University of Technology Sydney

96117 Speech Sound Disorders in Children

6cp; 4hpw (1 x 2hrs: workshop, 1 x 2hrs: lecture)
Requisite(s): 96116c Fundamentals in Speech Pathology AND 96115c Evidence-based Practice in Speech Pathology AND 96118c Language Disorders in Children
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Students learn about speech sound disorders in pre-schoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents, and how these impact on intelligibility and literacy and consequently participation in education, social activities, and future employment. They learn methods of assessment, analysis, and intervention, along with critical appraisal of the evidence applied in practical activities and simulated cases. They integrate knowledge on the theoretical frameworks of typical and atypical speech development with research on speech sound disorders. They develop skills in assessing phonological awareness and how it contributes to literacy acquisition. This subject provides essential preparation for the clinical practice subjects in the Master of Speech Pathology (C04386).

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Autumn session, City campus

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