Fall 2021 - EDUC 315 OL01

Individual and Developmental Differences in Language Acquisition (3)

Class Number: 6988

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Nov 3, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 220 or PSYC 250 or LING 100. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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 DETAILS:

The course will be using asynchronous learning activities and assignments (weekly readings, small group discussions, individual assignments) managed through Canvas.



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:

  1. Past and current conceptions of language acquisition and social communication.
  2. How this knowledge translates into real-world contexts for children with and without language and/or social communication disorders.
  3. The implications for intervention for children and adolescents with language and/or social communication disorders.

Grading

  • Group Discussions 15%
  • Assignments (4) 65%
  • Midterm Exam 20%

NOTES:

There is no final exam for this course.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Reed, V. A. (2018). An introduction to children with language disorders.(5th ed.). Upper Saddle River:NJ: Pearson.
ISBN: 9780133827095

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Additional Readings: available on Canvas; see weekly topics for details

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.