Development of Individuals Throughout their Lifespan
Health and Social Care (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
28 February 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC B630 Speech and Language Therapy,
BSC B631 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B632 Speech and Language Therapy (Including Placement Year)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
||Formative 500 word assignment plan
||3,000 word critical discussion
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Cerys Somers/Hannah Duncan
email@example.com - 01206 874496
No external examiner information available for this module.
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).
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