Complex Communication Needs 1
|Course code SPTH2003||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||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.
|Content||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
|Replacing Course(s)||This is a new course replacing SPTH2230 Complex Communication Needs (10 units).|
|Transition||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.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students are required to have successfully completed SPTH1001, SPTH1002 and SPTH1080|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SPTH2003|