SPEECH THERAPY IN COGNITIVE DISORDERS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Course Speech therapy in Cognitive Disorders is part of the Integrated Course of Speech Therapy Rehabilitation.
The aim of the course is to enable the student to learn and understand the main professional acts that the speech therapist must perform in front of patients with Cognitive Disorders; to acquire the basic notions related to the evaluation and speech therapy rehabilitation of cognitive disorders. The course also aims to make the student able to apply the knowledge and comprehension skills acquired to orient themselves during the practical internship carried out. The student must also be able to prepare a care plan in collaboration with other professionals.
Course contents summary
The first lessons will analyze the development of cognitive abilities in the developmental age and the main etiological elements of cognitive disorders. In a second moment the main instruments of speech therapy evaluation of the cognitive disorders are described and finally the main rehabilitative methodologies related to these pathologies are analyzed.
R. Hodopp. B. Finucane “Il ritardo mentale sindromi a base genetica”
Ed. il Cerro
L. Marotta, E. Mariani “funzioni esecutive nei disturbi di linguaggio ” Ed.Erickson
The lectures provide the presentation in video projection of the course content.
Le lectures about valutation and rehabilitation comprehends moment of active participation of the student for learning main concept with problem solving process.
The last minutes of class are reserved for questions of clarification from the students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of learning and knowledge acquired includes a written examination. By means of written questions about the contents of the course, will occur if the student has achieved the objectives of knowledge and understanding of the course content. The student must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the main clinical aspect, evaluation and rehabilitation of cognitive disorder