This course will update your theoretical understanding of aphasia and help you to apply that knowledge. It explores specific issues in aphasia, such as conversation and written modalities; and specific manifestations, such as jargon aphasia.
You will learn about innovations in aphasia therapy such as the use of multimedia technology. You will have the opportunity to develop your own research proposal with individual supervision from one of our research leaders. Critical and reflective thinking will be promoted, both with respect to the literature and to clinical practice.
This course identifies new developments in:
- language processing theory
- the assessment of conversation in aphasia and aphasia therapy
- how to integrate language and social approaches in therapy.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for practicing speech and language therapists and other clinicians who want to update their knowledge in aphasia.
This course will run in Spring Term, 2021. In response to COVID 19, delivery will be largely online. There will be weekly live seminars, supplemented with self-directed learning.
The key takeaway from this course is a more detailed understanding of the theory and practice of acquired language impairment.
This course is worth 30 credits toward eligible programmes.