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Acquired Language Impairments CPPD

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Course overview

This module aims to update your theoretical understanding of aphasia and, for practitioners, help you apply that knowledge.  It aims to encourage the integration of language processing theory with social approaches to aphasia.

It will explore specific issues in aphasia, such as conversation and non verbal modalities and specific manifestations, such as jargon aphasia and aphasia in bilingual language users.

The module will also consider innovations in aphasia therapy such as the use of multimedia technology. Critical and reflective thinking will be promoted, both with respect to the literature and to clinical practice.

Module dates

Start date: Thursday 24 January 2019

Submission date:Thursday  4 April 2019 (presentation); Friday 17 May 2019 (Literature review)



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • First or second-class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject
  • The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal college of Speech and Language Therapists is also accepted.

Individuals with less than a second class degree will be considered where they have substantial relevant experience (Clinical, teaching or other relevant professional experience).

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Professor Jane Marshall

    Jane joined City University London in 1990 and is a member of the Divisional of Language and Communication Science. She is a Speech and Language Therapist and her specialism is aphasia (language disorder following stroke and other forms of brain injury). Before coming to City she worked in the Aphasia Unit ...