This course provides students with the theoretical knowledge to understand paediatric speech development and associated impairments; such as phonological disorders, articulation disorders, motor speech disorders, and structural disorders. This course will emphasise the client as an individual and the effect that the speech sound disorder can have on an individual's participation in their family, social settings and community. The course includes normal speech development, assessment, analysis, diagnosis and intervention of children with speech sound disorders within the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptual framework and evidence based practice (EBP). Evidence-based speech pathology research and practice are reviewed as to how to identify children at risk of delayed or disordered communication and implementation of appropriate management. This course provides students with essential knowledge and skills for Speech Pathology clinical courses and practice as a Speech Pathologist.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 180kB).
* 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