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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Communication Sciences & Disorders (Non-Thesis): Speech-Language Pathology (82 credits)

Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

The M.Sc.(A.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Non-Thesis - Speech-Language Pathology focuses on training students to enter the field of Speech-Language Pathology using a curriculum guided by a competency-based framework, including academic and supervised clinical practicum components. This professional program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Required Courses (82 credits)

  • IPEA 500 Roles in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, that introduces interprofessional education, interprofessional practice, and the roles of the different healthcare professionals that make up an interprofessional team.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • IPEA 501 Communication in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, introducing effective communication and interactions in interprofessional teams.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • IPEA 502 Patient-Centred Care in Action

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day activity, including preparatory work, introducing students to a simulated patient/family centred care scenario in which they will be working in interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 609 Neuromotor Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The focus of this course will be on the assessment and management of motor speech disorders, associated with both acquired and developmental neuromotor disorders, and swallowing disorders (of both neuromotor and structural origin).

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 611D1 Essential Competencies for Speech-Language Pathology 1 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Practice and assessment of transverse competencies for the spring speech-language pathology practicum. Professional activities include simultaneous demonstration of multiple professional roles, especially expert, communicator, collaborator, advocate, scholar and professional.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tittley, Lauren (Fall)

  • SCSD 611D2 Essential Competencies for Speech-Language Pathology 1 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : See SCSD 611D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tittley, Lauren (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SCSD 611D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both SCSD 611D1 and SCSD 611D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • SCSD 612D1 Essential Competencies for Speech-Language Pathology 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Practice and assessment of transverse competencies required for entry-to-practice as a speech-language pathologist. Professional activities include simultaneous demonstration of multiple professional roles, especially expert, communicator, collaborator, advocate, scholar and professional.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tittley, Lauren (Fall)

  • SCSD 612D2 Essential Competencies for Speech-Language Pathology 2 (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : See SCSD 612D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tittley, Lauren (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SCSD 612D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both SCSD 612D1 and SCSD 612D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • SCSD 613 Counselling in Speech-Language Pathology (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : A practical approach to basic and advanced counselling for the speech-language pathology context, with topics as follows: counseling of persons with communication and swallowing disorders, families of children with disabilities, clients who are expected to improve or deteriorate and their families. Strategies to deal with the management of special events that may arise during the treatment process including counselling issues in death and dying.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Lattermann, Christina (Fall)

  • SCSD 614 Literacy Across the Lifespan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : A clinically oriented review of typical reading development and processing followed by speech-language pathology practice for individuals with developmental reading disorders and acquired reading and writing disorders.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gonnerman, Laura (Winter)

  • SCSD 616 Foundations of Audiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Foundations of clinical audiology including acoustics as it relates to audition and hearing loss; the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, demographics and prevalence of hearing loss; common diagnostic goals and procedures of clinical audiology and standard avenues of intervention. Concepts of proper administration,interpretation, and application of information obtained in a basic audiologic evaluation emphasizing the role of the speech language pathologist in hearing loss prevention.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 617 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech-Language Pathology (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The anatomy and physiology of structures and mechanisms essential to speech production, specifically the respiratory system (respiratory tract, chest wall, diaphragm, and abdominal wall) and the articulatory, phonatory, and resonatory systems (larynx, pharynx, mouth, and nose).

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Gilbert, Annie (Fall)

  • SCSD 619 Phonological Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Theories and research related to normal and abnormal phonological development in children will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Rvachew, Susan; Pisegna, Katerina (Fall)

  • SCSD 624 Language Development and Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Typical language development across the lifespan, progressing from the building blocks of speech perception to conversation and narrative production. The role of input,individual differences in acquisition, and language socialization. Skilled perception, processing and production of these aspects of language in adulthood.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Nadig, Aparna; Matthews, Tanya (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken SCSD 633.

  • SCSD 625 ASD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : An overview of the broad range of clinical presentations observed in people on the autism spectrum from early childhood through adulthood, and on social communication and language assessment and intervention for this population.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Nadig, Aparna (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking SCS D669

  • SCSD 626 Aural Rehabilitation 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The effects of hearing impairment in adults as well as in the developing child with attention to problems in speech, language, and cognitive function as well as social-emotional adjustment. Examination of various intervention approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Polka, Linda; Blais, Mary-Jane (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking SCSD642.

  • SCSD 627 Practicum and Seminar 3A (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Various aspects of clinical training. Practice of multiple clinical roles at the advanced beginner level at practicum sites involving pediatric or adult clients.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tittley, Lauren; Houston, Stephanie; Vaillancourt, Sophie (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking SCSD 683.

