SPHY304 - Fluency Disorders Across the Lifespan

10 cp
Prerequisites SPHY200 Neuroscience for Speech Pathology; SPHY207 Speech Pathology Practice 2B
Teaching Organisation

In 2018, this unit will have two modules: Fluency Disorders and Hearing Disorders.

Fluency is a designated Range of Practice Area (RoPA) in which that speech pathology students are expected to demonstrate competency within in order to meet professional Entry Level requirements. Stuttering and other fluency disorders impact on an individualís ability to function and participate in society, with people who stutter at a significantly increased risk for developing anxiety disorders and social phobia. Students will analyse research about stuttering typology, epidemiology causal, risk and prognostic factors associated with stuttering to support a foundation for clinical practice. Students will apply principles of evidence-based practice by integrating current research in fluency disorders within the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) framework. Through collaboration within a national community of practice, students will develop their professional competencies in new technologies, while demonstrating clinical reasoning skills required for Entry Level practice.

The overall aim of this unit is for students to develop entry level competency in in assessment, analysis, planning and management of stuttering and itís impact, exploring new technologies and guided by evidence-based principles and client-centred practice.