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Gold Coast

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Prepares students for speech pathology practice in working with adult and child clients with acquired and/or  developmental speech disorders, particularly, motor speech disorders.  Online lectures, in class tutorials and recommended readings enable students to increase and apply knowledge and skills and consider the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and Evidence-based practice (EBP), to demonstrate the ability to assess, diagnose and treat neurogenic speech disorders in adults and children.

Unit content

The unit will be divided into two core modules:

  1. Assessment and intervention for adults with motor speech disorders, including dyspraxia and dysarthria.
  2. Assessment and intervention for children with motor speech disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria.

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 develop and evaluate speech pathology assessment protocols for use with adults with acquired motor speech disorders
2 analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to adults with acquired motor speech disorders
3 plan and justify holistic speech pathology interventions for adults with acquired motor speech disorders
4 plan, justify and demonstrate holistic speech pathology interventions for children with motor speech disorders.

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

  1. develop and evaluate speech pathology assessment protocols for use with adults with acquired motor speech disorders
  2. analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to adults with acquired motor speech disorders
  3. plan and justify holistic speech pathology interventions for adults with acquired motor speech disorders
  4. plan, justify and demonstrate holistic speech pathology interventions for children with motor speech disorders.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.