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Presenter(s): Patricia M Zebrowski, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This on demand webinar presents a framework for assisting teens and adults in the design and implementation of stuttering intervention. The course is based on the concept that meaningful stuttering intervention and outcomes are based in the client's and clinician's shared understanding of the importance and weight that the client places on changing the physical attributes of stuttering, their thoughts and feelings about it, their use of avoidance strategies, and how ready they are to change one or all of these components.
Credit(s): PDHs: 5.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.5
Summary: This activity is a grouping of studies related to the understanding stuttering throughout the life span. The activity is based on articles related to attentional focus on motor control in people who stutter (PWS) and the relationship to social stress, acoustic measures of emotion in children who stutter, a study of covert stuttering throughout the lifespan, vocational stereotyping of PWS by human resource preprofessionals, and audio-based podcasts to assist in self-help for PWS. Together, these articles investigate important measures in understanding stuttering and how researchers and clinicians can better understand the condition of stuttering.
Presenter(s): J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F; Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.15
Summary: Acceptance of stuttering is a common but widely misunderstood goal of intervention. In this recorded session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference, two stuttering specialists explain what acceptance means and how it relates to helping people overcome the communication challenges they face. The presenters explore what acceptance is, where it fits into the overall intervention process, and how to help your students gain more comfort and confidence in their communication abilities.
Presenter(s): Derek E. Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP; Kia Noelle Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP; Angela M. Medina, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.15
Summary: This course discusses clinical considerations for stuttering assessment and treatment when working with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Speakers focus on Black, Hispanic, Latino/a/x, and LGBTQIAP+ populations, though principles can be applied to other cultural groups. The course addresses cultural perspectives on stuttering, influence of dialect and bilingualism, family dynamics, stigma, standardized testing, language sampling, counseling, and treatment activities. Speakers explore the importance of clinicians considering the impact of their own implicit biases as well as ways to enhance and deliver culturally responsive services for clients who stutter. This course – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Presenter(s): Robert Dellinger, MS, CCC-SLP; Rita Thurman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This on demand webinar will provide guidelines for dismissal from stuttering treatment to create a safety net for children who stutter. The speakers will discuss common barriers to appropriate discharge and strategies for overcoming these barriers so SLPs can support children to enhance quality of life and develop communication confidence. The webinar will discuss establishing person-centered, individualized, and measurable goals at the time of evaluation; ensuring client-driven and dynamic treatment; using goals to guide decisions about dismissal; and providing ongoing support and maintenance during and following dismissal. This webinar – part of the SIGnature Series – was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Presenter(s): Bridget Allen Chapman, MA, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session discusses how SLPs in elementary schools can provide comprehensive fluency evaluations and appropriate treatments for their students who stutter. The speaker shares a checklist of skills to assess, discusses the available tools, and outlines treatment activities for children with varied stuttering severity levels. This course is a recorded session from the 2020/2021 online conference “Practical Solutions for Elementary Assessment, Treatment, and Collaboration.”
Credit(s): PDHs: 3.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.35
Summary: In these Perspectives (SIG 4) articles, two of the articles relate to patterns of disfluency in young bilingual children—one of these two articles adds the patterns of stuttering in young bilingual children that stutter. The third article uses a thematic analysis to help understand why adults who stutter attended self-help groups.
Presenter(s): J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This webinar offers detailed guidance to support clinicians' decision-making when selecting appropriate treatments for early childhood stuttering. Presenter J. Scott Yaruss reviews differences and similarities between less-direct and more-direct approaches and provides specific examples of when and why to use each type of treatment.
Credit(s): PDHs: 5.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.55
Summary: Stuttering can have a negative effect on a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. It also affects parents, who may not understand how to support their child. This journal self-study contains a selection of articles from the October 2018 American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology special issue based on sessions and posters from the 11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference. The conference, held every 3 years, seeks to integrate research and clinical practice in fluency disorders. Clinicians will be able to use the specific techniques and activities described in these articles to help parents and children approach stuttering differently and improve outcomes.
Credit(s): PDHs: 4.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.4
Summary: Stuttering is a complex disorder that can lead to social, emotional, and academic difficulties. Clinicians treating children who stutter must consider many factors during assessment and intervention. The articles in this clinical forum describe approaches to evidence-based practice (EBP) that balance available research with clinical expertise, while also considering the needs and desires of the patient and family. Four fluency experts use case studies to describe how they make decisions about stuttering management for a young child as well as an adolescent. Clinicians can use this information to guide how they incorporate the three components of EBP – research evidence, clinical expertise, and client preferences – into their own practice with children who stutter.