PG Cert / PG Dip / MSc Language and Communication Impairment in Children

Provider: University of Sheffield
Accreditation opportunities: PG Certificate / PG Diploma or MSc awarded by The University of Sheffield

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Description This programme is for teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals working with children with language and communication impairments. Studying part-time by distance learning allows students to gain specialist qualifications without leaving their post or obtaining secondment. The multi-disciplinary nature of the course supports the development of best practice for inclusive and special education. Learning opportunities allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding and extend existing skills in working effectively with children with special educational needs.
Duration One - Three years, part-time

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, SEND, Online, e-Book, Webinar, Discussion forums, Video, Video chat, Audio / Podcast
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Participants are expected to be able to demonstrate: knowledge and understanding of the role of spoken language in education, models of speech, language and communication, and the pattern of typical speech, language and communication development; A critical understanding of theories of cognitive development and how these relate to aspects of classroom practice that facilitate language learning and language teaching; knowledge and understanding of the individual differences in speech, language, literacy and communication skills in children, and of the intervention strategies used in inclusive and special education; knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based practice.

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The course runs over one to three calendar years and is delivered online from the University of Sheffield. Tutors are available to support students learning, and 3 study weekends a year are held in Sheffield.

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