Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Students engage with a combination of learning experiences (online lectures, face-to-face tutorials and clinical practice experience) developing and applying knowledge and skills to assess, analyse and interpret child speech, language and literacy disorders. With guidance, students appraise children's communication, formulate and implement intervention plans, measure and document outcomes, involve caregivers and engage in reflective practice.

Unit content

  • Assessment and treatment approaches for children with language and literacy delays/disorders.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting data from children’s verbal and written language samples and responses to standardised tests
  • Phonological awareness, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, narration and literacy.
  • Child language and literacy and its application to clinical contexts.
  • Foundational clinical skills including assessment and intervention planning, goal writing, and reporting on clinical outcomes

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks )
Community/Professional placement 96 hours (Session 2 or 3)
Clinical skillsSR
Exam: closed bookSR
Clinical skillsSR

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

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Fee information


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