CQUniversity Unit Profile
SPCH13004 Communication Disorders across the School Years
Communication Disorders across the School Years
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will apply theoretical knowledge, ethical standards and evidence-based practice to the assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders in the school-aged population (approximately 5 to 18 years of age). Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework, you will conduct and interpret assessments, and plan intervention strategies for the management of delays and disorders across all range of practice areas in this population. Service delivery models that encompass interprofessional practice principles and cross-cultural service provision in metropolitan, rural and remote communities will be discussed.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisites: SPCH12002 Communication Development and Disorders in Early ChildhoodSPCH12006 Linguistics and Phonetics 1 SPCH13005 Linguistics and Phonetics 2

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2018

Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 30%
3. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say Week 12 In Class Evaluations

Feedback

The feedback received regarding the literacy clinic was very positive in relation to the learning experiences and relevance to clinical practice, but negative concerning the amount of work required.

Recommendation

In 2018, the literacy clinic will be embedded into the Speech Pathology Child and Youth Clinic as part of CB87's curriculum realignment. The intense workload is acknowledged and it is therefore forming part of the third year work-integrated learning units, rather than this second year academic unit.

Feedback from Have Your Say Week 12 In Class Evaluations

Feedback

The general response to assessment tasks was positive, particularly in relation to the prompt and constructive feedback provided. However, there was an isolated concern expressed over clarity of assessment requirements.

Recommendation

Particular attention will be given to the assessment requirements to ensure that all students are understanding the tasks. Feedback around the assessment requirements will be sought from students at various points in the term to monitor the level of understanding of tasks.

Feedback from Have Your Say Week 12 In Class Evaluations

Feedback

Students provided positive feedback on the interactive and supportive nature of the learning environment.

Recommendation

Experiential learning and student engagement will continue to be a priority for this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the impact of communication and swallowing disorders on academic learning and lifelong achievement for the school aged population
  2. Identify, administer and interpret formal and informal communication assessments appropriate to the school aged population
  3. Describe evidence based therapy models appropriate for the school aged population
  4. Present a structured therapy program for school aged children.

Speech Pathology Range of Practice covered:

Paediatric - Speech, Language, Voice, Fluency, Swallowing, Multimodal Communication.

Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS 2011):

Unit 1 Assessment - Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to Novice standard.

Unit 2 Analysis and interpretation - Elements 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 to Novice standard

Unit 3 Planning evidence based speech pathology practices - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 to Intermediate standard

Unit 4 Implementation of speech pathology practice - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5 to Novice standard

Unit 5 Planning, providing and managing speech pathology services – Elements 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7 to Intermediate standard

Unit 6 Professional and Supervisory Practice - Elements 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 to Novice standard

Unit 7 Lifelong learning and reflective practice – Elements 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 to Intermediate standard

Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:

Unit 1 Reasoning - Elements1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to Intermediate standard

Unit 2 Communication - Elements 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 to Intermediate standard

Unit 3 Learning - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 to Intermediate standard

Unit 4 Professionalism - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5 to Intermediate standard

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Articulatory and Phonological Impairment. A Clinical Focus. Pearson New International Edition; fourth edition (2014)

Authors: Jacqueline Bauman-Waengler
Pearson
Harlow Harlow , Essex , England
ISBN: 10: 1-292-04163-3
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence Fourth (2012)

Authors: Rhea Paul & Courtenay F. Norbury
Elsevier
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 978-0-323-07184-0
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

These are your current texts for SPCH12002 - Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood, therefore you will not need to purchase additional texts this term.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Judith Broadhurst Unit Coordinator
j.broadhurst@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1: Theoretical frameworks in service delivery Begin Date: 09 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Orientation to unit and theoretical frameworks

  • Orientation to learning resources and assessment tasks
  • Texts and how they relate across the curriculum
  • Pre-clinic briefing and tasks
  • Personal goal setting for the term
  • Revision of ROPAs and relevance to school-aged population
  • Scope of practice
  • Vocabulary and acronyms
  • Clinical guidelines and frameworks

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 1, pp 1-22; Chapter 10, pp 410-439.

Events and Submissions/Topic

You are required to attend the Term 2 orientation to the CQU Health Clinic.

Small groups of students will be observing sessions on Monday afternoons across the term.

The attendance schedule for sessions will be posted on Moodle.

Week 2: Assessing children across the school years Begin Date: 16 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Exploring assessment of the school-aged child

  • Screening versus diagnosis: what is the purpose of the test?
  • How are language, learning and reading connected?
  • What is the role of speech pathology in schools?
  • Principles of intervention for school-aged children.

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 7, pp 249-254; Chapter 8, pp 296-300.

Justice L.M.& Redle E.E (2014) Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Clinical Evidence Based Approach. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson. Ch 9 pp 270-309.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Task: complete language sampling task.

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Assessment of speech disorders

Differential diagnosis of speech disorders – interpreting test results

What defines each disorder?

  • Structural
  • Auditory processing
  • Motor planning

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 8, pp 296-300.

