MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Developing Deaf Child

Unit code HCDI60260
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of cognitive, social and emotional development of the normally developing child;
  • understand the nature of early years work , working with families and other servcies;
  • demonstrate understanding of the implications of deafness on cognitive, social and emotional development;
  • distinguish between individual differences and those attributed to hearing impairment;
  • have knowledge, understanding and skills in promoting personal and social development in deaf children and pupils;
  • demonstrate awareness of the high incidence of disability amongst deaf children and the implications for service delivery;
  • be aware of high incidence disabilities that may have an associated hearing loss;
  • be aware of the high  incidence of visual abnormalities in deaf children;
  • be aware of appropriate assessment approaches to inform positive intervention and support.

Aims

  • To promote effective support, intervention and teaching of deaf children within the context of their family, their psycho-social development and their specific learning needs.

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops with use of CD-ROMs
  • Video materials
  • Visits.

Knowledge and understanding

On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of cognitive, social and emotional development of the normally developing child;
  • understand the nature of early years work , working with families and other servcies;
  • demonstrate understanding of the implications of deafness on cognitive, social and emotional development;
  • distinguish between individual differences and those attributed to hearing impairment;
  • have knowledge, understanding and skills in promoting personal and social development in deaf children and pupils;
  • demonstrate awareness of the high incidence of disability amongst deaf children and the implications for service delivery;
  • be aware of high incidence disabilities that may have an associated hearing loss;
  • be aware of the high incidence of visual abnormalities in deaf children;
  • be aware of appropriate assessment approaches to inform positive intervention and support.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Problem solving, consideration of multi-agency assessments and how these inform a positive programme for a deaf child.
  • Written communication: through assessed written assignment.
  • Interpersonal skills in working in workshop situations asking appropriate questions of invited speakers, including parents of deaf children.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in meeting specific individual children’s needs while on teaching placement.

Assessment methods

  • Written assignment (case study) - 100%.

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials, as well as links to other resources, are online and available through Links2list.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 31
Placement hours
Placement 70
Independent study hours
Independent study 49

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