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SL2003 - Acquired Speech Impairments

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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 will provide knowledge about acquired motor speech disorders of neurological origin across the lifespan (i.e. in both children and adults). In this subject, students will develop skills necessary for competent practice in the assessment, diagnosis and management of acquired motor speech disorders within a holistic and client-centred approach.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and compare the neurological conditions associated with motor speech disorders in adults and children;
  • explain the limitations and restrictions that motor speech disorders can impose on activities and participation;
  • demonstrate an oro-motor examination and summarise client performance;
  • analyse and interpret motor speech assessment results;
  • devise and evaluate intervention for motor speech disorders.
Prerequisites: BM1051 AND BM1052 AND SL1004 AND SL2006


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Frances Cochrane
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (20%); assignments (25%); hurdle oro-motor examination (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must achieve at least 50% in each individual weighted assessment item, must pass the non-weighted hurdle task, and must achieve at least 50% overall to pass the subject. Students are required to attend and participate in at least 80% of all scheduled classes.

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.