Student-delivered intensive smooth speech programs for adolescents and adults who stutter: A preliminary exploration of student confidence, anxiety, and interest

Cardell, Elizabeth and Hill, Anne (2013) Student-delivered intensive smooth speech programs for adolescents and adults who stutter: A preliminary exploration of student confidence, anxiety, and interest. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 15 2: 54-59.

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Author Cardell, Elizabeth
Hill, Anne
Title Student-delivered intensive smooth speech programs for adolescents and adults who stutter: A preliminary exploration of student confidence, anxiety, and interest
Journal name Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology
ISSN 2200-0259
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 54
End page 59
Total pages 6
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC Australia
Publisher Speech Pathology Australia
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Gaining clinical competencies in the assessment and management of stuttering is challenging for speech pathology students in many university programs. Lack of local expertise in fluency management and funding shortfalls have resulted in a paucity of quality services in public and private health facilities and schools for adolescents and adults who stutter (AAWS). One method of developing competencies and capacity to support student learning and the needs of AAWS is through student-led intensive smooth speech programs. This study investigated 38 students’ perceptions of their anxiety, confidence, and interest levels in working with AAWS. This information was collected prior to and immediately following participation in 5-day intensive programs. Results indicated that students’ reported levels of anxiety decreased and that their confidence and interest levels in working with AAWS increased following the program. The benefits of student-delivered intensive programs in clinical education and elements that contribute to their success are discussed.
Keyword Competencies
Intensive programs
Smooth speech
Students
Stuttering
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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