Fall 2023 - EDUC 315 OL01
Individual and Developmental Differences in Language Acquisition (3)
Class Number: 4863
Delivery Method: Online
Course Times + Location:
1 778 782-5808
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.
A review of theories of language development and their relationship to child communication disorders. Topics include: theories of language acquisition; individual and developmental differences in language acquisition, autism spectrum disorder, sensory disabilities and emotional and behavioral disabilities, interdisciplinary approaches to includive early intervention practices in the home, school and community.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
There are three broadly stated objectives students are expected to know and understand:
- Theoretical perspectives on language development and social communication.
- How this knowledge translates into real-world contexts for children with and without language and/or social communication disorders.
- Inclusive strategies to support language development and social communication of children and adolescents with language and/or social communication disorders
- Weekly Discussions 25%
- Observation and Analysis of Language Use 20%
- Take-Home Midterm 25%
- Final Paper 30%
There is no final exam
Reed, V. A. (2018). An introduction to children with language disorders.(5th ed.). Upper Saddle River:NJ: Pearson.
Additional Readings: available on Canvas; see weekly topics for details
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