Enables students to appraise evidence and apply it to speech pathology assessment and intervention practices, using principles of evidence-based practice. The application of these principles to two of the six discipline practice areas - range indicators - paediatric speech and language, will enable students to develop these skills for broader application. Students will gain skills in the use of speech pathology management tools. They will also develop the life-long skills of accessing relevant research, appraising its practical value and methodological rigour, and applying research findings to practice.
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||apply evidence-based principles to select and justify the most suitable assessment and intervention procedures for paediatric speech and language||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||use foundational skills to administer paediatric speech and language assessments and interventions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse and interpret paediatric speech and language assessment data for its validity and identify information gaps||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||practice professional development and reflection of practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|5||use oral and written reporting and presentation skills to meet speech pathology objectives||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|6||structure own learning and professional development||Intellectual rigour|
|7||use professional and ethical approach in completing work, evidenced by timely discharge of project components, professional disposition and responsible use of resources||Intellectual rigour|
- Baker, E & McLeod, S, 2011, Evidence-based practice for children with speech sound disorders: Part 1 Narrative review. Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools.
- Baker, E & McLeod, S, 2011, Evidence-based practice for children with speech sound disorders: Part 2 Application to Clinical Practice .
- Portney, LG & Watkins, MP , 2009, Foundations of Clinical Research , 3rd edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, London. ISBN: 978-0-13-171640-7.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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