SPSC672-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Spoken and Written Language Disorders in Educational Settings

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


The goal of this course is to extend the proficiency of students in developmental language disorders by building on the knowledge gained in CMDS661 and CMDS665. This course extends prior learning in two key ways: 1) focuses on the nature of language impairment in older children and how that impairment 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.


SPSC665. Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 James Logie 104
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 16 May
31 May - 6 Jun
01-P2 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 James Logie 104
17 May - 23 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 443
24 May - 30 May

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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,108.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All SPSC672 Occurrences

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