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Course # 5522
Assessing Adverse Impact in Children Who Stutter

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Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Pearson.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; 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 school-aged 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.

This course was recorded on August 3, 2012


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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 different 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

(114 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 51 most recent comments out of 114 reviews

Review by: sally on January 14, 2016
describes what to include in the evaluation other than number of disfluencies
Review by: Member on January 5, 2016
Awesome presenter with a great style that maximizes learning.
Review by: karen on December 29, 2015
Dr. Yaruss is passionate about his work. He is funny and speaks to the needs of the speech pathologist
Review by: Member on December 28, 2015
The speakers' knowledge-base and his enthusiasm, presentation skills, and the materials used
Review by: Member on December 14, 2015
I was unfamiliar with the OASES- very interesting information
Review by: Member on November 16, 2015
I liked that it addressed stuttering and it's impact on the student's life. I've always felt like stuttering treatment is quite a bit of counseling and I like that there is a tool that I could use that could help me in that process.
Review by: David on October 29, 2015
Very well presented
Review by: Member on October 28, 2015
Relation to WHO and outcomes focus.
Review by: Cynthia on October 21, 2015
great presenter.
Review by: Gordon on July 11, 2015
I really like the fact that he presents in a thoughtful and clear manner and explains when there is research available. Also appreciate he opinions -- he is clear about the controversies in the field and also not afraid to share his bias and still respect others. Great presentation!
Review by: Vanessa on June 25, 2015
Excellent presentation overall. Useful information provided that is applicable to my clinical practice
Review by: Chris on April 17, 2015
Gave insight into thoughts and feelings of the dysfluent child and how we as therapist can intervene and make a real difference.
Review by: Zulemy on September 24, 2014
Assessing impact is important and can guide therapy
Review by: Stephanie on July 18, 2014
Dr. Yaruss is a joy to hear speak as always! I always come out of his sessions feeling empowered.
Review by: Julie on May 10, 2014
It was helpful to look at stuttering from a different perspective than I learned in college. It makes the process more personal and real for the client than if you were just to treat them clinically/symptomatically.
Review by: Meredith on December 25, 2013
Excellent presenter -- very engaging
Review by: Ann on December 20, 2013
a needed piece in diagnostics!! enhances understanding and goals for everyone
Review by: Jennifer on November 8, 2013
Alternate information than just fluency training in treating the emotional issues.
Review by: Tracey on September 8, 2013
The idea of looking at adverse impact and that children are eligible through IDEA because of adverse impact
Review by: Esther on July 9, 2013
clear and information presented is very useful
Review by: James on April 20, 2013
Dr. yauss' style and honest presentation of what he has found. His courage to address the adverse affects which have been usually not addressed in behavioral approaches to Stuttering.
Review by: Jessica on March 10, 2013
the content
Review by: Celeste on February 8, 2013
Presenter used effective conversational manner with easy listening for maximum learning.
Review by: Randi on December 27, 2012
The speaker was very knowledgeable and spoke enthusiastically about the topic.
Review by: Pam on December 26, 2012
I liked the way he presented the information. It was easy to follow and he repeated certain key points in his presentation enough times that the listener would be able to retain the info and pass the test easily.
Review by: Jennifer on December 18, 2012
Wll organized
Review by: Stephen on December 18, 2012
Good information and suggestions for assessing adverse impact.
Review by: Ellen on December 5, 2012
Review by: Serena on November 28, 2012
The presenter is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic, presents in a clear/concise manner, and provides research findings/resources to support methods/topics discussed.
Review by: Jane on November 18, 2012
clear & concise
Review by: Lori on November 17, 2012
Great information. Well organized and clear.
Review by: Nekea on November 15, 2012
Easy to follow, helpful information
Review by: Amber on November 15, 2012
Discussion on overall student
Review by: Maia on November 14, 2012
Loved this information... and I can immediately apply it with my students!
Review by: Deidre on November 12, 2012
the speaker
Review by: Rivka on November 12, 2012
Review by: Shannon on November 2, 2012
very informative and helpful in learning about how to talk to students about how their stuttering affects them as a person
Review by: Marion on November 1, 2012
Well organized and explained how it is necessary to view the child as a whole and HOW stuttering impacts their daily life and not just the stuttering behaviors.
Review by: Laura on October 29, 2012
Very Well organized and presented. Thank you!
Review by: Nancy on September 27, 2012
Presentation was well organized.
Review by: Karen on September 15, 2012
The speaker gave specific information about adverse effect.
Review by: Veronica on September 5, 2012
It introduced a new way of thinking about fluency assessment, and made me aware of the OASES as an assessment instrument that I was not aware of.
Review by: Vijayalakshmi on September 4, 2012
Review by: Amy on September 3, 2012
helpful info
Review by: Nancy on August 31, 2012
presenter showed the product without overselling it
Review by: Jane on August 30, 2012
clear and organized presentation
Review by: Brenda on August 29, 2012
It was nice to hear about stuttering as a whole instead of just the behaviors that a person who stutters exhibit.
Review by: Lori on August 25, 2012
excellent knowlege
Review by: Jennifer on August 13, 2012
Clear explanation of the difference between stuttering behaviors and stuttering disorder and how to assess the adverse impact stuttering can have on our clients' lives. Very well presented.
Review by: Charlotte on August 11, 2012
It was very clear and well organized. It was also informative.
Review by: Joanne on August 8, 2012
It was easy to listen to and take notes on.

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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: Financial: Coauthor of and receive royalties for OASES (published by Pearson) and the forthcoming School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide (published by my own company, Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.). No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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