SPHY100 - Development and Communication Across the Lifespan

10 cp
Prerequisites SPHY103 Linguistics and Phonetics for Speech Pathology
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Understanding typical communication and swallowing development and functions across the lifespan is core foundational knowledge for a speech pathologist. Accordingly in this unit students will learn about typical development, how to collect client data, and how to analyse the data.

This unit focuses on collecting data through observation and in connected speech and language contexts. Students will learn about typical development and change across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on communication and swallowing development. Students will consider communication development, its relationship with other developmental domains, and how it is influenced by socio-cultural contexts. Students will apply linguistic frameworks to the analysis of communication.

The unit aims to provide students with foundational knowledge of typical development and technical skills that they will use to apply to clinical populations in future units in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.