NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Health Sciences College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MLN1, full-time; 1MLN2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 15 August 2021

Childhood Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Your Course The aim of this MSc in Childhood Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN) is to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of children with SLCN and the contexts of their lives. This programme has been designed to meet the needs of those who need to keep up to date with the emerging evidence base when working with children with SLCN in the clinic, classroom, creche and community. Our flexible blended-learning approach, combines face-to-face workshops (e.g., approximately one per module) and online learning to support you as a learner with many competing demands on your time. Course activities and skills training enable you to apply new knowledge and skills directly in the clinic, classroom, creche and community. Our applicants come from a wide range of disciplines, such as law, social care, arts, education, health care, and early childhood education. Career Opportunities With our interprofessional MSc, you are gaining specialist knowledge of working with children with SLCN. You can then apply this knowledge in your specific professional context and future career. Minimum Entry Requirements Primary degree with at least Second Class Honours or an equivalent qualification. FIND OUT MORE AT: childhood-speech-language-communication-needs.html “The mix of professions in the class cohort provided great opportunities for discovering other perspectives and learning from each other. The learning from the course has given me a new found confidence in supporting all children and families in my Montessori School.” Tara, Montessori School Owner and Manager “The flexible, blended learning style allowed me to apply what I was learning to clinical practice. The topics covered throughout the course equipped me with the skills necessary for working with children and families within Ireland’s ever growing culturally diverse population.” Bríd, Speech & Language Therapist

CONTACT Dr Clare Carroll E: T: +353 91 495 470

Dr Mary-Pat O’Malley-Keighran E: T: +353 91 495 470

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. This course will suit a health, education or social care professional, or someone who is interested in childhood communication impairments. 2. You will learn how you can engage, support, educate and help children with SLCN (aged from birth to 18 years) in the clinic, classroom, creche and community. 3. Graduates will learn how to facilitate the child with SLCN to participate in various contexts, and realise their full potential for communication.

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