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Study Our Speech Therapy Courses Online and Learn Practices That Assists People with Speech and Language Disorders

The Speech Therapy Course Online will help you assist people with speech and language disorders or who have trouble swallowing. This course takes you through the role of a speech therapist, the anatomical structures and physiological functions of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development and speech disorders, the structure of language, and career paths in this field.

The Speech Therapy Course introduces the subject by outlining the basics. It provides an overview of speech disorders and the therapeutic practices used to treat them. You’ll learn about the role of a speech therapist and the conditions and areas of communication that they focus on. You will be provided with in-depth listing of pathological terms that are used amongst speech and language professionals.

Equally as interesting is Phonetics (the study of human speech sounds). The Speech Therapy Course breaks the topic down into its three branches and explains each fully:

  • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the way in which speech sounds are produced
  • Acoustic Phonetics: Analyses the physical properties of speech
  • Auditory Phonetics: Illustrates the ways in which sound is perceived

The Speech Therapy Course provides a deep exploration into various conditions that can affect the development of speech and language and how this manifests itself in each case. The conditions covered include neurological disorders, brain injury, drug abuse, intellectual disabilities, vocal abuse, autism and apraxia, plus physical impairments. The course also explains how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses pictorials as a form of treatment of autistic children experiencing speech impairment issues.

What you will learn with our Speech Therapy Course Online

  • The Field of Speech Therapy
  • Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Three Divisions of Speech
  • The Stages of Language Learning
  • The Field of Phonetics
  • Semantics Language Skills
  • Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Working as a Speech Therapist

Who will benefit from the Speech Therapy Course?

The Speech Therapy Course offers valuable insight into the practice of speech therapy, providing those who wish to work within the field with a starting point to their career. It provides a greater understanding of what is involved and the further education options available.

The course is a comprehensive resource to parents whose children are working with a speech therapist, and also educators and care providers who wish to be able to recognize and understand speech and hearing disorders.

Speech Therapy Course Online - Requirements

The Speech Therapy Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 150 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Speech Therapy Courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Speech Therapy Courses Online Outline

Module 1: The Field of Speech Therapy

Part 1 The Role of a Speech Therapist

The role of speech therapists is vital because they assist people who suffer from various communication disorders.

An Overview of Speech Disorders and Therapy

  • The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Areas of Interest for Speech Therapists
  1. Communication disorders
  2. Conditions affecting children
  3. The act of speech
  4. The art of language
  5. Hearing or Auditory Processing

Overview on Treatment Approaches

Part 2 Overview on Treatment Approaches

The type of treatment given to a patient by a speech therapist varies upon the speech disorder that the patient has.

Part 3 Speech-Language Pathology Terms

It is essential to know the different terminologies used for the field, especially when diagnosing and giving treatment to a patient.

  1. Speech and Language Difference
  2. Disorder
  3. Articulation
  4. Phonology
  5. Phonological Awareness
  6. Phonics
  7. Organic
  8. Functional
  9. Fluency
  10. Dysfluency
  11. Accommodations
  12. Modifications
  13. Syntax
  14. Semantics
  15. Augmentative Communication
  16. Alternative Communication
  17. Oral

Module 2: Speech Anatomy

Part 1 Three Divisions of Speech

Knowing and understanding speech anatomy and its various functions are essential in order to maintain one's vocal health properly.

Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Organs

Three Divisions of Speech

  • Respiration
  • Phonation refers to making sounds
  • Articulation

Respiratory System

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Nasal cavity
  • Sinuses
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Epiglottitis
  • Pharynx 
  • Larynx

Lower Respiratory tract

  • Trachea
  • Lungs
  • Bronchial Tree
  • Alveoli

Pulmonary Capillaries

The Process of Breathing

Part 2 Respiratory System

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Nasal cavity 
  • Sinuses 
  • Nose 
  • Mouth
  • Epiglottitis
  • Pharynx 
  • Larynx

Lower Respiratory Tract

  • Trachea
  • Lungs
  • Bronchial Tree
  • Alveoli

Pulmonary Capillaries

The Process of Breathing

  • In a relaxed state
  • Upon inspiration
  • During expiration 

Part 3 The Laryngeal System

  • The Intrinsic Muscles of the Larynx
  • The Extrinsic Muscles of the Larynx
  • The Mucosal Lining of the Larynx

Part 4 The Articulatory System

  • Structures and Functions of the Articulatory System
  • The Organs of the Articulatory System
  • Adjusting the Airstream

Module 3: Language Development

Part 1 The Stages of Language Learning

Learning a language is an essential part of a child's development and begins as early as birth.

