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Stuttering: Addressing Child and Parent Attitudes and Behaviors (WEB3480)

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • discuss the most important treatment outcomes identified by children who stutter
  • describe ways to increase resilience in children who stutter and the role attention plays in resilience and well-being
  • explain at least five techniques that help desensitize parents to their child’s stuttering
  • discuss how engaging parents in treatment benefits them and their children
  • describe the identified challenges of the Lidcombe Program and strategies to address them


The following articles are included in this course:

  • Nurturing a Resilient Mindset in School-Aged Children Who Stutter, by Sarah Caughter and Victoria Crofts
  • Methods in Stuttering Therapy for Desensitizing Parents of Children Who Stutter, by Ali Berquez and Elaine Kelman
  • The Role of Attention in Therapy for Children and Adolescents Who Stutter: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, by Jane Harley
  • The Most Important Therapy Outcomes for School-Aged Children Who Stutter: An Exploratory Study, by Katie Cooke and Sharon K. Millard
  • Palin Parent–Child Interaction Therapy: The Bigger Picture, by Sharon K. Millard, Patricia Zebrowski, and Elaine Kelman
  • Challenges and Strategies for Speech-Language Pathologists Using the Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering, by Sabine Van Eerdenbrugh, Ann Packman, Sue O’Brian, and Mark Onslow

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 5.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.55
Item #(s): WEB3480
Available Through: February 14, 2024