Communication for Learning (EDPD5005)


Communication is an essential factor for learning and good qualify life. Supporting the needs and development of individuals with communication challenges is central to the work of special educators. This unit examines a range of issues regarding human language and communication development with an emphasis on key theories, research and skills in communication assessment and interventions. Strategies that involve use of augmentative and alternative communication will be given specific consideration, along with the implications for individuals with autism and other complex support needs.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x in-class task (10%); 1x communication strategy group presentation (20%); 1x communication assessment with recommendations report (30%); 1x communication assessment with instructional program report (40%).

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Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.