Child Speech and Language 1
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 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/disorder. The course provides an orientation to the work of the speech pathology profession with children.
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/disorder.
4. Analyse and interpret child speech and/or language assessment data in light of normative or other research-based data and theory.
5. Identify and discuss strategies for preventative practice
6. Follow professional, legal, and ethical procedures, with particular attention to the issues and procedures involved in preserving client confidentiality.
- Introduction to speech pathology
- Theories of speech, language and cognition with an overview of normal development
- Introduction to theory, etiology and classification of child speech and language delay/disorder
- Speech and language assessment in children using standardised and individual approaches
- Introduction to issues for planning intervention
- Introduction to hearing including - physiology of hearing; hearing assessment and diagnosis and; implications of hearing impairment for speech and language (incl. otitis media)
SPTH1110 Speech Pathology Introduction 1 (10 units)
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.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks