To develop students understanding of disorders of language, learning and cognition, and the educational impact of these disorders.
To introduce students to current approaches to intervention and the importance of an evidence base.
To enable students to independently analyse a range of sources from psychology and education and to critically engage with the overlaps between these disciplines
To enable students to be able to engage with different forms of evidence, reviewing their reliability, validity and significance to the field of psychology in education
Module learning outcomes
Examine at an advanced level the different theoretical perspectives on disorders of language, learning and cognition.
Examine issues of assessment and diagnoses including consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of diagnoses and labels.
Understand the different levels of explanation i.e. biological, cognitive and behavioural.
Apply comprehensive and detailed knowledge of theoretical concepts in seeking to understand the ways in which interventions are developed and delivered
Academic and graduate skills
Formulate academic arguments in written and oral form
Proactively seek out and engage with a range of sources and critically evaluate the reliability and validity of these in informing and supporting academic argumentation
Analyse and critically evaluate the ways in which theories and data from differing disciplines can inform each other and enhance understanding (in this case, of learning development and educational diversity)
Work proactively and autonomously to select and manage information and use this to engage effectively in academic debate
Use the VLE and Internet effectively
% of module mark
Essay/coursework 5,000 word literature review
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Essay/coursework 5,000 word essay
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Brooks, P.J. & Kempe, V. (2012). Language Development. West Sussex: BPS Blackwell
Cain, K. (2010). Reading Development and Difficulties. West Sussex: BPS Blackwell
Carroll, J.M., Bowyer-Crane, C.A., Duff, F.J., Hulme, C., & Snowling, M.J. (2011). Developing Language and Literacy. West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell.
Hulme, C. & Snowling, M.J. (2009). Developmental Disorders of Language, Learning and Cognition. West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell
Marks Woolfson, L. (2011). Educational Psychology: The Impact of Psychological Research on Education. Essex: Prentice Hall.