BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSL-180 - Technology and FNSL - 3.00 Credits

FNSL-180 - Technology and FNSL - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will concentrate on giving the student the understanding of and experience with technology that is used in assessing, intervention and communicating in the area of speech and language services. Hearing screening and support for the hearing impaired will be covered. The use of the Internet and forms of technology used to communicate with other professionals will be introduced.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • First Nations Speech and Language Assistant Certificate - FNSL Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • screen clients for hearing using a portable audiometer and tympanometer;

  • understand and use hearing aids and FM systems for the hearing impaired;

  • utilize the Board Maker program to set up picture systems used in communication programs;

  • be aware of and use computer language programs;

  • utilize the internet to locate therapy materials and programs;

  • use email, phone, audio and video conferencing; and

  • understand how technology can be used to increase access to service by remote First Nation communities.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Provincial Centre. Special Education Technology - British Columbia. Retrieved October 29, 2007, from www.setbc.org./ programHomepage.

  • Lane, S., Parson-Tylka, T., & Bell, L. (1997). My turn to learn a communication guide for parents of deaf or hard of hearing children. Current Edition. Surrey, B.C.: Elks Family Hearing Resource Centre.

  • Koehler, L. (2007). 50 Essential Web Sites for Teachers of Students with Mild or Moderate Disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic. 42 (5), 285-289.
  • Other Resources:
  • Board Maker software program.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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