This course aims to develop your knowledge of the impact on communication skills of a variety of neurological and cognitive impairments. It will encourage you to evaluate a range of relevant recent research findings and determine the implications of different cognitive communication impairments for assessment, differential diagnosis and intervention. In addition, you will learn about current theories of relations between cognition and language in different clinical populations.
Critical and reflective thinking will be promoted, both with respect to the literature and to clinical practice.
Who is it for?
The course is ideally suited to students and practitioners with experience of and a keen interest in cognitively based communication impairments. The topics covered will be relevant to practitioners who work with children or adults.
The key takewaway of this course is the development of an in-depth understanding of cognitively based communication impairments.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.