Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 1

Unit code: HHB6001 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
HHB4004 - Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 4
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

Students will be directed to relevant professional and clinical guidelines as well as scientific literature in texts and journals.

As part of a course

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