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Developmental Speech and Language Disorders - SPH310

This unit examines developmental communication disorders in terms of their relevance to normal speech and language acquisition. Topics include: an overview of typical speech and language development; classification and causes of developmental speech and language disorders; and issues relating to speech and language disorders in children with hearing impairments, stuttering, and developmental disability, such as cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder. Links are made between theories of developmental disorders and clinical practice. The aim of the unit is for students to gain an understanding of the nature of developmental speech and language disorders. Students will also learn how to analyse linguistic data from children with a communication disorder, and how to access and evaluate the literature related to communication disorders.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Linguistics staff

39cp at 100 level or above including (6cp in LING units at 200 level including LING210 or LING217) or admission to (BHumanSc or BA-PsychBHumanSc or BPsych(Hons)BHumanSc or BSpHLScBHumanSc or BMedScs) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING303, SPH305
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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