On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Cite basic knowledge and theoretical understanding of the development of children’s communication and swallowing and feeding skills in the first 4 years of life.
- Evaluate children’s global communication skills using informal and formal assessment measures and strategies.
- Identify the impact of communication delay or disorder on children and families, especially in relation to issues of community diversity and the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) framework.
- Apply principles of evidence based practice when planning management strategies for young children with communication disorders or delays.
Speech Pathology Australia Range of Practice covered:
Child - Speech and Language - primary areas;
Child - Fluency, Voice, Multimodal and Dysphagia - secondary areas.
Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS 2011):
Unit 1 Assessment - Elements 1.1 and 1.2 to Novice standard
Unit 2 Analysis and interpretation - Elements 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 to Novice standard
Unit 3 Planning evidence based speech pathology practices - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5 to Novice standard
Unit 5 Planning, providing and managing speech pathology Services – Elements 5.4, and 5.8 to Novice standard
Unit 7 Lifelong learning and reflective practice – Elements 7.2 to Novice standard
Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:
Unit 1 Reasoning - Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to Novice standard
Unit 2 Communication - Elements 2.1 and 2.2 to Novice standard
Unit 3 Learning - Elements 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 to Novice standard
Unit 4 Professionalism - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5 to Novice standard