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Gold Coast

Unit description

Introduces students to speech pathology assessment and intervention approaches and methods for children with speech sound disorders. Students engage with structured learning experiences built around subject based content, so as to develop knowledge and skills for applying: standardised tests; speech sampling; phonetic transcription and analysis of disordered speech; interpretation of this data and associated sources of information; principles of intervention, treatment planning and outcome measurement.

Unit content

  • Principles and practices in assessing, diagnosing, treating and measuring and reporting outcomes for child speech sound disorders in relation to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, Children and Youth Version (ICF-CY).
  • Nature, types and classification of speech sound disorders (e.g. articulation, phonological, childhood apraxia of speech), incidence, prevalence, risk and protective factors
  • Standardised and non-standardised assessments for child speech
  • Phonetic, phonological and motor intervention approaches for child speech
  • Phases of treatment (e.g. establishment, stabilisation, generalisation)
  • Service delivery models (e.g. individual versus group)

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe risk factors associated with children's speech sound disorders and implications for speech pathology assessment, intervention and outcomesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2assess, analyse, interpret, and differentially diagnose children's speech sound disordersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3identify and describe different speech pathology intervention options for children with speech, language and communication needs.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. describe risk factors associated with children's speech sound disorders and implications for speech pathology assessment, intervention and outcomes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. assess, analyse, interpret, and differentially diagnose children's speech sound disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. identify and describe different speech pathology intervention options for children with speech, language and communication needs.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Case study40%
Case study30%
Notice

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Fee information

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