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Course # 4109
Direct or Indirect Treatment: When to Use What with Preschool Children Who Stutter

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Course Abstract

When treating young children who stutter, it is often difficult to decide what type of intervention to use. The purpose of this presentation to discuss the parameters that clinicians can use to decide whether direct or indirect treatment will be the most appropriate method of intervention for their clients. Additionally, the pros and cons of each treatment type will be discussed in different service provision settings. **Please note: Technical difficulties with the live presentation necessitated editing in 5 places in this recording. This may cause momentary page reloading in those spots. None of the presentation content was lost.**
This course was recorded on February 1, 2011


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of a client for whom indirect intervention would be most appropriate.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of a client for whom direct intervention would be most appropriate.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 activities that can be used for indirect intervention.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 activities that can be used for direct intervention.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how either indirect or direct therapy strategies can be used in different service settings.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Overview
15-30 Minutes Evidence-based research for indirect treatment
30-45 Minutes Evidence-based research for direct treatments
45-55 Minutes Activities to support delivery of both treatment paradigms
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q & A

Average Rating

(345 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 345 reviews

Review by: Rebecca on September 23, 2014
useful information -easy to understand and follow
Review by: Maureen on September 22, 2014
All the explanations were quite clear.
Review by: Christina on September 14, 2014
Audio problems.
Review by: Cheryl Ann on September 11, 2014
Content excellent, presentation logical and well-paced.
Review by: Sarah on September 9, 2014
She shared a lot of information. I really liked the information about treatment ideas!
Review by: Julie on September 5, 2014
The instructor provided clear examples, thorough slides, and was well backed by current research.
Review by: Laurel on September 3, 2014
The information and presentation on a whole. The technical difficulties were the only problem with this course.
Review by: Kirsten on September 3, 2014
Good presenter and content
Review by: Laura on August 25, 2014
very straightforward, useful
Review by: Ursula on August 2, 2014
information was presented clearly
Review by: Lora on July 30, 2014
It was well organized and presented, though the material was not new. It was a good overview of the topic.
Review by: Janice on July 15, 2014
The material presented was concise and easy to understand.
Review by: Nathalie on July 9, 2014
The way the information was organised
Review by: Debby on July 1, 2014
She had a wonderful vocal presence. She did not make any assumptions about her listener's knowledge, but provided background information. She was organized and explained and gave examples well. Her speaking rate was perfect!
Review by: Carmen on June 26, 2014
Provided useful therapy suggestions.
Review by: Dianna on June 20, 2014
Concise. List of treatment activities and resources.
Review by: Stephanie on June 15, 2014
Excellent presenter
Review by: Tarnisha on June 12, 2014
The presenter provided very detailed descriptions of the difference between indirect and direct treatment and provided explanations for when each should be used.
Review by: Sonia on June 3, 2014
Information given that I did not previously know
Review by: Laura on May 20, 2014
Overall good information but it was a little too much content for the time alloted.
Review by: Stephanie on May 14, 2014
This course re-inforced my training regarding indirect services for young children.
Review by: Malorie on May 13, 2014
It provided practical, easy to understand information.
Review by: Alissa on May 6, 2014
Material was presented in an organized manner, easy to follow. Gave examples of actual therapy activities.
Review by: Susanna on May 6, 2014
Well organised slides and information, good use of examples to illustrate points, presentation flowed in a logical manner and I learned lots. Keep up the great work!
Review by: Jane on April 27, 2014
The presenter paced the presentation to allow processing time much like what she described in the techniques and approaches taught. She compared stuttering therapy to language therapy which gave me a point of reference for comparison of techniques.
Review by: maureen on March 18, 2014
content -- however i wished she had time to go into more depth with the direct therapy approaches
Review by: Natalie on March 9, 2014
Wonderful treatment strategies provided
Review by: Natalie on March 8, 2014
good practical treatment strategies
Review by: Yvonne on March 7, 2014
The therapy strategies were helpful and can be used immediately.
Review by: Sandra on February 24, 2014
Presenter was clear and she presented a good amount of helpful information.
Review by: Ruth on February 15, 2014
Loved the presenter. Organized, great info that I can take to work and use on Monday!
Review by: Jacqueline on February 14, 2014
gave me ideas on direct and indirect tx
Review by: Lisa on February 11, 2014
It was exactly the information I was looking for
Review by: Karen on January 10, 2014
The rational and treatment options were so clear and well-presented that the moments of editing did not reduce the usefulness of the presentation.
Review by: Erin on December 28, 2013
excellent examples and concrete information
Review by: Mairelis on December 20, 2013
