BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSL-140 - Language Delays & Disorders I - 3.00 Credits

FNSL-140 - Language Delays & Disorders I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will explore the types and causes of specific language disorders and language delays that are possible. The affects of the disorder or delay in the social, emotional, cognitive and educational domains of the individual's development will be discussed. The affects on the immediate and extended family and environments will also be included.
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 Masters 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 will 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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