Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 2

    Unit code: HHB4002 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    HHB4001 - Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit is the second in a sequence of four in which students develop relevant professional knowledge, skills and attributes to assess communication and swallowing needs. This unit builds on the content of HHB4001 Speech Pathology Assessment Practices to consider the tools for analysis of gathered assessment data for speech, language, voice, multi-modal communication, stuttering and swallowing models of practice. Learning activities will include inquiry, case studies, simulations, gap analysis and reflection.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Justify the selection of analysis tools to analyse assessment data at a stage-appropriate level across the three domains of the professional standards;
    2. Analyse the provided assessment data at a stage-appropriate level across the three domains of the professional standards;
    3. Authenticate the resultant analysis to determine its suitability to inform both the interpretation of communication and swallowing information and the making of recommendations; and
    4. Exemplify and reflect on person-centred, family-centred and community-centred approaches which respect culture, language and diversity in the analysis of assessment data.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Online Test (1 hr)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Instructional video on analysing assessment data relating to a standardised assessment (Group, 9 mins)
    Assessment type: Poster
    Grade: 30%
    Poster detailing analysis of assessment data in a dynamic setting (2,000 word equivalent)
    Assessment type: Creative Works
    Grade: 20%
    Map of learning journey reflection with associated 500 word description

    Required reading

    RECOMMENDED TEXTS: McLeod, S., & Baker, E. (2017). Children's speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention. Pearson. Papathanasiou, I., & Coppens, P. (2022) Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (3rd ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning. Paul, R., Norbury, C., & Gosse, C. (2018) Language disorders from infancy through adolescence (5th ed.). Elsevier. Shipley, K. G., & McAfee, J. G. (2019). Assessment in speech-language pathology: A resource manual (6th ed.). Plural Publishing.

    As part of a course

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