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.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-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

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

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

Assumed Knowledge

SPH101, SPH105, SPH106, SPH201

Incompatible Subjects


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.


This 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SPH306 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Clinical measurement
Adult stuttering assessment plan
Working with clients who stutter

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.