CSD 212 Case Study #1

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.