SL3004 - Acquired Language Impairments
|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.
This subject provides the foundation theoretical and professional skills necessary
for speech pathology competence when working with clients with acquired language impairments.
This includes assessment, diagnosis and intervention planning. The subject covers
a variety of aetiological factors (i.e. underlying causes of language impairment)
such as left hemisphere stroke, right hemisphere stroke, traumatic brain injury and
degenerative neurological conditions such as the dementias. This subject explores
theoretical models of language processing as they are relevant to the assessment of
acquired language impairments. The impact of acquired language disorders on activity
and participation in community contexts will be explored.
- synthesise information from a variety of clinical sources in order to formulate communication
profiles, clinical diagnoses and intervention plans;
- evaluate outcomes of assessment and intervention and provide recommendations for management;
- describe and compare frequently occurring acquired language impairments;
- describe, demonstrate and justify methods for assessing acquired language impairments;
- apply, analyse and explain cognitive- neuropsychological models of language processing;
- describe cultural and social implications of acquired language impairment through
the application of the principles of the International Classification of Function
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND SL2012 AND RH2002
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Ms Frances Cochrane
||Ms Louise Brown.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (25%); presentations (15%); assignments (30%); hurdle in-class assessment demonstration (%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must achieve at least 50% in every individual assessment item, must pass
the non-weighted hurdle assessment, and must achieve at least 50% overall in order
to pass the subject. Students are required to attend and actively participate in at
least 80% of all scheduled classes.
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