Students will be responsible for the management of paediatric clients and engage in supervisory conferences each week, during semester. Students may be placed in either on or off-campus clinics. At the end of this unit of study, students will be expected to demonstrate skills growth within the intermediate zone of COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology for all 11 competencies with child clients across any of the range of practice areas (CBOS, 2011) of speech, language, voice, fluency and multi-modal communication disorders, unless the complexity of the disorder or specialist clinical setting indicates otherwise.
Clinical placement Monday to Friday across 12 weeks in semester or equivalent, regular compulsory group supervision meetings
Clinical competency assessment (100%); 0% barrier tasks - attend clinic orientation and all clinical meetings, and complete all required clinical paperwork
There are no textbooks for this unit. You need to refer to the following documents: COMPASS Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology: Assessment Resource Manual (2013) Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS) for Speech Pathologists: Entry Level (2011) CDTRC Clinic Handbook (available on eLearning) Academic lecture materials relevant to the caseload(s)
Students must hold a current CPR certificate before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at clinic orientation is compulsory. Clinical placements are scheduled from January - December and hence may commence prior to the official start of semester and/or may extend beyond week 16. Students must maintain the currency of their clinical compliance paperwork for the duration of the course. See the Speech Pathology Clinical Education section of the Faculty Handbook. Students must advise the Course Director before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
(CSCD1035 or CSCD2058) and CSCD2062 and (CSCD2069 or CSCD3086) and (CSCD2066 or CSCD2067)Co-requisites