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SPE3105 Management of Sensorimotor Disorders
Credit Points: 15
SPE2104 Analysis of Sensorimotor Systems
SPE2106 Treatment Principles

This unit explores clinical management of sensorimotor communication and swallowing disorders in the context of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. Building on diagnostic skills obtained in prerequisite units, students will examine the variety of management options and their evidence base in the research literature. Students will integrate knowledge of structure and function of sensorimotor systems for clinical management of voice, fluency, hearing and swallowing disorders. Interventions based on data provided from sampling procedures and instrumentation will be discussed. Relevant interventions in the psychosocial realm will be also be explored. Ramifications of urban, regional, rural and remote contexts as well as working with clients from a wide range of diverse backgrounds will be considered. Treatment hierarchies, rationales and relevant outcome measures will be outlined.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y02Bachelor of Speech Pathology
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012