2023-2024 / LOGO0009-1

Written language acquisition, disorders and therapy


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy4 crédits 
 Master in education (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Martine Poncelet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1) characteristics of skilled reading
2) models of reading acquisition
3) characteristics and definition of developmental dyslexia
4) neurobiological aspects of dyslexia
5) cognitive aspects of dyslexia
6) current theoretical accounts of dyslexia
7) prevention and revalidation of disorders of written language

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

to acquire a critical view about main current theorical accounts of developmental dyslexia and about revalidation methods and tools.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having previously taken the "Psychology of Cognition and Language - Part 1" course will help you to better understand this course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

ex-cathedra + exercises by using lexical data bases (BRULEX)

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Papers and book chapters on MyUliege

Colé, P. & Sprenger-Charolles, L. (2021). La dyslexie : de l'enfant à l'adulte. Paris: Dunod.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Other : Written exam

Additional information:

Written exam.

An exam preparation session will be organized during the last class.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

first quadrimester



Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.