Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 2

Unit code: HHB6002 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
HHB6001 - Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This units builds on Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 1 by exploring a range of impairment informed 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 particularly focus on exploring of principles and components related to planning speech pathology interventions and measurement of communication and/or swallowing outcomes during and following interventions. 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. Critically appraise the scientific evidence for the purpose of planning speech pathology interventions;
  2. Select and justify speech pathology interventions targeting enhancement in body structure, body function, and/or activity for clients with a range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties;
  3. Plan and justify appropriate methods for measuring performance-based outcomes following implementation of speech pathology interventions;
  4. Exemplify professional and accurate implementation of speech intervention techniques in a simulated setting; and
  5. Hypothesise typical client responses within speech pathology interventions and formulate appropriate modifications to speech pathology to maintain maximal outcomes.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Oral presentation with accompanying handout/poster focused on the evaluation of a given speech pathology intervention with description and evaluation.
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 40%
Video recording of student groups demonstrating intervention techniques with a simulated client and providing accompanying justification & commentary.
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 30%
One (1) written case study focused on planning speech pathology interventions for a given client.

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

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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