Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course extends previous learning about child communication, and the assessment and intervention for speech and language disorders in children, along with further examination of the contribution of hearing to speech and language disorders. This course integrates theoretical learning with an exploration of relevant clinical processes.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Form hypotheses as to the level of breakdown informing management decisions in child speech and language disorders, based on demonstrated understanding of the theoretical and empirical research base in the area.

2. Demonstrate awareness of ways to analyse and interpret child speech and language assessment data in light of normative and research-based data and theory.

3. Identify and describe the basic clinical processes required for the assessment including instrumental investigation.

4. Analyse results of assessment data, using a variety of methods.

5. Demonstrate awareness of general principles involved in intervention for speech and language disorders in children disorders, with particular emphasis on evidence-based practice and modes of service delivery.


  • Classification & theories of speech and language disorders
  • Assessment methods for child speech & language including instrumental investigation for speech and computerised analysis for language
  • General principles of clinical intervention for speech and language disorders
  • Introduction to specific clinical populations including: Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Specific Language Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disorder


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) and associated combined degree programs and have successfully completed SPTH1001.

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination - Closed book examination

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term