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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Students engage with a combination of learning experiences (online lectures, face-to-face tutorials and clinical practice experience) developing and applying knowledge and skills to assess, analyse and interpret child speech, language and literacy disorders. With guidance, students appraise children's communication, formulate and implement intervention plans, measure and document outcomes, involve caregivers and engage in reflective practice.

Unit content

  • Assessment and treatment approaches for children with language and literacy delays/disorders.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting data from children’s verbal and written language samples and responses to standardised tests
  • Phonological awareness, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, narration and literacy.
  • Child language and literacy and its application to clinical contexts.
  • Foundational clinical skills including assessment and intervention planning, goal writing, and reporting on clinical outcomes

Learning outcomes

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:
1 apply both standardised and non-standardised assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) to support clinical decisions.
2 identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice information
3 apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all times
4 produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).

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

  1. apply both standardised and non-standardised assessment procedures with clients and interpret clinical data using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework and relevant Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) to support clinical decisions.
  2. identify intervention targets and formulate intervention plans and implement intervention in line with relevant elements and Units of the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) and evidence-based practice information
  3. apply appropriate interpersonal communication skills and ethical behaviour with people in the clinical context at all times
  4. produce effective intervention sessions that demonstrate use of evidence-based practice and International Classification of Functioning that lead to appropriate recommendations and referrals through professional reporting as summarized in the Competency-Based Occupational Standards (CBOS).

Prescribed texts

  • Paul, R, Norbury, C.F, & Goose, C., 2018, Language disorders from infancy through adolescence. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and communicating, 5th edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323442343.
  • Roth, FP & Worthington, CK, 2016, Treatment resource manual for speech-language pathology, 5th edn, Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781285851150.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.