Language & Literacy Intervention 1

Subject EDUC90507 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

July, Parkville - 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: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Dr Linda Byrnes


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject addresses theories and research into the communication, language, and literacy skills of school aged students with a language delay/disorder or hearing loss; the impact of a language disorder/delay on the development of social skills; sampling and analysis of communication, language, and literacy assessment techniques; the interpretation and reporting of results, problem solving, and program development for students with language delay/disorder or hearing loss.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of language and literacy acquisition by school-aged children with language delay/disorder or hearing loss;
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of issues associated with assessment of communication, language, and literacy;
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse, problem solve and interpret results from different assessments for students with language delay/disorder or hearing loss
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan individualized communication, speech, language, and literacy programs.
  • Evaluate a child's communication, language, and literacy competence;
  • Use of a range of different assessment tools;
  • Collect and analyse communication, language and literacy samples;
  • Problem-solve communication, language and literacy issues;
  • Plan appropriate interventions for students with language delay/disorder or hearing loss.
Assessment: A written essay 2000 words (50%: due mid semester) and a practical assignment (50%: 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)
Master of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties)
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Lang Intv Hearing Impt)
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies(Specific Learning Diff.)

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