Netherlands, Utrecht

Speech Production Disorders

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 905

Speech therapists provide intervention for children with speech and language disorders. This course focuses on children with speech production disorders. These children form a large part of a speech therapist?s case load. Speech production disorders occur in a great variety of ways, from mild to persistent or resulting from different etiologies. Before intervention starts a detailed assessment of the type of speech production disorder is vital to the delivery of effective therapy. Intervention of speech motor problems will require a lot of articulatory training, whereas phonological intervention focuses more on cognitively training the awareness of the differences between speech sounds. It is essential that speech therapists are able
to distinguish between different types of speech production disorders and are aware of the distinction between speech and phonological problems when selecting treatment goals and planning intervention.
This course also offers insight into the theories of normal and disordered development from an articulatory and phonological perspective. The multi-linguistic background of the students provides a unique opportunity to learn about the universal and language-specific characteristics of speech production disorders.
Students learn about speech production disorders and practice with different types of intervention in their own language.

Course leader

Mieke Beers, PhD

Target group

Students in their second, third or fourth year of speech therapy education, or a similar education such as (neuro)linguistics, speech & language pathology, psychology or pedagogy.

Course aim

The student is able to:
- Describe models of speech sound disorders of typology, levels and characteristics of speech sound disorders.
- Describe the universal and language-specific phonological characteristics of their own language.
- Describe the normal and deviant phonological developmental patterns in their own
- Compare the normal and deviant phonological developmental patterns across the
languages in the group.
- Transcribe phonetically the speech of a child with speech sound disorders.
- Perform a phonological analysis of a child?s spontaneous speech sample.
- Differentiate between types of speech sound disorders, such as articulatory,
speech motor, planning and phonological disorders.
- Formulate treatment goals for different types of speech sounds disorders.
- Describe treatment plans for different types of speech sound disorders in own
- Support the choices for intervention in an evidence-based way, using relevant
literature, speech sound and language data and relevant background information.
- Compare treatment options for his/her own language with other languages in the

Fee info

EUR 905: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 555: Course + course materials

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