Early Intervention Language Coach Course Overview and Introduction


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Early Intervention Language Coach Course Overview and Introduction

  1. 1. Early Intervention Language Coach Course<br />Overview and Introduction<br />
  2. 2. Purpose<br />To build the capacity of early interventionists to meet the communication needs of young children in a collaborative team approach<br />To meet the instructional needs of Early Intervention Language Coach Credential<br />
  3. 3. Values<br />Communication skills develop within the framework of overall development<br />Young children learn best while actively engaged in their everyday activities<br />Team members collaborate in sharing information and in the identification and provision of service delivery <br />Early intervention providers can support families to embed intervention strategies into their daily routines<br />
  4. 4. Structure<br />Asynchronous Online Instructional Content<br />Synchronous Activities with team SLPs and families<br />Approximately 30 hours of course instructional content and activities<br />5 units @ approximately 6 hours each<br />
  5. 5. Books<br />Language Development from Theory to Practice<br />Pence & Justice, 2008<br />Beyond Baby Talk<br />Apel & Masterson, 2001<br />
  6. 6. Units<br />Setting the Stage for Language Development and Intervention<br />Early Communication<br />Emerging Language<br />Expanding Language<br />Communication Coaching<br />
  7. 7. Unit Activities<br />Progress in order through the sections of each unit:<br />Read<br />Observe<br />Practice<br />Exhibit<br />After you have completed a section, you can return to it as many times as you’d like <br />
  8. 8. Read<br />Chapter Readings<br />Language Development from Theory to Practice<br />Beyond Baby Talk<br />Narrated Presentations <br />Presentations can be started, stopped, paused, rewound, and fast forwarded <br />Can read along with the narration (i.e. view the transcript) by clicking on “notes”<br />
  9. 9. Observe<br />Video Observations<br />Narrated video observations<br />Links to video observations from relevant web resources<br />Live Observations<br />Observe the skills that are presented in the units during your home and community visits<br />
  10. 10. Practice<br />Ungraded Learning Checks<br />Questions give you an opportunity to practice what you are learning<br />You can answer the questions as many times as you’d like<br />
  11. 11. Exhibit<br />Display some of the key concepts of the unit in a meaningful manner<br />Collaborate with your team SLP<br />Submitted through “Submission” link in the Exhibit section <br />Graded according to rubric included in the description and instructions<br />Returned to you with grade and feedback<br />
  12. 12. Course Information Section<br />In each unit, a 5th section “Course Information” is included<br />Language Coach Course Overview<br />“How To” Guides <br />Resource Folder<br />Links to relevant and interesting web resources<br />Supports and expands the course content<br />
  13. 13. First Activities: Pre-Course<br />Before starting to read or look through course materials, please log in to the course, go to the Unit 1 “Course Information” section and complete <br />Pre-Course Case Study<br />Pre-Course Survey<br />Now you are ready to start with the “Read” section of Unit 1<br />
  14. 14. Final Activity: Videos<br />Specific Instructions in the Unit 5 Course Information Section<br />Select a family with which you have been applying what you are learning<br />Explain the purpose of the course and ask if you could video record a session<br />Sign the Permission for Educational Use of Video form<br />Ask the family to sign Permission for Educational Use of Video form<br />
  15. 15. Final Activity: Videos<br />Video record a session<br />Complete the Final Videos Questions <br />Submit your video according to the instructions in the “Final Videos Description and Instructions” <br />Located in the Course Information section for Unit 5<br />
  16. 16. Final Activities: Videos<br />1st Video<br />Submitted at the completion of the 5th unit<br />No later than January 31, 2011<br />2nd Video<br />Recorded & submitted approximately 1 month after the 1st video<br />No later than February 28, 2011<br />Different family from 1st video or same family with different routines<br />
  17. 17. Tech Requirements<br />Required Downloads<br />Adobe Flash http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/<br />Quicktimehttp://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/<br />Recommended Download<br />Mozilla Firefox http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html<br />Moodle has the least glitches when viewed through the Firefox browser<br />