Child Language 3 and Hearing across the Life Span

Description

Focuses primarily on communication disorders in older children. Developmental language disorders in children are dealt with at an advanced level for both assessment and treatment. Audiological assessment and diagnosis of hearing and the implications for communication of hearing impairment in children and adults are also studied. Hearing habilitation and rehabilitation methods are introduced.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate awareness of etiological factors involved in language impairment in older children, and in hearing impairment.

2. Interpret and critique comprehensive language assessments, and audiometric assessment procedures.

3. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal language development and hearing function.

4. Identify further information and referral requirements.

5. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for language intervention

6. Identify and discuss hearing habilitation and rehabilitation issues and methods.

7. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management.

Content

  • Child language disorders - Advanced
  • Language Learning Disability
  • Acquired Childhood Aphasia as associated with Traumatic Brain Injury, and convulsive disorders, e.g. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
  • Assessment and intervention for the school-aged child
  • Adolescent language disorder, assessment and intervention

Requisites

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

Assumed Knowledge

Students are expected to have the following Assumed Knowledge: SPTH1001, SPTH1002, SPTH1080, LING1111

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Presentation: Group Presentation

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

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

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term