2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Introduces students to foundational knowledge of physical, cognitive, and communication development in typically-developing Australian-English speaking children. The unit will further introduce students to the notion of communication development as part of healthy aging. The unit explores principles and practices for conducting and recording observations of people and environments and also the elicitation and transcription of speech/language samples as relevant for both children and adult interactions.
This unit covers content in three main areas:
- Communication development from childhood through to healthy aging
- Observation in speech pathology
- Speech/language sampling and analysis in speech pathology.
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 aspects of communication and social development in typical childhood development to a non-specialist audience||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||record, analyse and report observations of communicative behaviours drawing on appropriate principles and frameworks||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify and evaluate a range of methods to elicit speech and/or language samples for the purpose of speech pathology analysis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||prepare transcripts of speech and language for the purpose of speech pathology analysis.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Note that an eBook version is also available: Peterson, C, 2013, Looking forward through the lifespan: Developmental psychology, 6th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781442556508.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.