This course explores language development and impairment across the life span. For many children, receptive and expressive language capabilities develop in early childhood but for other children, the delayed development of speech, language and communication can have long lasting impacts on behaviour, academic performance, and social life. The course will examine specific speech disorders in children, acquired communication disorders in children and adults, and cognitive communication disorders across the lifespan. Theories of language development, developmental benchmarks and communicative milestones will be applied to the examination of case studies.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 181kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount