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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, language and communication needs of a developmental nature. Students will become familiar with assessment and intervention methods that are relevant to speech pathology practice in Australia. Students will develop skills in analysing and interpreting data and planning interventions.

Unit content

Children with speech, language and communication needs of a developmental nature: description, incidence, prevalence, risk and protective factors. Professional practices of assessment, analysis and interpretation, and intervention.

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, language and communication needs and their ability to inform prognosis and speech pathology practice
2 analyse, interpret, and differentially diagnose children's speech, language and communication needs
3 identify and describe different speech pathology intervention options for children with speech, language and communication needs.

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

  1. describe risk factors for children presenting with speech, language and communication needs and their ability to inform prognosis and speech pathology practice
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  2. analyse, interpret, and differentially diagnose children's speech, language and communication needs
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  3. identify and describe different speech pathology intervention options for children with speech, language and communication needs.
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Prescribed texts

  • McLeod, S & Baker, E, 2017, Children's speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention, Pearson Education Ltd, Boston. ISBN: 978-0-13-275596-2.
  • 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.