Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents

This course will enable participants to develop an in-depth understanding of speech, language and communication (SLC) disorders particularly for children and adolescents. Participants will study the biological basis of SLC and various causes for SLC for children and adolescents. They will also learn the speech and language components of children and adolescents who have SLC disorders with reference to the typical developmental milestones. SLC disorders in Chinese will be discussed. Upon completing this course participants should be able to analyse SLC competences and weaknesses, and to plan and implement intervention strategies to enhance SLC competence in children and adolescents.