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SL2003 - Acquired Speech Impairments

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: 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 prepares students for practice in working with clients presenting with acquired speech disorders. The subject builds on prior learning in areas of neurology, linguistics and phonetics, and clinical processes to support development of clinical reasoning associated with assessment, description and diagnosis, and planning of intervention when working with clients experiencing impairment, activity limitation, participation restriction, and other psychosocial impacts associated with motor speech disorders and their precipitating health conditions. The subject will also explore issues in speech pathology management of intelligibility enhancement in non-pathological situations such as language, dialect, and accent difference.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate acquired health conditions and their implications for motor speech planning, control, and execution;
  • plan and evaluate holistic speech pathology assessment of motor speech disorders in adult populations;
  • analyse, synthesise, and interpret speech pathology assessment information gathered from adult clients with motor speech disorders;
  • plan and justify speech pathology interventions for adult clients with motor speech disorders.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Viva - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; pass every assessment item; participate in at least 80% of scheduled classes.

Prerequisites: SL2006


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane, Mr Roger Newman.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: 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 official information.