CMSD 642 Neuropathologies of Swallowing and Speech

CSU, Chico, Patrick McCaffrey, Ph.D.

Syllabus and Class Lectures.



Two examinations worth 100 points each and answering the study questions and other required readings.

Beginning each Monday be prepared to answer the study questions (link below) for the week. You may have written answers with you.

Before the midterm you will organize into groups of three or four. Each group will prepare simulations of diagnosis or therapy for dysphagia. The entire class will be involved.

Each of you can earn 10 points for the simulations. The points will be added to the midterm and final exams.

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.

The midterm will be after the first seven weeks. The final will be on Tuesday 12-1:50 PM.

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



Patrick McCaffrey, Ph.D. Professor

Office: 112C AJH.

Phone; 530-898-6394

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

Study Questions

Study questions for CMSD 642. You will use the study questions to prepare for class discussions.

Class Information

Days and times: TR 9:30-10:45AM

Building and room: Modoc 118

Links to Harvard and the University of Washington

Course Outline

Harvard University and the University of Washington

Chapter 1

The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Dysphagia, Apraxia, and Dysarthria; Causes and Incidence: CVA

Chapter 2

Causes and Incidence: Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 3

Anatomy of the Swallow

Chapter 4

Physiology of the Swallow

Chapter 5

The Nature of Dysphagia

Chapter 6

The Diagnosis of Dysphagia

Chapter 7

Remediation of Dysphagia; Other Personnel

Chapter 8

Apraxia: Definition and Description; Site of Lesion

Chapter 9

Diagnosis of Apraxia

Chapter 10

Prognosis and Remediation of Apraxia

Chapter 11

Dysarthria: Definition and Description; Etiology

Chapter 12

Types of Dysarthria: Upper Motor Neuron Damage

Chapter 13

Types of Dysarthria: Lower Motor Neuron and Mixed

Chapter 14

Dysarthria: Characteristics, Prognosis, Remediation

Chapter 15

Dysarthria vs. Apraxia: A Comparison


Readings and References


University Catalog Description



McCaffrey, P. (2013) Neuropathlogies of Speech, Swallowing and Language on-line.

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

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

Logemann, J. (1998) Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders.

Other readings will be assigned.

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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Learning Goals

The student will be able to:

describe the neural aspects, etiologies, and characteristics of the normal and abnormal swallow:

describe prevention, assesment and intervention of swallowing deficits including oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal involvement;

describe the neurological etiologies and speech characteristics associated with apraxia of speech (AOS);

describe the neurological etiologies, speech characteristics, respiration, phonation, articulation, prosody and resonance associated with dysarthria;

explain prevention, assessment and intervention for apraxia;

explain prevention, assessment and intervention of the various dysarthrias.





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Other courses in the Neuroscience on the Web series:
CMSD 620 (Neuroanatomy) | CMSD 636, Neuropathologies of Language and Cognition

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