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Developmental Language Disorder 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 children who have speech, language and communication problems. It is also for others with a special interest and some background in developmental language problems.

Through a mixture of direct teaching, discussion and student-led presentations, the module will give you access to current issues in Developmental Language Disorder and provide opportunities to reflect on the implications for support and intervention in a range of settings.

It will extend your knowledge of current research methods and findings, develop your insights into relations between current research and clinical/educational practice, and enhance your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding to work with children with DLD.

Module dates

Term 3

MAY: Monday  31 May 2021 
JUN: Wednesday  2,9,16,23,30 June 2021
JUN: Monday 7,14,21,28 June 2021

Module Submission Date: 27 July 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

  • Professor Shula Chiat

    Shula is a psycholinguist specialising in typical and atypical language development. She has worked at City University London (1982-2000, 2006 to date) and at University College London (2000-2005).

    After undergraduate studies in Linguistics and French at the London School of Economics, Shula undertook doctoral research on language acquisition at University ...