Clinical Language Sciences

Students in clinic roomThe Department of Clinical Language Sciences provides high-quality education for students wishing to enter the speech and language therapy profession and for students entering research training in language sciences. We are dedicated to research and teaching in the area of typical and atypical speech and language acquisition and in acquired speech and language disorders.

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences was formed in August 2005 following the reorganisation of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the University. Our Department is housed in a purpose-designed building with excellent research facilities. These include laboratories, a purpose built high quality speech booth and a brand new suite of clinical rooms with excellent observation facilities and audio-visual recording equipment.

In the 2005 major review of health care teaching at Reading, speech and language therapy teaching was awarded confidence and commendations in all three areas of the Quality of Learning Opportunities.

Read about our Speech and Language Therapy Clinic and other facilities.


National Student Survey (NSS) results for 2012

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences received an overall satisfaction score of 100% in Clinical Language Sciences.


Reading graduate receives Tavistock Trust for Aphasia award

Abigail GlasspoolAbigail Glasspool, who graduated from the MSc Speech and Language Therapy in December 2012, received an award for her research contribution to the field of aphasia from The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia. Abigail did her dissertation on "The effect of semantic blocking and phonetic complexity in picture naming and repetition in aphasia" (supervised by Dr Arpita Bose). She was presented with her prize and certificate by Professor Doug Saddy, Head of the Department of Clinical Language Sciences, on behalf of the Trust.

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia awards University Student Prizes each year for excellence in work on aphasia, in order to help raise the profile of aphasia amongst the speech and language therapists of the future. The prize is given to speech and language therapy students at universities in the UK and New Zealand.


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