Course code: PPR0640
Language and Communication Disorders in Children
by 郑臻貞博士 Dr Cheng Chen-Chen
02-03-2023 (Thursday)
9am - 4pm 线上课程 Conducted Online
19-06-2023 (Monday)
9am - 4pm 线上课程 Conducted Online
Duration (Hrs)6
Children need adequate language development and social interaction to learn and grow. This course is for preschool teachers who would like to develop a deeper understanding of the language development process of preschool age children, factors that contribute to language development, and issues related to language development. This course will also guide preschool teachers in developing ideas as to how to design communication activities for their students and, more importantly, create a learning environment conducive to communication.
Course Content:
1. Language development in preschool age children
2. Definitions of language delays and communication disorders
3. Factors contributing to language delays
4. Language development characteristics of children with disabilities
5. Language and communication training theories and principles
6. Strategies and instruction that support preschool children’s language development
7. How to create a learning environment conducive to communication.
Dr Cheng Chen-Chen
Course presenter Dr Cheng Chen-Chen is currently an associate professor at the Department of Special Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan. She used to train early childhood education teachers in Singapore when she was a senior lecturer at SEED. Dr Cheng is a speech language therapist by training and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has served children and adults with disabilities and their families in both clinical and school settings for over 20 years. Working together with other professionals on an early intervention team,  Dr Cheng also provided assessment and intervention services for preschool children and support their families and teachers. Dr Cheng’s academic focuses include early intervention, communicative disorders, multicultural special education, and parent teachers collaboration.