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CSCD5065: Speech 2: Stuttering and Motor Speech

2024 unit information

This unit provides the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct clinical assessment and intervention for child and adult clients with the motor speech disorders of stuttering, dysarthria and apraxia of speech. Students will learn to describe, evaluate, conduct and justify intervention or service responses for communication needs in these populations. A focus on case problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Communication Sciences

Code CSCD5065
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Anatomy and neurology of the speech system including head, neck, nervous system and speech motor control

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

  • LO1. assess, analyse and differentially diagnose different types of motor speech disorders including stuttering, cluttering, apraxia of speech and different types of dysarthria, with reference to anatomy and physiology of normal and disordered processes.
  • LO2. design intervention plans for individuals with stuttering/motor speech disorders and their carers, using collaborative goal setting and taking into account personal and social context, age, impairment type and severity, activity limitation, participation and evidence-based guidelines
  • LO3. explain and discuss the nature, impact, and support of stuttering/motor speech disorders in language appropriate for the individual, carers, identified health and education professionals needed for optimal care, and the wider public
  • LO4. determine levels of evidence, including evidence gaps supporting different intervention approaches for individuals with stuttering/motor speech disorders, and how this informs one's speech pathology practice.
  • LO5. demonstrate knowledge of the recommended best practices for the provision of culturally safe and responsive services to individuals with stuttering/motor speech disorders from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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