How Children Learn Language - The Stages of Language Learning

  • Stage One – Learning Sounds
  • Stage Two – Learning Words
  • Stage Three – Learning Sentences

Language Development

  • Birth
  • Six Months
  • Eight Months
  • Twelve Months
  • Eighteen Months
  • Twenty-Four Months
  • Thirty-Thirty-Six Months

Gifted Children and Language Development

Part 2 Bilingual Children Learning Language

Bilingual is the ability of a person to speak two languages.

How Do Children Learn Additional Languages?

  • Simultaneous Acquisition
  • Sequential Acquisition
  • Misconceptions about Bilingualism
  • How Parents Can Support Their Bilingual Children
  • Areas of Concern for Teachers of Bilingual Children
  • Vernacular and Cultural Identity

Module 4: Clinical Phonetics

Part 1 Acoustic Phonetics

Acoustic phonetics is the study of the physical properties of speech, and its main objective is to analyze the sound wave signals that are often heard in speech.

  • Frequency versus Amplitude
  • Sine Waves versus Complex Waves
  • Periodic versus Aperiodic Sound Waves
  • Spectrograms
  • Transients versus Continuous Sounds
  • Voicing on a spectrogram

Part 2 Acoustic Phonetics 

Acoustic phonetics tackle the study of physical properties of speech. Its main goal is to be able to analyze the sound wave signals that are present in speech.

  • Frequency versus Amplitude
  • Sine Waves versus Complex Waves
  • Periodic versus Aperiodic Sound Waves
  • Spectrograms
  • Transients versus Continuous Sounds
  • Voicing on a spectrogram

Part 3 Auditory Phonetics

Auditory phonetics focuses on the various sounds that are being perceived, heard, and interpreted.

Part 4 Detailed Look at Speech Perception

Speech perception refers to the way an individual process and understands what others are saying to them.

Module 5: Language Structure

Part 1 Morphology: The Formation of Words

It is essential to remember the different preliminaries there is when it comes to learning the structure of words.

Morphology Syntax and Semantic Roles in Language

  • Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • How We Form New Words
  1. Acronyms
  2. Backformations
  3. Blend
  4. Clipping
  5. Compounding

Part 2 Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure

How Difficulties with Morphology and Syntax Manifest in Child Speech

The Correct Way in Which a Child’s Morphology and Syntax Should Develop

  • By 24 months
  • By 30 months
  • By 36 months
  • By the age of 42 months
  • By the age of 48 months
  • By 48 to 60 months
  • By the age of 5 to 7 years
  • Treating Children Exhibiting Morphology and Syntax Deficits

Part 3 Semantics Language Skills

  • How Semantic Language Problems May Look Like in a Child
  • How a Child’s Semantic Language Skills Should Develop

Module 6: Hearing Science with Acoustics

Part 1 The Auditory System

The auditory system transmits to the brain the various sounds heard around the environment.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System

The Auditory System

  • The Outer Ear
  • The Pinna
  • The Ear Canal

The Middle Ear

  • The Tympanic Membrane
  • The Middle Ear Cavity
  • The Eustachian Tube
  • The Ossicular Chain

The Inner Ear

  • The Vestibular or Balance System
  • The Cochlea

Part 2 The Physiology of Hearing

  • One’s ability to hear starts as soon as sound occurs.
  • Sound Transmission Occurring Through the Outer Ear
  • Sound Transmission Through the Middle Ear
  • Sound Transmission through the Inner Ear
  • Sound Transmission to the Brain

Module 7: Speech and Language Disorders

Part 1 Disabilities and Speech Disorders

According to a survey, 1 in 10 children have specific language impairment disorders due to this; they might struggle with communicating with others.

