Introductory Practice 1: Community (CSCD2065)
UNIT OF STUDY
Students are paired to conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day-care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as engage in professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting; develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals. They will understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research. To support their clinical learning, this unit will consider issues directly related to clinical practice in the areas of professional relationships with families and other professionals, problem solving strategies for identifying and managing ethical issues involved in being a student, working with children and working with families. Students will develop strategies for facilitating client`s learning. Also, this unit will cover culturally and linguistically diverse and indigenous issues in health service delivery, basic report writing and case presentation skills. Students will gain knowledge of the on-campus clinic policies and procedures and government legislation.
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1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/fortnight
pass/fail (100%), must attend 80% of lectures (0% barrier task), satisfactory professional behaviour checklist (0% barrier task), online tasks (0% barrier task) , pass 2xwritten assignments (0% barrier task) and CPR certificate (0% barrier task)
Clinic Handbook available from the Discipline - Competency Based Occupational Standards (CBOS), Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne (2011) available from the Discipline
Clinical practice Monday to Friday minimum 56 hours/semester for preschool visit, elearning tasks, planning and debrief meetings
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