Lang & Comm Devel for Students Hearing Impairment
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course introduces students to a variety of topics related to language development. The content includes the development of language and communication in children with normal hearing and those with a hearing impairment. The course provides an understanding of the process of language acquisition and the inter-relation of communication systems with that process. The topics include theoretical models of language acquisition with consideration to general child development. The measurement of language and communication is introduced. The development of the pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, and morphologic aspects of language are covered in depth. Communication disorders are surveyed along with the topics of bidialectism and bilingualism.
This course is administered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre. Successful completion of this course may require students to source their own textbooks and attend compulsory lecture days in Sydney. Further details are available from the Distance Education Co-ordinator +61 (02) 9872-0811 or firstname.lastname@example.org".Attendance on-campus is expected for some components of this course".
Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. Identify and describe the components of the major theoretical models of language development.
2. Recognize that language and communication development can be differentially viewed and measured from a range of perspectives.
3. Acquire an extended working knowledge of the typical development of language and communication in the areas of pragmatics, semantics, syntax, and morphology.
4. Will be able to place features of language development within the broader context of infant and child development--with particular reference to children with impaired hearing.
5. Conduct a basic evaluation of language and communication using a variety of assessment instruments and techniques of children with impaired hearing.
6. Identify language and communication goals from the basic assessments and recommend appropriate educational procedures to develop or improve communication and language skills in children with impaired hearing.
The lectures, slides/notes, and readings cover:
* Organization of Communication, Language, and Speech
* Early Child Development & Measurement Perspectives
* Theoretical "Models" of Language Development
* Infant and Language-Learning Development
* General Measurement & Evaluation of Language
* Specific Measurement & Evaluation of Language
* Other Communication Disorders & Deafness Plus
* Bidialectism & Bilingualism
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term