2023-2024 / LOGO5009-1

Neuromotor deficiencies and learning


20h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)3 crédits 



Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

After a brief review of the normal neuro-development of a young child and his/her interactions with the environment, the lecture will successively consider the definition of the neurodevelopmental disorders and in particular in the case of cerebral palsy. Various aspects related to orthopedics, epilepsy, neuro-visual disorders, dyspraxia, difficulties in communication and particularities of the cognitive development are examined. The lecture focus also on psychopedagogical apporaches in child and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Clinical situations and videogram are presented to illustrate

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student will acquire a basic knowledge about the functioning of a cerebral palsied child/adolescent. He/she will also acquire some useful references to support the development of those persons

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A general knowledge about the disabilities is recommended

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentations with PPt, videograms and discussion, presentations of clinical situations, exchanges with  professionals. Further the student is asked to perform a practical and theoretical work on a specific topic to be agreed by the teacher.

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

Lectures in presence with various interactions; active particpation of the student

Recommended or required readings

Bax,M. & al. (2005) Proposed definition and classification of cerebral palsy.Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2005, 47: 571-576
Dan,B. and Cheron,G. (2004) Reconstructing cerebral palsy.  Journal of Pediatric Neurology  2(2): 57-64 
 INSERM ( 2004) Déficiences et handicaps d'origine périnatale.Dépistage et prise en charge. Expertise collective. Rapport final Juin 2004.   Odom,S.L.,Horner,R.H.,Snell,M.E. & Blacher,J. (Eds) ( 2007) Handbook of Developmental Disabilities.London : The Guildford Press   Truscelli,D. (2008) Les infirmités motrices cérébrales. Réflexions et perspectives sur la prise en charge. Paris : Masson.
More references provided during the course

Written report on the examined specific topic and oral presentation

Work placement(s)

Practical work in a school / centre as complementary work for the course

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs