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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Prepares students for speech pathology practice in working with adult and paediatric clients with acquired and developmental speech disorders associated with motor/sensory neurological impairment.  Students will demonstrate clinical reasoning within decision-making by applying knowledge and skills in the context of frameworks such as the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health and Evidence-based practice (EBP).

Unit content

The unit will be divided into two core modules:

  1. Assessment and intervention for adults with motor/sensory speech disorders
  2. Assessment and intervention for children with motor/sensory speech disorders

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 explain the impact of health conditions on motor/sensory aspects of speech production in adults and/or children
2 plan holistic speech pathology assessment for adults and/or children presenting with motor/sensory speech disorders
3 analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to adults and/or children presenting with motor/sensory speech disorders
4 develop holistic long-term speech pathology intervention plans for adults and/or children with motor/sensory speech disorders
5 develop speech pathology session plans describing and justifying intervention activities for adults and/or children with motor/sensory speech disorders

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

  1. explain the impact of health conditions on motor/sensory aspects of speech production in adults and/or children
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    • GA4:
  2. plan holistic speech pathology assessment for adults and/or children presenting with motor/sensory speech disorders
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    • GA4:
  3. analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment data relating to adults and/or children presenting with motor/sensory speech disorders
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. develop holistic long-term speech pathology intervention plans for adults and/or children with motor/sensory speech disorders
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    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. develop speech pathology session plans describing and justifying intervention activities for adults and/or children with motor/sensory speech disorders
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    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Yorkston, KM, Beukelman, DR, Strand, EA & Hakel, M, 2010, Management of motor speech disorders in children and adults, 3rd edn, Pro.Ed, Texas. ISBN: 9781416404347.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.