Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention

Course code EDUC6861
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

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  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

Topics 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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or the Master of Special Education programs.

Assumed Knowledge

Qualified Teacher of the Deaf, Audiologist, or Speech Language Pathologist LSL: Fundamentals

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem-based Learning

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 120 hour(s) per Term

Students are required to attend a 3 day campus conference at the RIDBC Renwick Centre. The twenty days (120 hours) of practicum is an OPTIONAL course requirement. Consult Renwick Centre staff for further advice.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 9 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks