This course 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 written modalities and specific manifestations of aphasia, such as jargon aphasia and aphasia in bilingual language users.
The course 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.
Who is it for?
For practicing speech and language therapists, and other clinicians who want to update their knowledge of aphasia.
The course is worth 15 credits and can be taken as part of a postgraduate diploma or MSc award.