This course will focus on paediatric (0 to 18 years) speech sound disorders (SSD) including normal speech development, assessment, analysis, diagnosis and intervention of children with speech sound disorders within the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptual framework and evidence based practice (EBP).
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss normal speech development.
2. Apply the theory, aetiology and classification of child speech sound disorders (SSD).
3. Conduct, analyse and interpret assessment procedures suitable for a child with a SSD.
4. Identify and implement management decisions in SSD.
5. Apply general and case specific interventions for children with SSD, with particular emphasis on evidence based practice (EBP) and service delivery.
6. Apply the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptual framework to facilitate a holistic understanding of SSD.
This course will include the following topics:
- normal speech development
- theory, aetiology and classification of child speech sound disorders (SSD)
- assessment of a child with a speech sound disorder (including case history, transcription, instrumental investigation, stimulability)
- SSD analysis and interpretation
- SSD diagnosis in specific groups
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- SSD intervention
This course is only available to students who are active in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) and have successfully completed SPTH1080.
SPTH1080 Introduction to Speech Pathology
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial exercises (10%)
Written Assignment: Assignment 1 (50%)
Formal Examination: Formal examination - closed book examination (40%)
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks
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