Increases students' knowledge and pre-clinical skills for appraising and providing intervention for adults and children with motor speech or swallowing disorders (as a result of conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy). Students learn about mechanisms underlying dysphagia, dysarthria and dyspraxia of speech, associated symptoms and related assessment and intervention options.
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||Explain neuroanatomical and neurophysiological perspectives of speech and swallowing and associated problems.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Identify underlying conditions and mechanisms linked with dysarthria, dyspraxia, childhood apraxia of speech and dysphagia and the potential impact of these disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Differentiate characteristics of speech in dysarthria and dyspraxia.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Explain the purpose and process of clinical examination of motor speech disorders and swallowing disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Explain principles and practices involved in motor learning and the relevance to intervention for motor speech disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Formulate a treatment plan and appropriate outcome measures based on evidence, for an adult and a child with a motor speech disorder and an adult with dysphagia.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Establish goals incorporating multimodal intervention and demonstrate ways of implementing such intervention for adults and children with speech and swallowing disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Yorkston, KM, Beukelman, DR, Strand, EA & Hakel, M, 2010, Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults, 3rd edn, Pro.Ed, Texas.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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