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Lifelong Disability and AAC - CSCD3076

Year - 2020

Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

In-class assessment (30%), case-based assignment (50%) and group viva (20%)

Smidt, A. (2017) Workbook in Lifelong Disability and AAC. Available for purchase from the University

Additional information
This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Communication Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Andy Smidt
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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