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CSCD1035: Stuttering

Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to undertake the assessment and intervention of children and adults who stutter. Participants will learn about clinically relevant theories and research findings pertaining to stuttering, how to select, justify and implement clinical interventions, and demonstrate skills in researching and applying evidence-based practice to stuttering intervention. Participants will acquire skills in identifying and measuring stuttering and producing a speech restructuring speech pattern. This unit of study prepares students to evaluate research evidence for different assessment and intervention programs in stuttering.

Code CSCD1035
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify, describe, and assess stuttering in adults and school aged children using appropriate assessment measures including those for severity, speech naturalness and anxiety.
  • LO2. Interpret stuttering assessment results to identify the needs of the individual.
  • LO3. Identify and describe the cause, epidemiology, genetics, and the effects of stuttering and social anxiety and the other related mental health issues.
  • LO4. Develop and apply a protocol for selecting and implementing a sequence of intervention options for individuals who stutter and evaluate progress toward planned outcomes.
  • LO5. Observe, critique, and demonstrate the Camperdown restructuring model and five parent verbal contingencies from the Lidcombe Program, to entry level competency.
  • LO6. Critique the evidence base of key therapy approaches for individuals who stutter.
  • LO7. Demonstrate knowledge of the recommended best practices for the provision of culturally responsive and safe services to individuals with stuttering/motor speech disorders and their families and communicate intervention plans, rationales and recommendations to individuals and families.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.