Increases students' understanding of characteristics of speech fluency, dysfluency and stuttering in adults and children. Students learn about widespread ramifications potentially linked to stuttering. Students develop knowledge and skills for assessing and providing intervention strategies that reduce stuttering behaviours and decrease associated negative attitudes about speaking.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Identify qualities of fluent and dysfluent speech and characteristics of primary and secondary stuttering.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Explain factors that influence stuttering (e.g. motor, neurologic, linguistic and affective).||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Demonstrate qualitative and quantitative types of assessment and analysis processes pertinent to appraising fluency and stuttering.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Illustrate intervention approaches for people who stutter, including fluency management, fluency shaping, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and social skills training.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Formulate an intervention plan for paediatric stuttering and describe alternative service delivery models.||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Illustrate how an outcome measure such as the Wright and Ayre Stuttering Self-Rating Profile (WASSP) measures change in areas of stuttering related to behaviours, cognition, affect and participation.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Describe appropriate strategies for assessing and treating fluency disorders in people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.||Cultural competence|
- Guitar, B & McCauley, R, 2010, Treatment of stuttering: established and emerging interventions, 1st edn, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.
Teaching and assessment
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