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    Truman State University
  Nov 22, 2017
2017-2018 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2023
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CMDS 477 - Articulation and Phonology

This course serves as a foundation for assessing and treating articulation and phonology. This course aims to provide students with a scientific understanding of the nature of both phonological and articulatory disorders as well as assist them in applying this knowledge to clinical situations. The first section of the course reviews phonetic transcription, normal aspects of articulatory and phonological development, and theories of phonological development. The second section of the course focuses on identification of articulation and phonological disorders, and how to interpret assessment findings. The third section focuses on intervention approaches and facilitative strategies. All sections emphasize developmentally appropriate practice. Additional topics include multicultural issues and articulatory deficits related to specific populations (hearing impairment, dysarthia, cleft palate, apraxia, tongue thrust, etc.). This course is elective for students choosing the non-clinical major Capstone option and required for students intending to take CMDS 480 - Clinical Practice .

Prerequisites: CMDS 101 - Clinical Observation I , CMDS 200 - Introduction to Communication Disorders , CMDS 261 - Phonetics , CMDS 460 - Language Development , CMDS 470 - The Speech Mechanism , and CMDS 472 - Audiology .
Credits: 3
* The Communication Disorders Course Fee applies to this course.

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