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 interpret assessments, and plan intervention strategies for the management of delays and disorders 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 ChildhoodSPCH13005 Acoustics and Phonetics 

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 - 2019

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. Case Study
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 In-class feedback

Feedback

The students commented positively on the learning provided during their observations at the CQU Health Clinic; and the task-focused assessment items related to these observations.

Recommendation

The unit coordinator should continue to arrange experiential learning experiences in class and at the CQU Health clinic which link to assessment tasks.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

The general response to assessment tasks was positive, however there was an isolated concern expressed over the role of questions following the oral presentation.

Recommendation

In preparation for the presentation assessment, the unit lecturer should provide students with additional opportunities to practice responding to questions; and more carefully instruct invited audience members regarding the type and scope of their questions.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

There was an isolated request for more frequent knowledge quizzes throughout the term to assist students to prepare for the examination.

Recommendation

Echo360 resources should be expanded to provide opportunities for students to practice knowledge questions regularly throughout the term.

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 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.

This unit is required learning for CB87 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). The learning outcomes are therefore linked to Speech Pathology Australia's external accreditation requirements.

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 - Case Study - 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 - Case Study - 30%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Articulatory and Phonological Impairment. A Clinical Focus 5th Revised (2017)

Authors: Bauman-Waengler, Jacqueline.
Pearson
Harlow Harlow , Essex , England
ISBN: 9780323442343
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence 5th (2018)

Authors: Paul, R., Norbury, C, & Gosse, C.
Elsevier
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 978-0-323-07184-0
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Children's Speech: An evidence based approach. 1st (2017)

Authors: McLeod, Sharynne.
Pearson
USA
ISBN: 9780134206257
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

You will have both the prescribed texts from your studies in SPCH12002 and SPCH12004.

Where paper texts have been identified, e-texts are a suitable alternative for this unit.

The texts in CB87 have been considered as a cumulative library, so you are encouraged to continue to utilise the texts from previous units as you progress through your curriculum.

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
Tina Janes Unit Coordinator
t.janes@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1: Theoretical frameworks in service delivery Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Orientation to unit and theoretical frameworks

You will be introduced to the clinical practice frameworks, vocabulary, learning resources and assessment tasks in the unit.

You will review the Range of Practice Areas in speech pathology and their relevance to the school-aged population.

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. (Chapter 1, pp 1-12 & Chapter 10, pp 410-418).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2: Assessing children across the school years Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

You will explore the speech pathologist's role in the assessment of school-aged children

  • Screening versus diagnosis: what is the purpose of the test?
  • How are speech, language, learning and reading connected?
  • What is the role of speech pathology in schools?

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. (Chapter 10, pp 418-439 & Chapter 11, pp 440-448).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3:Differential diagnosis of speech disorders Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

You will investigate assessment options for speech disorders which may impact on:

  • Structures
  • Auditory processing
  • Motor planning
  • Multiple systems


Chapter

Bauman-Waengler, J. (2014). Articulatory and Phonological Impairment. A Clinical Focus. Pearson New International Edition (4th Ed.). England: Pearson. (Chapter 6, pp 146-158 & 170-171; Chapter 7, pp 177-199).



Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4: Treatment of structural and auditory processing disorders Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

You will explain the principles of intervention and intervention planning for school-aged children with speech sound disorders.

You will explore interventions for children with:

  • Structural issues
  • Auditory processing disorders 


Chapter

Bauman-Waengler, J. (2014). Articulatory and Phonological Impairment. A Clinical Focus. Pearson New International Edition (4th Ed.). England: Pearson. (Chapter 9 & 11, pp 241- 252 & 358-364).

Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5: Treatment of motor planning speech disorders Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

You will explore interventions for children with:

  • Motor planning disorders
  • Multiple diagnoses

Chapter

Bauman-Waengler, J. (2014). Articulatory and Phonological Impairment. A Clinical Focus. Pearson New International Edition (4th Ed.). England: Pearson. (Chapter 10, pp 305-341 & .Chapter 11, pp 343-351).


Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6: Language for Learning - Assessing reading, narratives and storytelling Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to language for learning components in the context of literacy.

  • tests to assess literacy in school aged children
  • phonological awareness and pragmatics of storytelling

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. (Chapter 10, pp 427-439 & Chapter 11, pp 464-475).


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7: Language for Learning - Differential diagnosis of disorders in syntax and morphology Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

You will explore the components of language for learning.

  • Assessing syntax and morphology
  • Developmental Sentence Analysis
  • Systematic Analysis of Language Scripts

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. (Chapter 8, pp 306-323 &  Chapter 11, pp 452-464).

Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

SALT Class - using transcription analysis software

Week 8: Language for Learning - Differential diagnosis of disorders in semantics and pragmatics. Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

You will explore how speech pathologists analyse semantics, pragmatics and metalinguistics in oral language contexts.

You will analyse a language sample of a school-aged child.

You will discuss the measures of lexical diversity in language samples.

You will use the language sample analysis to make decisions about intervention.

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. (Chapter 11, pp 449-452 & pp 475-483).

Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9: Language for Learning - Interventions 1 Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

You will explore language for learning intervention that focus on:

  • Integrating language with reading and writing
  • Scaffolding learning
  • Emergent literacy
  • Phonological awareness, syntax and morphology
  • 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 12, pp 503-544).

Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Focus child assessment Due: Week 9 Friday (20 Sept 2019) 10:00 am AEST
Week 10: Language for Learning - Interventions 2 Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

You will explore language for learning intervention that focus on:

  • Whole school responses (Response to Intervention)
  • Verification process in Qld Schools
  • Considering the needs of students with severe disability
  • Oral language in classrooms

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. (Chapter 12, pp 544-558).

Additional readings will be placed on Moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11: Advanced language: Assessing higher level language functioning in adolescents Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

You will:

  • compare functional and academic curricular activities.
  • explore the relationship between language and advanced reasoning.
  • consider contexts and approaches to the assessment of adolescents.

Chapter

Paul, R., Norbury, C.E. & Gosse (2018) Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence (5th Ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, USA. Chapter 13, pp 565-588 & Chapter 13, pp 588-602).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12: Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

You will present your case studies and prepare for your examination.

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Presentation of therapy program Due: Week 12 Friday (11 Oct 2019) 9:00 am AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Your end of term examination will be scheduled during the examination period.

Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Your end of term examination will be scheduled during the examination period.

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 materials from earlier in your curriculum, especially physical and cognitive changes in the school years as discussed in ALLH11006 Lifecourse Development for Health Professionals; and the early development of speech and language as discussed in SPCH12002 Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood.

Your textbooks for this term (Paul etal, 2018; and Bauman-Wraengler, 2016) will be an important part of your learning. You will also be expected to explore other readings and resources outlined in Moodle.

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. Please leave a message if you contact Judy by phone.

Assessment Tasks

1 Case Study

Assessment Title
Focus child assessment

Task Description

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 prepare a report which:

  • identifies and explains the factors that impact on the person, their development and academic learning determine the range of practice areas that are involved (primary and secondary),
  • analyses and interprets any existing results
  • identifies gaps in knowledge and
  • recommends and explains any specific future action relevant to the scenario. The specific action may include further  assessment, intervention or a combination of both assessment and intervention.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (20 Sept 2019) 10:00 am AEST

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


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (4 Oct 2019)

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.

A comprehensive marking rubric will be provided through Moodle.

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

  • academic writing style is consistently applied throughout the assessment task. (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 all existing results. There will be results from 2 tests to analyse. (20 marks)
  • clear and concise explanation of how these results inform intervention decisions (20 marks)
  • clear and concise identification of gaps in knowledge (10 marks)
  • clear and concise justification for further clinical action (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 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
Presentation of therapy program

Task Description

You will prepare and deliver a 15 minute presentation which consists of a 10 minute presentation to the class (supported by audiovisual resources, such as powerpoint slides) and 5 minutes answering questions from the audience 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). 

You will need to:

  • orientate the audience to your focus person and explain how your assessment results inform your choice of therapy program.
  • name and describe the therapy program.
  • explain the evidence base for your chosen therapy program.
  • demonstrate your chosen therapy program.

The audiovisual resources and planned script (presentation notes) must be uploaded to Moodle by the due date and time. The oral presentation occurs during class time on the due date. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (11 Oct 2019) 9:00 am AEST

The audiovisual resources and planned script (presentation notes) must be uploaded to Moodle by 9am on the due date and time. The oral presentation occurs during class time on Friday (2pm-4pm).


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (25 Oct 2019)

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. (10 marks)
  • active engagement with the audience. (10 marks)
  • APA referencing is accurately and consistently applied throughout the assessment task. (10 marks)
  • clear and concise summary of how previous assessment results informed your intervention decisions. (10 marks)
  • highly appropriate choice of structured, evidence based therapy program. (10 marks)
  • thorough description of the evidence base for the therapy program. (20 marks)
  • quality research from journals and texts is consistently and appropriately selected to explain the evidence base for the therapy program. (20 marks)
  • clear demonstration of the evidence based therapy program. (10 marks)


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline Online

Submission Instructions
Your audiovisual resources and planned script (presentation notes) must be uploaded to Moodle by the due date and time. The oral presentation occurs during class time on the due date.

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
  • 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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