Singapore University of Social Sciences

Language and Communication Needs

Language and Communication Needs (SPE107)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Special Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


SPE107 Language and Communication Needs ascribes the needs of pupils with difficulties in language and communication. Participants examine theories relating to language development and communication, and how these can impact learning. The use of strategies and technology are explored in supporting pupils with language and communication difficulties.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Language Theories
  • Developments in Linguistic Functioning Practice
  • The Development of Language and Communication
  • The Nature of Speech and Language Difficulties in Children
  • Identifying the Types of Language and Communication Difficulties in Learning
  • The Role of Language and Communication in Learning
  • Curriculum Planning and Record-Keeping for Pupils with Language and Communication Difficulties
  • Technology for Communication
  • Communication and Social Emotional Learning
  • Languge-centred Classroom Strategies
  • Techniques of Negotiation
  • Language-centred Curriculums

Learning Outcome

  • Comment on aspects of early development regarded as important antecedents of successful linguistic functioning.
  • Use appropriate terms and labels to discuss children’s speech and language difficulties.
  • Identify appropriate technology to support or facilitate communication.
  • Create a teaching plan for core or foundational subjects for pupils with language and communication difficulties
  • Demonstrate some strategies for teaching how to communicate ideas and techniques of negotiation
  • Analyse the language demands of curriculum areas in order to plan curriculum delivery.
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