SPEECH THERAPY IN COGNITIVE DISORDERS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to enable the student to know and understand the essential elements of the pathogenesis, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the main cognitive disorders in children attributable to speech therapy. Moreover, the aim is to enable students to acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding to identify the patient's problems related to the condition of the person with cognitive disorder and to prepare a care plan adequately.
The student at the end of the course, using the knowledge of anatomy, biology, physiology, general pathology and psychology previously acquired must demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the evaluation and planning of a personalized rehabilitation plan
The student also applying knowledge and understanding acquired, shall be able, also collaborating with other professionals, to
- Identify the problems of disease from which the patient is suffering
- Prepare a care plan adequately.
Course contents summary
The first lessons regarding general topics such as knowledge of the development of cognitive skills in children. The second part of the course is directed first to the discussion of the basic elements of etiology, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders and later analyzes the testistica specification used to evaluate speech therapy. The third part of the course deals with the budget speech therapy and rehabilitation of the main methods to be used.
“Il ritardo mentale: sindromi a base genetica” R. Hodopp. B. Finucane ed. junior.
“Manuale di neurolinguistica” A. Marini ed Carocci.
“La specificità logopedica: valutazione e bilancio” L. Borbo Edizione del Cerro.
The lessons provide oral presentation in video-projection of content with the help of documents filmed. The last minutes of the lesson are reserved to requests for clarification from the students. It provides for the discussion of emblematic cases.
Assessment methods and criteria
a written examination. Through verification will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the course content and the acquisition of strategies for prevention and preparation of a care plan to apply the knowledge gained.