Communications Disorders Case Study.

Communications Disorders Case Study.

Communications Disorders Case Study.


CSD 212 Case Study #1

**NOTE: DO NOT submit your completed assignments via e-mail or Black Board. Please be prepared to turn your assignment into the instructor at the beginning of class on the day the assignment is due.

1: Anatomy/Physiology: Submit an original (i.e., created by you) anatomical drawing of the relevant structures, pinpointing the area of lesion or concern (if applicable).

2: Professional Reference: Submit a one-paragraph summary of a reference (i.e., journal article) in the professional literature relevant to the clinical scenario. Turn in the abstract along with your summary of how the article relates to the case study.

3: Famous Person Profile: Submit a one-paragraph biography of an individual (e.g, political figure, entertainer, athlete, etc.) who has brought public awareness (positive or negative) to the disorder represented in the case study. The paragraph should discuss how that person has brought awareness to the disability (e.g., writing a book, acting as a public spokesperson, enacting government action, etc.).

4: Differential Diagnosis: Submit a one-paragraph argument supporting why you think the case represents a specific diagnosis (e.g., articulation disorder versus phonological processes disorder; sensorineural versus conductive hearing loss) with citations from the textbook or class handouts (i.e., list the page number(s) of the text and/or name of the handout where you found your information).

5: Treatment Recommendation/Prognostic Statement: Submit a one-paragraph summary of whether or not the individual would be a candidate for therapy, what kind of treatment you would recommend, and the individual’s prognosis for success. Cite the page number(s) of the text and/or name(s) of the handout(s) where you found your information.

Clinical Scenario:

You have been asked to evaluate a 3-year-old child in your clinic. Riley’s mother is concerned that “her speech has sounded bumpy” over the last two weeks. She also reports that Riley has a cousin who stutters. During the evaluation, Riley demonstrated occasional whole word repetitions and hesitations in her speech. She did not appear to notice these disfluencies.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.