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This module is for speech and language therapists working with people who have communication disorders and others with a special interest and some background in this area.
Through a mixture of lectures, in-depth reading, and interactive discussion, the module will lead you through current research on the nature of cognitively based communication impairments such as dementia, right hemisphere damage, head injury and cognitive deficits in communication impairments such as acquired aphasia and developmental language impairment.
You will learn about current theories of relations between cognition and language in different clinical populations, and current approaches to intervention.
The module will cover:
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February; 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th March; 6th April 2018
Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
Individuals with less than a second class degree will be considered where they have substantial relevant experience (Clinical, teaching or other relevant professional experience).
For those students whose first language is not English., the following qualification is also required:
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.
Lucy is a clinical linguist. She studied Linguistics at Sussex University and then undertook both her Masters and PhD at University College London. Her Masters project investigated pragmatic skills in right hemisphere communication disorder and her PhD thesis explored links between thinking and language, by examining verb and sentence production problems ...