Available in 2018
Course code

EDUC6054

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course presents an analysis and synthesis of concepts and theories relating to speech development, assessment and remediation of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Typical speech perception and the continuum of development supporting the emergence of mature speech production is critically analysed. Students will interpret theoretical propositions and apply established theories and strategies to assess and enhance the intelligibility of speech for listeners who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply 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 vocal development leading to intelligible speech production;

4. Broadly describe the continuum of phonological and articulation development in young children;

5. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning;

6. Demonstrate competence in reporting assessment results and establishing short and long term speech goals;

7. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of a range of strategies and programs designed to facilitate/remediate speech development; and

8. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of, and the capacity to access, current professional literature in speech development and assessment in children and adolescents with hearing loss.


Content

Topics will include:

1.    International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA);

2.    The speech chain;

3.    Physics of sound;

4.    Speech production;

5.    Sequence of typical speech development;

6.    Speech perception;

7.    Speech intelligibility;

8.    Acoustic and articulatory phonetics;

9.    Anatomy and physiology of the developing vocal mechanism;

10.  Speech assessment for Teachers of the Deaf; and

11.  Speech remediation for Teachers of the Deaf.


Assumed knowledge

EDUC6052 and EDUC6053


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: International Phonetic Alphabet analysis - 20%

Quiz: Online Quiz - 30%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study - 50%


Contact hours

WebLearn GradSchool

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 9 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term