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CSCD2068: Speech Sound Disorders

Students will acquire knowledge about speech sound disorders and cover techniques for assessment, analysis, intervention, and related service level responses through case-based and project-based learning activities. Students will learn skills of phonological analysis and learn to evaluate and critically reflect on research evidence for best practice in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention of speech sound disorders in children. This unit of study provides students with essential theoretical background to begin speech pathology clinical practice units.

Code CSCD2068
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
CSCD1034 and CSCD1032
CSCD2064 or CSCD2065
Assumed knowledge:
Ability to phonetically transcribe Australian English speech

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of speech sound disorder, the prevalence, impact, potential outcomes, risk and protective factors associated with speech sound disorder, using appropriate language for a range of people including parents and health or education professionals
  • LO2. Describe the stages of intervention when working with children who have, or are at-risk of speech sound disorder
  • LO3. Analyse speech samples from children with typical speech acquisition and speech sound disorders
  • LO4. Assess and diagnose different types of speech sound disorders in children including phonological impairment, articulation impairment, inconsistent phonological disorder, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and childhood dysarthria to inform service provision
  • LO5. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving when prioritising intervention targets, and selecting evidence-based intervention approaches suited to individual children with different types and severities of speech sound disorder
  • LO6. Create a session plan for a child with speech sound disorder that includes appropriate dialogue, activities, and data collection
  • LO7. Use information technology to locate peer reviewed research evidence, locate and create innovative and person-centred resources for children with speech sound disorder, their families and communities
  • LO8. Demonstrate knowledge of culturally safe and responsive services to children with speech sound disorder, and their families
  • LO9. Describe strategies for interprofessional collaboration and coaching with early childhood educators, and the families of children with speech sound disorder, to provide effective services to children with speech sound disorder

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.