Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 3

    Unit code: HHB4003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    HHB4002 - Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 2
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit builds further on Speech Pathology Assessment Practices 1 and 2 by focusing on the interpretation of data gathered through speech pathology assessment. The unit will draw on various frameworks, including evidence based practice under the E3BP model, related to the diagnosis of communication and/or swallowing needs and the impact on the individual, their family, and their communities. Students will apply these frameworks within inquiry, case based, simulation and reflective learning activities.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Synthesise analysis of assessment data and interpret findings;
    2. Evaluate relevant prognostic information associated with a case using the evidence-based practice, principles and processes;
    3. Interpret evidence-informed practices to identify gaps in assessment information and justify methods for gathering further information;
    4. Justify candidacy for further speech pathology management and interventions and/or other services as appropriate; and
    5. Negotiate differences and potential conflicts in a proactive and respectful manner.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 20%
    Draft report providing diagnostic interpretations of speech pathology assessment data (1000 words)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Instructional video on interpretation for various audiences (group, 9 mins)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 40%
    Final written assessment report for an individual detailing background, assessment processes, analysis and interpretation (1500 words)
    Assessment type: Creative Works
    Grade: 10%
    Critical reflection (500 words)

    Required reading

    Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders
    Papathanasiou, I., & Coppens, P. (2022) Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders 3rd ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning Paul, R., Norbury, C., & Gosse, C. (2018)| Jones and Bartlett Learning
    Language disorders form infancy through adolescence
    Paul, R., Norbury, C., & Gosse, C. (2018)| Elsevier
    Assessment in speech-language pathology: A resource manual
    Shipley, K. G., & McAfee, J. G. (2019)| Plural Publishing
    Children’s speech: an evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention
    McLeod, S., & Baker, E. (2017)| Pearson Education

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