Listening and Spoken Language: Foundations

Course code EDUC6860Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course provides the student with an introduction to the specialised methodology auditory-based spoken language (auditory-verbal therapy/education) for children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).

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

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge in the following area:
1. History of auditory-verbal practice;
2. Principles of auditory-verbal practice;
3. Principles of ethical practice;
4. Principles of a family-centred approach;
5. An integrated understanding of the linguistic, auditory, cognitive, socio-emotional and speech development of children who are DHH.
ContentTopics will include:
1.History of auditory-verbal practice;
2.Principles of auditory-verbal practice;
3.Principles of ethical practice;
4.Principles of a family-centred approach;
5.Integration of linguistic, auditory, cognitive, socio-emotional and speech development of children who are DHH;
6.Listening and spoken language development evidence-based practice; and
7.Listening and spoken language pedagogical practices.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge- Speech Science and Speech Development
- Foundations of Language and Literacy Development
- Audiology for Special Educators
- Speech Language and Literacy Assessment and Remediation
- Inclusive and collaborative Practice in Sensory Disability
- Child Development: Family and Community Contexts
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch/critical analysis essay
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesProject development of teaching resources
Contact HoursProblem Based Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or the Master of Special Education (Sensory Disability).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6860