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Safety Nets: Preparing Children Who Stutter for Dismissal From Treatment (SIG 4) (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19427)

Presenter(s): Robert Dellinger, MS, CCC-SLP; Rita Thurman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Course Description

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This 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 is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of courses developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This webinar was developed by SIG 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Develop individualized goals based on client and family needs at the initiation of treatment, which take into account dismissal criteria for a school-age child
  • Explain and execute intervention approaches that address cognitive/emotional components of stuttering and speech management skills to create confident communication skills following dismissa
  • Identify support systems and plans to re-establish treatment if needed for the child being dismissed from services

More courses in this series

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What is a webinar?

Webinars are slide-based presentation and question-and-answer sessions that you can watch live at a pre-scheduled date and time or on-demand at your leisure after the live event occurs.

Learning assessment


Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19427
Available Through: November 20, 2025