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School-Age Stuttering: Creating Confidence in Clinical Decisions (PD102743)

Presenter(s): Nina A Reardon-Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F; J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Course Description

Navigating public school structures to create neurodiversity-informed stuttering assessment and intervention can be challenging for most speech-language pathologists. This session shares practical frameworks for assessment, eligibility, and dismissal decisions for students who stutter.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022/2023 online conference “Assessment, Eligibility, and Dismissal in Schools: Strategies, Tools, and Decision-Making.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify at least four aspects of a comprehensive stuttering assessment
  • Implement eligibility decisions based upon data that encompasses the student’s experience of stuttering
  • Develop concrete markers for clinical decision-making when considering dismissal from services

Presenter Information

Nina Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders and co-owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources. She is staff stuttering specialist for Frisco ISD in Texas. Nina is an author of fluency disorder clinical materials and presenter of professional development workshops. For her contributions as a public school SLP, Nina has received the ASHFoundation Van Hattum Award and the 2019 ASHA Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to public schools, and she was recently named an ASHA Fellow.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Co-author/co-owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources 
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University and president of Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. He is a licensed/certified SLP, a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders, and an ASHA Fellow. His research has examined factors that contribute to the development of stuttering, the breakdown experienced during the moment of stuttering, and methods for evaluating treatment outcomes. Most recently, he has initiated an NIH-funded study examining the variability of stuttering behavior across situations. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 250 other papers, and several clinical resources, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), Early Childhood Stuttering: A Practical Guide, School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, and the Minimizing Bullying program (all published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc., which Yaruss co-owns). Yaruss has been named SLP of the Year by the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and been elected to the NSA’s Hall of Fame. Yaruss teaches classes on stuttering and counseling for SLPs. He has given more than 700 workshops and presentations around the world designed to help clinicians improve their ability to help individuals who stutter.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Co-author/co-owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources
  • Presenter royalties from MedBridge Education and Northern Speech Services 
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 12–24, 2022, February 1-13, 2023
End date: April 12, 2028

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102743
Available Through: April 12, 2028