Language and Literacy Assessment and Remediation

Course code EDUC6664Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge to be competent in assessment as part of an integrated approach to supporting the development and/or remediation of language and literacy abilities in deaf and hard of hearing children. The course provides a foundation for students to relate assessment of children's abilities to intervention and remediation approaches in each of those three areas.

RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the principles of assessment in special education;
2. demonstrate knowledge and skill with formal and informal approaches to assessing the language and literacy abilities of children and adolescents with hearing loss;
3. demonstrate competence in reporting assessment results and establishing short and long term learning goals;
4. demonstrate knowledge of a range of strategies and programs designed to facilitate/remediate language and literacy development;
5. demonstrate knowledge of, and the capacity to access, current professional literature in assessment, development and remediation of language and communication abilities in children and adolescents with hearing loss.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Principles of assessment;
2. Differentiation of habilitation/development and (re)habilitation/remediation;
3. Types and use of language and literacy assessments;
4. Administration of language and literacy assessments;
5. Assessment report writing;
6. Establishing short and long term goals;
7. Principles of teaching that facilitate language and literacy remediation/development;
8. Strategies for language and literacy intervention and instruction.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC6661 - Audiology for Special Educators
EDUC6662 - Speech Science and Speech Development
EDUC6663 - Foundations of Language & Literacy Development
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassGeneral assessment; language and literacy assessment
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesStudent literacy assessment and intervention plan/report and reporting on subsequent program requirements
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesLanguage teaching analysis
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 9 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment limited to Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies and Master of Special Education.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6664