This course introduces acquired communication disorders that are associated with the various types of dementia, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Topics may include: aphasia, cognitive-communication impairments, acquired reading and spelling disorders; motor speech disorders, degenerative neurological conditions and bilingual aphasia. The course will provide students with an understanding of the theoretical constructs and clinical features of acquired communication impairments of adults. This course will assist student to identify and understand appropriate language and communication assessments and interventions for adults with acquired communication disorders. The course will also help student identify the impacts on an individual with an acquired communication disorder.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 179kB).
* 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