Fall 2015 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
Fall 2015 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 653 - Principles of Language Acquisition for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities


This theory course specifically examines issues of language acquisition as related to learners with moderate/severe disabilities. Areas examined include assessment, behavior management, and communication styles that impact learning. The development of appropriate IEP goals, assistive technology, augmentative communication, and social skills instruction are emphasized. This course focuses on the principles of language acquisition and effective instructional practices for English learners. It further examines the pedagogy of educational equity to provide English learners access to the core curriculum. Foundational knowledge and classroom instructional practices are linked through the systematic study of phonemic awareness, oral language, and literacy development. Special emphasis is placed on the Structured English Immersion model as practiced in California schools. Effective instructional strategies that ensure active and equitable participation of learners who are culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse are introduced and applied through 15 hours of fieldwork experiences.

Corequisite(s): EDU 653F 

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