PL3CLC-Clinical Assessment of Language in Children

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: PL1GML Grammar and Meaning and PL1PPH Phonetics and Phonology and PL2GM2L Grammar and Meaning 2 and
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Vesna Stojanovik


Summary module description:

The module aims to: 1) familiarise the students with a range of speech, language and communication assessments (standardised and informal) for children; 2) to enable students to gain knowledge of how to critically evaluate and administer different assessments; 3) enable students to carry out detailed linguistic analyses and present these analyses orally and in written format; 4) to support students with their data collection planning.

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Demonstrate knowledge of a range of standardized and non-standardised speech and language assessments for children;
• Carry out advanced linguistic analyses of a range of the child’s abilities and be able to communicate this knowledge to others
• Interpret appropriately standardised and non-standardised assessments
• Integrate theoretical linguistic knowledge with clinical applications

Additional outcomes:
• Working in groups
• Insight into how to conduct a data collection session efficiently

Outline content:
The students will get familiarised with planning assessment of speech, language and communication; the available standardised and non-standardised assessments and how to administer/interpret these in the clinical context for children with language impairment.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
There will be one 2- hour introductory lecture. The students will watch videos of 2 children. Each video is seen for two consecutive session. There will be a 2- hour planning and preparation session prior to the first video of each client being shown. There will also be a 2-hour seminar after the 2nd session for each child.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 2
Seminars 12
Practicals classes and workshops 4
Guided independent study 82
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Other information on summative assessment:
A 2,000 word report based on the 2nd child, to be submitted in the Summer term.

Formative assessment methods:
Students will get feedback during seminars and practical classes on their interpretation of the data.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-examination by September.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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