SL2002 - Language Development and Impairment
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology,
Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.
This subject will provide the foundation theoretical and professional skills necessary
for competent practice in the assessment and treatment/management of language impairment
in children and adolescents. This subject will also explore aetiological factors,
models, and processes contributing to language differences and impairment. Implications
across linguistic and cultural contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
populations, will be considered. Assessment and intervention methods will be explored
with respect to current theories and evidence-based practice principles. The effects
of language impairments on a child's activity and participation will be explored.
- describe the factors that may contribute to language differences and impairment in
children and adolescents;
- describe and justify appropriate child language assessment approaches;
- analyse and interpret child language assessment data and determine appropriate intervention
- formulate and justify intervention plans and approaches based in sound theoretical
and evidence- based principles;
- explain the impact of language difference and impairment on a child's activity and
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (30%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
- Assignment - Language sampling and analysis - (30%)
- Assignment - Intervention plan - (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements
Students must achieve at least 50% in each individual assessment item, and achieve
at least 50% overall to pass the subject. Students must attend and actively participate
in at least 80% of all scheduled classes to pass the subject.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Ms Jacqueline Lim
||Ms Louise Brown, Ms Mandi Hollins, Ms Jacqueline Lim.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest