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Unit description

Prepares students for speech pathology practice when working with children and adults presenting with fluency disorders. Students acquire knowledge and skills pertinent to assessment, diagnosis and intervention relevant for fluency disorders.

Unit content

  1. Stuttering theory and the impact of stuttering in relation to the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health
  2. Assessment, diagnosis and measurement of stuttering quantitatively and qualitatively
  3. Intervention for fluency disorders through application of evidence-based practice for preschool aged populations
  4. Intervention for fluency disorders through application of evidence-based practice for school aged and adolescent populations
  5. Intervention for fluency disorders through application of evidence-based practice for adult populations
  6. Contemporary practice for fluency disorders 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1formulate evidence-based speech pathology assessment plans for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disorders
2use scientifically supported methods to identify, measure and rate stuttering behaviours and identify the presence of a fluency disorder
3analyse speech pathology assessment data to formulate a diagnosis for clients presenting with a fluency disorder
4demonstrate evidence-based speech pathology intervention for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disorders

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. formulate evidence-based speech pathology assessment plans for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disorders
  2. use scientifically supported methods to identify, measure and rate stuttering behaviours and identify the presence of a fluency disorder
  3. analyse speech pathology assessment data to formulate a diagnosis for clients presenting with a fluency disorder
  4. demonstrate evidence-based speech pathology intervention for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disorders

Teaching and assessment

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