The Syllabus Project With Steering Committee Members: Char Bloom, Larry Molt, Bill Murphy, Jennifer Watson, and Nancy Hall What is the status of academic and clinical education in fluency disorders (from Yaruss, 1999)? The number of students taking full courses or gaining clinical experience with fluency appears to be falling substantially ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2001
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Article   |   December 01, 2001
The Syllabus Project
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2001, Vol. 11, 16-18. doi:10.1044/ffd11.4.16
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2001, Vol. 11, 16-18. doi:10.1044/ffd11.4.16
With Steering Committee Members: Char Bloom, Larry Molt, Bill Murphy, Jennifer Watson, and Nancy Hall
What is the status of academic and clinical education in fluency disorders (from Yaruss, 1999)? The number of students taking full courses or gaining clinical experience with fluency appears to be falling substantially when compared with earlier surveys of graduate education in the field. Currently, 20% of programs report that it is possible for a student to graduate without taking a fluency course. Fifty percent of programs report that clinical experience with stuttering is not required and that a student could graduate without practicum hours in fluency. Yaruss notes that, sadly, these numbers may be underestimates based on response bias. That is, programs that do offer fluency courses and practica are more likely to return surveys than are programs that do not.
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