Speech Perception and Production of Children (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)

Course code EDUC6662Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course presents an introduction to speech perception and speech production of children who are Deaf/hard of hearing. Emphasis is given to typical speech perception and the continuum of development supporting the emergence of mature speech production. Strategies to assess and enhance the intelligibility of speech for listeners who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) are explored.

RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1. Explain the physics of sound including frequency, amplitude, resonance and associated theories;
2. Apply the physics of sound to an audiogram;
3. Explain the typical course of infant vocal development leading to intelligible speech production;
4. Broadly describe the continuum of phonological and articulation development in young children;
5. Demonstrate competence in reporting assessment results and establishing short and long term speech goals;
6. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of strategies and programs designed to facilitate/remediate speech development;
ContentTopics will include:
- International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA);
- The speech chain;
- Physics of sound;
- Speech production;
- Sequence of typical speech development;
- Speech perception;
- Speech intelligibility;
- Acoustic and articulatory phonetics;
- Anatomy and physiology of the developing vocal mechanism;
- Speech assessment for Teachers of the Deaf; and
- Speech remediation for Teachers of the Deaf.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo prior knowledge assumed.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-lineOnline Quiz
Other: (please specify)International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) analysis
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesProblem based learning: students will be given a comprehensive case study of a child with hearing loss and a series of questions related to the child and their development of speech.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Problem Based Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment limited to Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies and Master of Special Education.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6662