Course syllabus for

Speech and Language Disorders in Adults, 9 credits

Tal- och språkstörningar hos vuxna, 9 hp
This course syllabus is valid from spring 2024.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Spring2023 , Spring2024
Course code
Course name
Speech and Language Disorders in Adults
9 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
Speech and Language Pathology 
G2 - First cycle 2 
Grading scale
Fail (U) or pass (G)
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
Decided by
Education committee CLINTEC
Decision date
Revised by
Education committee CLINTEC
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Spring 2024


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyse how impairments in specific speech and language functions can affect communication activities in adults
  • Identify different forms of speech and language disorders in adults based on case descriptions, and relate them to typical lesions and disease conditions
  • Propose appropriate methods to assess and treat speech and language disorders in adults using a biopsychosocial perspective based on The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and current research
  • Formulate how alternative and augmentative communication, including cognitive support, can be implemented together with the network around adult persons with speech and language disorders to enhance communicative participation 
  • Discuss ethical considerations related to the concept of a person, health equality, patient autonomy and decision-making capacity in adult persons with speech and language disorders 


Literature and other teaching aids

Hartelius, Lena Dysartri - bedömning och intervention : vid förvärvade neurologiska talstörningar hos vuxna
Hartelius, L.; Nettelbladt, U.; Hammarberg, B. Logopedi
Papathanasiou, Ilias; Coppens, Patrick Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders