This is a new distance-learning programme for professionals working with hearing impaired children, focussing on children’s development of hearing and speech.
The course covers the theoretical background to developmental psychology, the development of communication skills, and the role of audiological interventions, as well as research design and analysis. The modules have been developed by practitioners who are experienced in working with hearing-impaired infants and children, and aim to develop students’ ability to bring theoretical knowledge together with practical experience, to work more effectively with this group of children.
Outline of programme
The course provides an in-depth understanding of child development, and how and why this may differ in children with a hearing impairment. The role of hearing in development, and the scientific basis of therapeutic interventions for habilitation of hearing-impaired children are considered in detail. Students also develop skills for evaluating and interpreting research in this area, in the context of evidence-based practice.
The modules are delivered interactively through the internet, supported by clinician tutors who are experts in auditory verbal therapy and developmental psychology. Students engage in online seminars and discussions, and make use of a range of learning methods including reflective practice and video analysis.
As well as offering the full PG Certificate, we welcome applicants who wish to pursue individual modules as continuing professional development.
* Play and Development
* The Development of Audition
* Communication in Children
* Hearing Technology
* Evaluation Research
* Statistical Analysis.