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Speech and Language Therapy

271.150 Holistic Approaches to Communication Disorders 15 credits
This course uses holistic and biopsychosocial frameworks to describe and understand the nature and impact of communication disorders across the lifespan. Environmental and conversational partner strategies are highlighted to promote communication access for children and adults with speech, language and communication support needs.
271.151 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 15 credits
An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing systems in humans.
271.154 Communication Development in Children 15 credits
Explores communication development in children including communication milestones and the influence of sociocultural factors related to cultural and linguistic diversity and conversational partners' support.
271.253 Early Years Language and Communication Support 15 credits
An exploration of language and communication support needs in infants and young children and the application of evidenced-based early intervention that considers neurodevelopmental, ecological, and sociocultural factors.
271.254 Speech Sound Disorders in Children 15 credits
An examination of speech sound acquisition and the impact of speech sound disorders in children. Assessment and intervention approaches will be evaluated and applied to partnership-oriented and culturally safe practice with children and their families/whānau.
271.255 Assessment Frameworks and Procedures for Speech-language Therapy Practice 15 credits
This course introduces students to frameworks for planning and analysing assessments and provides supported opportunities to practice assessment procedures.
271.256 Introduction to Speech-language Therapy Practice 15 credits
This course supports students to begin to apply their speech-language therapy knowledge and skills to practice in well-supported contexts. The workplace learning is primarily with adults and/or children and their families|whānau.
271.257 Language and Communication Support in Educational Contexts 15 credits
An exploration of language and communication support needs experienced by school-aged children and young people in educational and community contexts. Support for their participation and learning in these contexts is based on evidence, neurodevelopmental, ecological, and sociocultural factors.
271.258 Neurogenic Communication Disorders I 15 credits
A theoretical and applied overview of neurological communication disorders, including acquired aphasia and related disorders.
271.259 Deaf and Hard of Hearing 15 credits
An exploration of the auditory system and functions, how these may be disrupted, and the lived experience of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The course has a focus on assessment and support services, and strategies for facilitating communication across the lifespan.
271.392 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 15 credits
A study of augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with complex communication needs.
271.393 Neurogenic Communication Disorders II 15 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.
271.394 Motor Speech Disorders 15 credits
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.
271.395 Fluency Disorders 15 credits
This course examines fluency disorders that occur during childhood and 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 II 15 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.
271.397 Adult Dysphagia 15 credits
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 Therapy 15 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 Populations 15 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 Disorders 15 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 Intervention 15 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 Treatment 15 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 Therapy 15 credits
This course involves in-depth evaluation of the evidence related to a topic relevant to current speech and language therapy practice.
271.496 Advanced Clinical Course I 15 credits
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.
271.498 Advanced Clinical Course II 15 credits
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 Therapy 30 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 Therapy 30 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 Therapy 30 credits
Critical examination of theories and models and their impact on research and clinical practice in speech and language therapy.
271.720 Research Report 30 credits
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 Populations 15 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 Disorders 15 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 Rehabilitation 15 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 Treatment 15 credits
The advanced study of the assessment, analysis and interpretation, planning and implementation of evidence-based interventions for voice disorders in adults and children.
271.796 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1 15 credits
Develop Entry-level competency in clinical skills related to current evidence-based practice across a range of complex communication and swallowing disorders in children or adults.
271.798 Advanced Clinical Practicum II 15 credits
This course addresses advanced aspects of speech and language therapy Entry-level clinical practice and the theoretical frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention.
271.808 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
271.809 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
271.810 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.