting Families with D/HH Children

Theory and practice in interviewing and counseling students and families related to specific language, speech, and hearing loss. Techniques for altering and modifying behaviors that affect maximum growth and potential students and their families.

Units: 3

CSDS 202. Aural Rehabilitation

Prerequisites: CSDS 128, CSDS 131. Habilitative and rehabilitative procedures to assist people with hearing loss: amplification, speech-reading, auditory training, speech and language training; psycho-socio-educational issues. (Formerly C D 202)

Units: 3

CSDS 203. Graduate Studies and Research Methods in Deaf Studies

Prerequisites: statistics (PH 92 or equivalent). Introduction to graduate studies and methods of research in deaf studies; concepts and methods of science and research designs; graduate level professional and scientific writing skills. (Formerly CDDS 200).

Units: 3

CSDS 204. Seminar in Stuttering

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Research on stuttering in children and adults; assessment and treatment procedures.

Units: 3

CSDS 206. Audiology for Teachers of D/HH Students

Prerequisites: CSDS 128, CSDS 131. Habilitative and rehabilitative procedures to assist students with hearing loss; amplification, speech-reading, auditory training, speech and language training; psycho-socio-educational issues.

Units: 3

CSDS 207. Seminar in Neurogenic Language Disorders

Prerequisite: CSDS 172. Demography, etiology, and symptomatology of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and dementia; medical and communication assessment; treatment and treatment efficacy research.

Units: 3

CSDS 209. Professional Issues in Communicative Disorders

Corequisite: CSDS 257. Seminar in professional issues in communicative disorders; the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice; trends in professional practice; license, certification, and credentialing requirements; advanced certifications; local, state, and national regulations and policies relevant to professional practice.

Units: 1

CSDS 210. Seminar in Communicative Disorders with Orofacial Anomalies

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Etiology and symptomatology of cleft palate and other orofacial syndromes in children; medical and communication assessment and treatment procedures.

Units: 3

CSDS 213. Seminar in Motor Speech Disorders

Prerequisites: CSDS 102, CSDS 172. Etiology and symptomatology of apraxia, and dysarthia; assessment and treatment.

Units: 3

CSDS 214. Seminar in Child Language Disorders

Prerequisites: CSDS 95, CSDS 109. Etiology, symptomatology, assessment, and habilitation of language disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

Units: 3

CSDS 215. Phonological and Severe Speech Disorders: Communication Intervention, Augmentation, and Alternatives

Advanced study in intervention of phonologic and severe speech disorders. The design, selection, and use of augmentative and alternative methods of communication; the populations for which they are appropriate; and issues related to assessment and treatment.

Units: 3

CSDS 216. Seminar in Voice Disorders

Information addressing significant clinical, theoretical, and scientific issues in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders in children and adults. Presentation of case studies. Analysis of current research.

Units: 3

CSDS 218. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Augmentative or Alternative Communication

Characteristics and possible etiologies of autism spectrum disorders, their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The design, selection, and use of augmentative and alternative methods of communication; the populations for which they are appropriate; and issues related to the assessment and treatment.

Units: 3

CSDS 220. Introduction to Dysphagia and Traumatic Brain Injury

Introduction to assessment and treatment of dysphagia and cognitive and communicative disorders associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Anatomy and physiology as it relates to normal and disordered swallowing, consequences of TBI, and recovery from TBI.

Units: 3

CSDS 221. Seminar in Advanced Clinical Methods for Dysphagia and Traumatic Brain Injury

Prerequisite: CSDS 220. Assessment and treatment of dysphagia and cognitive-communication problems associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the following populations: pediatrics, combat veterans with TBI/PTSD, and medically complex or tracheostomized patients. Numerous opportunities to evaluate MBSS, review case studies, develop treatment plans, and create therapy materials.

Units: 3

CSDS 250. Advanced Clinical Practice: Audiology

Prerequisites: Supervised clinical practice in diagnosis and management of hearing problems. CR/NC grading only. No enrollment after any two semesters with a grade of NC unless approved by department Chair(Lab fee, $10)

Units: 1-6, Repeatable up to 24 units

CSDS 255. Assessment of D/HH Students

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. In-depth examination of psychological, achievement, language, communication, and diagnostic assessment tools and unique administration procedures used with deaf children and youth, including an extensive independent child/ youth study and evaluation, shared through discussions, student presentations, and written form.

Units: 3

CSDS 257. Student Teaching: Speech-Language Pathology

Prerequisites: 5-15 units of CSDS 230; admission to the credential program; corequisite: CSDS 209. Directed observation, participation, and clinical practice (100 hours minimum) under supervision. CR/NC grading only. No enrollment after any two semesters with a grade of NC unless approved by department Chair. (Formerly AS 164A; CD 164A; CSD 164A) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 1-9

CSDS 258. Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Prerequisites: CSDS 206, CSDS 255, CSDS 262, CSDS 263, CSDS 264, 2-12 units of CSDS 248, permission of instructor; CSET must be taken and passed. Teaching under supervision in a class for deaf or hard-of-hearing children and youth. Directed observation, participation, and weekly conference with university supervisor. CR/NC grading only. (Formerly C D 164B; CSD 164B) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 6-12

CSDS 260. Advanced Clinical Practice: Deaf Education

Prerequisites: CSDS 138, CSDS 162, CSDS 163, CSDS 164. Supervised clinical participation and practice in teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth; parent counseling; on- and off-campus clinical sites. CR/NC grading only. (Lab fee, $10) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 1-6, Repeatable up to 12 units

CSDS 262. Spoken Language Development for Teachers of D/HH Students

Prerequisites: CSDS 206, permission of instructor. Methods to develop oral communication for deaf and hard-of-hearing students; demonstration and off-campus practicum. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3

CSDS 263. Seminar in Language Development and Instruction for D/HH Students

Prerequisites: CSDS 248, permission of instructor. Language problems of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth; techniques of remediation; use of specialized equipment and development of teaching materials. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3

CSDS 264. Curriculum and Instruction for D/HH Students

Prerequisites: CSDS 248 and permission of instructor. Special problems and techniques of adapting pre- K-12 school curriculum and instruction to the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth; demonstration and practice. Project required.

