CSD 2072: Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Specific Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

_______         Define the parameters of speech fluency (rate, rhythm, smoothness) and summarize the development of speech fluency in children.

_______         Identify and assess specific risk factors contributing to the development of stuttering (e.g., genetic, environmental; linguistic, motoric, temperamental).

_______         List specific differences between people who stutter and people who do not stutter (communication, behavior, linguistic, intelligence, etc.)

_______         Review relevant research literature on anatomical/physical differences between people who stutter and people who do not stutter

_______         Describe key acoustic features of speech disfluencies

_______         Recount and evaluate the experience of stuttering from the perspective of the speaker

_______         Discuss the importance of the two major developmental pathways for stuttering

_______         Review key linguistic factors contributing to the production of disfluencies

_______         Design an intervention program to minimize the risk for developing stuttering and suggest appropriate adaptations to the treatment program to meet individual needs

_______         Describe the components of complete assessment protocols for preschoolers, school-age children, and adults who stutter, and suggest appropriate adaptations of treatment protocols to meet individual needs

_______         Complete reliable fluency counts.

_______         List and explain the rationale for key components of a comprehensive treatment approach for preschoolers, school-age children, and adults who stutter. Suggest appropriate adaptations to treatment programs to meet individual needs.

_______         Demonstrate specific treatment strategies for modifying fluency, modifying stuttering, and improving communication attitudes

_______         Discuss the process of obtaining specialty recognition in fluency disorders



Successful completion of CSD 2072 with a grade of B- or better indicates attainment of the knowledge and skills defined above, based on the 2005 Revision of the ASHA Certification Standards for the CCC.



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                             J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP                                                                                        Date