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Course # 5428
Assessing Adverse Impact in Children Who Stutter

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Disclosure: This course is presented in coooperation with Pearson

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe a comprehensive framework for understanding the nature of stuttering in school-age children.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain the importance of evaluating adverse impact when assessing school-age children who stutter.
  • After this course, participants will be able to design a comprehensive, individualized assessment protocol for examining all aspects of a child’s experience of stuttering.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes A comprehensive framework for understanding the stuttering disorder in school-age children
15-30 Minutes The importance of individualized assessment
30-45 Minutes The Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES) for children and teens
45-55 Minutes Using the OASES in diagnosis and intervention
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(47 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 26 most recent comments out of 47 reviews

Review by: Sharon on August 5, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed the subject matter.
Review by: Sandra on August 3, 2012
Dr. Yaruss is a consistently excellent speaker. Never disappoints!Wealth of information presented.
Review by: Susan on August 1, 2012
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.
Review by: Lisa on August 1, 2012
The presenter was really good at explaining the materail and very interesting to listen to. He A very helpfull presentation! Good job!
Review by: Minnie S. on July 31, 2012
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!
Review by: Donna Rinaldi on July 31, 2012
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!
Review by: Julie on July 31, 2012
Most of the time was spent discussing adverse impact rather than the assessment tool.
Review by: Nancy on July 30, 2012
Nice confirmation of the direction of therapy that seems the most effective. Good intro. into OASES.
Review by: Maureen on July 30, 2012
Easy to follow - relevant to work
Review by: Christine on July 30, 2012
Review by: Carol Nordahl on July 30, 2012
Knowledgeable speakerReadily provided examplesSupported his premise
Review by: Dee Anne on July 30, 2012
He is a very articulate and clear speaker, who shared information in a very organized manner.
Review by: Laura on July 30, 2012
The expertise and experience of the presenter and the content of the presentation.
Review by: Kimberly on July 30, 2012
It was a well organized course and I was able to learn about a new assessment tool that I may want to use in the future.
Review by: Susan on July 30, 2012
Presenter's knowledge of the topic
Review by: Bishop on July 30, 2012
The course provided information based on recent or current research.
Review by: Tracy on July 30, 2012
Highly recommend. Completely agree with the philosophy of the presenter.
Review by: Diana on July 30, 2012
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.
Review by: Catherine on July 30, 2012
It offered a tangible way of assessing and measuring how stuttering affects one's daily life.
Review by: chris on July 30, 2012
the speakers genuine interest in the topic.
Review by: Stephanie on July 30, 2012
Great presenter. He explains concepts very clearly and makes the information easy to understand and implement.
Review by: Robert on July 30, 2012
Excellent speaker---one of the best in the area of stuttering. Timely and important information.
Review by: Viola on July 30, 2012
- very dynamic speaker- very organized
Review by: Wendy on July 30, 2012
Very well organized presentation
Review by: Jennifer Van on July 30, 2012
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.
Review by: Rebecca on July 30, 2012
Great speaker. Extremely knowledgeable.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

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.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; SAC/1.0

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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