Complex Communication Needs 2
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013
The course follows on from SPTH2003 Complex Communication Needs 1 and AAC. Assessment and intervention methods for adult and child AAC users will be considered, for example, AAC applications and acquired disabilities. The course will also cover the assessment and management of various genetic conditions including, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies.
Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of aetiological factors involved in persons with AAC/complex communication needs such as those with craniofacial anomaly especially cleft lip & palate, acquired neurological conditions such as stroke, dysarthria, apraxia of speech and other complex conditions such as cerebral palsy, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) developmental disability, hospitalized populations, those with life-limiting illnesss/death & dying.
2. Administer, analyse and interpret findings from comprehensive assessment of craniofacial anomaly and complex communication needs.
3. Identify further information and referral requirements for craniofacial anomaly and AAC users.
4. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for intervention for those with craniofacial anomaly and AAC users
5. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for a person with craniofacial anomaly and an AAC user.
Identification of an AAC user and consumer perspective
The creation of an AAC team
Education of the adult or child AAC user and their communication partners
Multicultural and linguistic diversity
Funding and governmental policies
Introduction & Overview Craniofacial Anomaly
Genetics and Craniofacial Anomaly
Ear Disease & Management
School aged intervention
Perceptual & instrumental speech assessment
Interdisciplinary team management
This is a new course expanding on content from SPTH2003 Complex Communication Needs 1 (new course) and replacing half content from SPTH2220 (cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies)
SPTH2220 will not be offered after 2010. Students enrolled in the program at the present time (i.e. 2009) will be advised of this change, in order to identify any students whose planned sequence of enrolment might need adjustment. For students who do not successfully complete SPTH2220 due to non-completion in the stuttering components will be able to enrol in SPTH2001 in 2011 (as course content will be sufficiently similar). Students who do not successfully complete SPTH2220 due to non-completion in the advanced speech including cleft palate/craniofacial component will be able to enrol in SPTH3003 in 2012 (as this course content will be sufficiently similar).
Students are required to have completed SPTH2003 Complex Communication needs 1 to enrol in this course.
Modes of Delivery
Self Directed Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term