CSD - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Offered By:
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Below are the courses available from the CSD subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

CSD 200 - Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

An overview of the scientific study of communication, major types of speech, language, and hearing disorders, and the work of professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


CSD 200 - Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)

An overview of the scientific study of communication, major types of speech, language, and hearing disorders, and the work of professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


CSD 211 - Language Development in Children and Adolescents View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 0-3L-0)

Introduction to the study of the development of all aspects of language, from sounds to social interaction, from birth through adolescence. Includes a review of theories and current research as well as practice with analyses of children's language. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Consent of Department required. Prerequisite: LING 101 or equivalent. Note: Credit cannot be received for both CSD 211 and LING 319.


CSD 211 - Language Development in Children and Adolescents View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 0-3L-0)

Introduction to the study of the development of all aspects of language, from sounds to social interaction, from birth through adolescence. Includes a review of theories and current research as well as practice with analyses of children's language. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Consent of Department required. Prerequisite: LING 101 or equivalent. Note: Credit cannot be received for both CSD 211 and LING 319.


CSD 501 - Clinical Research Methods View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Investigation of strategies for demonstrating scientifically the impact of clinical intervention programs, both for accountability and for contributing to the knowledge base regarding effective treatment. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 501.


CSD 502 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(FIRST, 4-0-2)

Lectures and laboratories provide a systematic study of the gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and physiology of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory subsystems as related to speech production and swallowing. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 502.


CSD 505 - Speech Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-1)

Study of theoretical and applied aspects of acoustic phonetics, speech perception and speech production, including theory and application of methods (physiological, acoustic and perceptual) to record and analyze speech behaviors. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSD 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 505.


CSD 507 - Phonological Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

Study of the nature, assessment and remediation of speech sound disorders in children. Practical experience in assessment and remediation will be provided through video observation and laboratory experiences. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 507.


CSD 509 - Motor Speech Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Study of dysarthria and dyspraxia (congenital and acquired) including the nature of their underlying neuropathologies, methods of instrumental and perceptual assessment, and systematic instrumental and behavioral management strategies. Prerequisites: CSD 502 or equivalent and CSD 505, 507, 511. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSD 520. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 509.


CSD 511 - Child Language Development and Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

A review of typical language development provides the basis for study of the assessment and identification of language disorders in children, from prelinguistic development through the developing language period. Developmental profiles associated with a number of diagnoses are discussed. Assessment procedures include administration and interpretation of standardized tests, language samples, and criterion-referenced measures. The decision-making process is highlighted, with an emphasis on integration of multiple sources of information. Discussion of research findings highlights an evidence-informed approach to assessment and diagnosis. The laboratory experiences emphasize integration and practical application of concepts introduced in the lecture. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 511.


CSD 516 - Diagnosis and Appraisal of Communication Disorders View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(EITHER, 0-3L-0)

A study of the principles and practices underlying the assessment process in communication disorders, from file review through treatment planning. Theory, principles, and evidence for approaches to counseling in rehabilitation and application of techniques for interview and counseling . Corequisite: CSD 524. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 516.


CSD 517 - Hearing and Hearing Disorders View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 4-0-1)

Study of basic hearing science, including anatomy and physiology, symptoms, etiology and prognosis of hearing disorders as well as basic audiometric testing. The course also covers the treatment strategies, counselling considerations and aural (re)habilitation for children and adults with hearing loss. Pre or corequisite: CSD 502. (Restricted to MScSLP students only). Not open to students with credit in SPA/CSD 515 or SPA/CSD 534.


CSD 518 - Remediation of Child Language Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

A study of theoretical models and clinical application in the remediation of language disorders in the prelinguistic, emerging and developing language periods. Discussion of the purposes and basic principles of intervention provides a framework for understanding specific techniques and programs. Course content focuses on the decision-making process in intervention, including factors guiding the choice of language goals, intervention approach, and accountability measures. An emphasis on evaluation of research findings highlights an evidence-informed approach to intervention. The laboratory experiences provide opportunities to observe intervention and develop intervention goals and activities. Prerequisite: CSD 511. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 518.


CSD 520 - Adult Language Disorders I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

Study of acquired aphasia including the nature of the underlying neuropathologies, methods of differential diagnosis and comprehensive assessment, and clinically-pertinent behavioral management strategies. Students will develop their understanding of the course material via a series of clinical problem solving and treatment planning exercises. Prerequisite: CSD 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 520.


