SL2002 - Language Development and Impairment
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
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 theoretical foundation and professional skill base 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 Indigenous Australian
children. Assessment and intervention methods will be described, demonstrated and
evaluated with respect to current theories and evidence-in-practice principles. The
impact of spoken language impairments on written literacy (reading and writing) and
on activity and participation in educational and community contexts will be explored.
- understand, select, describe and demonstrate appropriate assessment, diagnostic and
intervention procedures for child language impairment;
- analyse and compare child language assessment data to diagnostic evidence and cultural
expectations formulate a diagnosis and determine appropriate language intervention
- research, recommend and justify language intervention priorities and approaches based
on sound theoretical and evidence-based principles;
- apply assessment, diagnostic and intervention planning principles to children with
- collaborate effectively with others to explore questions and pose solutions to case-based
problems pertinent to children with language impairment.
||SL1001 AND HS1003 AND SL1004 AND HS2402
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Ms Lisa Fisher.
- 26 hours lectures
- 52 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (30% - 40%); quizzes or tests (15% - 20%); assignments (40% - 50%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for all assessment components. Students are
required to attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, workshops and practical sessions.
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