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GRAD > ECHD > 640

Language Development and Literacy in Early Childhood/Early Intervention

This course looks at language development from infants through primary-aged children. Topics will include speech and language processes for communication, language development stages, theories of language acquisition, assessment of language development and activities in order to foster language development. Special attention will be paid to linguistically diverse populations as well as to children whose language development is different from the reference group with regards to the most recent advances in the field. Selection and development of prereading/prewriting and reading and writing curricula for preschool, kindergarten and primary grades will be addressed. The will be an emphasis on development of literacy in the primary grades that employs a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach. The course includes 10 hours of clinical experiences.

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