PL3ISL-Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Arpita Bose

Email: a.bose@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
In this module students are introduced to a range of speech and language deficits found in adults and children; to relate these findings to their knowledge of linguistics and normal speech and language processing.

Aims:
To provide students with an introduction to a range of speech and language deficits found in adults and children; to relate these findings to their knowledge of linguistics and normal speech and language processing.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of this module students should be able to:
• identify and interpret major types of speech and language impairments in adults and children
• to identify the linguistic characteristics of each of these types in the language behaviour of individuals;
• to appraise critically the causes of these impairments and the conditions associated with them;
• organise their knowledge and articulate their arguments effectively.

Additional outcomes:
Students gain insights into the problems of identifying and classifying normal and abnormal speech and language and into the broader consideration of cognition in speech and language impairments. Through their course-work the module aims to develop bibliographic and academic writing skills.

Outline content:
An introductory session will cover levels of breakdown in human communication in terms of linguistic description and basic neurology for speech and language. Following that speech-language impairments will be covered: Stammering, phonological impairment in children, motor speech disorders, autism, specific language impairment, cleft-lip and palate, language in learning disability (children) and adult speech language disorders subsequent to brain diseases (e.g., aphasia, dementia).

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, seminars

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Guided independent study 180
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 70
Written assignment including essay 30

Other information on summative assessment:
Coursework will be a 2,000 word essay.

Formative assessment methods:

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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    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:
    A two-hour exam written exam.

    Requirements for a pass:
    An average mark 40%.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-submission of coursework and/or resit examination by September.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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