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Unit of Study SPCH2012 - Assessment of Child Speech and Language (2024)

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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:

describe the history, models, classification systems and definitions of speech sound disorders and developmental language disorders in children

compare approaches in the assessment and diagnosis of speech sound disorders in children

describe approaches in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental language disorders and literacy concerns in children

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • McLeod, S & Baker, E, 2017, Children's speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention, Pearson Education Ltd..
  • Paul, R, Norbury, CF, & Goose, C, 2018, Language disorders from infancy through adolescence. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and communicating, 5th edn, Elsevier..
  • Shipley, KG & McAfee, JG, 2021, Assessment in speech-language pathology: a resource manual, 6th edn, Cengage Learning..
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  • The textbooks above are all available online under MyReadings.


Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.