SL3004 - Acquired Language Impairments
|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.
This subject aims to provide the theoretical foundations and develop the skill base
necessary for speech pathology competence when working with clients with acquired
language impairments across the lifespan. This will include areas of assessment, diagnosis
and intervention planning. The subject will cover 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. You will become familiar with theoretical models of language
processing and you will apply these models when hypothesising levels of impairment
from assessment data.
- you will gain knowledge of formal and informal methods for assessing acquired language
impairments and you will be able to apply this knowledge to identify appropriate assessment
methods to gather further information;
- you will apply knowledge of cognitive- neuropsychological models of language processing
for the purposes of analysing and interpreting assessment data;
- you will synthesise information from a variety of sources (e.g. case history, aetiology,
and assessment data) in order to formulate communication profiles and clinical diagnoses
and also in developing speech pathology intervention plans;
- you will be able to summarise, report and evaluate outcomes of assessment and intervention
and demonstrate ability to make recommendations for future speech pathology management;
- you will demonstrate awareness and competence in working with clients and their families/carers
within a holistic context (i.e. through applying principles of the ICF) and demonstrate
awareness of cultural and social implications of such communication disorders.
||HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2002 AND SL2003 AND (SL2004 OR SL2012) AND RH2002
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Chris Plant
||Ms Louise Brown, Dr Chris Plant.
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (30% - 50%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (10% - 20%); assignments (30% - 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