Root Causes and Characteristics of Language Impairment

  • Disabilities and Speech Disorders

Part 2 Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment

  • Four Main Ways That Children Are Affected by Hearing Loss
  • Explicit Effects/Vocabulary
  • Issues with Sentence Structure
  • Issues When Speaking
  • Academic Achievement
  • Socializing

Part 3 Neurological Disorders

  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphonia
  • Aphasia
  • Social Skills
  • Brain Injury

Part 4 Drug Abuse

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • The Implications of Intellectual Disabilities for Speech and Language
  • Diagnosis for Intellectual Disability

Part 5 Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate

  • When the Soft Palate is Affected by the Cleft
  • Speech and Language Therapy Treatment
  • Advice for Parents

Part 6 Vocal Abuse or Misuse

  • Risk Factors for Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Disorders Associated with Vocal Abuse and Misuse
  • Vocal Nodules
  • Vocal Polyps
  • Diagnosis of Vocal Abuse and Misuse Procedures
  • Treatment for Vocal Abuse and Misuse Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Contact Ulcers

Part 7 Autism and Apraxia

  • How to Distinguish Apraxia
  • How to Evaluate Apraxia in Children with Autism
  • Treatment Plans for Apraxia
  • Visual aids and speech devices
  • Gesture cuing
  • Developing a Core Vocabulary
  • Advice to Give to Parents

Part 7 The Picture Exchange Communication System

  • Echoics
  • Mands
  • Tacts
  • Intraverbals
  • Six Phases of PECS

Module 8: Pediatric Audiolog

Part 1 Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children

  • An estimation of almost 840 children was diagnosed with hearing disabilities and deafness in both ears. 
  • Hearing Assessments for Children
  • Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • The Reason for Screening
  • Hearing Loss Screening Tests
  • Neonatal Hearing Screening Test Guide (Automated Otoacoustic Emissions (AOAE) Test
  • The Automated Auditory Brainstem Responses (AABR) test
  • Limitations of the tests

Part 2 Current Screening Protocols in the UK

  • Newborn Babies
  • School Entry Hearing Test
  • Additional Hearing Tests in Children
  • Awareness and Referral During Childhood Years
  • Symptoms of Hearing Loss
  • Suggested Candidates for Audiology Assessment Referral
  • Pediatric Hearing Assessments

Part 3 Subjective Hearing Tests

  • Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA)
  • Distraction Test
  • Visual Reinforced Audiometry Test (VRA)
  • Toy Tests
  • Play Audiometry Test
  • Pure Tone Audiometry Test (PTA)
  • Objective Hearing Tests
  • Middle Ear Tests

Module 9: Career Advice

Part 1 Working as a Speech Therapist

Any aspiring speech therapist needs to have good communicational skills when it comes to working with their patients and clients.

  • Securing a Career as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Working as a Speech Therapist
  • Duties and Tasks
  • Expected Income Guide
  • Employment Settings for Speech and Language Therapists
  • Corporate Speech and Language Pathology

Part 3 Speech Therapy or Audiology?

Even though most often Speech Pathologists and Audiologists may appear to have remarkable similarities, both careers excel also have significant definite differences between them.

  • What Exactly is an Audiologist?
  • Working as an Audiologist
  • Audiologists and Specialized Fields
  • Healthcare science therapists
  • Clinical scientists
  • Newborn Hearing Screeners
  • Development and Training Requirements

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 – The Field of Speech Therapy

  • Part 1: The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Part 3: Speech-Language Pathology Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Speech Anatomy

  • Part 1: Three Divisions of Speech
  • Part 2: Respiratory System
  • Part 3: The Laryngeal System
  • Part 4: The Articulatory System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Language Development

  • Part 1: The Stages of Language Learning
  • Part 2: Bilingual Children Learning Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Clinical Phonetics

  • Part 1: The Field of Phonetics
  • Part 2: Acoustic Phonetics
  • Part 3: Auditory Phonetics
  • Part 4: A Detailed Look at Speech Perception
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Language Structure

  • Part 1: Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • Part 2: Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure
  • Part 3: Semantics Language Skills
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Hearing Science and Acoustics

  • Part 1: The Auditory System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of Hearing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Speech and Language Disorders

  • Part 1: Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Part 2: Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment
  • Part 3: Neurological Disorders
  • Part 4: Drug Abuse
  • Part 5: Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate
  • Part 6: Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Part 7: Autism and Apraxia
  • Part 8: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Paediatric Audiology

  • Part 1: Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Part 2: Current Screening Protocols
  • Part 3: Subjective Hearing Tests
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Career Advice

  • Part 1: Working as a Speech Therapist

  • Part 2: Speech Therapy or Audiology?
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Our Speech Therapy Courses Online and Learn Practices That Assists People with Speech and Language Disorders

The Speech Therapy Course Online will help you assist people with speech and language disorders or who have trouble swallowing. This course takes you through the role of a speech therapist, the anatomical structures and physiological functions of speech and hearing, phonetics, language development and speech disorders, the structure of language, and career paths in this field.

