EDUC 0370 - Language and Communication Development and Intervention

Credits: 3

This course examines language and communication with an emphasis on continuity and variation in development. The developmental process of acquiring oral and written language and communication skills will be introduced. In addition, the impact of exceptional learning needs and cultural and linguistic diversity on language and communication development and use will be examined. Students will explore strategies for assessing and supporting language and communication skills, including the use of augmentative and alternative communication approaches and other assistive technologies. Students will consider language and communication teaching from a Universal Design for Learning perspective and will be exposed to culturally responsive interventions that support oral and written language proficiency and communicative competence. Issues and practices related to language and culturally appropriate assessment and intervention for speech, language, and communication difficulties will be examined in alignment with the department's commitment to Critical Engagement with Diversity and Social Justice.

Prerequisites: EDUC 0221  and EDUC 0303 

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