CBSE 7663T Special Issues in Education: Communication and Young Children with Special Needs
30 hours lecture plus conference; 3 credits
Study of language acquisition, including childhood bilingualism, distinctions between language disorders in young children with special needs and language acquisition problems. Understanding of nonverbal behavior. Alternative strategies, including the unique aspects of artistic representation. Assistive technology for enhancing communication with young children with language difficulties and pronounced cognitive and adjustment issues. Implications for collaboration with other professionals, diverse families, and community organizations. Field experiences.