Good course content, explanations and examples
Review by: Leslie on November 23, 2013
The presenter emphasized the importance of considering the "whole" child. For example, she mentioned that the temperament of the child can influence the progress made.
Review by: Gretchen on November 20, 2013
very clear and well communicated
Review by: Amber on November 12, 2013
good content, examples
Review by: Evelyn on November 4, 2013
Good examples.
Review by: Jan on November 3, 2013
nice delineation of when to use each approach and strategies for each approach as well as hybrid
Review by: Kathy on October 28, 2013
the outlined difference of different approaches and examples of techniques and therapy sessions
Review by: Jacqueline on October 19, 2013
Therapy techniques
Review by: Taryn on October 17, 2013
Reviewed the information it suggested
Review by: Mia on October 16, 2013
Examples, organization of presentation
Review by: Gabriella on October 13, 2013
Information was presented in a clear and useful way
Review by: Lori on October 9, 2013
Well paced and good examples
Review by: Mary Pat on September 16, 2013
It was organized very well and pertained to my current caseload.
Review by: Karem on August 29, 2013
very informative
Review by: Aliza on August 28, 2013
Information was presented in a clear and organized manner.
Review by: Carrie on August 18, 2013
The presenter provided great examples to help apply information to work setting.
Review by: Antoniea on August 11, 2013
The information was fine and the speaker was direct however the exam questions/wording was confusing.
Review by: Valerie on August 11, 2013
good example of therapy activities
Review by: Lynn on August 7, 2013
the clear presentation of the material
Review by: Marco on August 1, 2013
The therapy strategies and ideas were very helpful.
Review by: Diana on July 17, 2013
Explained everything in detail
Review by: Linda on June 28, 2013
very knowledgeable presenter
Review by: Sharon on June 20, 2013
Both delivery and organization of content was excellent.
Review by: Norma on May 18, 2013
presenter and information provided.
Review by: nancy on May 14, 2013
I had some audio problems and missed some information presented.
Review by: Dawn on April 29, 2013
Good suggestions for activities and data collection methods.
Review by: Bliss on April 19, 2013
Great info , easy to follow presenter,
Review by: Diane on April 3, 2013
The information provided was very relevant and made lots of sense to me.
Review by: Karen on March 21, 2013
Practical, well organized, speaker understood what it is like "in the trenches"
Review by: Kim on March 12, 2013
The material presented was very interesting and relevant to my current work setting
Review by: Kathryn on February 14, 2013
practical examples of what to do in therapy
Review by: Andrea on February 11, 2013
I really enjoyed Dr. Richel's presentation style. The information was interesting, well organized and useful. One of my favorite presentations thus far.
Review by: Tricia on February 4, 2013
easy to read slides and presenter stayed on point
Review by: Anya on February 1, 2013
practical, gives strategies
Review by: Courtney on January 28, 2013
Examples and differences between indirect and direct tx
Review by: Melissa on December 28, 2012
Treatment suggestions
Review by: Alissa on December 18, 2012
well organized and outlined in an easy to follow and understand manner
Review by: Heather on December 14, 2012
It was well organized and explained the main points clearly.
Review by: Virginia on December 13, 2012
Sharing activity ideas
Review by: Hillary on November 30, 2012
Clearcut, concise reinforcement and review of some things I already knew. Also provided solid information about why to choose indirect vs. indirect therapy, as well as information about varying, modifying and using a hybrid approach.
Review by: Lesley on October 19, 2012
general knowledge of presenter
Review by: Rebecca on September 23, 2012
Very organized and easy to follow.
Review by: Susan on September 1, 2012
A lot of very useful information provided logically and in a short amount of time.
Review by: Kimberlee on August 17, 2012
Good explanations, practical information and applications
Review by: julie on August 2, 2012
Specific therapy examples
Review by: Heidi on July 29, 2012
good practical info
Review by: Erin on July 25, 2012
Functional ideas and succinct information
Review by: Erin on July 24, 2012
treatment strategies and examples
Review by: Marilyn on July 16, 2012
I learned new things that I hadn't known, especially about prognostic indicators. I will be able to use this information when parents tell me they suspect their child is stuttering. I liked the concrete information about how to do the therapy as well.
Review by: Alexandra on June 27, 2012
you can tell she has worked in diffrent settings, she is not talking hyperthetical
Review by: Rebekah on June 25, 2012
well organized; covered clinically relevant topics and decision-process; speaker answered questions quickly and thoroughly
Review by: Barbara on June 14, 2012
concise information
Review by: Chamonix on May 21, 2012
Clear, well organized.
Review by: Susan on May 20, 2012
Ideas to bring to my current caseload!
Review by: Julia on May 18, 2012
Therapy techniques discussed.
Review by: Alicia on May 9, 2012
concise presentation with specific examples

Course Information

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Course Presenter

corrin richels

Corrin Richels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Corrin G. Richels earned her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in May, 2004. She is an assistant professor at Old Dominion University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Norfolk, VA. Her interests include the assessment, treatment, and systematic study of language disorders including childhood stuttering.

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