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(SPTH8836 or SPHL836) and (SPTH8837 or SPHL837)
In this unit, students will analyse aspects of language and communication in everyday social activities involving children and adults who have communication disorders. It will focus on methods of analysis derived from Linguistics and Sociology that directly and empirically document language and communication. Students will then use the outcomes of these analyses to inform speech pathology assessment of, and intervention for, communication disability.
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|Analysis task - communication disability||40%||No||Week 8|
|Case based assessment - communication disability||60%||Yes||Week 14|
In this assessment, students will analyse and interpret authentic samples of communication from people who have communication disabilities. Analyses will focus on action and sequence, turn-taking, and repair. Students will use these analyses to inform choices relating to speech pathology assessment and intervention for communication. 1000 words.
Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 47 hours
Due: Week 14
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
In this assessment, students will collect audio and/or video samples of client communication. Students will document and present the motivations for sampling practices. Students will then analyse the samples collected using techniques studied in this unit and report on their findings. Students will reach comprehensive interpretations of the client’s communication disability, and use this to inform intervention planning. 2500 words.
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Unit information based on version 2021.01R of the Handbook