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. 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 .

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon 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.

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.

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge - Qualified Teacher of the Deaf, Audiologist, or Speech Language Pathologist * LSL: Fundamentals
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Research/critical analysis essay
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Case-based scenario using PBL
  • Practicum/Placement - Twenty day practicum: optional course requirement
Contact Hours
  • Practicum: 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 Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or the Master of Special Education (Sensory Disability).
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6861

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