Speech and Hearing Sciences | Traumatic Brain Injury
S531 | 21308 | Murray, Laura


This course provides an in depth review of the cognitive and
communicative consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in
children and adults.  Specifically, the course includes description
of the pathophysiological mechanisms of TBI, as well as the myriad of
TBI symptoms including physical, sensory, cognitive (attention,
memory, executive functions), communicative (speech, language),
behavioral and psychiatric disorders.  The latter half of the course
focuses on critically evaluating the most current assessment tools
and treatment techniques for addressing the cognitive and
communicative deficits of patients with TBI.  Course requirements
include readings, class participation, periodic homework assignments,
a group presentation and written assignment, and in-class
examinations.