Module Leader: Dr Cristina McKean
Dates: 11th and 12th October, & 3rd December 2010
The long lasting and far reaching impact of developmental language difficulties on individuals’ lives is increasingly being recognised. As a result a research base is developing to support practitioners to make evidence-based and theoretically motivated choices with respect to the interventions, teaching approaches and service delivery models they choose to support children with developmental language difficulties. This module will build on students’ existing knowledge and skills to explore current theory regarding the nature of developmental language difficulties, develop students’ knowledge of current best evidence regarding effective interventions, and will support them to apply this new knowledge to their practice
This module will enable students
This module will enable students
Lectures will develop student’s understanding of current theory regarding the causes, nature and developmental trajectories of developmental language difficulties.
Seminars & group learning will allow students to review & evaluate the evidence-base for interventions and service delivery models for children with developmental language difficulties
Field work, self study and seminars with formative feedback will allow students to synthesise and apply this knowledge with their existing experience & knowledge and the specifics of the practice-based problem to develop an evidence based action plan with a clear rationale.
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