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SL3001 - Stuttering Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Enrolment is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, Speech Pathology IHCAP Program and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours Programs.

This subject will provide the theoretical foundation and professional skill base necessary for competent practice in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment/management of stuttering across the lifespan. Methods for prevention, assessment, diagnosis and intervention will be described and demonstrated. The subject will also provide an introduction to the principles and practices of counselling for speech pathology.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of the theories and processes underlying: the development and progression of fluency, dysfluency and stuttering; approaches to assessment, diagnosis and intervention; and the limitations and restrictions that stuttering can impose on the activities and participation of people who stutter;
  • demonstrate competency in working with patients who stutter by: selecting and administering appropriate assessments; analysing and interpreting assessment results; identifying further information and referral requirements; selecting and planning an intervention approach; and appropriate reporting;
  • demonstrate competency in basic counselling skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Prerequisites: HS2402 AND HS2403 AND SL2001 AND SL2003 AND SL2004 AND RH2002


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Professor Debra Miles, <Person not found>, Ms Louise Brown.
Workload expectations:
  • 52 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students will be required to reach a passing standard in each area of assessment.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.