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The principal aims of the course are:
- to provide basic knowledge on typical and atypical linguistic development;
- to give examples of strategies to improve linguistic skills in language delays .
Students are expected to know the milestones of linguistic development, with particular reference to early childhood. Moreover they should be able to recognize the most suitable methods to stimulate linguistic development while respecting the typical characteristics of each age group.
At present, it is not yet known with certainty whether the course will be held in full or in part in the presence. The course structure and the teaching methods will be the same, even if using the different means available in the classroom or remotely.
Before starting the course, the teacher will upload one or more questionnaires on expectations and knowledge on aulaweb that will serve as a basis for shared reflection and refine the course setting.
The course includes theoretical explanations, followed by examples and group discussions.
In the second half of the course, the students will practice some strategies after reading texts and watching videos. This activity will be part of the individual preparatory work for the final assessment.
The course deals with the following topics:
- How children learn to speak
- The milestones of typical development
- Language difficulties and disorders: developmental characteristics
- The first program of the Drežančić method
S. D'Amico, A. Devescovi, Comunicazione e linguaggio nei bambini. Carocci collana Bussole, Roma, Nuova Edizione 2013 (chapters selected by the teacher).
Basili, C. Lanzara, M. Zanobini, Il metodo Drežančić nei bambini dai primi mesi di vita ai tre anni. Guida all’utilizzo delle prime stimolazioni, dei giochi fonici e dei primi vocaboli, Giunti O.S., Firenze, 2011.
GRAZIA MARIA SANTORO (President)
PAOLA MACCAGNO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam will take place orally
The assessment will take place through open questions and short answer questions,in order to evaluate the knowledge acquired on typical and atypical development processes.. Furthermore, it will be requested to exemplify an intervention strategy in relation to specific difficulties and / or age groups
All the students must visit the Aulaweb page (www.aulaweb.unige.it) regularly. All the information and materials related to this course are exclusively published on this website.
Any shifts in lectures timetable or office hours will be announced on aulaweb.
Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs are recommended to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course, in order to organize teaching and assessment, taking in account both the class aims and the student's needs and providing suitable compensatory instruments.
Thesis requests must be made at students’ office hours or by appointment.
The thematic areas for the thesis can cover any topic of the course. Students are encouraged to make specific proposals, accompanied by a bibliography.