Speech and Hearing Sciences | Cognition/Communication in Aging
S307 | 4179 | A. Scott


This course reviews cognitive and communicative changes associated
with normal aging as well as with diseases and conditions that are
prevalent in the aging population.  More specifically, the first half
of the course covers physical, perceptual, cognitive, and social
changes associated with normal aging.  The second half of the course
reviews commonly occurring diseases and conditions that negatively
affect the cognitive and communicative abilities of elderly adults
including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and progressive disorders
such as Alzheimerís and Parkinsonís diseases.  The course also
includes discussion of theoretical and methodological issues related
to basic and clinical research on aging.  Course requirements include
readings, short written assignments, in-class examinations, and an
in-
class presentation.