BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSL-170 - Principles of FNSL Intervention - 3.00 Credits

FNSL-170 - Principles of FNSL Intervention - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will concentrate on the principles of speech and language therapy intervention. Language intervention approaches will be explored addressing the appropriate role for the speech and language assistant in carrying out program recommendations with both preschool and school age populations. Students will be introduced to augmentative forms of communication and how to make these systems functional for the client's environment as well as adapting the program to reduce barriers for First Nation populations.
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:

  • demonstrate reinforcement schedules;

  • utilize prompts to correct speech sound pronunciations;

  • utilize cues to correct speech sound pronunciations;

  • demonstrate how visual aids can be used in correction of speech sound production;

  • demonstrate generalization and carry over techniques;

  • document client’s sessions and progress;

  • understand the importance of keeping data;
  • explain group dynamics in intervention sessions; and

  • demonstrate positive behavior supports and strategies for specific disabilities (including FASD).
  • Text and Materials:
  • Beaty, J. J., & Beaty, J. J. (2006). Observing development of the young child. Current Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill.

  • Donovan, C. (1996). Communicating with signs, sounds and symbols. Current Edition. Duncan, B.C.: C. Donovan.

  • Lefrançois, G. R. (2006). Theories of human learning what the old woman said. Current Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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