REHA 3045 Communication Access in Communities
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401425
Coordinator Ed Johnson Opens in new window
Description This subject will introduce the concept of 'Communication access for All' and focus on strategies to create communication accessible environments that promote inclusion of individuals with communication support needs across the lifespan. The scope of the subject will encompass the features of communication accessible environments, multimodal communication methods, assistive technology, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Students in Speech Pathology will develop competency in the assessment, management, measurement, and support of complex communication in individuals across the lifespan, and will explore how capacity building models and strategies can enhance the activities and participation of individuals, families and communities.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Speech Pathology
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Students must be enrolled in 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology, 4764 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours), or 4788 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).
In order to successfully undertake this subject students are expected to understand multimodal communication methods and individual, family focused and community-based models of providing services.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Justify the concept of Communication Access by integrating the perspectives and experiences of individuals, families and communities.
- Design a strategy to promote communication accessible environments within a local context, using a Community Capacity Building framework.
- Plan and justify areas of Speech Pathology assessment for an individual with complex communication needs
- Analyse, interpret, and integrate assessment information to diagnose the nature of an individual�fs complex communications needs and develop functional communication goals
- Formulate and evaluate speech pathology management plans which include evidence-based
- communication access
- communication Accessible environments
- Accessible written information ? plain English, Easy English, patient Friendly
- Models of community capacity Building and Advocacy
- assessment and Diagnosis of complex communication needs / communication support needs
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Applied Project||1,000 word equivalent||30||N||Group|
|Case Study||2,500 words||40||Y||Individual|
- Beukelman, D., & Mirenda, P. (2013). Augmentative & alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub.
Subject Contact Belinda Kenny Opens in new window
Subject Contact Ed Johnson Opens in new window