HS135-4-FY-CO:
Development of Individuals Throughout their Lifespan

The details
2019/20
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
28 February 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
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Key module for

BSC B630 Speech and Language Therapy,
BSC B631 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B632 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module introduces students to typical development across the lifespan. Students will explore language, cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to older aging adults. An emphasis is placed on developing underpinning knowledge required for later modules and professional practice.

Module aims

This module aims to develop your understanding of typical development and ageing across the lifespan. It also aims to develop your understanding of underlying skills, such as attention & memory, which are required for successful communication.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of typical language and literacy development across the lifespan,

Recognise that typical speech language and communication and literacy includes a spectrum of ability and individual differences

Demonstrate knowledge of the development of cognitive, social and emotional skills across the lifespan

Discuss the impact of underlying cognitive, emotional and social skills on speech, language, literacy and communication abilities of individuals

Module information

This module takes a topical approach to lifespan development and is delivered half a day per week throughout autumn & spring terms via interactive lectures & workshops. You will be expected to actively participate in classroom activities, engage in learner led small groups and work independently to truly understand the content at a deep level. This will help enable you to understand communication difficulties later in the degree programme.

Learning and teaching methods

Taking a developmental approach to the programme, this early speech and language therapy module will be delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, small group learner led workshops and individual study.

Bibliography

  • Burda, Angela N. (c2011) Communication and swallowing changes in healthy aging adults, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Feldman, Robert S. (©2017) Life span development: a topical approach, Boston: Pearson.
  • Owens, Robert E. (2019) Language development: an introduction, [Hoboken, New Jersey]: Pearson Education, Inc.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Formative 500 word assignment plan
Coursework 3,000 word critical discussion 100%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Natasha Sore
Cerys Somers/Hannah Duncan ipladmin@essex.ac.uk - 01206 874496

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 63 hours, 63 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

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