PLMLAC-Linguistic Assessment Clinic

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Vesna Stojanovik


Summary module description:
This module is clinic based and will provide the students with understanding and knowledge of a range of linguistic assessments as they are used in the clinical context. The students are involved in session planning based on information provided by speech and language therapists; they then observe the assessment of two different clients using a range of standardised and informal assessments and are finally involved in the analysis and interpretation of the assessment data.

The module aims to: 1) familiarise the students with a range of speech, language and communication assessments (standardised and informal); 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 on different clients and present these analyses orally and in written format; 4) to support students with their data collection planning.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Assessable outcomes
•Demonstrate knowledge of a range of standardized and non-standardised speech and language assessments;
•Carry out advanced linguistic analyses of a range of client’s abilities and be able to communicate these knowledge to others
•Interpret appropriately standardised and non-standardised assessments
•Make use of the SALT computational environment for the transcription and analyses of clinical language data
•Integrate theoretical linguistic knowledge with clinical practice

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.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
There will be one 2- hour introductory lecture. The students will observe 2 clients. Each client is seen for two consecutive sessions, lasting 2 hours each. There will be a 2- hour planning and preparation session prior to the first visit of each client. There will also be a 2-hour seminar after the 2nd session for each client.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 2 2
Seminars 3 3
Practicals classes and workshops 6 6
Guided independent study 39 39
Total hours by term 50.00 50.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Other information on summative assessment:
One 3,000 word assignment based on ONE client that the student observed.

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:

Length of examination:

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

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmssion of the assignment by September.

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

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