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Unit description

Students engage with a combination of learning experiences (online lectures, face-to-face tutorials and clinical practice experience) developing and applying knowledge and skills to assess, analyse and interpret child speech, language and literacy disorders. With guidance, students appraise children's communication, formulate and implement intervention plans, measure and document outcomes, involve caregivers and engage in reflective practice.

Unit content

  • Assessment and treatment approaches for children with language and literacy delays/disorders.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting data from children’s verbal and written language samples and responses to standardised tests
  • Phonological awareness, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, narration and literacy.
  • Child language and literacy and its application to clinical contexts.
  • Foundational clinical skills including assessment and intervention planning, goal writing, and reporting on clinical outcomes

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
1apply both standardised and non-standardised assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) to support clinical decisions.Knowledge of a discipline
2identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice informationCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all timesCommunication and social skills
4produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. apply both standardised and non-standardised assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) to support clinical decisions.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice information
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all times
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Paul, R, Norbury, CF, Goose, C., 2018, Language disorders from infancy through adolescence. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and communicating, 5th edn, Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri. ISBN: 9780323442343.
  • Roth, FP & Worthington, CK, 2016, Treatment resource manual for speech-language pathology, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, NY. ISBN: 9781285851150.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks )
Community/Professional placement 96 hours (Session 2 or 3)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
Exam: closed bookSR
Clinical skillsSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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