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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 4
Unit No:
L/504/0231
Credits:
12
Guided learning hours:
48 hours

Assessment Guidance

The learning outcomes must be assessed in a teaching and learning environment. Simulation is not permitted

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the physiological processes and psychological functions of hearing.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Identify the physiological processes involved in hearing.
  • 1.2
    Identify the psychological functions of hearing.

2

Understand the effects of acquired hearing loss.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Analyse factors which lead to acquired hearing loss.
  • 2.2
    Analyse types of hearing loss and the psychological, social and emotional effects of the impact of acquired hearing loss.
  • 2.3
    Analyse the impact of acquired hearing loss on education and employment opportunities.

3

Understand ways in which amplification and lipreading are optimised by those with hearing loss.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Evaluate hearing aids and implants available to support hearing loss.
  • 3.2
    Analyse the roles of health professionals in identifying and supporting hearing loss.
  • 3.3
    Analyse the optimum conditions for lipreading and using a hearing aid.

4

Understand the phonology of spoken English and its application to lipreading learning and teaching.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Explain aspects of the phonology of spoken English which have implications for learning and teaching lipreading.
  • 4.2
    Identify the shapes of spoken English to adults with acquired hearing loss.
  • 4.3
    Explain strategies used to lipread by adults with acquired hearing loss.

5

Be able to use specialist techniques and methodology for teaching lipreading.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Explain and demonstrate the use of voice and devoice techniques in supporting lipreading development.
  • 5.2
    Explain and demonstrate the use of specialist methods for teaching lipreading to adults.
  • 5.3
    Justify own selection and use of specialist resources to support the development of lipreading skills by adults.

6

Understand assistive aids and services available to those with acquired hearing loss.

Assessment Criteria

  • 6.1
    Evaluate assistive equipment available to those with hearing loss.
  • 6.2
    Evaluate services offered by agencies and organisations to those with acquired hearing loss.

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