COURSE SYLLABUS: CDIS 617, SEMINAR: STUTTERING Instructor: Judith Kuster Office: AH 103M Phone: 389-5840 Class Meetings: Mondays 10:00-1:00 Final - June 6, 1996 - 10:15-12:15 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is concerned with the advanced study of disorders of fluency. A seminar, by definition, is "a group of students doing research or advanced study." The burden of the course is upon the student to discover new insights, information, ideas, procedures, or relationships...that is to LEARN, individually and with each other. The instructor has organized the coursework required, the students and instructor will participate in active discussion and group learning. OBJECTIVES: 1. to become knowledgeable about people who stutter, about parents of children who are disfluent and children who stutter 2. to be knowledgeable about and comfortable discussing basic information about stuttering - a review of basic information you probably learned as an undergraduate 3. to become familiar with ASHA's preferred practice standards regarding Fluency Assessment. 4. to become familiar with a wide variety of therapy techniques that may be used in working with - parents of children who are disfluent or who stutter - children who are disfluent - children who stutter - adolescents and adults who stutter 5. to become familiar with current literature and research in stuttering 6. to become familiar with resources about stuttering available on the Internet for both clinicians and clients 7. to help prepare the student to successfully pass the fluency relevant portions of the National Examination in Speech Pathology and Audiology (NESPA-CCC Exam). This examination is used as the Comprehensive Examination for the Master's degree in Communication Disorders at Mankato State University and must also be passed to earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA TEXT: There are many new and wonderful texts about stuttering published in recent years. I consider the following an important part of your professional library: Bloodstein, Oliver, (1995) A Handbook on Stuttering -provides an excellent resource for the background information about stuttering, as well as helps prepare you for the NESPA exam. This is the required text for the seminar. It is assumed you have kept the text required for your undergraduate stuttering course, Peters and Guitar, (1991) Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment Additional recommeded books that provide a wealth of information on stuttering, assessment and treatment: Stuttering Foundation of America series on Stuttering - information on how to order will be provided. Ham, Techniques of Stuttering Therapy Ham, Therapy of Stuttering - Preschool Through Adolesence REQUIREMENTS l. Prepare 1 page handouts of 3 assigned basic competencies for class distribution. Each handout must have 3 bibliographical resources listed from books/articles 1990-present, one of which may include your text, Bloodstein, O. A Handbook on Stuttering. Share the handouts and present the information to the class. There will be an exam on this material. 2. Prepare a handout of the assessment information you present, as well as copies of case history forms, protocols, etc. for each class member. 3. Prepare a 2-page outline for class distribution of each of eight therapy programs you have been assigned. Briefly (in about 8-10 minutes) explain and/or demonstrate five of the therapy program in class. 4. Lead two Roundtable discussion about articles provided, assigned chapters, or topics assigned. Participate in all of the Roundtables and read all the assigned materials. A bibliography of required reading will be provided. 5. As a class, divide the journals (JSHR, LSHSS, JCD and ASHA magazine, AJSLP from May 1995-present) and the Journal of Fluency Disorders, 1994-present finding all articles that relate to stuttering. Read the articles you found, summarizing them on a 5X8 (no other size, please) notecard in a short paragraph of 3-5 sentences. The instructor will organize the articles and provide the class with an annotated bibliography of the most current thoughts and research in the area of stuttering. Please print or type your notecards very legibly, and give the full bibliographical reference. These annotations will be added to the MSU Stuttering Home Page. 6. Complete a notebook to be submitted at the last regular class meeting. The notebook should be arranged logically with dividers AND a table of contents with the articles listed under each tab. The notebook should contain: - outlines/notes of information from Roundtable discussions - a completed annotated bibliography of articles related to stuttering This will be collated by the instructor - outlines/materials/notes on fluency assessment - outlines of therapy approaches, organized in a reasonable manner so that you can USE the information 7. Sign onto the three listservs that are relevant to stuttering. Each student will be asked to read all the postings for one week during the quarter and summarize the disucssion for that week to the class in about 5-10 minutes. Each student is also required to post at least once and to check their email at least twice/week to "lurk" the discussion that is going on. Careful reading of all posts is not required, except for the week you are asked to summarize the discussion. Just read (and respond to if you wish) discussion that you find interesting. 8. Final "exam" which will include sample questions from the NESPA exam 9. Attend all classes and actively participate. Incompletes will not be given except in cases where a student cannot complete the work due to circumstances beyond his/her control. All of the above is subject to reasonable change.