MSc/PGDip Deaf Education

Year of entry: 2021

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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:

  •   Appraise the research indicating the implications of deafness on cognitive, social and emotional development
  •   Formulate child-centred strategies for supporting the development of increased social, emotional and cognitive skills.
  •   Synthesise information about children’s needs (including knowledge of appropriate assessment approaches) in order to inform positive intervention, support  and targets
  •   Describe the features of Family Centred Early Intervention and early years work , working with families and other services
  • 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.

Learning outcomes

 

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

  •   Appraise the research indicating the implications of deafness on cognitive, social and emotional development
  •   Formulate child-centred strategies for supporting the development of increased social, emotional and cognitive skills.
  •   Synthesise information about children’s needs (including knowledge of appropriate assessment approaches) in order to inform positive intervention, support  and targets
  •   Describe the features of Family Centred Early Intervention and early years work , working with families and other services

Teaching and learning methods

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

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 whilst on teaching placement

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 100%

Feedback methods

Written feedback

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials as well as links to other resources are on line and available through the online reading list.

Study hours

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

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Helen Chilton Unit coordinator

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