Child Speech and Language 1
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010
This course is only available to students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program and introduces students to the field of normal human communication development and delay. The course and provides an orientation to the speech pathology profession and its clinical processes.
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:
1. Identify and discuss normal communication development
2. Select and implement basic assessment procedures suitable for a child with a speech and/or language delay.
3. Form hypotheses as to the appropriate description and likely prognosis of child speech and/or language delay.
4. Analyse and interpret child speech and/or language assessment data in light of normative or other research-based data and theory.
5. Demonstrate awareness of the basic clinical processes required for the treatment of children with communication disorders with particular emphasis on hearing, speech and language.
6. Identify and discuss strategies for preventative practice
7. Follow professional, legal, and ethical procedures, with particular attention to the issues and procedures involved in preserving client confidentiality.
|Content||- Introduction to speech pathology
- Theories of speech, language and cognition with an overview of normal development
- Overview of child speech and language disorders and aetiology specific to children with speech and/or language delay.
- Speech and language assessment in children
- Introduction to issues for intervention: planning and evaluation
- Introduction to hearing, physiology of hearing
- Hearing assessment and diagnosis
- Interpretation of hearing tests
- Implications of hearing impairment for speech and language (incl. otitis media)
|Replacing Course(s)||SPTH1110 Speech Pathology Introduction 1 (10 units)|
|Transition||SPTH1110 will not be offered after 2009.
Students who who have not successfully completed SPTH1110 will be able to undertake SPTH1001 instead. No transitional problems are envisaged, as this is the first course in the program.
|Assumed Knowledge||Not Applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for SPTH1001|