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CSD 4200
Introduction to Fluency Disorders

Cindy S. Spillers, Ph.D.
Spring 2012

Welcome to the Home Page for
CSD 4200 Intro. to Fluency Disorders
Spring 2011



Another faculty member will be teaching this course in 2013 and 2014.


 Cindy S. Spillers, Ph.D.

 University of MN Duluth

 189 Chester Park (726-7992)

 Spring 2012

 Mon, Wed, Fri. 11:00- 11:50


 124 Chester Park


Behind this unassuming index page lie many more pages of useful information for the students of CSD 4200. You will see a menu of the basic links hovering to the left of each page. Use these links to take you to the major pieces of information that you will need. From these links, you will find your way to more detailed information, such as the outlines for each unit of discussion and the details of assignments and grading. Check this page regularly; things change. Watch the ANNOUNCEMENTS box above for new items that become available.


My Philosophy for this Course:

A wise old grandfather in this profession once said that every person should choose a sphinx in their life -- an unsolvable riddle which they may devote their lives to solving. Stuttering makes a remarkable sphinx because it is one of the great unsolved mysteries of our profession. To some, the unsolvable mystery presents a nemesis rather than a challenge.

Our challenge in this course is to understand the mysteries of stuttering that people have unraveled thus far. Because of the mystery and unknowns that still surround stuttering, many theories and beliefs still float around. We will find that some beliefs and ideas about stuttering have more credible evidence behind them than do others. Part of our job becomes separating the credible ideas from the discreditable ones.

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Some Links to the Beyond

 Links for Stuttering

Links for UMD and UM

Gallery of Stuttering Examples - Adults  

8 Danger Signs of Stuttering - Children

The Stuttering Home Page (Mankato)

The Stuttering Foundation of America

The National Stuttering Association

Friends Association of Young People who Stutter

The Canadian Association for People who Stutter 

The Veils of Stuttering

International Fluency Association

Basic Research on Stuttering (introductory article with links)

International Stuttering Awareness Day Conference 2011

Stutter Talk - Pod Cast movie

Women who Stutter - Pod Cast moviecamera

People who stutter, Inspire  cameraman

APA Style Guidelines from Perdue

APA Style Tutorial from the APA web site

APA Citation Examples from U of M Crookston

CSD Department Home Page

CSD Department Clinic Handbook

UMD Academic Integrity Policy

UMD Current Catalog

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UMD Library

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U of M Human Subjects Review Board

Standard Reading Passages  oldbook


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