The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course will focus on paediatric language disorders including typical language development, assessment, analysis, diagnosis and intervention of children with language disorders within the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptual framework and evidence based practice (EBP).


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify and discuss normal language development from birth to school age.

2. Apply the theory, aetiology and classification of child language disorders.

3. Conduct, analyse and interpret assessment procedures suitable for a child with a language disorder.

4. Identify and implement management decisions in children with language disorders.

5. Apply general and case specific interventions for children with language disorders, 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 child language disorders.


Content

This course will include the following topics:

  • normal language development (including syntax, semantics, morphosyntax, pragmatics)
  • theories of language acquisition
  • assessment of a child with a language disorder (including case history, language sampling and analysis techniques)
  • introduction to culturally appropriate assessments
  • diagnosis of a language disorder
  • intervention for a language disorder (early language, developing language)

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) and have successfully completed SPTH1080.


Assumed knowledge

SPTH1080 Introduction to Speech Pathology


Assessment items

Quiz: Online quiz (10%)

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial exercises (10%)

Written Assignment: Assignments (40%)

Formal Examination: Formal examination - closed book examination (40%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

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

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term