EDUC6861

Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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.
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: for 18 hour(s) per Term
  • Practicum: for 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: for 9 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6861

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