CMDS461-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Complex Communication Disorders

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 13 October 2017


In this course, students undertake advanced study with a focus on the management of more complex and multifaceted cases. Discussion topics include the management of clients for whom there is more than one key issue influencing their management (e.g. more than one communication disorder, bilingualism, psychosocial issues, multicultural background) and for clients in specialist areas of speech-language therapy (e.g. neurodevelopmental and cognitive communication disorders). Students explore knowledge which enables them, on the basis of a range of novel and complex case studies, to compare and contrast appropriate assessment procedures, to differentially diagnose the presence, extent, and nature of the communication disorder, to establish appropriate goals for intervention and to plan an appropriate intervention programme.



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Phoebe Macrae

Course Coordinator

Phoebe Macrae


Sarah Wallace

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $912.00

International fee $4,275.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Communication Disorders.

All CMDS461 Occurrences

  • CMDS461-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017