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Treatment of speech disorders

Explore interventions for :

  • Structural issues
  • Processing disorders
  • Motor planning disorders
  • Multiple diagnoses

Chapter

Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Task: Recording data in a formal assessment

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Assessment of Language disorders

Components of language for learning

Components of advanced language

Behavioural observation of:

  • Semantics
  • Vocabulary
  • Syntax and morphology

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 11, pp 440-481; Chapter 13, pp 565-606.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Task: developing resources to match therapy goals
Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

There are no classes scheduled for this unit in Break Week.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Assessment of language in context

Behavioural observation of language:

  • Pragmatics
  • Metalinguistics

Curriculum based language assessment

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 11, pp 440-481.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Task: interpreting data from therapy or assessment.

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Language for Learning Intervention 1

  • Integrating language with reading a writing
  • Scaffolding learning
  • Emergent literacy
  • Phonological awareness
  • Voice and fluency

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 10, pp427-437; Chapter 12, pp 503-557.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Task: interpreting data from therapy or assessment.

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Language for Learning Intervention 2

  • Intervention delivery models in schools
  • RTI – Response to Intervention
  • Verification processes in Qld schools
  • Oral language in classrooms
  • Discourse and narratives
  • Considering the needs of students with severe disability

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 12, pp 503-557

Additional readings will be placed on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Task: Analysing how the cues that are applied in the therapy session  influence performance.

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Advanced Language Assessment

  • Observation of advanced language
  • Functional versus academic curriculum
  • Contexts of assessment
  • Approaches to assessment in schools.

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 13, pp 565-606.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Check you have uploaded Assessment 1 by the due date.


Paediatric Observations Due: Week 9 Wednesday (12 Sept 2018) 9:00 am AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 17 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Advanced language intervention

  • Language and advanced reasoning
  • Contexts of intervention
  • Approaches to intervention in schools.

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 14, pp 630-679.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 presentations will occur during class time.


Focus Person Presentation Due: Week 10 Friday (21 Sept 2018) 2:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Integration of range of practice areas

  • Voice and fluency
  • Speech and language
  • Literacy and oral communication
  • Multimodal communication

    Chapter

    Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

    Events and Submissions/Topic


    Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Oct 2018

    Module/Topic

    Case studies integrating learning for students with multiple issues.

    • What do I need to know?
    • Why is this important?
    • How does the evidence direct my actions

    Preparation for Exam

    Chapter

    Additional resources will be posted on Moodle.

    Events and Submissions/Topic

    Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Oct 2018

    Module/Topic

    Chapter

    Events and Submissions/Topic

    Your end of term exam will be scheduled during the exam period 11-19 October.

    Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Oct 2018

    Module/Topic

    Chapter

    Events and Submissions/Topic

    Your end of term exam will be scheduled during the exam period 11-19 October.

    Term Specific Information

    Welcome to Term 2 and your study in SPCH13004 Communication Disorders across the School Years.

    In preparation for your study this term, you are strongly encouraged to review the following materials from earlier in your curriculum, especially physical and cognitive changes in the school years as discussed in ALLH11006 Lifecourse Development for Health Professionals.

    Your textbook for this term (Paul etal, 2018) will be an important part of your learning and you are encouraged to access to Evolve Study Resources that accompany the text.

    Your unit coordinator for this term is Judy Broadhurst. You can contact Judy on email j.broadhurst@cqu.edu.au or by phoning 4930 6481.

    Assessment Tasks

    1 Written Assessment

    Assessment Title
    Paediatric Observations

    Task Description

    This assessment is a compilation of checklists, data collection and analysis sheets, and resources you will develop during your observations at on-campus clinical activities. The observations are scheduled for Weeks 1- 8.

    Specifically you will be required to submit the following, fully completed documents:

    • signed clinical observation attendance sheet
    • observation of clinician interactions checklist
    • language sample of 25 utterances. This will need to include: the list of utterances, scoring method, calculations and interpretation.
    • table of 10 assessments (available in the test cupboard) suitable school aged children. The table will need to include: name of the test; publisher; suitable age; relevant communication domains (range of practice areas); strengths and limitations.
    • formal assessment record form consistent with subtests administered during the session. All relevant data needs to be completed although the form must be de-identified.
    • copies of at least one resource you developed for a therapy session
    • description of cues and prompts used in a therapy session and analysis of how these influenced performance in the session.



    Assessment Due Date

    Week 9 Wednesday (12 Sept 2018) 9:00 am AEST

    Your assessment must be uploaded through Moodle by the due date and time.


    Return Date to Students

    Week 9 Friday (14 Sept 2018)

    Feedback and the marking rubric will be provided through Moodle.


    Weighting
    30%

    Minimum mark or grade
    You MUST achieve a pass mark of 50% (50/100 marks) on this assessment task in order to pass SPCH13004.

    Assessment Criteria

    This assessment will be marked out of 100. This mark will form 30% of your overall grade. You must pass (achieve a  mark of at least 50/100) this assessment task to pass SPCH13004.

