Course: SPED 563. Audiology and Spoken English Development for Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (4)
Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 416, SPED 504D, SPED 560. This course is an examination of audiological and speech theory and practice pertinent to the teaching of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, with an emphasis on bilingual methods, procedures and materials used in teaching speech, speech reading and auditory training. Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to early intervention and the impact of Newborn Hearing Screenings, working with families, and the early use of assistive listening devices, including cochlear implants. Current research and directions in listening technology will be reviewed.