The Speech Therapy Course introduces the subject by outlining the basics. It provides an overview of speech disorders and the therapeutic practices used to treat them. You’ll learn about the role of a speech therapist and the conditions and areas of communication that they focus on. You will be provided with in-depth listing of pathological terms that are used amongst speech and language professionals.

Equally as interesting is Phonetics (the study of human speech sounds). The Speech Therapy Course breaks the topic down into its three branches and explains each fully:

  • Articulatory Phonetics: The study of the way in which speech sounds are produced
  • Acoustic Phonetics: Analyses the physical properties of speech
  • Auditory Phonetics: Illustrates the ways in which sound is perceived

The Speech Therapy Course provides a deep exploration into various conditions that can affect the development of speech and language and how this manifests itself in each case. The conditions covered include neurological disorders, brain injury, drug abuse, intellectual disabilities, vocal abuse, autism and apraxia, plus physical impairments. The course also explains how the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses pictorials as a form of treatment of autistic children experiencing speech impairment issues.

What you will learn with our Speech Therapy Course Online

  • The Field of Speech Therapy
  • Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Three Divisions of Speech
  • The Stages of Language Learning
  • The Field of Phonetics
  • Semantics Language Skills
  • Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Working as a Speech Therapist

Who will benefit from the Speech Therapy Course?

The Speech Therapy Course offers valuable insight into the practice of speech therapy, providing those who wish to work within the field with a starting point to their career. It provides a greater understanding of what is involved and the further education options available.

The course is a comprehensive resource to parents whose children are working with a speech therapist, and also educators and care providers who wish to be able to recognize and understand speech and hearing disorders.

Speech Therapy Course Online - Requirements

The Speech Therapy Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 150 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Speech Therapy Courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Speech Therapy Courses Online Outline

Module 1: The Field of Speech Therapy

Part 1 The Role of a Speech Therapist

The role of speech therapists is vital because they assist people who suffer from various communication disorders.

An Overview of Speech Disorders and Therapy

  • The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Areas of Interest for Speech Therapists
  1. Communication disorders
  2. Conditions affecting children
  3. The act of speech
  4. The art of language
  5. Hearing or Auditory Processing

Overview on Treatment Approaches

Part 2 Overview on Treatment Approaches

The type of treatment given to a patient by a speech therapist varies upon the speech disorder that the patient has.

Part 3 Speech-Language Pathology Terms

It is essential to know the different terminologies used for the field, especially when diagnosing and giving treatment to a patient.

  1. Speech and Language Difference
  2. Disorder
  3. Articulation
  4. Phonology
  5. Phonological Awareness
  6. Phonics
  7. Organic
  8. Functional
  9. Fluency
  10. Dysfluency
  11. Accommodations
  12. Modifications
  13. Syntax
  14. Semantics
  15. Augmentative Communication
  16. Alternative Communication
  17. Oral

Module 2: Speech Anatomy

Part 1 Three Divisions of Speech

Knowing and understanding speech anatomy and its various functions are essential in order to maintain one's vocal health properly.

Basic Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Organs

Three Divisions of Speech

  • Respiration
  • Phonation refers to making sounds
  • Articulation

Respiratory System

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Nasal cavity
  • Sinuses
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Epiglottitis
  • Pharynx 
  • Larynx

Lower Respiratory tract

  • Trachea
  • Lungs
  • Bronchial Tree
  • Alveoli

Pulmonary Capillaries

The Process of Breathing

Part 2 Respiratory System

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Nasal cavity 
  • Sinuses 
  • Nose 
  • Mouth
  • Epiglottitis
  • Pharynx 
  • Larynx

Lower Respiratory Tract

  • Trachea
  • Lungs
  • Bronchial Tree
  • Alveoli

Pulmonary Capillaries

The Process of Breathing

  • In a relaxed state
  • Upon inspiration
  • During expiration 

Part 3 The Laryngeal System

  • The Intrinsic Muscles of the Larynx
  • The Extrinsic Muscles of the Larynx
  • The Mucosal Lining of the Larynx

Part 4 The Articulatory System

  • Structures and Functions of the Articulatory System
  • The Organs of the Articulatory System
  • Adjusting the Airstream

Module 3: Language Development

Part 1 The Stages of Language Learning

Learning a language is an essential part of a child's development and begins as early as birth.

