School Of Health Sciences

Speech Pathologists Working with Children, Families and CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401427.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students undertaking this unit need a sound understanding of assessment and management of paediatric communication disorders.

401422 Optimising Communication for Children

401426 Speech Pathology Practice 1

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 utilises a problem-based learning approach to explore assessment, management and measurement of change in complex cases of communication and mealtime disorder in children. Authentic case scenarios of paediatric clients will encourage students to integrate theoretical knowledge, clinical reasoning, and practical speech pathology skills to plan and evaluate approaches to working with children, their families and the communities in which they live. Individual, targeted and universal intervention strategies will be addressed within the context of collaborative, family centred philosophy.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must purchase a Speech Pathology uniform and badge which will be worn in all simulation activities (teaching and assessment). Students will be expected to have collated, for themselves, a clinical assessment and treatment toolkit which will include the following items necessary to conduct Speech Pathology service with a paediatric client: • Plastic container with lid in which to keep equipment • Small penlight torch (or similar) • Small bottle of hand sanitizer • Simple stopwatch • A box of individually wrapped tongue depressors • Pairs of Nitrile gloves • A pen and note pad • Motivating reinforcement items for children e.g. stickers, inexpensive toys/games • Packet of tissues • Packet of wet wipes

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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