School Of Health Sciences

Communication Access in CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401425.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
In order to successfully undertake this unit students are expected to understand multimodal communication methods and individual, family focused and community-based models of providing services.

401421 Optimising Communication for Adults AND 401422 Optimising Communication for Children

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

About this Unit
This unit will introduce the concept of ‘Communication access for All’ and focus on strategies to create communication accessible environments that promote inclusion of individuals with communication support needs across the lifespan. The scope of the unit will encompass the features of communication accessible environments, multimodal communication methods, assistive technology, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Students in Speech Pathology will develop competency in the assessment, management, measurement, and support of complex communication in individuals across the lifespan, and will explore how capacity building models and strategies can enhance the activities and participation of individuals, families and communities.

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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