The course will focus on the difficulties that children may have in processing words and sentences, the role of social cognition and the role of wider cognition in understanding and using language appropriately, assessments that throw light on children’s difficulties, and implications for interventions.
A crosslinguistic perspective will be taken, and socioeconomic and sociocultural factors will be considered. By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of research relevant to your work that will enable you to reflect on this critically. In turn, this will inform your assessment, decision-making and intervention in the field of speech and language therapy.
Who is it for?
This course is for speech and language therapists working with children who have speech, language and communication problems, and others with a special interest and some background in developmental language problems.
The course will run on a Monday or Wednesday for 10 weeks.
For 15 credits: A weekly three-hour session
For 30 credits: A weekly three-hour session and further self-directed study with one supervision session.
May: Monday 31 May 2021
June: Wednesday 2,9,16,23,30 June 2021
July: Monday 7,14,21,28 July 2021
Module Submission Date: 27 July 2021
The key takeaway of this course is a deeper knowledge of research relevant to the understanding, critical analysis and treatment of language disorder.
This course may be taken for 15 credits or 30 credits and can be taken as part of a PGDip/MSc.