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CSCD5064: Language 2: Literacy and Language

2024 unit information

This unit continues on from CSCD5060 Language 1 - Developmental Disorders and introduces students to spoken and written reading, learning and language disorders in school-aged children and adolescents. Students will learn the principles and practices for assessment, diagnosis, planning, and intervention or service response for spoken and written reading, learning and language- based communication needs in school-aged children (K-6) and adolescents (Grade 7-12).

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD5064
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Consolidate knowledge of language and literacy development and describe the nature and prognosis of literacy and language impairments in school-aged children and in adolescents, resulting from a range of aetiologies in this age group.
  • LO2. Identify and plan culturally safe and responsive assessment approaches and strategies for school-aged children and adolescents with possible language impairments by considering the recommended E3BP (Dollaghan, 2007), NSW school curriculum, ICF (WHO, 2001), the activity and participation of the individual, as well as the environmental and personal contextual factors (e.g. developmental and cognitive abilities, mental health status, family context or involvement of other professionals).
  • LO3. Plan appropriate student and family- centred speech pathology intervention and service delivery for school-aged children and adolescents across different contexts, by considering the recommended E3BP, NSW school curriculum and the ICF (WHO, 2001) for culturally responsive speech pathology practices to address communication needs in this population.
  • LO4. Create innovative, engaging and culturally appropriate clinical, school or health resources for children and young people with developmental language disorder (DLD).
  • LO5. Appraise speech pathology practices for their provision of culturally responsive and safe services to multilingual children and young people with DLD.
  • LO6. Develop advocacy knowledge and strategies to support speech pathology services for school-aged children and adolescents with language disorder across a range of community and workplace contexts, reflecting appreciation for the social, health, educational, financial and environmental vulnerabilities that this population may experience.
  • LO7. Understand team roles including the role of a speech pathologist when working in a variety of workplace or community contexts including schools, clinics, and work effectively within learning and assessment tasks.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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