PLMLAC-Linguistic Assessment Clinic

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Vesna Stojanovik


Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is based on observation of clinical sessions 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 a dvd recording of the assessment of a client 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) 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) support students with their data collection planning. 

Assessable learning 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 this knowledge to others

  • • Interpret appropriately standardised and non-standardised assessments

  • • Integrate theoretical linguistic knowledge with its application in the clinical context

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

Outline content:

The students will get familiarised with planning assessments of speech, language and communication, a range of 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 2 introductory lectures. The students will observe 1 client. The client is seen for two consecutive sessions, lasting 2 hours each. There will also be a 2-hour seminar.The students will cover different assessment methods for language.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 4
Seminars 16
Guided independent study 80
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

One 3,000 word assignment based on the 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:

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:

Resubmission of the assignment by September.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 April 2018


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