Auditory Processing Strategies Lab Learning Skills 331G Fall 2014 Syllabus I.BASIC INFORMATION
Instructors: Terria Odom-Wolfer / Kathleen Rozman
Office Location:Supportive Services & Instruction
by Instructor—posted in Supportive Services & Instruction
Telephone:646-4108 / 645-1350
Units; 96 lab hours must be completed for credit (This class is offered on a PASS / NO PASS basis.)
materials and specialized equipment are provided.A half-inch 3-ring binder is required to store handouts /
assignments as a portfolio.
following books may be useful in understanding sound therapy and auditory
processing for those interested.
When Listening Comes
The Power of SoundJoshua Leeds
Samonas Sound TherapyIngo Steinbach
Six Parts:Listening to CDs
with Terria or Kathleen
with Linda or Melodie
II.STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1.Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of sound
stimulation on the learning process.
2.Apply strategies to optimize auditory processing.
This course allows students to
receive instruction and guidance in using sound therapy as an intervention for
attention/focus issues and/or learning disabilities.Research
has shown that auditory stimulation and training has been effective in treating
a variety of conditions, including auditory processing disorders, speech and
language disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and
reading and spelling inefficiencies. The expected outcome is that students will
experience enhanced reading, spelling, attention/focus and communication
sound stimulation to enhance receptive listening ability, a skill that can
increase attention span, the ability to follow oral directions, verbal
comprehension, and verbal expression.
self-observations in daily journals and weekly conferences with the instructor(s)
regarding how emotions, behavior, and attitudes impact learning.
an increased self-awareness of the behaviors associated with good listening,
and provide written and oral feedback related to personal observations and
experiences during the course.
a Listening Portfolio of information and experiences related to this course.
Credit for the course will be given
if the student makes measurable progress on his/her objectives for the course
and if attendance requirements are met.The student must complete informal and standardized testing measures
both at the beginning and end of the course and create a Listening Portfolio.
Regular attendance is required. Due
to the unique nature of this class, the individualized approach with each
student, and the complexity of scheduling for one-to-one work, a strict
attendance policy has been established.This policy must be agreed to and signed at the beginning of the
course.If a student must miss class due
to some unforeseen reason or illness, it is imperative that the student contact
the instructor(s) as soon as possible; this contact does not imply, however,
that the absence will be excused.
Keep voices low while waiting for class to begin, especially while in
the hallway where other classes are in session. Due to the nature of this
course, maintaining a quiet working environment is essential for the
effectiveness of the intervention and the respect of other students learning
Please leave your work area neat--straighten your keyboard and mouse, push in your chair, brush erasures
to the floor, leave your computer on unless instructed otherwise.
NO FOOD is allowed in the lab/classroom.Bottled water is acceptable and encouraged
Cell phones are to be OFF
during class.If you must leave a cell
phone on for the purpose of children or emergencies, please turn it to vibrate
and leave the classroom if it is necessary to answer the call.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD games, programs, or music to the lab
computers as this can contaminate the hard drive and cause a lot of work and
inconvenience for others.
Environmental Sensitivities are a concern for some students and can be
part of a serious, debilitating disability.Please refrain from wearing cologne/perfume or scented body products
which may trigger symptoms such as headaches, nausea, confusion and memory
difficulties. If environmental sensitivity is an issue for you, please report
this to the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
Courtesy and good manners are expected and always appropriate.It is essential that a learning environment
respectful of everyone’s needs be maintained.If at any time your behavior in class is disruptive, rude or making it
difficult for others to learn, you may be given a warning.If this behavior continues during the
semester, you may be asked to leave that day and the following day as
well.If this behavior persists, the
Academic Vice President may be involved in further discipline.
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO CREATING A GOOD LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT AND WILL HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.IF YOU HAVE A CLASSROOM CONCERN, PLEASE TALK
WITH ME PERSONALLY.