15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module offers a study of acquired speech disorders and intervention for these disorders. It covers primarily dysarthria (motor speech disorder) but also includes other types of disorder, such as dyspraxia (motor planning disorder). Motor speech disorders of sudden onset as well as those linked to degenerative conditions are covered. A range of approaches to the analysis of, and intervention for, these disorders are discussed including neurophysiological and functional approaches. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is covered. Students will gain a critical understanding of current research into theoretical aspects of these disorders and clinical developments in assessment and intervention.

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

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