Gold CoastSession 2N/A

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 for fluency disorders. Students also strengthen knowledge and skills required for applying holistic, evidence based speech pathology services, and for inter-professional collaboration.

Unit content

  • Nature and theories and factors associated with stuttering
  • Fluency disruptions, cluttering and stuttering
  • Impact of stuttering including in relation to the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health
  • Evidence Based Practice and research translation regarding fluency assessment and intervention
  • Assessment and measurement of stuttering quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Intervention for stuttering for preschool, school age and adolescent children and adults
  • Principles and practices in different intervention approaches
  • Lidcombe Program
  • Camperdown Program
  • Service delivery models including technology in treatment

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Clinical skills20%
Case study40%
Exam: viva40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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