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 provide students with information and practical experience using different forms of technology. Students will develop skills in the use of computers/tablets for accessing and sharing information with professionals. Specific tools for screening, assessment and intervention will be introduced. Hearing screening and support for individuals with hearing loss will be covered.
Part of the:
  • 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 Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should 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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