PL2SLCD2-Speech Language and Communication Disorders 2

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Tom Loucas

Email: t.loucas@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module presents students with the evidence-base needed to assess, diagnose and manage disorders of speech, language and communication in children.  The main developmental disorders associated with speech, language and communication in children are covered. Students will learn how to apply the evidence-base to children with speech, language and communication using case-based materials.


Aims:

The module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the evidence-base relating to disorders of speech, language and communication in children.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students will be able to:




  1. Describe the core features of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in children;

  2. Apply knowledge of phonetics, linguistics, psychology, medical sciences to assess speech, language, communication disorders in children;

  3. Appraise the evidence-base for management of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in children;

  4. Solve clinical problems relating to assessment, differential diagnosis, management and treatment of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in children, applying the relevant evidence-base;

  5. Use a holistic, client-centred approach to assessment, differential diagnosis, management and treatment.

  6. Provide clear and well-justified conclusions, based on accurately reported evidence and communicated in appropriate technical language for a professional audience.


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

The evidence-base relevant to assessment, differential diagnosis, management and treatment of developmental language impairment; autism spectrum disorders in children; learning (intellectual) disability and complex needs in children, including cerebral palsy; speech-sound disorders in children; hearing impairment in children; disorders of fluency in children; and swallowing disorders in children.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module uses a blended approach to teaching, including lectures, online resources and case-based learning in small groups.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10 10
Seminars 20 20
Guided independent study: 170 170
       
Total hours by term 200 200
       
Total hours for module 400

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Class test administered by School 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The course will be assessed by two case-based, seen-paper, take-home class tests. Each class test is worth 50% of the module mark.


Formative assessment methods:

During group work in class, students will be solving clinical problems relating to case materials which are similar to those in the class test.  The group work provides opportunities for students to recieve feedback from the lecturer and their peers on their evidence-based clinical reasoning which will be assessed in the summative assessment for the module.


Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:

    At least 40% overall, with at least 40% in each individual component.


    Reassessment arrangements:

    Reassessment by August/September.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 8 April 2019

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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