Child Speech and Language 1

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

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)

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Immunisation Requirements - Students must have up to date Vaccination Records.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check. - 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.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks