SPSC665-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Speech and Language Disorders in Children

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


In this course students examine theories, causes and characteristics of speech and language disorders in early childhood and critically examine evidence related to theories advanced to account for such disorders. Issues addressed include cultural variation in perceptions of 'disorder/impairment/disability', prevalence and risk factors, rationales and methods of early identification, principles of clinical assessment and evidence-based intervention, working with bilingual and bicultural clients, service delivery models and methods for judging the effectiveness of intervention. This course includes case study work for both assessment and intervention planning.


SPSC661. Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.


Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Head of Department

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

McLeod, Sharynne , Baker, Elise; Children's speech : an evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention ; Pearson, 2017.

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,127.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

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

All SPSC665 Occurrences

  • SPSC665-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022