Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

ITP-100 - Orient Deaf Students Educ Settings (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course will introduce students to the educational needs of children with hearing loss and the role that an interpreter plays in meeting those needs. The causes of hearing loss will be discussed, as well the impact of varying degrees of hearing loss upon an individual's acquisition of speech, language, information and skill. Accommodations for students with special needs beyond those related to hearing loss will be addressed. The history of the education of deaf and hard of hearing children will be reviewed, with emphasis on the variety of popular philosophies and approaches. The role of the interpreter as part of the K-12 educational team will also be discussed.

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