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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2x2 hr lectures/week, independent study of modified barium swallow video rating approximately 3 to 4 hrs per semester


1hr case based mid semester exam (35%), MBS exam (barrier task) (15%) and 2 hr case based final exam (50%)


Murry, T. & Carrau, R.L. (2012). Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders. Plural Publishing; San Diego Duffy, Joseph R. (2013). Motor speech disorders: substrates, differential diagnosis, and management (3rd ed) Mosby; London

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge


Assumed knowledge: BIOS1163

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