Cognitive Communication Disorders
Assessment and treatment of cognitive communication disorders associated with acquired brain injury.
COMD
634
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall
Course Outcomes: 


TBI Knowledge

Students will describe the incidence, prevalence, and prevention of traumatic brain injury.

Brain Trauma

Students will describe the neuropathological correlates and mechanisms of brain trauma, with specific knowledge of receptive/expressive language impairment across modalities, as well as deficits in cognitive and social aspects of communication.

Communication Difficulties due to Brain Trauma

Students will describe the assessment of dementia and communication difficulties related to brain trauma, including consideration of receptive/expressive language impairment across modalities, as well as deficits in cognitive and social aspects of communication.

Treatment Protocols

Students will describe and proficiently conduct a variety of treatment protocols designed to address dementia and other cognitive/communicative deficits related to TBI.

CLD Methods

Students will describe the appropriate assessment and treatment methodology for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations of varying ages and differing levels of disability.

Ethics, Safety, and Legal Concerns

Students will describe the standards of ethical conduct, safety procedures (universal precautions), and legal considerations (e.g., HIPAA).