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SPE3106 Management of Speech and Language Disorders
Credit Points: 15
SPE2103 Analysis of Speech and Language
SPE3100 Clinical Decision Support Systems - Standard Tests
SPE2106 Treatment Principles

This unit explores clinical management of speech and language disorders of non-neurogenic origin in the context of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. Building on diagnostic skills obtained in the prerequisite units, students will examine the variety of management options and their evidence base in the research literature. Speech and language interventions based on data provided from both standardised and non-standardised assessment tools will be discussed, with potential treatment goals covering the areas of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, focusing on word, sentence and discourse tasks. Students will consider differences in results from individuals of non-standard English backgrounds including Indigenous Australians. Relevant interventions in the psychosocial realm will also be explored and ramifications of urban, regional, rural and remote contexts 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