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CSCD5061: Speech 1: Phonological Impairment

2024 unit information

Speech 1: Phonological Impairment aims to provide students with the theoretical background to speech development and impairment in children. The nature of speech impairments in children; techniques for assessment, analysis and intervention or service response are considered using a case based approach to learning.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD5061
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Phonemic transcription of Australian English; and, normal head and neck anatomy

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge of speech sound disorders in children including acquisition, aetiology, prognosis, assessment, analysis, diagnosis, intervention, and discharge
  • LO2. Demonstrate skills in speech assessment including: transcribe typical and disordered speech; conduct and interpret an oral musculature assessment; administer and interpret standardised single-word speech sampling tests; collect connected speech samples; formulate relevant case history interviews and understand answers provided.
  • LO3. Analyse speech samples manually and with appropriate technology to determine speech inventory and phonological processes
  • LO4. Differentially diagnose paediatric speech sound disorders and clearly and concisely explain your reasoning to a range of audiences
  • LO5. Exercise critical judgement to plan and evaluate treatment including data collection for phonological, motor speech and articulation impairments, ensuring child and carer participation in planning and evaluating treatment.
  • LO6. Use rigorous independent thinking when evaluating published literature on speech acquisition, disorder aetiology, assessment, analysis, diagnosis and intervention and implement evidence-based practice in relation to paediatric speech disorders, balancing the evidence from the literature, clinician skills and data, and clients (E3BP).
  • LO7. In relation to speech sound disorders, accommodate personal, cultural, and linguistic difference in clinical decision making, communication and support of people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances
  • LO8. When working with others (colleagues or consumers), acknowledge personal responsibility for value judgements and ethical behaviour and account for clinical decisions in the management of speech impairments
  • LO9. Effectively and professionally communicate with a range of audiences, both orally and in writing, about the management of a child or children with speech sound disorders
  • LO10. Demonstrate ethical understanding and professional integrity in all aspects of managing speech sound disorders including incorporating the ICF-CY, informed consent and child assent, privacy, and child protection and other relevant frameworks
  • LO11. Demonstrate effective problem solving in the management of speech impairments such as differential diagnosis, failure to progress in therapy or complex goal setting (e.g., identify a range of solutions to a variety of clinical scenarios).

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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