15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module draws on current research into the management of clients with developmental speech difficulties in a range of contexts (e.g. schools, clinic, units) and situations. It adopts a range of perspectives (e.g. historical, medical, developmental, linguistic/cross-linguistic, psycholinguistic, psychosocial, educational, computer sciences) in order to plan intervention programmes for preschool children, school-age children, adolescents and adults with developmental speech and associated literacy and psychosocial difficulties. Intervention programmes for individuals and groups are evaluated by applying critical analysis skills to the research methodologies adopted. Different approaches to management, e.g. hands-on intervention, consultative role, working through others (e.g. parents/carers and assistants) are explored. Different approaches to management eg. hands-on intervention, consultative role, working through offers (e.g. parents/carers and assistants) are explored.

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

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