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Unit of Study SPCH2011 Communication Development Across the Lifespan (2023)

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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

understand key stages of communication and swallowing development and understand the relationship between communication development and other developmental domains across the lifespan

record, analyse and report observations of typical communication behaviours in child and adult populations

synthesise and interpret observational and/or case history information for child and adult populations

conduct a case history interview to collect information about communication, swallowing and other medical and social history

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • McLeod, S & McCormack, J, 2015, An Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 95527926.
  • Note that an eBook version is also available: Peterson, C, 2013, Looking forward through the lifespan: Developmental psychology, 6th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781442556508.
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