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Acquired Speech and Language Disorders - SPH311

This unit deals with acquired communication disorders in adults. It covers a general introduction to the structure of the human brain, particularly as it relates to language use. Throughout the unit, we build on this basis in considering different types of brain damage that are associated with communication disorders (for example, stroke, traumatic brain injury). Topics include: aphasia, cognitive-communication impairments, acquired reading and spelling disorders; motor speech disorders, and bilingual aphasia. The aim of the unit is for students to gain an understanding of the nature of acquired communication disorders, and also to learn how to interpret experimental and observational data obtained from patients in light of models of typical language and cognitive processing. Finally, students learn how to access and evaluate the literature related to acquired communication disorders.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Linda Cupples

6cp in LING units at 200 level including (LING220 or LING214 or LING217 or PSY238) or admission to BMedScs Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING303, SPH306
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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