The Neuroscience on the Web Series:
CMSD 636, Neuropathologies of Language and Cognition

CSU, Chico, Patrick McCaffrey, Ph.D



Two examinations worth 100 points each.

Reading and writing assignment.

Answering study questions.

(Beginning each Monday be prepared to answer the study questions for the week.

You can earn 10 points to be added to the final exam if your answers to the study questions are reasonably correct.)

The final will be on Thursday 10-11:50 AM in Yolo 217.

Add drop policy: students may add or drop courses without restriction or penalty and without the instructor approval during the first two weeks of the semester using the portal or when necessary by submitting a Change of Program.

Students with disabilities must meet with me by the end of the second week of classes so accomodations can be made.

Academic honesty: Don't cheat, when you do you betray yourself.




Patrick McCaffrey, Ph.D. Professor

Office: AJH 112C

Office Hours: TR 8:30- 9:30 AM and 12:45-1:15 PM.

Phone: 530-898-6394

Class Information

Days and times: TR 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Building and room: Yolo Hall 217

Study Questions

Study questions for CMSD 636

  1. Any time you have questions please e-mail me or ask me in class..
  2. You will use the study questions to prepare for class discussions.

Links to Harvard and the University of Washington

Course Outline

Harvard University and the University of Washington
The course notes are arranged in units that roughly correspond to the weeks of the semester.

Chapter 1

Medical Aspects/Prevention: Types of Strokes

Chapter 2

Medical Aspects: Neurophysiological Changes

Chapter 3

Medical Aspects: The Stroke-Prone Profile

Chapter 4

Medical Aspects: The Blood Supply

Chapter 5

Aphasia: Concomitant Characteristics

Chapter 6

Aphasia: Major Syndromes

Chapter 7

Aphasia: Specific Syndromes (the Nonfluent Aphasias)

Chapter 8

Aphasia: Specific Syndromes (the Fluent Aphasias)

Chapter 9

Aphasia: Diagnosis

Chapter 10

Aphasia: Therapy

Chapter 11

Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects of Closed Head Injury

Chapter 12

Closed Head Injury: Recovery and Remediation

Chapter 13

Right Hemisphere Involvement: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Chapter 14

Right Hemisphere Involvement: Evaluation

Chapter 15

Right Hemisphere Involvement: Therapy


Readings and References


McCaffrey, P. (2012) Neuropathologies of Language and Cognition On-Line

McCaffrey, P (2010). Neuroanatomy of Speech, Swallowing and Language

Webb, W. and Adler, R. (2008). Neurology for the Speech Language Pathologist

Other readings will be assigned

Learning Goals

The student will be able to:

• explain aphasia syndromes and related conditions

• describe closed head injury

describe the affects of right hemisphere lesions

be able to administer and interpret a diagnostic aphasia examination and or a cognitive/executive function evaluation

be able to of rehabilitate language and cognitive functions, including the executive function

Please read medical disclaimer: This series is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problems or disorders of speech, swallowing and language. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have any health problem or disorder of communication or swallowing, you should consult your health care provider.

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Other courses in the Neuroscience on the Web series:
CMSD 620 Neuroanatomy | CMSD 642 Neuropathologies of Swallowing and Speech

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