This topic teaches students the skills and processes connected with clinical practice. Its focus is on facilitating the integration of theoretical knowledge into the clinical context. There is a practical component to the topic where students develop skills in interacting with and providing support to children in a structured setting.
This topic aims to continue the development of the skills relevant to speech pathology practice. Students will develop an understanding of the issues involved in diagnosis and decision making in clinical practice, clinical management including goal setting and evaluation of intervention strategies.
There will be a strong focus on developing clinical reasoning skills. There will also be opportunities to further develop practical skills in test administration and goal setting. Students will begin to develop an understanding of the range of competencies necessary in developing clinical competence.