Introduction to Speech Language Therapy
Introduction to Speech Language Therapy 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
The course will begin with an overview of the profession and clients, followed by an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the speech production mechanism. We will then investigate articulation, language, literacy, cognitive, fluency, voice, swallowing, and hearing disorders affecting communication with reference to various diagnostic and treatment options. An exploration of case studies will be used to illustrate assessment practices, identification and diagnosis, therapeutic avenues, and data measured outcomes for clients impacted by communication disorders. Time will be devoted to discussing aspects of client and counselling, bilingual Welsh speakers and English language learners, augmentative communication systems, and ethical expectations within the field. Material will be presented through class lectures, assigned readings, and class discussions.
-threshold -D- to D+ A threshold student should have basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts presented in the module. The work incompletely covers the module material and there may be no argument and lack of examples & support. -good -B- to B+ A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. The work shows a thorough understanding based on the presented material. The argument is logic and well supported. -excellent -A- to AAn excellent student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module and be able to detailed examples where appropriate, supported by additional reading and knowledge drawn from other modules. Evidence of critical thinking and wider reading is essential for A+ and A marks. -another level-C- to C+A student would have a sound knowledge across most aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. The work shows an understanding based on the presented material. The argument may have gaps and lacks support.
- Students will become aware of a sense of professional identity in an advanced manner and be able to critically reflect on the role, duties and obligations of speech language therapists to their clients and the community they serve.
- Students will become aware of the professional practices, issues, and responsibilities involved in the
delivery of speech-language pathology services and to critically reflect on best practices and standards.
- Students will develop beginning level skills in the areas of assessment, intervention, interpersonal
relationships, and team building.
- Students will review and be able to identify and critically assess and evaluate the causal factors of communication disorders.
- Students will understand and be able to critically evaluate the principles and practices of assessment in speech-language pathology.
- Students will understand the core principles and practices of intervention in speech-language pathology.
Short Oral Presentation
Case Study Report
Final take home assessment