How Children Learn Language - The Stages of Language Learning

  • Stage One – Learning Sounds
  • Stage Two – Learning Words
  • Stage Three – Learning Sentences

Language Development

  • Birth
  • Six Months
  • Eight Months
  • Twelve Months
  • Eighteen Months
  • Twenty-Four Months
  • Thirty-Thirty-Six Months

Gifted Children and Language Development

Part 2 Bilingual Children Learning Language

Bilingual is the ability of a person to speak two languages.

How Do Children Learn Additional Languages?

  • Simultaneous Acquisition
  • Sequential Acquisition
  • Misconceptions about Bilingualism
  • How Parents Can Support Their Bilingual Children
  • Areas of Concern for Teachers of Bilingual Children
  • Vernacular and Cultural Identity

Module 4: Clinical Phonetics

Part 1 Acoustic Phonetics

Acoustic phonetics is the study of the physical properties of speech, and its main objective is to analyze the sound wave signals that are often heard in speech.

  • Frequency versus Amplitude
  • Sine Waves versus Complex Waves
  • Periodic versus Aperiodic Sound Waves
  • Spectrograms
  • Transients versus Continuous Sounds
  • Voicing on a spectrogram

Part 2 Acoustic Phonetics 

Acoustic phonetics tackle the study of physical properties of speech. Its main goal is to be able to analyze the sound wave signals that are present in speech.

  • Frequency versus Amplitude
  • Sine Waves versus Complex Waves
  • Periodic versus Aperiodic Sound Waves
  • Spectrograms
  • Transients versus Continuous Sounds
  • Voicing on a spectrogram

Part 3 Auditory Phonetics

Auditory phonetics focuses on the various sounds that are being perceived, heard, and interpreted.

Part 4 Detailed Look at Speech Perception

Speech perception refers to the way an individual process and understands what others are saying to them.

Module 5: Language Structure

Part 1 Morphology: The Formation of Words

It is essential to remember the different preliminaries there is when it comes to learning the structure of words.

Morphology Syntax and Semantic Roles in Language

  • Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • How We Form New Words
  1. Acronyms
  2. Backformations
  3. Blend
  4. Clipping
  5. Compounding

Part 2 Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure

How Difficulties with Morphology and Syntax Manifest in Child Speech

The Correct Way in Which a Child’s Morphology and Syntax Should Develop

  • By 24 months
  • By 30 months
  • By 36 months
  • By the age of 42 months
  • By the age of 48 months
  • By 48 to 60 months
  • By the age of 5 to 7 years
  • Treating Children Exhibiting Morphology and Syntax Deficits

Part 3 Semantics Language Skills

  • How Semantic Language Problems May Look Like in a Child
  • How a Child’s Semantic Language Skills Should Develop

Module 6: Hearing Science with Acoustics

Part 1 The Auditory System

The auditory system transmits to the brain the various sounds heard around the environment.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System

The Auditory System

  • The Outer Ear
  • The Pinna
  • The Ear Canal

The Middle Ear

  • The Tympanic Membrane
  • The Middle Ear Cavity
  • The Eustachian Tube
  • The Ossicular Chain

The Inner Ear

  • The Vestibular or Balance System
  • The Cochlea

Part 2 The Physiology of Hearing

  • One’s ability to hear starts as soon as sound occurs.
  • Sound Transmission Occurring Through the Outer Ear
  • Sound Transmission Through the Middle Ear
  • Sound Transmission through the Inner Ear
  • Sound Transmission to the Brain

Module 7: Speech and Language Disorders

Part 1 Disabilities and Speech Disorders

According to a survey, 1 in 10 children have specific language impairment disorders due to this; they might struggle with communicating with others.

Root Causes and Characteristics of Language Impairment

  • Disabilities and Speech Disorders

Part 2 Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment

  • Four Main Ways That Children Are Affected by Hearing Loss
  • Explicit Effects/Vocabulary
  • Issues with Sentence Structure
  • Issues When Speaking
  • Academic Achievement
  • Socializing

Part 3 Neurological Disorders

  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphonia
  • Aphasia
  • Social Skills
  • Brain Injury

Part 4 Drug Abuse

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • The Implications of Intellectual Disabilities for Speech and Language
  • Diagnosis for Intellectual Disability

Part 5 Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate

  • When the Soft Palate is Affected by the Cleft
  • Speech and Language Therapy Treatment
  • Advice for Parents

