20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to give a detailed overview of the speech, language, communication and literacy difficulties found in developmental disorders of communication such as learning disability, autism spectrum disorders and specific language impairment. The module examines developmental disorders of communication in children and adolescents from theoretical and clinical perspectives. The impact of developmental disorders of communication on the lives of children and adolescents with respect to issues of education, behaviour and social development is addressed. Both typical and atypical development is explored. Parents of children with developmental communication disorders offer their perspectives and experiences.

Staff Contact: CLEGG JUDITH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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