Admissions note: FIRST
YEARS is not accepting applications. If you have questions
regarding the program, please contact Kathryn
Wilson, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to the FIRST YEARS Certificate in Auditory Learning for Young
Children with Hearing Loss -- a certificate program committed to enhancing
the knowledge and skills of professionals practicing in the fields of deaf
education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and early intervention.
FIRST YEARS, administered by the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, uses distance education technology
to bring school to you -- any time, any place.
FIRST YEARS targets its certificate
courses to professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and
skills related to auditory-oral and auditory-verbal approaches to therapy
and intervention. Topics include: speech acoustics, anatomy and physiology
of the auditory system, audiological management, hearing aids, cochlear
implants, classroom amplification, development of spoken language and speech
production, and emerging literacy. The course readings, instruction by
our faculty experts, online
discussion, group and individual projects and exercises -- plus mentored
practicum experiences in early intervention, educational, and clinical
settings -- combine to make FIRST YEARS a unique online learning
experience. Problems? Technical
support is only an e-mail or phone call away.
For more information about FIRST YEARS, feel free to contact