Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Wednesday December 6th, 2017 9:00AM — 3:30PM

School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach

School-age children who stutter can face many challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Common problems include negative emotional reactions, such as embarrassment and anxiety; difficulties reading aloud in class or participating in group discussions; and limitations while interacting with peers. Unfortunately, many speech-language pathologists report that they are not confident in their ability to help children deal with these consequences of stuttering. Clinicians also report uncertainty about meeting eligibility criteria, generalizing gains made in the therapy room to real-world situations, and dealing with problems like bullying. The purpose of this workshop is to provide clinicians with applicable, practical strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter overcome the problems associated with stuttering.

Objectives

The presentation will include: specific guidelines for conducting comprehensive evaluations that support treatment recommendations and goal-writing; detailed instructions for how to prepare children for therapy to ensure success; and video examples of numerous treatment strategies and activities designed to help children improve their fluency, reduce their negative reactions to stuttering, educate others about stuttering, and communicate effectively across speaking situations. Participants will come away from the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to help children who stutter and more knowledgeable about how to approach stuttering assessment and treatment in the school setting and beyond.

Audience

Speech and language pathologist

Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor

Location

  • Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (5 hours)

Registration Contact

Distance Learning, dlc@pattan.net, 800-446-5607 x6884

Content Contact

Elizabeth Christopher, echristopher@pattan.net, 800-360-7282 x3409

Topics Covered

Speech and Language

Presenters

  • J. Scott Yaruss