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Speech and Language Difficulties PgCert-PgDip-MA

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed to prepare and support you in your work with children who have speech and language difficulties. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess, motivate and support them.
  • Academic Title
    Speech and Language Difficulties PgCert/PgDip/MA
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will develop an understanding of speech and language difficulties and how to offer support to children with them.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Stage 1 
    PgCert (60 credits)
    This phase of the programme is concerned with the ways in which language and speech disorders can impede both the processes of “normal” child development and schooling. The focus of the programme is upon early diagnosis and identification and potential ways of moving forward with in the inclusive classroom. Course participants are expected to come from varying phases and specialities of schooling and there is a focus on the sharing of experience s for the benefit of child experiencing speech and language and communication difficulties.

    Stage 2 
    PgDip (60 credits)
    This stage will be a matter of your selecting from cognate phases within the professional studies programme. You can extend your study of SLD through the independent study modules or professional development modules, as well as potentially accessing modules in Autism, Speech and Language difficulty etc. This must be discussed with the admissions tutors.

    Stage 3
    MA (60 credits)
    Should you wish to proceed to the final stages of the MA in professional studies in Education, you have the opportunity to investigate in some depth (via the mechanism of a dissertation) an issue of professional and personal interest / concern with the SLD arena. This stage of the programme engages you in research methods, module (15 credits) and a 15 – 20k word dissertation (45 credits). This latter means that you will be appointed a supervisor and will work with support sets to study and investigate your chosen topic.

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