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Sensory Disabilities

By Mrs. R.Shanthi   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women is a women's Deemed University in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Learners enrolled: 875
The course is designed to provide a basic understanding to the student-teachers about the nature and needs of different types of sensory disabilities. It will also equip them in undertaking screening, planning and instructing students with sensory disabilities.

Sensory impairment or disability is when a person has difficulty in seeing, hearing or even both. It can mean they cannot see things around them or that they cannot hear what people say or noises around them. People with sight loss are sometimes known as blind or partially sighted but the more modern term is sight impaired or severely sight impaired. People with hearing difficulties are often known as being deaf or hard of hearing but the more modern term is hearing impairment. Some people might have both sight and hearing impairment; this used to be known as deafblind, but is now described as multi sensory impairment (or MSI).

Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 13 Jul 2022
End Date : 04 Sep 2022
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout


Week - I
 
1. Concept of Impairment
2. Importance of Hearing
3. Definition and Identification of Hearing Impairment- 1
4. Definition and Identification of Hearing Impairment- 2

Week - II

5. Incidence and Prevalence of Hearing Impairment
6. Types and Characteristics of Hearing Impairment
7. Challenges arising due to congenital and acquired hearing loss   


Week- III

8. Types and Characteristics of Hearing Loss
9. Language & communication issues attributable to hearing loss and need for early Intervention
10. Issues & measures in literacy development and  scholastic achievement of students with hearing loss

Week - IV

11. Restoring techniques using human (interpreter) & technological support (hearing devices)
12. Blindness and Low Vision--Definition and  Classification
13. Causes of Blindness and Low Vision


Week - V
14. Effects of Blindness on Growth and Development - Physical, Social, Intellectual and Emotional
15. Effects of Visual Impairment on Personality Development - Verbalism & Mannerism
16. Psychological and Sociological Implications of Visual Impairment –I
17. Psychological and Sociological Implications of Visual Impairment –II

Week - VI 
18. Importance of Early Identification and Intervention
19. Educational Problems of Low Vision children
20. Selecting Educational Placement

Week - VII

21. Definition, causes, classification, prevalence and characteristics of deaf-blindness
22. Screening, assessment, identification & interventional strategies of deaf-blindness

Week - VIII

23. Effects and implications of deaf-blindness on activities of daily living & education
24. Fostering early communication development: Methods, assistive devices and practices including AAC
25. Addressing orientation, mobility & educational needs of students with deaf-blindness

Books and references


1. Kelley, P., & Gale, G. (1998). Towards Excellence: Effective education for students with vision impairments. Sydney: North Rocks Press. 

2. Lowenfeld, B. (1973). Visually Handicapped Child in School and Society; American Foundation for the Blind; NewYork. 

3. Lynas, W. (2000). Communication options. In J. Stokes (Ed), Hearing Impaired Infants – Support in the first eighteen months. London: Whurr Publishers Ltd. 

4. Martin, F. N., & Clark, J.G. (2009). Introduction to Audiology. 10th ed. Boston: Pearson Education. 

5. Martin, F.N., & Clark, J.G. (2012). Introduction to Audiology. 11th ed. Boston: Pearson Education. 

6. National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (2015). Information Booklet on Visual Impairment in India, Dehradun: Government of India. 

7. Nerbonne, M. A., & Schow, R.L. (2002). Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 

8. Nerbonne, M. A., & Schow, R.L. (2013). Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation. 6th ed. Boston: Pearson Education. 

9. Loreman, T., Deppeler, J., & Harvey, D. (2005). Inclusive education - A practical guide to supporting diversity in the classroom. (2nd Eds.). Routledge, London. 

10. Norris, G. H., & Romer, L.T. (1995). Welcoming Students who are deafblind to typical classrooms. Paul H. Brookes, New Jersey. 

11. Pandey, R. S., & Advani, L. (1995). Perspectives in Disability and Rehabilitation. Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi. 

12. Proceedings from National Conference on Centenary for Work for the Blind in India (1987). All India Confederation of the Blind and Christoffel Blinden Mission. R.K.Printers, New Delhi. 

13. Scholl, G.T. (1986). Foundations of Education for Blind and Visually Handicapped Children and Youth. American Foundation for the BLind, New York. 

14. Tucker, I., & Nolan, M. (1984).Educational Audiology. Croom Helm, London. 

Instructor bio

Mrs. R.Shanthi

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women is a women's Deemed University in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Mrs. R.Shanthi has 23 years of experience in the field of special education, especially in the area of teaching children with hearing impairment. She has published 2 books and 10 articles in International journals and 26 at National level and developed the Finger spelling for 247 Tamil alphabets. She was the one of the project staff in the Indo - US Research Project on Response to Intervention Model in Indian Context. 

Course certificate

30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam


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