This unit begins a sequence of units exploring speech pathology practices related to intervention. This unit will focus on exploring foundational principles, methods and rationales for different approaches to intervention applicable across the speech pathology range of practice in working with clients across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. Students will engage with content via inquiry, case-based, simulation and reflective learning activities with reference to practice areas and professional engagement. Intervention practices will also be considered in the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal contexts in which speech pathology practice occurs.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HHB6001

Prerequisites

HHB4004 - Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 4

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Extrapolate relevant and evidence-informed goals to guide planning and implementation of speech pathology intervention across a range of practice areas;  
  2. Evaluate a range of different approaches to speech pathology intervention and select an approach or combination of approaches that aligns with client goals;  
  3. Critically evaluate the influence of service delivery factors on planning and implementation of speech pathology interventions; and  
  4. Critically appraise speech pathology intervention practices in the context of working with clients of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Two (2) written case studies focusing on written presentation and justification of intervention goals (1000 words each) 30%
Presentation Oral presentation focused on evaluation of a specific service delivery factor and discussion of how this may influence planning intervention (20mins) 30%
Literature Review Review addressing a given topic/question related to evaluation of SP intervention practices in the context of working with Aboriginal and TSIs. 40%

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