ALCB 400A: LIP-READING: SIMPLE CONSONANT SOUNDS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Students are advised to set aside a short period of time each day to allow practice either in a mirror or with another individual.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Student will be able to identify two homophenes of M.
- Student will be able to explain one technique for improving the listening/communication in a normal listening environment.
The student will be able to:
A. describe visible homophone groups of easy to recognize consonants
B. demonstrate some ability to follow conversations and discussions using auditory and visual cues
C. demonstrate ability to focus on one person's speech, ignoring background noise, while being able to describe potential obstacles to this process
D. communicate receptively using relatively visible consonants as verbal/non-verbal cues, along with cues from context, semantics and grammar
E. utilize coping skills for dealing with hearing loss
This class includes lecture/discussions/practice of all or part of these areas except where indicated:
A. Hearing Loss
1. Coping skills and adapting the environment to optimize communication, large venue listening devices
2. Social problems related to hearing loss (lecture/discussion)
3. Reasonable expectations for hearing aids (lecture/discussion)
4. Descriptions of medical and audiological procedures relating to hearing loss, mechanics of ear and hearing (lecture/discussion)
1. Words in context, utilizing contextual cues and categories
2. Words in isolation and homophenes
3. Easily visible consonants and the cues related to their production
4. Verbal and non-verbal cues
5. Features of auditory cues
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Instructor observation of ability to reflect course material
B. Participation in all classroom activities
C. Student self-assessment of ability communicate in adverse listening situations
Method(s) of Instruction
During periods of instruction the student will be participating in discussions, learning and practicing lip reading techniques, creating and/or presenting lip reading materials for others to lip read, listening to lectures on topics related to hearing loss and lip reading.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Dugan, Marcia B. Hearing Loss. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2003.
Jeffers, J., and M. Barley. Speechreading (Lipreading). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Press, 1980.
Mayo Clinic, Audiological Testing Services: www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/audiology/florida/services/hearing-tests
Johns Hopkins, Understanding Your Audiogram: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/otolaryngology/Understanding_Your_Audiogram_22,UnderstandingYourAudiogram
Interactive website to help students understand the anatomy of the ear: www.amplifon.co.uk/interactive-ear/index.html
Selected articles, websites and other reference materials as assigned by instructor.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Students are expected to write samples of sentence-length or longer in standard conversational English to illustrate various aspects of lip-reading and lip-reading challenges. They are expected to read various articles and books, and view videos pertaining to subject matter covered in class. Outside of class they are expected to practice speechreading (lip-reading) using materials distributed in class, dedicated practice times with friends and family, as well as using video and online materials.