Disclosure: This course is presented in coooperation with Pearson
Speech-language pathologists are required to assess the adverse impact of communication disorders in order to qualify children for therapy. For children who stutter, this has traditionally been challenging because of the lack of measurement tools focusing on adverse impact. This presentation will describe a comprehensive approach to assessment that includes both the observable features of stuttering and the adverse impact of stuttering on a child’s life.
Disclosure: This learning event will focus on the OASES (published by Pearson) and the forthcoming School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide (published by my own company, Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.). It will not focus on related products or services.
i am glad that the Oasis tries to quantify negative impaqct of stuttering on the total life of the person. sometimes I think this is hard to do especially if we see a child speaking with relative few dysfluencies in speech but not speaking with such ease elsewhere.
Dr. Yaruss is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and comfortable with the topic. Although he followed the schedule/format, he was spontaneous and interesting to listen to. He made me WANT to use the OASES with clients!
Dr. Yaruss is very knowledgable and experienced with this communication disorder, and spoke clearly and effectively, emphasizing key points. I was able to answer all the questions a day later without any review of my notes because Dr. Yaruss focused on key concepts throughout the presentation. I have a much better idea on how to assess and treat stuttering in the schools, and will definitely refer to the OASES as my tool.Thank you!
The material was presented with conviction and excitement. The assessment tool he discussed appeared to be logical, and would give a better view of the client/student's point of view about their stuttering, which would lead to a more concise student driven therapy.
Scott is one of the clearest and most approachable presenters! I will take any course/workshop he offers because it is always going to be accurate information presented in a clear and well-supported fashion.
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J. Scott Yaruss
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is an associate professor and director of the Master’s degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. His research addresses factors that may contribute to the production of disfluencies and development of stuttering, as well as methods for assessing stuttering treatment outcomes. He has completed over 130 publications, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES; Pearson Assessments), and School-Age Stuttering: A Practical Guide and Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter (Stuttering Therapy Resources). He frequently provides workshops that help clinicians improve their ability to treat individuals who stutter.
Disclosure: I am the coauthor of the OASES (published by Pearson) and the forthcoming School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide (published by my own company, Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.). I receive royalty payments from the sale of both of these materials.
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