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Functional Communication in Disabililty - CSCD5069

Year - 2020

Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with lifelong disability. Students will learn how lifelong disability impacts communication and how to support communication accessibility including 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.

2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial, 1 day AAC workshop

mid-semester case base exam (30%), group project with individually assessed submission (50%), group viva examination (20%)

Loncke, F. (2014). Augmentative and alternative communication: Models and applications for educators, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, caregivers, and users. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.


CSCD5064 or CSCD5065 or CSCD5067


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Speech Pathology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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