Child Speech and Language 1

Course code SPTH1001Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon 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.
Content- 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)
Replacing Course(s)SPTH1110 Speech Pathology Introduction 1 (10 units)
TransitionSPTH1110 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot Applicable
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments10% Tutorial worksheets - students must submit tutorial worksheets for work completed within the tutorial
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 20%
Examination: Formal40%
Other: (please specify)Ungraded requirements - students must have completed off of the requirements of ClinConnect Certificate Compliance
Quiz - Class10% - Pass criterion = 70%. The pass mark must be achieved to pass the course. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an alternative exam in order to meet pass criterion.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to student enrolled in the Speech Pathology Program and is a core course. Students should note that there are a number of special requirements for the students in this degree as they will complete a placement at a NSW Ministry of Health facility during their program. These include criminal record checks, immunisation documentation and declarations for working with children and young people.
At the time of your first enrolment you will agree to notify both the University and the NSW Ministry of Health if you are charged or convicted with any criminal offence during the course of your studies. You will then be required to gather further documentation prior to attending a placement.
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must have completed all of the requirements of ClinConnect Certificate of Compliance. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided for this course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SPTH1001