Part 6 Vocal Abuse or Misuse

  • Risk Factors for Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Disorders Associated with Vocal Abuse and Misuse
  • Vocal Nodules
  • Vocal Polyps
  • Diagnosis of Vocal Abuse and Misuse Procedures
  • Treatment for Vocal Abuse and Misuse Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Contact Ulcers

Part 7 Autism and Apraxia

  • How to Distinguish Apraxia
  • How to Evaluate Apraxia in Children with Autism
  • Treatment Plans for Apraxia
  • Visual aids and speech devices
  • Gesture cuing
  • Developing a Core Vocabulary
  • Advice to Give to Parents

Part 7 The Picture Exchange Communication System

  • Echoics
  • Mands
  • Tacts
  • Intraverbals
  • Six Phases of PECS

Module 8: Pediatric Audiolog

Part 1 Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children

  • An estimation of almost 840 children was diagnosed with hearing disabilities and deafness in both ears. 
  • Hearing Assessments for Children
  • Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • The Reason for Screening
  • Hearing Loss Screening Tests
  • Neonatal Hearing Screening Test Guide (Automated Otoacoustic Emissions (AOAE) Test
  • The Automated Auditory Brainstem Responses (AABR) test
  • Limitations of the tests

Part 2 Current Screening Protocols in the UK

  • Newborn Babies
  • School Entry Hearing Test
  • Additional Hearing Tests in Children
  • Awareness and Referral During Childhood Years
  • Symptoms of Hearing Loss
  • Suggested Candidates for Audiology Assessment Referral
  • Pediatric Hearing Assessments

Part 3 Subjective Hearing Tests

  • Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA)
  • Distraction Test
  • Visual Reinforced Audiometry Test (VRA)
  • Toy Tests
  • Play Audiometry Test
  • Pure Tone Audiometry Test (PTA)
  • Objective Hearing Tests
  • Middle Ear Tests

Module 9: Career Advice

Part 1 Working as a Speech Therapist

Any aspiring speech therapist needs to have good communicational skills when it comes to working with their patients and clients.

  • Securing a Career as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Working as a Speech Therapist
  • Duties and Tasks
  • Expected Income Guide
  • Employment Settings for Speech and Language Therapists
  • Corporate Speech and Language Pathology

Part 3 Speech Therapy or Audiology?

Even though most often Speech Pathologists and Audiologists may appear to have remarkable similarities, both careers excel also have significant definite differences between them.

  • What Exactly is an Audiologist?
  • Working as an Audiologist
  • Audiologists and Specialized Fields
  • Healthcare science therapists
  • Clinical scientists
  • Newborn Hearing Screeners
  • Development and Training Requirements

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 – The Field of Speech Therapy

  • Part 1: The Role of a Speech Therapist
  • Part 2: Overview on Treatment Approaches
  • Part 3: Speech-Language Pathology Terms
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Speech Anatomy

  • Part 1: Three Divisions of Speech
  • Part 2: Respiratory System
  • Part 3: The Laryngeal System
  • Part 4: The Articulatory System
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Language Development

  • Part 1: The Stages of Language Learning
  • Part 2: Bilingual Children Learning Language
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Clinical Phonetics

  • Part 1: The Field of Phonetics
  • Part 2: Acoustic Phonetics
  • Part 3: Auditory Phonetics
  • Part 4: A Detailed Look at Speech Perception
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Language Structure

  • Part 1: Morphology: The Formation of Words
  • Part 2: Syntax: The Rules of Sentence Structure
  • Part 3: Semantics Language Skills
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Hearing Science and Acoustics

  • Part 1: The Auditory System
  • Part 2: The Physiology of Hearing
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Speech and Language Disorders

  • Part 1: Disabilities and Speech Disorders
  • Part 2: Hearing Loss and Speech Impairment
  • Part 3: Neurological Disorders
  • Part 4: Drug Abuse
  • Part 5: Physical Impairments: Cleft or Lip Palate
  • Part 6: Vocal Abuse or Misuse
  • Part 7: Autism and Apraxia
  • Part 8: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Paediatric Audiology

  • Part 1: Hearing Tests and Screening for Young Children
  • Part 2: Current Screening Protocols
  • Part 3: Subjective Hearing Tests
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Career Advice

  • Part 1: Working as a Speech Therapist

  • Part 2: Speech Therapy or Audiology?
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

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