Early Language and Literacy Development
Subject 460-714 (2008)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours of lectures, 12 hours of workshops |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||This subject addresses information processing models of sensory perception and learning. It will introduce the topic of brain function, the way language is processed in the brain, and the impact of sensory and/or language impairment on development. It will consider models of speech perception and the impact of deafness on how we hear and process sound. The impact of otitis media and auditory processing disorders on language development, learning and implications for classroom management will be explored. Students studying hearing impairment will learn to interpret audiological test results and understand the fitting and use of sensory aids and other assistive listening devices. Students studying language delays/disorders will learn about the range of language disorders evident in school age children.|
|Assessment:||A written essay 2000 words (50%: due end of semester) and a written take-home exam (50%: due end of semester)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Master of Education (Language Intervention and Hearing Impairment) |
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Lang Intv Hearing Impt)
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