10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will examine processing of written language. Topics include: the range of alphabetic and non-alphabetic systems used in the world's languages; learning to read and teaching literacy in alphabetic orthographies; the relationship between phonological processing problems and difficulties in learning to read and write; and how brain injuries can disrupt orthographic abilities, eg in acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Staff Contact: Mrs D Webster
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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