Lifelong Disability and AAC (CSCD3076)
UNIT OF STUDY
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours with Advanced Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours with Space Engineering Major
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Project Management and Bachelor of Arts
Further unit of study information
1x2-hr lecture/week, 12x1-hr tutorials
group assignment (20%) and client assessment (30%) and case-based viva (50%)
Downing, June E et al (2015) Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities, Third Edition Paul H. Brookes Pub, Baltimore
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This unit of study is a prerequisite for CSCD4051 Evidence Based Practice for SP
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.