271.150 Introduction to Communication Disorders15 credits
An overview of developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. The nature and impact of communication disorders will be identified and explored.
271.151 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing15 credits
An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing systems in humans.
271.152 Speech-Language Therapy and the Treaty of Waitangi15 credits
This course examines the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi with respect to the provision of Speech-Language Therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand, with special focus upon obligations for culturally appropriate professional practices in service delivery policies, assessment, diagnostic procedures, therapy interventions and professional relationships with persons and their whanau/hapu/iwi.
An examination of the nature and impact of language disorders in the early years of children's lives. The identification of developmental and socio-cultural factors for assessments and evidence-based interventions aligned with inter professional and partnership practice models will be explored.
271.254 Speech Sound Disorders in Children : Articulation and Phonological Disorders15 credits
This course focuses on an examination of speech sound disorders that occur during childhood. Characteristics of articulation and phonological disorders, including related developmental and etiological factors, assessment and treatment methodologies, and relevant research, will be addressed.
271.255 Assessment Methods for Speech and Language Disorders15 credits
The development of competencies in the selection, use and interpretation of a wide range of speech and language assessment methods designed to identify and describe disordered speech and language performance in children and adults from diverse etiological, cultural and ethnic groups.
271.256 Field Work and Clinical Skills I15 credits
A study of issues related to fieldwork and clinical practice, including data collection for workplace and clinical/fieldwork purposes.
An exploration of the nature and impact of spoken and written language disorders experienced by children and adolescents. The provision of support for children and adolescents in their home, education and community settings is related to inter-professional and collaborative practice models.
271.258 Neurogenic Communication Disorders I15 credits
A theoretical and applied overview of neurological language impairments, including acquired aphasia and related disorders.
271.392 Augmentative and Alternative Communication15 credits
A study of augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with complex communication needs.
271.393 Neurogenic Communication Disorders II15 credits
An examination of neurological cognitive communication disorders as a result of acquired brain injury including right hemisphere disorders (RHD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia.
An examination of motor speech disorders, such as dysarthria and apraxia that result from cortical injury, and the principles and practices of the assessment and management of motor speech disorders will be addressed.
This course examines fluency disorders that occur during childhood into adulthood. Characteristics of fluency disorders, including related developmental and etiological factors, assessment and treatment methodologies, and relevant research, will be addressed.
271.396 Field Work and Clinical Skills II15 credits
An extension of Fieldwork and Clinical Skills I focusing on more advanced issues related to fieldwork or clinical practice, including data collection for workplace and clinical/fieldwork with particular attention to developing and consolidating speech and language therapy clinical competencies, and tangata whenua case management.
An examination of the assessment, analysis and interpretation, planning and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in adults.
271.398 Research Methods for Speech and Language Therapy15 credits
The study and application of research designs, relevant to current theory, research and practice, in speech and language therapy.
271.486 Speech and Language Therapy Practice and Diverse Clinical Populations15 credits
An advanced examination of speech and language therapy clients with diverse communication disorders as associated with, for example, cleft palate, down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders. Interdisciplinary learning and whanau/family-centred practice associated with these disorders is also examined.
271.487 Paediatric Dysphagia and Feeding Disorders15 credits
This course covers the neuro-anatomical and physiological principles of swallowing and feeding development in infants and children. The course will cover specific developmental disorders and conditions that contribute to or cause paediatric dysphagia and/or feeding disorders.
271.488 Aural Rehabilitation, Assessment and Intervention15 credits
This course examines aural rehabilitation for children and adults with hearing disorders. Emphasis is given to auditory system function and disorders, audiologic assessment procedures and assessment of communication performance. Devices and technologies for individuals with hearing loss will be evaluated.
271.489 Voice Disorders, Assessment and Treatment15 credits
The study of the assessment, analysis and interpretation, planning and implementation of evidence based interventions for voice disorders in adults and children.
271.490 Advanced Topics in Speech and Language Therapy15 credits
This course involves in-depth evaluation of the evidence related to a topic relevant to current speech and language therapy practice.
An application of Entry-level speech and language therapy clinical competency skills of professional communication, professional conduct, observation, data management and professional writing through participation in case management.
This course addresses advanced aspects of clinical competency skills involved in working with clients and their whānau. Students will be responsible for assessment, treatment and management of children and adults with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders.
271.710 Evidenced-Based Practice in Speech and Language Therapy30 credits
Advanced study of contemporary evidence-based practice in speech and language therapy. The implications of evidence-based practice in speech language therapy clinical settings are explored.
271.711 Critical and Current Issues in Speech and Language Therapy30 credits
An in-depth evaluation and analysis of critical and current trends arising in, and impacting on the work of speech language therapy clinicians and researchers.
271.712 Theoretical Issues in Speech and Language Therapy30 credits
Critical examination of theories and models and their impact on research and clinical practice in speech and language therapy.
A research project based on systematic and analytical consideration of theory, research methods, practice and culture in speech therapy.
271.786 Advances in SLT and Diverse Clinical Populations15 credits
An advanced analysis and evaluation of communication disorders associated with diverse clinical populations, for example, cleft palate, down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders. Approaches to practice for complex cases is considered with a focus on interdisciplinary practice, embedded interventions, and communication partner engagement.
271.787 Advanced Paediatric Dysphagia and Feeding Disorders15 credits
The advanced study of neuro-anatomical and physiological principles of feeding and swallowing skills from a developmental perspective. Investigate specific developmental disorders and conditions that contribute or cause paediatric dysphagia and/or feeding disorders.
271.788 Advances in Aural Rehabilitation15 credits
This course examines aural rehabilitation for children and adults with hearing disorders. Emphasis is given to advances in evidence-based practice relating to assessment and intervention associated with hearing disorders.
271.789 Advanced Voice Disorders, Assessment and Treatment15 credits
The advanced study of the assessment, analysis and interpretation, planning and implementation of evidence-based interventions for voice disorders in adults and children.