2023-2024 / LOGO5012-1

Clinical reasoning applied to paediatric speech therapy, screening and diagnosis


20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Anne-Lise Leclercq, Christelle Maillart


Christelle Maillart

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

This course is a clinical course using problem based learning methods, centered on contextualized acquisition and focused on the learner.

This course is an adaptation of these concepts to the specific context of Speech Therapy. Its aim is to develop students' ability in the area of clinical reasoning using general problem solving strategies, and to develop a network linking organized knowledge and specific abilities. Students will be working in small groups on clinical cases that involve the solution of a problem. With the help of a clinician acting as a tutor, they will work on specific problems together, in terms of the following steps: analysis of the case, generating a hypothesis, commenting on complementary data or documentation, assessment of all information collected regarding the case, and finally, the solution of the problem.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The learning outcomes are defined following the Skills Repository of Speech and Language Therapists. The main skills are trained.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge about landmarks and stages for oral language development, written language acquisition and stuttering
Knowledge about oral language - written language and stuttering assessment tools
Knowledge about strategies for oral language, written language and stuttering therapy
YSTG9028 except for students who already possess a highschool degree in speech language therapy.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Problem-based learning
Moreover, each student has to validate the 5th module of the MOOC 'Psychologue et orthophoniste: l'EBP au service du patient'. 

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

In-person instruction. Classes will meet on Friday, 9:00 AM to 13:00 PM.

Attendance in class is required. For any absence, students will have to turn in a written assignment on the topic covered in class on the days they were absent. Moreover, one point will be withdrawn from the global note for any unjustified absence.

Moreover, each student has to validate the 5th module of the MOOC 'Psychologue et orthophoniste: l'EBP au service du patient'. 

Recommended or required readings

Texts used in classes as resource documents will be made available to students on eCampus
The e-campus platform will be used for all other information concerning the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

Assessment for purposes of certification will be by written examination in January, and by written or oral evaluation in September.

Moreover, each student has to validate the 5th module of the MOOC 'Psychologue et orthophoniste: l'EBP au service du patient' to pass the exam. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

An e-learning version of this course is available on e-campus. Students are expected to participate actively in class, and to apply themselves with diligence to every assignment, in order to improve their clinical skills.


Christelle MAILLART, Christelle.Maillart@uliege.be
Anne-Lise Leclercq, AL.Leclercq@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs