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Developmental Language Impairment CPPD

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Course overview

This module is for speech and language therapists working with children who have speech, language and communication problems. It is also for others with a special interest and some background in developmental language problems.

Through a mixture of direct teaching, discussion and student-led presentations, the module will give you access to current issues in Developmental Language Impairment, and will provide you with opportunities to reflect on research methods and findings and to explore the implications for individual clinical cases.

It will extend your knowledge of current research and your insights into relations between current research and clinical/educational practice, and will enhance your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding to work with children with developmental language impairment.

Module Dates:

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October; 1st; 15th, 22nd, 29th November; 6th, 13th December 2017



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 Shula Chiat

    Shula is a psycholinguist specialising in typical and atypical language development. She has worked at City University London (1982-2000, 2006 to date) and at University College London (2000-2005).

    After undergraduate studies in Linguistics and French at the London School of Economics, Shula undertook doctoral research on language acquisition at University ...