Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Focuses primarily on management of fluency disorders in preschool-age and school-age children, adolescents and adults. Key issues related to assessment and intervention practices are addressed. Clinical speech measures and specific intervention techniques are studied, in addition to the application of evidence based practice principles.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify etiological factors involved in impairments of fluency.

2. Administer comprehensive fluency assessments.

3. Analyse and interpret findings with regard to knowledge of normal fluency development.

4. Identify further information and referral requirements.

5. Develop comprehensive and detailed plans for fluency intervention

6. Report on findings and make recommendations for future management.



  • Description and diagnosis
  • Nature of Stuttering (early and advanced)
  • Theoretical issues
  • Assessment issues and intervention for preschool-age children who stutter
  • Assessment and treatment for school-age children who stutter
  • Assessment and treatment of advanced stuttering (adolescents and adults)

Fluency related disorders including neurological stuttering and cluttering


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology(Hons) and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed knowledge

Students are expected to have Assumed Knowledge:

SPTH2101, SPTH2102, SPTH1080

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz (30%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment (40%)

Online Learning Activity: Online contribution to self-directed learning modules (30%)

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