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Unit description

Students participate in 96hrs of work integrated learning for up to 12 weeks to demonstrate competence in assessment of, and intervention for, paediatric and /or adult clients presenting with communication and swallowing concerns. Students analyse and discuss the implication of pervasive communication delays/disorders in adolescents and adults in terms of educational, employment and social outcomes. 

Unit content

  1. Contemporary issues in adolescents and adults with developmental language disorders
  2. Contemporary issues in adolescents and adults with literacy difficulties
  3. Education, employment and social outcomes for adolescents and adults with communication difficulties
  4. Assessment of adolescent and adult communication 
  5. Intervention for adolescent and adult communication 
  6. Health literacy for adolescents and adults with communication difficulties

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:
1analyse pervasive speech and language delays/ disorders in adolescent and/or adult populations
2discuss management of pervasive speech and language delays/disorders for adolescent and/or adult populations
3demonstrate professional and clinical competence, with minimal support, working with clients in a work integrated learning environment

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

  1. analyse pervasive speech and language delays/ disorders in adolescent and/or adult populations
  2. discuss management of pervasive speech and language delays/disorders for adolescent and/or adult populations
  3. demonstrate professional and clinical competence, with minimal support, working with clients in a work integrated learning environment

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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