Introduces students to speech pathology assessment and interventions for children with speech and language disorders of a developmental nature. Students will become familiar with common assessment and intervention methods that are relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia and will have opportunity to develop skills in analysing and interpreting data and planning interventions.
This unit will be divided into two modules:
- Speech and speech sound disorders in children
- Language and developmental language disorders in children
The content of this unit will mostly consider speech and language disorders in the context of Standard Australian English although students will be encouraged to consider application of knowledge and skills in the context of working within culturally and linguistically diverse societies.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe risk factors for children presenting with speech and/or language disorders and their ability to inform prognosis and speech pathology decision-making||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||differentially diagnose speech sound disorders of articulatory and/or phonological origin in children||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to children with developmental language disorder||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||plan holistic speech pathology interventions for children with speech and/or language disorders||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bauman-Waengler, J, 2015, Articulatory and phonological impairments: A clinical focus, 5th edn, Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN: 9780133810370.
- Paul, R & Norbury, CF, 2018, Language disorders from infancy through adolescence. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and communicating, 5th edn, Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri. ISBN: 9780323442343 .
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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