LOGO6410 - Neurological aspects of developmental disorders and multilingualism


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 7 days

Course content

This course deals with language-related difficulties such as developmental language disorders (DLD), as well as dyslexia and reading comprehension difficulties. Difficulties of a developmental nature, such as Williams syndrome and the autism spectrum, will be addressed. In addition, students will encounter the concept of bilingualism and multilingualism. The course will address what multilingualism entails, and what advantages and possible disadvantages growing up with several languages ​​can entail. This topic will primarily be dealt with as a starting point in children with typical language development, but the consequences that multilingualism can have in connection with language difficulties will also be discussed. After completing the course, the student must have developed an understanding of the causes of the most common language difficulties and knowledge of the main symptoms of such difficulties. They will have a basic knowledge of tools that are central to identifying and diagnosing a range of problems related to language difficulties, multilingualism, dyslexia and autism. Based on the course, students will be able to identify children with language problems, dyslexia and autism based on diagnostic criteria and common symptoms.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the student will have a basic knowledge of issues and analytical perspectives related to:

- multilingual development, including hearing-impaired/cochlear-implanted children's language development

- language typological differences

- Norwegian as a second language

- language and reading difficulties in minority-language pupils

- mother tongue-based mapping of minority language pupils' language and communication


After completing the course, the student will have basic knowledge of a selection of translated and adapted mapping tests. In addition to gaining knowledge about the purpose and use of the tests, the student will gain insight into how to carry out scoring and assessment of the tests.

General competence

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

- Map and explain authentic test materials

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and plenary discussions. The course has mandatory assignments. It is assumed that all students regularly use the current learning platform.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% obligatorisk oppmøte på samlingene.
  • To obligatoriske innleveringer

Further on evaluation

To be allowed to sit the exam, you must have attended 80% of the lectures and have two mandatory submissions approved. Only one’s own and one’s child's illness or the like are valid reasons for absence.

Validity of compulsory activity: 4 semesters.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Speech Therapy (MLOGO)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's program in Speech Therapy or separate admission to the course.

Speech Therapy (MLOGO)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Speech Therapy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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