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Practical Treatment Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter

  • 24 Apr 2014
  • Holiday Inn Boston Dedham, 55 Ariadne Rd. Dedham MA 02026

Practical Treatment Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-Fellow
Board-Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders
(This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate level, Professional area)


Many speech-language pathologists have expressed doubts about their ability to help school-age children who stutter. The purpose of this workshop is to deliver real-world, practical approaches to support children with this complex issue in a school environment. Questions about eligibility and dismissal criteria, overall treatment goals and IEPs, techniques for improving speech fluency, ways to improve children’s communication attitudes, strategies for working with parents and teachers, how to manage teasing and bullying, and whether children can benefit from fluency devices or medications will be answered. Specific exercises and strategies will be discussed in detail, and participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of ways to help children who stutter overcome the difficulties. Participants will be more confident in their abilities with stuttering and be able to respond to the challenges of stuttering therapy in schools and other settings.

Learning Objectives
Design efficient and effective diagnostic evaluations of school-age children who stutter

  • Select appropriate treatment strategies to speak more easily and communicate better
  • Write meaningful goals, benchmarks and document progress
  • Define techniques for children to overcome their emotional and cognitive reactions to stuttering
  • Demonstrate approaches for involving families, teachers, and others in the child's treatment plan
  • Apply techniques for address situations such as bullying, teasing, low motivation in treatment, uncooperative parents and teachers
What People are Saying…
  • This has been a phenomenal workshop. I am going home with things to do, use and say immediately
  • For the first time ever, I feel confident and excited about trating children who stutter.
  • Loved Dr. Yaruss’s humor and presentation style. One of the best courses I have ever taken.
  • Best use of my educational units in years.
For More Information: www.SpeechAndVoice.com/continuing-eduation.

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