Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders
|Course code SPTH6901||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Aims to provide students with an overview of speech and language disorders, with particular emphasis on linguistic theories, description and methodology which underpin current knowledge and research in the area. The course is designed for students with backgrounds in linguistics, psychology, or education. Specific topic areas include: acquired and developmental language impairment, dyslexia, phonological disorders, swallowing disorders, voice disorders and stuttering.
Not available in 2014
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: |
1. Access and comprehend current theoretical literature and empirical research in the area of speech and language disorders.
2. Apply their new learning in the area of speech and language disorders to their prior knowledge or concurrent studies (for example, in linguistics, psychology or education).
|Content||1. Physiology of communication and swallowing|
2. Taxonomies of communication & communication disorders
3. Developmental speech disorder - including associated swallowing problems
4. Developmental language delay/disorder
5. Developmental dyslexia
6. Acquired adult speech disorder (dysarthria) including associated swallowing probelms
7. Acquired adult cognitive communication disability
8. Acquired adult language disorder (aphasia)
10. Voice disorders
11. Social perspectives on communication & communication disorders
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term