This topic provides background knowledge and skills essential for a speech pathologist working with children and their families in contemporary Australian society. It also provides industry-based experience in this area. The topic aims to develop an understanding about the work and roles of other professionals and how the speech pathologist works with them. As such, this topic provides core foundation knowledge for the students' understanding of the human communication disorder topics and the professional practice topics in the third and fourth years of the course.
This topic aims to: