This unit builds on Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 1 and 2 by exploring a range of indirect, consultancy, and advocacy-based speech pathology interventions 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. This unit will continue to explore issues and methods related to measurement of efficacy and effectiveness of interventions in an increasingly holistic context. 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:
HHB6003

Prerequisites

HHB6002 - Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Select and justify speech pathology interventions targeting enhancement of client participation, communication partner skills, environmental modifications, and perceived quality of life for clients with a range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties; and  
  2. Plan and implement speech pathology interventions focused on education and/or advocacy for those with communication and/or swallowing difficulties.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Planning and delivery of an ‘education session’ for a targeted audience focused on barriers and enablers (45mins) 30%
Case Study Two (2) written case studies focused on planning speech pathology interventions with a given client. (1500 words each) 40%
Examination Written exam focused on planning and implementation of speech pathology interventions (2 hours) 30%

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