Dr Susan

Dr Susan Block

Senior Lecturer, ous Coordinator

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Community and Clinical Allied Health

HS1-311, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

B App Sc (SpPath), Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne, Australia - M App Sc, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Melbourne, Australia - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia - Fellow of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Senior Research Fellow, The Australian Stuttering Research Centre, the University of Sydney. 2010-2013

Area of study

Speech Pathology

Brief profile

Sue co-ordinates the Stuttering program in the School – teaching, research and clinical practice. She is the undergraduate co-ordinator and also co-ordinates the postgraduate research students in the School. Sue serves on the Faculty Equal Opportunity committee and the Faculty Misconduct committee.  She has an Honorary appointment at the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences at James Cook University in Townsville as well as at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Research interests

Speech Pathology

- speech pathology

Recent publications

 

Onslow, M., Packman, A., Ukoumunne, O., Bavin, E., Block, S., Cini, E., Conway, L., Eadie, P., Wake, M. & Reilly, S. (accepted). Natural recovery from stuttering within the first year in a community cohort of Australian preschoolers. Pediatrics.

Iverach, L., O’Brian, S., Jones, M., Block, S., Lincoln, M., Harrison, E., Hewat, S., Menzies, R., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (accepted). Mood and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Seeking Speech Treatment for Stuttering. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Cream, A., O'Brian, S., Jones, M., Block, S. Harrison, E., Lincoln, M., Hewat, S., Hearne, A., Packman, A., Menzies, R., & Onslow, M. (in press). Randomized Controlled trial of video self-modelling following speech restructuring treatment for stuttering. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.

Iverach, L., O’Brian, S., Jones, M., Block, S., Lincoln, M., Harrison, E., Hewat, S., Menzies, R. G., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (2010). The Five Factor Model of personality applied to adults who stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 43(2), 120-132.

Carey, B., O’Brian, S., Onslow, M., Block, S., & Jones, M. (2009) A randomised controlled non-inferiority trial of a telehealth treatment for chronic stuttering: the Camperdown Program. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, April 22, 2009, Electronic Publication Ahead of Print.

Iverach, L., Jones, M., O'Brian, S., Block, S., Lincoln, M., Harrison, E., et al. (2009). Screening for personality disorders among adults seeking speech treatment for stuttering. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34(3), 173-186.

Iverach, L., Jones, M., O’Brian, S., Block, S., Lincoln, M., Harrison, E., Hewat, S., Cream, A., Menzies, R.G., Packman, A., & Onslow, M. (2009). The relationship between mental health disorders, stuttering severity and treatment outcome among adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 34, 29-43

Iverach, L., O’Brian, S., Jones, M., Block, S., Lincoln, M., Harrison, E., Hewat, S., Menzies, R., Packman, M., & Onslow, M. (2009). Prevalence of anxiety disorders among adults seeking speech therapy for stuttering. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(7), 928-934.

Carey, B., Block, S., Ross, F., Borg, V. & O’Halloran, P. (2008). Preschool teachers and stuttering. A survey of knowledge, attitudes and referral practices. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 10,1, pp7-10.

St Clare, T., Menzies, R., Onslow, M., Packman, A., Thompson. R. & Block, S. (2008). Unhelpful thoughts and beliefs linked to social anxiety in stuttering: development of a measure. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. 1-14.

Menzies, R., O’Brian, S. Onslow, M., Packman, A., St Clare, T. & Block, S. (2008). An experimental clinical trial of a cognitive behavior therapy package for chronic stuttering. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 51, 1451-1464.

Block, S., Onslow, M., Packman, A., & Dacakis, G. (2006). Connecting stuttering management and measurement: IV. Predictors of outcome for a behavioral treatment for stuttering. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders., 41, 4, 395-406.

Block, S., Onslow, M., Packman, A., Gray, B. & Dacakis, G. (2005). Treatment of chronic stuttering: outcomes from a student training model. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 40, 455-466.

Block, S. 2004. The evidence base for the treatment of stuttering (ch.5) in Reilly, S., Douglas, J. & Oates, J. (eds.) 2004. Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology, Whurr publishers, London.

Block, S., Onslow, M., Roberts, R. & White, S. 2004. Control of Stuttering with EMG Feedback. Advances in Speech Language Pathology, 6, 2, 100-106.

 

Audiovisual Resources

Block, S. & Dacakis, G. (2002). Stuttering Counts: Measuring stuttering and speech rate. CD-Rom. Melbourne: La Trobe University.

Block, S. & Dacakis G. (2002). Stuttering Counts: Speech rating tool. CD-Rom. Melbourne: La Trobe University.