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 - 2016 (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.

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.
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies programs (11008 or 12365) or Master of Special Education programs (10936, 12356, or 40014).
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 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6861
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