SPSC320-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Spoken and Written Language Disorders in Education

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


Further study in childhood language disorders, focusing on the assessment and treatment of school-aged children with language impairment.

Description / Whakamahuki

The goal of this course is to extend the proficiency of students in developmental language disorders by building on the knowledge gained in SPSC221 and SPSC222. This course extends prior learning in two key ways: 1) focuses on the nature of language difficulties in older children and how that impacts on social and academic outcomes; and 2) requires synthesis of previously learned concepts through application to an older population and educational context. This course introduces students to factors uniquely relevant to the New Zealand educational context, including cultural considerations in assessment and intervention, bilingual educational settings and relevant legislation and government initiatives.



Course Coordinator

Jayne Newbury

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Paul, Rhea , Norbury, Courtenay, Gosse, Carolyn; Language disorders from infancy through adolescence : listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communicating ; Fifth edition; Elsevier, 2018.

Please be aware several copies of the textbook are available in the library in high demand (including an e version). Previous editions are not recommended to be used as these are now well out of date.
There will be other readings for most topics which will be linked electronically via the AKO/LEARN website.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,023.00

International fee $5,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All SPSC320 Occurrences

  • SPSC320-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023