Course: SPED 560. Development and Assessment of Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)
Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 403D, SPED 416, SPED 504D. This course addresses optimal communication environments for language acquisition and contrasts features of and communication strategies used by deaf parents and hearing parents with deaf children. General theoretical framework of language acquisition is covered, as well as strategies to assess and promote the basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) and cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.