School Of Health Sciences

Optimising Communication for ChildrenWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401422.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
To successfully undertake this unit students are expected to have a sound understanding of the scope of practice and professional activities of a Speech Pathologist. Students should also have foundational knowledge and skills in the assessment and diagnosis of communication disorders in children.

401423 Communication Changes Across the Lifespan

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology or 4764 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

About this Unit
This unit discusses theoretical and evidence-based intervention approaches that underpin speech pathology practice for children with communication disorders. The unit explores speech pathology management of speech, language, voice and fluency with diverse paediatric cases. Students will have the opportunity to plan intervention goals and develop management plans for individuals, families and communities in a range of contexts. Students will continue to develop core speech pathology practical skills through demonstration, practice and simulation.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must purchase and wear the University’s Speech Pathology Clinical Uniform including closed in shoes and an identification badge. Further details about Speech Pathology uniform requirements will be provided during classes. The clinical uniform will be worn in all simulations and practical tasks within this unit.

4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.3Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
4788.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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