Prepares students for speech pathology practice in working with adult and paediatric clients with acquired and developmental speech disorders associated with motor/sensory neurological impairment. Students will demonstrate clinical reasoning within decision-making by applying knowledge and skills in the context of frameworks such as the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health and Evidence-based practice (EBP).
The unit will be divided into two core modules:
- Assessment and intervention for adults with motor/sensory speech disorders
- Assessment and intervention for children with motor/sensory speech disorders
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 the impact of health conditions on motor/sensory aspects of speech production in adults and/or children||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||plan holistic speech pathology assessment for adults and/or children presenting with motor/sensory speech disorders||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to adults and/or children presenting with motor/sensory speech disorders||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||develop holistic long-term speech pathology intervention plans for adults and/or children with motor/sensory speech disorders||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||develop speech pathology session plans describing and justifying intervention activities for adults and/or children with motor/sensory speech disorders||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||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. ISBN: 9781416404347.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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