Complex Communication Needs 1
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
The course introduces students to the concept of disability across the lifespan, assistive technology, multi-modal communication methods as used in Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems. Aided and unaided AAC systems are included with intentional and preintentional communication. Assessment and intervention methods for AAC users are considered in detail.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of etiological factors involved in populations with disability and complex communication needs.
2. Administer, analyse and interpret findings from comprehensive assessment of complex communication needs.
3. Identify further information and referral requirements for AAC users.
4. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for intervention, incorporating Alternative and Augmentative Communication strategies and the use of assistive technology for communication.
5. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for AAC users.
Introduction to disability and complex communication needs (CCN)
Assessment & intervention approaches for people with CCNs
Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC)
Aided & unaided communication methods
Developing language and literacy in AAC users
Autism Spectrum Disorder
This is a new course replacing SPTH2230 Complex Communication Needs (10 units).
SPTH2230 will not be offered after 2010. Students enrolled in the program at this time (i.e. 2009) will be advised of this change, in order to identify any students whose planned sequence of enrolment might need adjustment. Students who have not successfully completed SPTH2230 in 2010 will be able to undertake SPTH2003 instead. No transitional problems are envisaged, as the content coverage is sufficiently similar.
Students are required to have successfully completed SPTH1001, SPTH1002 and SPTH1080
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks