Motor Speech and Dysphagia (CSCD2062)


Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct clinical assessment and management for clients with speech motor and motor programming disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia, as well as assessment and management of feeding and swallowing impairments in children and adults. Students will learn to describe, evaluate and conduct and justify interventions for these populations. A focus on case-based problem solving will be emphasised to achieve integration of theory and practical skills. This unit of study prepares students to conduct appropriate and evidence-based clinical assessment and management for these populations.

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1x3 hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week, independent study of modified barium swallow video rating approximately 3 to 4 hrs per semester


1hr case based mid semester exam (40%), MBS exam (barrier task) (0%) and 2 hr case based final exam (60%)


Duffy, Joseph R. (2013). Motor speech disorders: substrates, differential diagnosis, and management (3rd ed) Mosby; London

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This unit is a prerequisite for Year 3 clinic units CSCD3077 and CSCD3078 and CSCD3087

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.