Language & Literacy Intervention 2

Subject 460-716 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville Campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshops
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 460-714 Language and Literacy Intervention 1
Corequisites: None
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:


Dr Louise Ellen Paatsch
Subject Overview: This subject addresses a range of strategies for supporting and promoting communication, language, and literacy development in school aged students with language delay/disorder or hearing loss who use spoken (and/or sign) communication. Contemporary educational practices and teaching practices will also be analysed and evaluated in light of current research. It will also explore contemporary theories and practices of bilingual approaches to language and literacy learning.

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of teaching strategies that facilitate communication; language and literacy development in students language delay/disorder or hearing loss;
  • Design and evaluate a communication, language and literacy intervention plan;
  • Use a range of instructional strategies in implementing teaching goals.
  • Teach strategies to facilitate language, communication and literacy in students with a language delay/disorder or hearing loss;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate communication, language and literacy interventions.
Assessment: An action research report (100%: due end of semester)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Language Intervention and Hearing Impairment)
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Lang Intv Hearing Impt)

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