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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Undergraduate Course: Children with Language Impairments (PSYL10014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaPsychology Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionWhile the vast majority of children acquire spoken language with remarkable speed and facility, some children experience significant difficulties with language development, despite their development appearing to be relatively typical in other respects. In this course, we will examine some key features of the difficulties encountered by children with ┐specific┐ language impairments (SLI) and will evaluate contrasting explanations for SLI (e.g. linguistic module deficits, perceptual deficits, working memory limitations). We will also consider how SLI may impact on literacy skills and socio-emotional development, as well as the implications for educational policy and practice. The classes will involve a combination of lecturing and discussion. To help you participate effectively in class discussions, you will be expected to read a particular paper and think about some questions before coming to each class.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology Methodology 1 (PSYL10034) AND Psychology Methodology 2 (PSYL10035)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesDegree major in Psychology and passes in psychology courses at least to the equivalent of junior honours level in Edinburgh. Prior agreement with the 4th Year Honours Course Organiser
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Block 3 (Sem 2), Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 88 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Delivery period: 2013/14 Block 3 (Sem 2), Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 88 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to elucidate the nature of the difficulties that some children have in acquiring spoken language.
- They will be able to evaluate a range of theoretical accounts of these difficulties.
- They will be able to consider the educational implications of research on children with language impairments.
Assessment Information
100% exam
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordsdevelopmental psychology; language impairment
Contacts
Course organiserDr Morag Donaldson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3437
Email: Morag.Donaldson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Fiona Graham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440
Email: F.Graham@ed.ac.uk
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