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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Students participate in 96hrs of work integrated learning for up to 12 weeks to demonstrate, with support, competence in assessment of, and intervention for, children with communication concerns. Students apply clinical reasoning, professional and interdisciplinary skills to a range of client presentations from diverse service delivery and care settings. 

Unit content

  1. Assessment of childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria
  2. Intervention for childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria 
  3. Introduction to multimodal communication 
  4. Principles and approaches for assessment of multimodal communication 
  5. Principles and approaches for intervention to support multimodal communication 
  6. Multimodal communication management considerations

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 and analysis approaches for children with diverse communication needs in line with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and other models
2provide feedback on results of speech pathology assessments to the client and/or significant others, and discuss goals and management options
3demonstrate professional and clinical competence, with a moderate level of support, working with clients in a work integrated learning environment

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

  1. describe assessment and analysis approaches for children with diverse communication needs in line with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and other models
  2. provide feedback on results of speech pathology assessments to the client and/or significant others, and discuss goals and management options
  3. demonstrate professional and clinical competence, with a moderate level of support, working with clients in a work integrated learning environment

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour
Tutorial 2 hours
Placement 8 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
PresentationSR

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour
Tutorial 2 hours
Placement 8 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
PresentationSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

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