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Developmental Speech and Language Disorders - SPH310

The aim of this unit is to provide an overview and discussion of typical as well as atypical development of speech, language, and communication in the infant, toddler, and pre-school years. Topics include: early communication and interaction, phonological and morphological development, and lexical development. These topics are discussed with respect to typical monolingual and bilingual language development, and with respect to less typical language development, including issues related to speech and language disorders, hearing impairment, and autism spectrum disorder. Links are made between research outcomes, the everyday lives of children with and without language difficulties, and the clinical practice. Students will also learn how to communicate about language development research to a non-expert audience, and how to analyse linguistic data in preparation of clinical diagnosis.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Titia Benders

[39cp at 100 level or above including (6cp in LING units at 200 level including LING210 or LING217)] or [(39cp at 100 level or above including LING111) and 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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