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Unit description

Develops and applies knowledge of speech pathology assessment and intervention for children with communication delay or disorders. Students apply principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to promote holistic and client-centred assessment. Students are provided with an opportunity to acquire, practise and demonstrate novice-level speech pathology skills that underpin clinical practice.

Unit content

  1. History, models, classification systems and definitions of speech sound disorders and developmental language disorders
  2. Speech sound assessment approaches for different types of speech sound disorders in children
  3. Analysis and reporting of speech sound disorders in children
  4. Language assessment approaches for different age groups
  5. Literacy assessment approaches for different age groups
  6. Analysis and reporting of developmental language disorders and/or literacy concerns in children 

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 the history, models, classification systems and definitions of speech sound disorders and developmental language disorders in children
2compare approaches in the assessment and diagnosis of speech sound disorders in children
3compare approaches in the assessment and diagnosis and reporting of developmental language disorders and/or literacy concerns in children
4complete written and verbal speech and language/literacy assessment reports for children

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

  1. describe the history, models, classification systems and definitions of speech sound disorders and developmental language disorders in children
  2. compare approaches in the assessment and diagnosis of speech sound disorders in children
  3. compare approaches in the assessment and diagnosis and reporting of developmental language disorders and/or literacy concerns in children
  4. complete written and verbal speech and language/literacy assessment reports for children

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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