EDS 56300 Characteristics and Strategies for working with Young Children with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Impairments

In this course, Early Intervention Specialist candidates will learn the characteristics and strategies for working with families of infants and young children with deaf/hard of hearing impairments. Candidates will review the implications of hearing loss on perceptual development, developmental milestones, physiological and psychological development. Family centered assessment and resources emphasize careful consideration of the parents' priorities in making decisions for their child regarding assistive hearing devices, medical interventions, and oral and total means of communication. American Sign Language and the Deaf Culture will be introduced. An emphasis will be placed on the significance of interdisciplinary teamwork, clinical observation, working with medical and auditory health care professionals, and in the establishment of meaningful and collaborative parent-teacher and inter-agency partnerships. Candidates will also explore current research-based program designs for children with deaf/hard of hearing impairments, and will learn to evaluate and match evidence-based practices and methodologies with specific profiles of children with deaf/hard of hearing impairment.




EDS 50200; EDU 50410 or EDU 54100.