Psychology for SLTs

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Course Code: 
SLT 2103
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 


  • At the end of the course, students should demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of psychology
  • Students will be able to describe the theoretical basis of cognitive psychology
  • Students should be able to evaluate the link between psychology and SLT
  • By the end of the course, students will be able to describe the application of cognitive psychology to intervention approaches within speech and language therapy
  • Students should be able to apply concepts in medical sociology to intervention within speech and language therapy in rural and urban situations


  • Concepts of development and learning during different stages of life.
  • Concepts of consciousness, memory, attention, motivation and emotion
  • Concepts of intelligence and personality
  • Challenging behaviour – definition and management
  • Concepts of mental health and medical sociology
  • Brief introduction to Cognitive psychology & Cognitive neuro-psychology
  • Processes and impairments of attention, memory, language, reading writing and planned movement
  • Clinical neuropsychological assessment – in speech and language therapy
  • Psychological intervention approaches

Stages and classification of socialisation, Social rehabilitation

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