    A comprehensive marking rubric will be provided through Moodle.

    The assessment task will be marked according to the following criteria:

    • APA referencing accurately, appropriately and consistently applied (5 marks)
    • signed clinical observation attendance sheet (5 marks)
    • all forms have been de-identified (5 marks)
    • observation of clinician interactions checklist accurately completed (10 marks)
    • language sample contains 25 utterances and clear scoring method (10 marks)
    • accurate and clear calculations and interpretation of the language sample. (10 marks)
    • clear and concise description of the strengths and  limitations of each test (10 marks)
    • formal assessment record form includes all relevant data with a clear explanation of missing data (10 marks).
    • analysis of the scores on the record form is accurate (10 marks)
    • copies of at least one resource you developed for a therapy session (10 marks)
    • description of cues and prompts used in one therapy session (5 marks)
    • analysis of how these cues and prompts influenced performance in the session. (10 marks)


    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Online

    Submission Instructions
    You must submit your assessment task through Moodle using the file names identified in the Assessment guide on Moodle.

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Identify, administer and interpret formal and informal communication assessments appropriate to the school aged population


    Graduate Attributes
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Critical Thinking
    • Information Literacy
    • Information Technology Competence
    • Cross Cultural Competence
    • Ethical practice

    2 Presentation

    Assessment Title
    Focus Person Presentation

    Task Description

    You will prepare and deliver a 15 minute presentation to the class which is supported by audiovisual resources (such as powerpoint slides). There will be 5 minutes for questions at the end of your presentation.

    You will be provided with a scenario (based on a typical scenario that speech pathologists working with the school aged population are likely to encounter). The scenario includes general context and some preliminary assessment data that requires interpretation. You will need to thoroughly research the context of the scenario and:

    • identify and explain the factors that impact on the person, their development and academic learning
    • determine the range of practice areas that are involved (primary and secondary)
    • analyse and interpret any existing results
    • identify gaps in knowledge and recommend further assessments
    • present an evidence based therapy program appropriate to the scenario.

    The oral presentation occurs during class time. The audiovisual resources and planned script (presentation notes) must be uploaded to Moodle prior to the oral presentation. The oral presentation is 15 minutes in duration with a further 5 minutes for questioning and comments by the audience.


    Assessment Due Date

    Week 10 Friday (21 Sept 2018) 2:00 pm AEST

    The oral presentation occurs during class time. The audiovisual resources and planned script (presentation notes) must be uploaded to Moodle by 5pm on Wednesday19th September.


    Return Date to Students

    Week 11 Friday (28 Sept 2018)

    Feedback and the marking rubric will be provided through Moodle.


    Weighting
    30%

    Minimum mark or grade
    You MUST achieve a pass mark of 50% (50/100 marks) on this assessment task in order to pass SPCH13004.

    Assessment Criteria

    You will receive a mark out of 100. This mark will form 30% of your overall grade. You must pass (achieve a mark of at least 50/100) in this assessment task to pass SPCH13004.

    A comprehensive marking rubric will be provided through Moodle.

    The assessment task will be marked according to the following criteria:

    • academic presentation style is consistently applied throughout the assessment task. (5 marks)
    • active engagement with the audience (5 marks)
    • APA referencing is accurately and consistently applied throughout the assessment task. (5 marks)
    • quality research from journals and texts is consistently and appropriately selected. (5 marks)
    • accurate identification of all factors that impact on the person, their development and their academic learning (5 marks)
    • clear and concise explanation of all factors that impact on the person, their development and their academic learning (10 marks)
    • accurate, clear and concise analysis of the range of practice areas that are involved (10 marks)
    • accurate analysis of any existing results (10 marks)
    • clear and concise explanation of how these results inform intervention decisions (10 marks)
    • clear and concise identification of gaps in knowledge (5 marks)
    • clear and concise justification for further assessments (5 marks)
    • highly appropriate choice of structured, evidence based therapy program (5 marks)
    • engaging presentation of an evidence based therapy program (10 marks)
    • thorough description and explanation of the evidence based therapy program (10 marks)


    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Offline Online

    Submission Instructions
    The oral presentation occurs during class time. The audiovisual resources and planned script (presentation notes) must be uploaded to Moodle by 5pm on Wednesday19th September.

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Explain the impact of communication and swallowing disorders on academic learning and lifelong achievement for the school aged population
    • Describe evidence based therapy models appropriate for the school aged population
    • Present a structured therapy program for school aged children.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Communication
    • Problem Solving
    • Critical Thinking
    • Information Literacy
    • Team Work
    • Information Technology Competence
    • Cross Cultural Competence
    • Ethical practice
    • Social Innovation

    Examination

    Outline
    Complete an invigilated examination

    Date
    During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

    Weighting
    40%

    Length
    120 minutes

    Minimum mark or grade
    You MUST achieve a pass mark of 50% (50/100 marks) on this assessment task in order to pass SPCH13004

    Details
    Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
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