CSD 2072: Fluency Disorders
Course Outline – Spring, 2006



January 9

Who Are We and Why Are We Here?

A place to start and an overview of where we’re headed
What does it take to be a good clinician for people who stutter?

January 23

Who Are People Who Stutter and What Do They Want From Us?

Visit from NSA members

January 30

What is Stuttering?

Exploring different types of disfluencies and fluency disorders
Defining stuttering, cluttering, neurogenic stuttering, psychogenic stuttering

February 6

(Practice #1 Due)

Why Do People Stutter?

Historical theories and current perspectives

February 13


When Do People Stutter?

Factors affecting speech fluency and the development of stuttering
Interesting stuttering phenomena

February 20

How Do We Evaluate Stutter in General?

Evaluating the stuttering event and the stuttering disorder

February 27

(Practice #2 due)

How Do We Treat Adults Who Stutter?

Goals and scope of treatment
Fluency modification and Stuttering modification approaches

March 13

How Do We Evaluate Young Children Who Stutter?

A Complete Diagnostic Evaluation
Making treatment recommendations

March 20

March 27

(Practice # 3 due)

How Do We Treat Preschool Children who Stutter and their Families?

Indirect treatment: Working with the environment and parent counseling
Direct treatment: Working with the child
Some controversies and different opinions

April 3

April 10

How Do We Evaluate and Treat School-Age Children Who Stutter?

Assessment & Treatment in the schools

Where do we go from here?

Current Issues / Hot Topics / Specialty Recognition

April 17

April 24

What Are Some of the Key Issues In the Field?

Group poster sessions