SPH306 Evidence-Based Management of Stuttering (8)


This subject introduces students to the study of stuttering and its management. Students learn about the nature of the disorder, theories of the cause of stuttering, and management options. Within this context, students explore and apply the principles of evidence-based practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SPH306
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge

SPH101, SPH105, SPH106, SPH201

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology, and the Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Honours)
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain theoretical positions, their clinical reasoning and practical clinical choices, with reference to theoretical and empirical stuttering literature;
  • be able to recognise and solve problems related to the management of stuttering;
  • be able to develop measurement and other clinical skills necessary for competent management of stuttering;
  • be able to apply the principles of evidence-based practice to the management of stuttering.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • description and epidemiology of stuttering;
  • development of stuttering;
  • clinical measurement;
  • the concepts of generalisation and maintenance;
  • management of early stuttering;
  • management of advanced stuttering;
  • management of stuttering in late childhood and early adolescence.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.