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.
The subject will provide the foundation theoretical and professional skills necessary
for competent practice in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment/management of developmental
language impairments in children and adolescents. Aetiological factors, models and
processes explaining language difference and impairment, will be discussed, with comparison
to typical language development. Implications across linguistic and cultural contexts
will be considered, with attention to language differences among Australian Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander children. Assessment and intervention methods will be evaluated
with respect to current theories and evidence-based practice principles. The impact
of language impairments on activity and participation in educational and community
contexts will be explored.
- analyse child language sample and determine appropriate intervention goals;
- apply assessment, diagnostic and intervention planning principles to language impairment
- justify intervention priorities and approaches based on sound theoretical and evidence-based
- explain the impact of language impairments on activity and participation in educational
and community contexts.
||SL1001 AND HS1003 AND SL1004 AND HS2402
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Ms Louise Brown, Miss Harriet Naylor
||Ms Louise Brown, Miss Harriet Naylor.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (30%); assignments (20%); assignment - assessment plan (20%); assignment - intervention plan (30%).
|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.
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