BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSL-140 - Communication Exceptionalities - 3.00 Credits

FNSL-140 - Communication Exceptionalities - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will explore the types and causes of speech, language and social communication exceptionalities and the effect of these on social, emotional, cognitive and educational domains. The impact of speech and language exceptionality and classroom participation /development of literacy skills will also be discussed.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • First Nations Speech and Language Assistant Certificate - FNSL Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • understand the concepts and terms related to delays and disorders and their impact on First Nations families;

  • explain the causes of specific disabilities including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder;

  • understand the causes of hearing disability and the ramifications across a lifespan;

  • understand and explain the anatomy of the ear; and

  • examine how language disabilities can affect development in cognition, social/emotional, and education.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Gelfer, M. P. (1996). Survey of communication disorders a social and behavioral perspective. Current Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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