Specialist Studies 1 (CSCD5022)


This unit examines assessment, diagnosis and management of specialist populations, including stuttering and clients with complex communication needs.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x2-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorials/week


Two barrier tasks (0%), 1500 word case-based assignment (25%), client assessment (20%), 1 x 1-hr final case-based exams (25%); case-based viva (30%)


Onslow, M. (2015). Stuttering and its management: Eleven lectures. Retrieved from http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/downloads/index.shtml.; Downing, June E et al (2015) Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities, Third Edition Paul H. Brookes Pub, Baltimore; Workbook available for purchase on-campus

Faculty/department permission required?


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Additional Information

This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD5027 and CSCD5032 and CSCD5033

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.