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CSD 257 
Normal Communication Development

Online | 3 semester credits
Tuition:  $1125

CSD 257.682
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The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles, aspects, and theories of normal communication development and use. You'll review developmental data and develop your skills in measuring changes in complexity. Together we'll explore the theoretical foundation for normal communication development, including prerequisites, extra-linguistic variables, processes/constraints, and the major language system components. We'll also examine the social, psychological, and cultural processes involved in first versus second language learning.


Dr. Debbie Elledge

Application and Registration

Please see our How to Register page for instructions.

Cancellation Policy

Refund of credit fees due to withdrawal from class will follow the UW-Eau Claire refund policy.  Please refer to the Refund Repayment Schedule web page. 


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If you need an accommodation for a disability to fully participate in this program, or need this document in an alternative format, please contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711) as soon as possible.

Online Post-Baccalaureate Series

This course is part of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Post-Baccalaureate Online Series designed for those interested in becoming Speech-Language Pathologists who hold a bachelor's degree in a different field. By earning 30 credits of coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders, you could be eligible for admission into a CSD graduate program of your choice.

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