ECAE 7663T Communication Development and Assessment of Young Multilingual Children with and without Special Needs

30 hours lecture plus conference; 3 credits

Study of language acquisition, focusing on the development and assessment of multi-lingual infants and young children. Examination of theories, research, models and methods regarding multi- language learning. including nonverbal behavior and communication. Language disorders in young children and language acquisition problems. Assistive technology and augmentative communication devices for enhancing communication with young children. Focus on family-centered practice, evidence-based practice, and collaborations with other professionals, diverse families, early intervention programs, and community organizations. Field experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, home- and center-based early intervention programs, early childhood centers, and inclusive early childhood special education classrooms.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7101T and 7102T or permission of the program head.


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