Summer 2020 - EDUC 315 C900
Individual and Developmental Differences in Language Acquisition (3)
Class Number: 4439
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Jun 23, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
Prerequisites:EDUC 220 or PSYC 250 or LING 100. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.
A review of theories of language acquisition and their relationship to child communication disorders. Topics include: theories of language acquisition; individual and developmental differences in language acquisition; language structure and use in children with diverse disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, sensory disabilities and emotional and behavioral disabilities, interdisciplinary approaches to early intervention in the home, school and community.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
There are three broadly-stated objectives students are expected to know and understand:
- Past and current conceptions of language acquisition and social communication.
- How this knowledge translates into real-world contexts for children with and without language and/or social communication disorders.
- The implications for intervention for children and adolescents with language and/or social communication disorders.
- Group Discussions 15%
- Assignments (4) 65%
- Midterm Exam 20%
Reed, V. A. (2018). An introduction to children with language disorders.(5th ed.). Upper Saddle River:NJ: Pearson.
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