SPHY202 - Language Disorders (Acquired)
Prerequisites: SPHY100 Communication and Development across the Lifespan; SPHY200 Neuroscience for Speech Pathology
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.
Language is a designated Range of Practice Area (RoPA) that speech pathology students are expected to demonstrate competency within in order to meet Entry Level requirements into the profession. Thus, having the capacity to manage individuals presenting with a language disorder of an acquired nature such as stroke, acquired brain injury and dementia is a key aspect of Speech Pathology practice. This unit examines the cause/s and impact/s (on the individual and their world) of having an acquired language. Additionally, students are provided with the foundational knowledge and skills associated with the evidence-based management (assessment, analysis, planning, and treatment) of individuals with an acquired language disorders. As such, this unit contributes to the development of the skills required by students under Speech Pathology Australia’s Competency-based Occupational Standards (CBOS) by providing a theoretical base that ensures successful preparation for future professional practice in the area of acquired language disorders.