Units: 3

CSDS 268. Externship with Deaf Children and Youth

Prerequisites: CSDS 202, CSDS 255, CSDS 258, CSDS 262, CSDS 263, CSDS 264, 2-12 units of CSDS 260, permission of instructor; CSET must be taken and passed. Supervised externship in a residential school for deaf children and youth. Full time in residence for 8 weeks. CR/NC grading only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 6

CSDS 278. Application fo theory into Practice in Deaf Education

Supervised field experience workign with deaf and hard-of-hearing students with an emphasis on the intergration of applied research and therory into practice. Development of an induction plan will include the candidate, university supervisor, and school district representative where the candidate is employed. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 3

CSDS 279. Induction Plan-based Field Experience in Deaf Education

Prerequisites: CSDS 278. Final supervised field experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students with an emphasis on self-assessment, goal-setting, and other induction plan components. Support is provided through collaboration between university and school district personnel.

Units: 3

CSDS 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

CSDS 292. Seminar in Advanced Clinical Methods in Communicative Disorders

Prerequisites: Completion of CSDS 200 and two graduate seminars. Advanced review of clinical methods, research trends, and recent developments in assessment and treatment procedures with emphasis on language disorders in adolescents and young adults. Required for non-thesis/project SLP graduate students.

Units: 3

CSDS 298. Individual Research Project

Prerequisite: consent of advisory committee. A written report on an individual or group research project for the master's degree. Approved for RP grading. (Formerly C D 298)

Units: 1-6

CSDS 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project CSDS 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

CSDS 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: Preparation and submission of a thesis. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-6

CSDS 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis CSDS 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Communicative Disorders Major

1. Major requirements (41-47 units)

Interpreting (44 units)
CSDS 80, 93, 94S, 95, 96, 106, 136S, 137, 139, 141, 166, 168S, 169, 170, 175, 188T (2 units)

2. General Education requirements (49 units)*

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
Courses may be used to satisfy credential requirements or a minor in another field. See advising notes 4 and 5 for recommended electives.

5. Total units (120)**

* CSDS 92 in G.E. Breadth C2 also may be applied to the communicative disorders major for students in the deaf education and interpreting options.

** G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam.  See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. CR/NC grading is not permitted for CSDS majors for any coursework required in the major, with the exception of clinical courses. (See course descriptions.)
  2. General Education and elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see Double Major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or faculty advisor for further information.
  3. Students in CSDS 110, 162, 163, 164, and other clinical, internship, and student teaching courses are required to show health certification that they are free from tuberculosis and rubella, and to purchase student clinic malpractice insurance for the clinical courses (see the University Speech and Hearing Clinic director for details).
  4. PSYCH 101 is a required credential course that can also be used as an undergraduate elective.
  5. A statistics course is a prerequisite to CSDS 200, which is typically taken the first semester of graduate work. It is recommended that students take statistics as an undergraduate elective prior to applying to graduate school.

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Careers

Assisting a deaf child in a learning situation

Audiology, speech-language pathology, deaf education and interpreting are concerned with many issues related to speech, hearing, and language. Professionals in these fields are devoted to providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and educational services to children and adults with communicative challenges.

The department offers course work towards the completion of a degree with an emphasis in Communicative Disorders (Audiology or Speech Language Pathology) and Deaf Studies (ASL Instruction, Deaf Education, or Sign Language Interpreting).

What You Can Earn

Audiologist - $71,209 (In our region)

Speech Pathologist - $71,272 (In our region)

(Source: HR reported data from salary.com as of December 2012)

Teacher of the deaf - $55,400 (in our region)

Sign Language Interpreter - $45,000 (in our region)

(Source: HR reported data from salary.com as of August 2010)

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Introduction to Communicative Disorders
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Hearing Mechanisms
  • Education of Exceptional Children
  • Treatment Procedures in Communicative Disorders
  • American Sign Language courses
  • Deaf Literature
  • Deaf Culture

What You Can Learn

  • About deaf children in general, parent education, and various educational programs and services for deaf children and their parents
  • Signing skills and different models/systems of communication used with deaf and hard-of-hearing students, adolescents, and adults.
  • Physiological acoustics, psychoacoustics, acoustic phonetics, and perception of speech.
  • American Sign Language, its cultural/historical background, the role it plays in the deaf community, and its growing influence in American mainstream society.
  • Assessment and treatment procedures for individuals with communicative disorders in a variety of educational and medical settings.

About the College

The College of Health and Human Services offers a broad range of fully accredited post-secondary and graduate educational programs to more than 2100 students each year. The College includes the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration, and Social Work Education.

Residents and communities in the Central California region continue to face serious issues within the health and human service environment that will require continuing generations of well-prepared health and human service professionals.

College Contact Information

2345 E. San Ramon
M/S MH26
Fresno CA 93740-8031

Phone: (559) 278-4004

FAX: (559) 278-4437

Department Contact Information

Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies
5310 N. Campus Drive M/S PH 80
Fresno, CA 93740-8019

Phone: (559) 278-2423
FAX: (559) 278-5187