Aims/Description: This module covers the nature of developmental speech difficulties from a range of perspectives: historical, medical, developmental, linguistic/cross-linguistic, phonetic, acoustic, psycholinquistic, psychosocial and educational. It examines how developmental speech difficulties can be investigated and assessed drawing on knowledge and skills from each of these perspectives. These investigations include qualitative analysis of speech data, psychometric testing and instrumental applications. Students will study current research into both theoretical aspects of the nature of speech difficulties and application to practice in a range of contexts.

Staff Contact: FRICKE SILKE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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