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SL2003 - Acquired Speech Impairments

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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 explore acquired motor speech disorders of neurological origin across the lifespan (i.e. in children and adults). This subject will also explore aetiological factors, models, and processes contributing to acquired speech impairment. 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 may impose on an individual's activity and participation;
  • describe, justify and interpret motor speech assessment approaches and results, and summarise client performance;
  • devise, demonstrate and evaluate intervention for motor speech disorders.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (30%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written - Intervention plan - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case notes - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - 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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Chris Plant
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Dr Chris Plant.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures
  • 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.