15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit focuses on interventions to limit the impact of mechanical constraints such as a history of cleft palate, on speech development and to resolve child speech difficulties thought to have a mechanical and/or a perceptual aetiology. Articulatory and phonological approaches are introduced and contextualised within a psycholinguistic framework. Evidence for efficacy of different approaches is examined. Parent and child's perception of their speech, and of intervention are explored. The course fosters awareness of specialist and community SLTs role within a wider MDT team from birth to adulthood with reference to issues of service delivery, ethics and clinical governance both in the UK and internationally.

Staff Contact: Jenny Thomson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK