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CSCD3074: Specialist Studies

In this unit, students will learn how speech pathologists assess and provide intervention or service level responses to children with hearing loss, craniofacial abnormalities, and feeding issues. Students will understand how hearing loss and craniofacial abnormalities impact communication development. The impact of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for speech pathologists and their clients will be also explored, with a focus on Aboriginal families and culturally safe practice.

Code CSCD3074
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. analyse and explain audiological reports, and contrast different intervention options including communication approaches and hearing devices for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in the context of speech pathology practice
  • LO2. describe the factors impacting the communication of Aboriginal children with hearing loss and apply culturally responsive and safe practice with these children and their families
  • LO3. critically evaluate craniofacial and oral structures of young children to inform intervention and service provision
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of typical and disordered swallowing in infants and children to inform intervention and service provision
  • LO5. hypothesise possible communication or swallowing needs as a result of different types and degrees of hearing loss, degrees of craniofacial anomalies, and syndromes, using broader knowledge to determine best interventions for these children
  • LO6. apply culturally responsive and safe practice with children with communication needs and their families within all cultural and linguistic contexts
  • LO7. demonstrate an understanding of ethical and interprofessional collaborative practice working children across a range of communication and swallowing needs and their families
  • LO8. Apply the principles of evidence-based practice, the ICF framework and family/child-centred care in planning individual and service level interventions for children with communication and swallowing needs as a result of hearing loss, cranio-facial and other syndromes
  • LO9. demonstrate competent professional written/ oral English communication

Unit outlines

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