Sep 23, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of


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Department Chair

HyeKyeung Seung

Department Office/Website

College Park 425
657-278-3274
communications.fullerton.edu/departments/comd

Faculty

Michael Davis, Minjung Kim, Kurt Kitselman, Terry Saenz, HyeKyeung Seung, Ying-Chiao Tsao, Phil Weir-Mayta, Toya Wyatt

Introduction

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides its majors with an understanding of speech, language, and hearing sciences and disorders, and also of the high quality services that are delivered by professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology. Our faculty and staff aspire to combine excellence in teaching, research, and clinical practice for students in and out of the classroom. In the on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic and off-campus medical, community, and educational training sites, we strive to provide graduates of our program with the essential knowledge and skills to become professional practitioners in speech-language pathology who are capable of serving in clinics, schools, community centers, hospitals, and private practice. We also strive to prepare our graduates to become advocates for people with communication disabilities.

Degree Descriptions

The Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders is designed to provide students with specialized education and training that can be used to diagnose and treat disorders of communication. The curriculum provides specific instruction in speech/language development, child language and speech sound disorders, audiology and audiometry, neurology and neurogenic communicative disorders, fluency disorders, communication development/disorders in children from culturally/linguistically/diverse backgrounds and other related areas. The learning goal for the Communicative Disorders major is for students to acquire the accumulated essential knowledge in the major courses so that they can apply their expertise to clinical issues in graduate school or in their work settings.

The Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders is designed to provide students with specialized education and training that can be used to diagnose and treat disorders of communication. The curriculum provides specific instruction in speech/language development, child language and speech sound disorders, audiology and audiometry, neurology and neurogenic communicative disorders, fluency disorders, Augmentative/Alternative Communication, communication development/disorders in children from culturally/linguistically/diverse backgrounds and other related areas. Most graduate classroom instruction is provided by doctoral-level faculty members who have specific expertise in the clinical sub-disciplinary areas required by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence. Students are able to acquire their clinical skills in an exceptional array of high-quality, well-known clinics and hospitals, including major teaching hospitals and public schools across Southern California counties. The program is distinctive in providing its students access to a clinical population of exceptional linguistic and cultural diversity. Upon completing the M.A. degree, graduates may obtain their Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing to serve students in the public schools. They may also earn their state license and national certificate of clinical competence to work in other public and private settings, such as hospitals and clinics.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders

Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders

Programs and Courses Offered

Programs

    Bachelor of ArtsMaster of ArtsNon-DegreeCertificate

    Courses

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