Speech Pathology Intervention Practices 1

    Unit code: HHB6001 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    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 evidence-informed practices related to intervention. The unit will focus on exploring foundational principles, methods and rationales for different approaches to intervention, covering the speech pathology communication domains across the lifespan and inclusive of diversity. Students will engage via inquiry, case-based, simulation and reflective learning activities. Intervention practices will also be considered in the broader professional, regulatory, ethical and legal contexts in which speech pathology professional practice occurs.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Devise relevant and evidence-informed goals to guide planning and implementation of speech pathology intervention across the Speech Pathology communication domains;
    2. Critically evaluate a range of different approaches to speech pathology intervention and select a combination of approaches that aligns with client goals;
    3. Justify speech pathology interventions applicable to the context of service delivery; 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: Report
    Grade: 30%
    Session plan for a speech pathology intervention session (1000 words equivalent)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 40%
    Video presentation demonstrating a speech pathology intervention (12mins)
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 0%
    Two (2) case studies focusing on justification of intervention goals (equivalent to 500 words each) (hurdle)
    Assessment type: Creative Works
    Grade: 30%
    Learning journey reflection (1000 words)

    Required reading

    Treatment resource manual for speech-language pathology
    Roth, F. P., & Worthington, C. K. (2021).| Plural Publishing.
    Here’s how to do therapy: Hands on core skills in speech-language pathology
    Dwight, D. M. (2021)| Plural Publishing.

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