Educational Audiology, Speech & Auditory Development
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course introduces students to a variety of topics central to individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired. The topics include the audiological assessment of hearing and the use of hearing aids and/or cochlear implants to minimize the effects of a hearing deficit. To understand the processes of hearing, auditory development, and speech production the anatomy and physiology of the hearing and speech mechanisms are over-viewed. Subsequently, the acoustic properties of sound and speech are related to auditory perception and the acquisition of speech. The evaluation of development of speech through oral education methods are explored in detail.
This course is administered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre. Successful completion of this course may require students to source their own textbooks and attend compulsory lecture days in Sydney. Further details are available from the Distance Education Co-ordinator +61 (02) 9872-0811 or email@example.com". Attendance on-campus is expected for some components of this course".
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. Describe the basic anatomical structures and functions of the hearing and speech mechanisms.
2. Outline the relationship between anatomy and physiology and the difficulties students with hearing impairments have with developing oral speech and language skills.
3. Develop a working knowledge of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive hearing technology.
4. Relate basic acoustic properties of sound and speech to oral speech and language development through listening.
5. Conduct a basic evaluation of speech using a variety of assessment instruments and techniques.
6. Identify speech goals from the basic assessment and recommend appropriate educational procedures to develop or improve speech production using oral education methods.
|Content||The lectures, slides/notes, and readings cover:
* Speech Development & Systems of Orthography
* The Ear & Hearing Mechanism
* The Structures of Speech
* Assessment & Evaluation of Hearing
* Evaluation of Speech/Articulation
* Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, & Assistive Listening Devices
* Acoustic Phonetics & Auditory Perception
* Oral Methods: Teaching Approaches
* Oral Methods: Requirements & Considerations
* Speech Habilitation/Rehabilitation: I-Fundamentals & Suprasegmentals
* Speech Habilitation/Rehabilitation: II-Vowels & Diphthongs
* Speech Habilitation/Rehabilitation: II-Consonants & Blends
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term