Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention

Course code EDUC6861Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course is designed to assist the practitioner with the identification and application of theory to the auditory-based spoken language development of infants and children who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH). The course focuses on the integration of linguistic, auditory, cognitive, socio-emotional and speech skills via a family-centred approach to development.

RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Student Handbook and Practicum Handbook at . Completion of this course requires attendance at a compulsory campus conference. Dates and venues of campus conferences are available in the RIDBC Renwick Centre Timetable located at .

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge/ability:
1. Research associated with the listening and spoken language development of infants and children who are DHH;
2. Critical analysis of early intervention listening and spoken language teaching behaviours used with children who are DHH and their families;and
3. Benchmarking, goal setting and program implementation for infants and children who are DHH and their families.
ContentTopics will include:
1.Summary of associated LSL research;
2.Infant and child developmental factors;
3.Identification of LSL early intervention teaching behaviours;
4.Family-centred practice in early intervention;
5.Adult learning styles;
6.Review of assessment, benchmarking, and reporting in early intervention;
7.Integration of linguistic, auditory, cognitive, socio-emotional and speech development of infants and children using LSL; and
8.Red flags for development.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge- Qualified Teacher of the Deaf, Audiologist, or Speech Language Pathologist
- LSL: Fundamentals
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch/critical analysis essay
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase-based scenario using PBL
Practicum/PlacementTwenty day practicum: optional course requirement
Contact HoursPracticum: for 120 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 9 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
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 EDUC6861