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Gold Coast Session 1 Session 1

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to speech pathology assessment and interventions for children with speech and language disorders of a developmental nature. Students will become familiar with common assessment and intervention methods that are relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia and will have opportunity to develop skills in analysing and interpreting data and planning interventions.

Unit content

This unit will be divided into two modules:

  • Speech and speech sound disorders in children
  • Language and developmental language disorders in children

The content of this unit will mostly consider speech and language disorders in the context of Standard Australian English although students will be encouraged to consider application of knowledge and skills in the context of working within culturally and linguistically diverse societies.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe risk factors for children presenting with speech and/or language disorders and their ability to inform prognosis and speech pathology decision-making
2 differentially diagnose speech sound disorders of articulatory and/or phonological origin in children
3 analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to children with developmental language disorder
4 plan holistic speech pathology interventions for children with speech and/or language disorders

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

  1. describe risk factors for children presenting with speech and/or language disorders and their ability to inform prognosis and speech pathology decision-making
    • GA4:
  2. differentially diagnose speech sound disorders of articulatory and/or phonological origin in children
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    • GA4:
  3. analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to children with developmental language disorder
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    • GA4:
  4. plan holistic speech pathology interventions for children with speech and/or language disorders
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    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Bauman-Waengler, J, 2015, Articulatory and phonological impairments: A clinical focus, 5th edn, Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN: 9780133810370.
  • Paul, R & Norbury, CF, 2018, Language disorders from infancy through adolescence. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and communicating, 5th edn, Elsevier, St Louis, Missouri. ISBN: 9780323442343 .
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.