This course reviews speech and language development and change from young adults to the elderly. 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 and dysarthria.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness of normal speech & language 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 development and change through adulthood.
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
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.
Students are expected to have Assumed Knowledge: SPTH1001, SPTH1002, SPTH1080, PSYC1010, PSYC1020, HUBS1107, HUBS 1403, HUBS1404, SPTH2001, SPTH2002, SPTH2003, SPTH2080
Written Assignment: Written Assignment
Formal Examination: Formal Examination - closed book examination
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks