In this unit you will investigate the communication development of children in the first five years of life, the disorders and delays in all aspects of communication development in early childhood, and the potential management strategies for children with communication delays or disorders. You will also be introduced to the development of, and disorders in, swallowing and feeding skills. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, and the principles of evidence-based, reflective, and interprofessional practice will be applied throughout the unit.
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Practical Assessment||30%|
|2. Written Assessment||30%|
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%).
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Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Speech Pathology Australia Range of Practice covered:
Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS 2011):
Unit 1 Assessment - Elements 1.1 and 1.2 to Novice standard
Unit 2 Analysis and interpretation - Elements 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 to Novice standard
Unit 3 Planning evidence based speech pathology practices - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5 to Novice standard
Unit 5 Planning, providing and managing speech pathology Services – Elements 5.4, and 5.8 to Novice standard
Unit 7 Lifelong learning and reflective practice – Elements 7.2 to Novice standard
Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:
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|9 - Social Innovation||•|
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