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ABIN 5101—Guided Observation of Listening and Spoken Language Practice
Graduate seminar with emphasis on topics related to clinical or rehabilitative audiology. May be repeated for additional credit. Not to exceed a total of six semester credit hours.  Broad overview of the issues regarding intervention with children who are deaf or hard of hearing using listening technologies to learn to listen and talk. Emphasis is on the role of the professionals with whom these children will work. Observations of therapies, parent-child interactions, classroom learning experiences as well as conversations with guest faculty are essential components of this course. (1 Credit, Lecture)

ABIN 5103—Introduction to Auditory Based Intervention: Listening for Language Learning and Literacy
Core competencies and content areas for professionals working with children who are D/HH are introduced. Practical information about this career option includes employment opportunities, clinical service delivery models, and technological innovations. Students will be involved in interdisciplinary professional activities and interdisciplinary collaboration.  The role of audition in early language development to support reading outcomes. Emphasis is on establishing a rich linguistic environment in home and at school to facilitate emergent literacy.  (3 credits, Lecture)

ABIN 5111—Effective Communication for Inter-Professional Collaboration
Graduate seminar with emphasis on topics related to clinical or rehabilitative audiology. May be repeated for additional credit. Not to exceed a total of six semester credit hours.  Exploration of the elements of conversational structure from the perspective of both the sender and the receiver. Emphasis is on the thoughtful preplanning that increases the likelihood that conversations will be productive. Role play activities and simulated conversations will contribute to the development of new knowledge and skills that can assist in more effective professional conversations. (1 Credit, Lecture)

ABIN 5113—Family-Centered Intervention for Children who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing
Audiometric evaluation procedures and the habilitation/rehabilitation of infants and children with hearing loss. Emphasis is placed on the determination of appropriate remediation, language and speech therapy, auditory training, and counseling parents for home programming.  A habilitative and educational approach to service provision for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Emphasis is placed on Family-Centered Intervention that empowers parents to take an active role in their child’s listening and spoken language development, highlighting the gradual shift of advocacy from family to child. (3 Credits, Lecture)

ABIN 5121—Assessments, Instructional Design and Outcomes
Graduate seminar with emphasis on topics related to clinical or rehabilitative audiology. May be repeated for additional credit. Not to exceed a total of six semester credit hours.  A comprehensive survey of the materials available for the effective assessment of Listening and Spoken Language skills in children who are d/hh. The administration, interpretation, and application of results will be considered in regard to intervention planning and treatment options. Adaptation of common standardized assessments for the d/hh population will also be discussed. (1 Credit, Lecture)

ABIN 5123—Managing Listening Technologies and Environments to Maximize Listening and Spoken Language Outcomes
The delivery of audiology services to a school-based population. Includes the development, management and utilization of hearing and middle ear system screening programs, classroom acoustics, selection and fitting of classroom based amplification, and federal laws associated with children who have special needs.  Functional use of listening technology, its proper fitting, maintenance, and the need for good acoustic environments. Emphasis is on the relationship of LSL outcomes to device wear time, aggressive auditory management and timely intervention. (3 Credits, Lecture)

ABIN 5131—Telepractice for Families with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Graduate seminar with emphasis on topics related to clinical or rehabilitative audiology. May be repeated for additional credit. Not to exceed a total of six semester credit hours.  Principles of delivering Listening and Spoken Language services through telepractice. Emphasis is on the management of required technology as well as the skill set of the service provider for distance intervention to families and children in remote locations. (1 Credit, Lecture)

ABIN 5201—Practicum in Listening and Spoken Language Development
Applied, supervised practicum experiences for graduate students that encompass the full breadth of the current scope of practice with both adults and children from culturally diverse backgrounds. Repeated registration is permitted. (1 Credit, Practicum)

ABIN 5401—Grand Rounds and Professional Practice
Graduate seminar with emphasis on topics related to clinical or rehabilitative audiology. May be repeated for additional credit. Not to exceed a total of six semester credit hours.  Final academic course in the Auditory-Based Intervention sequence. Presentation of a case study highlighting assessment and intervention activities as well as interpretation of child outcomes as a function of intervention plans. Discussion of issues related to ethical professional practice and ongoing professional learning are addressed. (1 Credit, Lecture)