Examination of the impact of hearing loss on development and its overall effects on communication. Survey of management considerations, sensory devices, speech reading, and auditory training. Prerequisite: CSD 271.
Dates: June 17 - July 12, 2019; Pre-requisite CSD 271; Instructor permission required
This course will familiarize students with the effects of hearing loss, both on a child’s development and on general communication as an adult. Theoretical and practical information necessary to develop a working understanding of the habilitation of hearing in children and rehabilitation of hearing in adults will be discussed reviewing various management methodologies. All students will become familiar with personal and school sensory devices and confident in the steps of equipment checks. Upon successful completion of this course, all students will be able to: 1. describe various hearing rehabilitation methods 2. identify the psychosocial and emotional aspects of hearing loss 3. analyze how hearing loss affects speech understanding based on the acoustics of speech 4. discuss various communication options and methodologies 5. describe personal sensory and school amplification devices and understand their applications 6. explain how hearing loss can affect speech and language development in children 7. determine appropriate educational management and planning for children with hearing loss
Students will obtain course knowledge through asynchronous viewing of video lectures, required and supplemental readings, non-graded practice, graded assignments, and clinical observations. Per University policy regarding work required for a three credit hour course, students should expect to spend an average of four to five hours per day (including some time on the weekends) on this course given its intensive nature over the four week period.
Participation in online activities and assignments, observations, exams, and final project.
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