PLMISL-Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
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 some 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.

Outline content:
Following an introductory session on levels of breakdown in human communication in terms of linguistic description and basic neurology for speech and language, the following impairments will be covered: Stammering, phonological impairment in children, motor speech disorders, autism, specific language impairment, language in learning disability (children), right hemisphere damage, aphasia.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, seminars.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Guided independent study 80
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
A 3000 word essay.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment by September.

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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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