Explores debates in linguistics, psychology and speech and language therapy on how language and cognitive development are related typical and atypical populations.
1 starting date
- Duration: 12 weeks (non-consecutive)
- Fees: £1,080 (£1,430 for overseas students)
- Course credits: 15
- Occurs: Wednesday
- Course code: HCM026
- Location: Online
- Application deadline:
Language, Learning, Development and Disorder Course overview
Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of current theoretical explanations, research methods, and models of children’s language and cognitive development and their learning.
Apply relevant concepts and methods to inform your practice and critically evaluate their application.
This module is delivered through four days teaching.
The following areas are covered:
- Early language and social cognition development
- Later language development
Who is it for?
Teachers, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists Final year undergraduate/Starting MSc level Language and cognitive development e.g. For those who want to learn on-line alongside a full time job. Runs for 4 full days in January-March.
Feb: Wednesday 1, 8, 15 and 22 February 2023
Mar: Wednesday 1, 15, 22 and 29 March 2023
Apr: Wednesday 5 and 12 April 2023
Accredited CPD module;
UK Credits: 15
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Speech, Language and Communication (Advanced Studies) - Master's degree
What will I learn?
By the end of the course you will have gained the following knowledge:
- How children develop language and social cognition.
- How this influences cognition and learning.
- Methodological approaches to the study of children’s cognitive and linguistic skills.
Assessment and certificates
The assessment consists of the following:
You will present a 3000 word critical review of a specified area, capturing the relevant essential debates covered in the course, and discussing how these relate to and inform practice. At the beginning of the course you will have been given a choice of areas from which to select. As well as reviewing the main tenets of the literature, you will apply and critically evaluate this in a case study or case study component relevant to your practice and/or interests.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.
Undergraduate Developmental Psychology.
If your first language is not English, one of the following is required:
- A first degree from a UK university
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City, University of London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions from Australia, Canada or the United States of America.
- International English Language Test Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest below 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned, including registration with your professional regulator.
Clark, E.V. (2016). First Language Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Third Edition.
Goswami, U. (2020). Cognitive development and cognitive neuroscience: the learning brain. Routledge. Second edition.
The tutor will suggest material during the class.