Speech Pathology in Education & CommunitySettings2

Course code SPTH2220Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Focuses primarily on communication disorders typically seen within community health and education settings. Developmental speech disorders are dealt with at an advanced level for both assessment and treatment. Communication problems associated with craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip and palate are also covered. The assessment and treatment of stuttering in both children and adults are studied.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesStudents will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of etiological factors involved in impairments of speech and fluency.
2. Administer comprehensive speech and fluency assessments.
3. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal speech and fluency development.
4. Identify further information and referral requirements.
5. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for speech and fluency intervention
6. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management.
ContentChild speech disorders - Advanced
Disorder at phonological level
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
Special populations
Cranio-facial anomalies, including cleft lip/palate

Description and measurement
Causes, courses, and influences
Intervention for early stuttering
Intervention for advanced stuttering
Replacing Course(s)Replaces the second semester of the full year subject SPTH211 Speech Pathology II, which is being discontinued in compliance with University requirements.
TransitionStudents who fail to complete SPTH211 in 2000, but who successfully completed one of the two semester's work in that subject, will be able to obtain Credit for either SPTH2210 (first semester), or SPTH2220 (second semester), while being required to complete the replacement subject for the semester's work which was not successfully completed. If the student's performance was unsatisfactory in both semesters of SPTH211, then the student will need to complete both SPTH2210 and SPTH2220.
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH1120, LING3340
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTake home assignment - 2,000 words - speech 30%
Week 14
Essays / Written AssignmentsTake home assignment - 1500 words - 25%
Week 10
Other: (please specify)Viva examination - 30 minutes - 25%
week 13-14
Quiz - ClassChild speech Week 8 - 20%
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.