University of Sheffield
Language and Communication Impairment in Children
This course is for teachers, speech and language therapists, and other professionals working with children with special educational needs. You�ll develop your understanding of speech, language and communication and build on your existing skills. The course is delivered online, by distance learning, so you can gain a specialist qualification without having to leave your current job.
A degree-level professional qualification, or a first degree, plus at least two years� experience of working with children. For the MSc: minimum 2:1 honours degree and two years� relevant work experience with children. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Research methods a; research methods b (optional for PGDip). Optional modules for PGDip and MSc levels only: case study; speech difficulties 1: nature and investigation; speech difficulties 2: intervention and management; research methods b; literacy 1: assessments and constructs; literacy 2: difficulties and intervention; developmental disorders. For Developmental Disorders, you can choose up to two specialist topics for further study, such as: autism spectrum disorders; specific language impairment; language and behaviour; language and environment; learning difficulties; hearing impairment; auditory processing difficulties; alternative and augmentative communication; dysfluency; dyslexia; multilingual contexts; early years; adolescence. MSc students also complete a dissertation.
Modules are normally assessed by written assignments. MSc students are also assessed on their research dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Distance learning||-||12 months|
|PgDip||Distance learning||-||24 months|
|MSc||Distance learning||-||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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