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.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of typical ageing changes in relation to communication in adults.
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, interpret and report on assessment findings.
5. Identify further information and referral requirements for acquired neurological disorders of speech and language in adults.
6. Develop and provide justification for interventions plans for adults with acquired speech and language disorders.
7. Propose recommendations for future management for acquired speech and language disorders.
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
Quiz: Quiz (15%)
Written Assignment: Written Assignment (45%)
Formal Examination: Formal Examination - closed book examination (40%)
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