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Cognitive Communication Impairments CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This module is for speech and language therapists working with people who have communication disorders and others with a special interest and some background in this area.

Through a mixture of lectures, in-depth reading, and interactive discussion, the module will lead you through current research on the nature of cognitively based communication impairments such as dementia, right hemisphere damage, head injury and cognitive deficits in communication impairments such as acquired aphasia and developmental language impairment.

You will learn about current theories of relations between cognition and language in different clinical populations, and current approaches to intervention.

The module will cover:

  • Assessment and intervention in dementia and head injury
  • Cognitive processing in acquired language impairments and implications for intervention
  • Quality of life issues in acquired cognitive communication impairments
  • Cognitive processing and social communication in developmental language impairment and implications for intervention.

Module dates

Term 2

JAN: Thursday 21 and 28 January 2021
FEB: Thursday 4, 11 and 18 February 2021
MAR: Thursday 4, 11, 18 and 25 March 2021
APR: Thursday 1 April 2021

Module Submission Date: Friday 3 May 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • First or second-class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject
  • The Licentiate Diploma of the Royal college of Speech and Language Therapists is also accepted.

Individuals with less than a second class degree will be considered where they have substantial relevant experience (Clinical, teaching or other relevant professional experience).

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English., the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Dr Rachel Holland

    Rachel is a cognitive neuroscientist specialising in acquired disorders of language who joined City University London in 2013. She previously worked at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, as a Career Development Fellow and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London as a senior postdoctoral research fellow.

    Rachel ...