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Language, Learning Development and Disorder CPPD

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Course overview

This module is aimed at speech and language therapy practitioners, teachers and other professionals working with children with special educational needs, to develop their understanding of the link between theory and practice in the area of language, learning and development.

It synthesises a range of current debates in linguistics and psychology and explores the interactions between language and cognitive development, the underlying skills of language literacy and numeracy and provides a critical discussion of the methodological approaches used in this domain.

Module dates

Term 2

JAN: Wednesday 15, 16 January 2020
FEB: Wednesday 26, 27 February 2020

Submission date: Friday 26 April 2019

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Overseas students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module

  • A first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, or the Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least two years' relevant clinical experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist or a teacher of people with speech, language and communication needs and/or learning disabilities (where relevant)
  • A satisfactory academic reference and/or a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5

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 ...

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