  • SCSD 628 Practicum and Seminar 4A (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Various aspects of clinical training. Practice of multiple clinical roles at the advanced beginner level at practicum sites involving pediatric or adult clients.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tittley, Lauren (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking SCSD 684.

  • SCSD 629 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Planning intervention with clients who would benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) approaches. Key concepts related to characteristics and potential AAC users, components of AAC systems and strategies, assessment, and intervention.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Knecht, Stacey (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking SCSD 664.

  • SCSD 630 Research and Measurement Methodologies 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Introduction to methodologies used in research and measurement in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Topics include: the nature and interpretation of test norms; validity; interpretation of test score differences; and questionnaire development (scaling). Examination of tests currently used in speech-language pathology and audiology.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Matthews, Tanya; Ferronato, Priscilla Augusta (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking SCSD 618.

  • SCSD 631 Speech Science (2 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The acoustic analysis and perception of speech and related pathologies will be presented. Theories and models of speech production, speech motor control, and speech perception will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Clayards, Meghan (Fall)

  • SCSD 632 Phonological Disorders: Children (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of phonological disorders and clinical approaches for their remediation in children will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 636 Fluency Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of stuttering, various causal theories, and techniques for evaluation and treatment of children and adults will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Lattermann, Christina (Winter)

  • SCSD 637 Developmental Language Disorders 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of developmental language disorders and the assessment of language competence and performance in both speaking and non-speaking children will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Knecht, Stacey; Rioux, Eve (Fall)

  • SCSD 638 Neurolinguistics (2 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Current theories of language- brain relationships and speech and language deficits subsequent to brain damage will be studied. A review of current research on phonetic, lexical, and syntactic processing in brain-damaged individuals is included.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Steinhauer, Karsten (Winter)

  • SCSD 639 Voice Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Information about the vocal mechanism, its pathologies, and methods of evaluation and treatment will be studied.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 643 Developmental Language Disorders 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Major theories of language disorders are translated into intervention principles used in language treatment programs. Adaptations of intervention techniques to suit specific disorders (including augmentative communication) will be explored.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Thordardottir, Elin; Ovadia, Amanda (Winter)

  • SCSD 644 Acquired Language Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Theoretical and clinical issues as well as principles relevant to the assessment and treatment of adults with acquired neurogenic language and cognitive-communication disorders (aphasia, right-hemisphere damage, dementia and traumatic brain injury).

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Bouvier, Liziane; Tittley, Lauren (Fall)

  • SCSD 646 Introductory Clinical Practicum (4 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course provides an introduction to professional practice through intensive exposure to a variety of clinical populations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 679 Advanced Clinical Practicum (12 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : This course enhances professional practice independence through intensive exposure to a variety of clinical populations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • SCSD 680 Deglutition and Dysphagia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Advanced physiology and neurophysiology of mastication and deglutition, including normal function and diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mills, Gina; Beauregard-Paultre, Geneviève (Winter)

  • SCSD 681 Practicum and Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Various aspects of clinical training, including practice of multiple clinical roles at the novice level. Practicum involves pediatric or adult clients.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Vaillancourt, Sophie; Tittley, Lauren; Houston, Stephanie (Fall)

    • Students in the M.Sc. Applied (Communication Science) are required to have identification when off campus at Internship sites, hence a fee of $39.78 is charged to all enrolled students to cover the cost of two name badges. The fee is non-refundable after July 31st, unless special permission is obtained by the department.

    • Fee for N95 Training and Fit Test: $75.00

  • SCSD 682 Practicum and Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Various aspects of clinical training, including practicing multiple clinical roles at the novice level. The practicum involves pediatric or adult clients.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Vaillancourt, Sophie (Winter)

  • SCSD 688 Genetics in Speech-Language Pathology Practice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Normal human genetics and embryological development, their relationship to congenital disorders that affect communication and swallowing, and implications for speech-language pathology practice.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Fitzpatrick, Jennifer (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): SCSD 617 or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Non-Thesis-Speech-Language Pathology program

  • SCSD 689 Management Cranio-Facial Disorders (1 credit)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Cranio-facial disorders and the role of the speech-language pathologist in the clinical management of patients with these disorders in relation to the roles of other members of the cranio-facial team.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Massaro, Lisa Audrey (Fall) Massaro, Lisa Audrey (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SCSD 617 or permission of the instructor

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