Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Online | 3 semester credits*
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This course is perfect for you if you want to know more about the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders before deciding whether to pursue a CSD graduate or undergraduate program. You’ll survey the basic human communication sciences and disorders, plus other related professions, and trace the development and characteristics of normal communication behavior -- nature, causes, signs, symptoms, and interventions for communication disorders of speech, hearing and language.
*Note: Credit earned in this course does not count toward the 30 prerequisite credits required for application to the UW-Eau Claire Master’s degree program. Policy varies by institution; please check with your intended graduate program(s).
Shannon Collins, Clinical Assistant Professor
Prior to joining the UW-Eau Claire CSD Department, Ms. Collins worked as a public school speech-language pathologist in the states of Washington and Texas, and as a classroom teacher for a multi-handicapped program in Michigan. Her professional interests include speech and language development and disorders and augmentative communication. In addition to teaching this course, Shannon supervises graduate and undergraduate student clinicians, teaches the undergraduate clinical seminar, and is co-advisor of the UWEC CSD student association (NSSLHA).
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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.