Adult Speech and Language
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013
This course reviews speech and language development and change from young adults to the elderly, and includes coverage of acquired hearing loss and its management in adults. The course focuses on communication disorders typically seen in hospital settings or specialist service facilities. Acquired communication disorders of neurological origin are covered, i.e. aphasia and related disorders, apraxia of speech, dysarthria.
Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of normal speech, language and hearing through adulthood.
2. Describe the etiological factors involved in impairments of acquired neurological disorders of speech and language.
3. Select appropriate assessments for acquired neurological disorders of speech and language.
4. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal speech and language across the adult age-span.
5. Identify further information and referral requirements for acquired neurological disorders of speech and language in adults.
6. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for intervention for acquired neurological disorders of speech and language.
7. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management for acquired neurological disorders of speech and language.
Review of assumed knowledge in neuroanatomy & physiology
Review of speech, language and hearing development and change through adulthood.
Hearing rehabilitation in adults.
Principles of assessment for acquired neurological communication disorders
Aphasia & related disorders
- Theoretical paradigms informing diagnosis of aphasia
- Cultural and linguistic implications for aphasia assessment and intervention (including bilingual aphasia, and use of interpreters)
- Cognitive-communication disorders
* Associated with dementia
* Associated with schizophrenia
* Associated with traumatic brain injury
* Non-dominant cerebral hemisphere damage
Acquired apraxia of speech
- Differential diagnosis
Evidence based practice in intervention
SPTH3110 Speech Pathology in Medical Settings 1 (10 Units)
Not required - no change to course content.
Students who enrol in SPTH3110 during 2010 or 2011 and do not successfully complete will be able to repeat course content by enrolling in SPTH3001.
Students are expected to have Assumed Knowledge:
SPTH1001, SPTH1002, SPTH1080, PSYC1010, PSYC1020, HUBS1107, HUBS 1403, HUBS1404, SPTH2001, SPTH2002, SPTH2003, SPTH2080
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term