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 the range indicators of paediatric speech and language will enable students to develop the foundational skills to apply these skills to the remaining indicators later in the course. 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||evaluate the evidence regarding the validity of paediatric speech assessments||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||paraphrase paediatric speech and language interventions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the evidence regarding the effectiveness and efficacy of paediatric speech and language interventions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||integrate the evidence and present the conclusions in oral and written formats||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||develop an independent learning approach, taking responsibility for professional development||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- 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 .
- Foundations of Clinical Research: Pearson New International Edition: Portney, LG & Watkins, MP , 2014, Foundations of Clinical Research : Applications to Practice , 3rd international edn, Pearson Education, London. ISBN: 9781292020365.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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