CSD 521 - Dysphagia View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3L-0)

Lectures and demonstrations provide a systematic study of normal and abnormal eating and swallowing in children and adults, including diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia across age spans and conditions. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSD 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 521.


CSD 523 - Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(EITHER, 0-2L-0)

An introduction to augmentative/alternative communication, including aided and unaided strategies and systems. Assessment and intervention processes for individuals with complex communication needs. Prerequisite: CSD 518. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 523.


CSD 524A - Introduction to Clinical Practicum I View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 16)(TWO TERM, 0-8C-2)

Credit. Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation and/or language. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Seminar content will include topics of clinical and/or professional significance such as ethics, health law, private practice, goal setting and data collection. Flexibility in seminar topics will accommodate new topics as they arise. Prerequisites: At least six MScSLP courses including CSD 507, 511, 518. Corequisite: CSD 516. (Restricted to MScSLPs students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 524.


CSD 524B - Introduction to Clinical Practicum I View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 16)(TWO TERM, 0-8C-2)

Credit. Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation and/or language. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Seminar content will include topics of clinical and/or professional significance such as ethics, health law, private practice, goal setting and data collection. Flexibility in seminar topics will accommodate new topics as they arise. Prerequisites: At least six MScSLP courses including CSD 507, 511, 518. Corequisite: CSD 516. (Restricted to MScSLPs students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 524.


CSD 525 - Introduction to Clinical Practicum II View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 4)(EITHER, 0-2C-0)

Credit. Continued practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally students will acquire experience with alternative service delivery models such as group treatment. A minimum of 25 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisite: CSD 524. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 525.


CSD 526 - Voice and Resonance Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

A study of the causes, nature, clinical assessment, and management of voice and resonance disorders. Prerequisites: CSD 502 and 505. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 526.


CSD 527 - Language and Literacy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

Study of language development in school-age children and adolescents, with focus on the relations between oral language, reading, and writing; and implications for language assessment and intervention. Prerequisites: CSD 511. Corequisite: CSD 518. Restricted to MScSLP students only. Not open to students with credit in SPA 527.


CSD 528 - Fluency Disorders View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

A study of the cause, characteristics, impact and treatment of stuttering in children, teens and adults. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 528.


CSD 529 - Adult Language Disorders II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-4L-0)

Study of conditions (other than aphasia) affecting language, social, and cognitive functioning in adults, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, and right hemisphere dysfunction, and issues related to the aging process. Nature of underlying neuropathologies and their implications for differential diagnosis, assessment, and management will be addressed. Prerequisite: CSD 520. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 529.


CSD 532 - Advanced Clinical Practicum View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 9)(EITHER, 0-12C-0)

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 525 and all MScSLP academic courses. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 532.


CSD 533 - Advanced Clinical Practicum View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 9)(EITHER, 0-12C-0)

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 525 and all MScSLP academic courses. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 533.


CSD 540 - Advanced Clinical Practicum View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 9)(EITHER, 0-12C-0)

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 532 and 533. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 540.


CSD 541 - Advanced Clinical Practicum View Available Classes

★ 4.5 (fi 9)(EITHER, 0-12C-0)

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 532 and 533. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 541.


CSD 570 - Elective View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

A variety of topics will be offered. Students can register in these for credit toward the MScSLP requirement of 2 credits in elective coursework. Course title is variable; course may be repeated.


CSD 597 - Advanced Clinical Practicum View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

May be repeated. Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice for a period varying from four to twelve weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. Direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 516 and 524 and permission of the department. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)


CSD 598 - Directed Individual Reading and Research View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

May be repeated. Prerequisite: consent of Department. (MScSLP)


CSD 900 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program (course-based stream). Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, scholarship and information dissemination skills through a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 900.


CSD 900 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program (course-based stream). Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, scholarship and information dissemination skills through a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 900.


CSD 900A - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program (course-based stream). Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, scholarship and information dissemination skills through a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 900.


CSD 900A - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program (course-based stream). Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, scholarship and information dissemination skills through a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 900.


CSD 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program (course-based stream). Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, scholarship and information dissemination skills through a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 900.


CSD 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

Required capping exercise for the MScSLP program (course-based stream). Intended to develop students' inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, collaboration, scholarship and information dissemination skills through a supervised experience in the disciplined investigation of a problem. Prerequisite: CSD 501. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 900.