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Unit description

Develops a foundational knowledge of the principles of assessment and intervention planning in speech pathology.  Students are provided with an opportunity to acquire, practise and demonstrate foundational speech pathology skills that underpin clinical practice.  Practise in tutorial sessions and simulated rehearsal prepares students to carry out foundational assessment and intervention skills ensuring a focus on evidence-based practice and optimisation of client outcomes.

Unit content

  1. Foundations of speech pathology assessment
  2. Obtaining, interpreting and reporting speech pathology assessment and intervention information
  3. Assessment procedures common to most communication disorders
  4. Language sample analysis procedures: MLUs and SUGAR Sub analysis 
  5. Intervention essentials for speech pathology: preparing for effective intervention
  6. Intervention essentials for speech pathology: implementing and evaluating intervention

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe assessment principles and processes common to most communication disorders
2apply language sample analysis methods to inform intervention goals
3describe intervention principles and processes common to most communication disorders
4demonstrate methods for obtaining, interpreting and reporting assessment and intervention information

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe assessment principles and processes common to most communication disorders
  2. apply language sample analysis methods to inform intervention goals
  3. describe intervention principles and processes common to most communication disorders
  4. demonstrate methods for obtaining, interpreting and reporting assessment and intervention information

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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