10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to a range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) experienced by children with special educational needs. It outlines different types of SLCN, examining how these present in children. It also examines research evidence regarding how best to support children with such SLCN within mainstream and specialist schooling. The module is delivered through a combination of fortnightly seminars and online learning activities. It aims to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of SLCN and also transferable academic skills such as critical engagement with journal articles and successful academic writing.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: This unit is assessed by one 2000 word assignment that enables students to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes.Written feedback will be given to the student which highlights both strengths and learning points to take forward for future academic work.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Human Communication Sciences):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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