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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 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1measure and rate symptoms of fluency disorders using scientifically supported methods of relevance to contemporary speech pathology practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories and other factors that contribute to contemporary understanding of the clinical presentation of fluency disorders in children and adultsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3plan and justify speech pathology assessment for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disordersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment data from child and adult clients with fluency disordersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5plan evidence-based and holistic speech pathology intervention for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disordersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6model speech pathology assessment and intervention practices appropriate for clients with fluency disordersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. measure and rate symptoms of fluency disorders using scientifically supported methods of relevance to contemporary speech pathology practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories and other factors that contribute to contemporary understanding of the clinical presentation of fluency disorders in children and adults
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. plan and justify speech pathology assessment for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. analyse and interpret speech pathology assessment data from child and adult clients with fluency disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. plan evidence-based and holistic speech pathology intervention for child and adult clients presenting with fluency disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. model speech pathology assessment and intervention practices appropriate for clients with fluency disorders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Available to download from Australian Stuttering Research Centre at Sydney University (http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/downloads/): Onslow, M, 2017, Stuttering and its treatment: Eleven lectures, March 2017, Mark Onslow, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978-0-646-92717-6.
  • Guitar, B, 2013, Stuttering: An integrated approach to its nature and treatment, 4th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. ISBN: 9781608310043.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
Case study50%
Case study50%
Exam: vivaSR
Notice

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

Domestic

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

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International

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