The literature suggests that there are a high percentage of individuals with Down’s syndrome who exhibit characteristics of disfluency. Though an exact percentage is not known, as it varies from study to study due to methodological differences, the numbers often range from a low of 10% to a high of 45%. No matter the precise percentage, it is agreed upon by most professionals that there is a higher incidence of stuttering in the Down’s syndrome population. This course is designed to help people who have Down’s syndrome, or who care for and work with people who have Down’s Syndrome to understand the problem of disfluency in speech.
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Dr. Brent Gregg's presentation followed the outline/notes. It was easy as the listener to follow along with him as he presented the information. The research results, evaluation/concerns, and treatment principles/techniques gave good practical information on how to treat the clients.
It offered specific intervention approaches for working with disfluencies within a challenging population. It was easy to comprehend and flowed cohesively. Overall, this course simplified treatment and gave me strong direction for future treatment.
Presenter did an excellent job following his powerpoint and discussed each point well. The exam was clear cut and the presenter made sure he covered all the questions. Excellent information that I will share with peers.
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Brent Gregg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Brent A. Gregg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Arkansas. He received his doctorate from the University of Illinois, with an emphasis in early childhood stuttering. While there, he worked within the NIH-funded Stuttering Research Program under the direction of Dr. Ehud Yairi. Dr. Gregg teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in fluency disorders and is the Director of the UCA Stuttering Center. Dr. Gregg is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Division in fluency, the International Fluency Association, and is involved with the Stuttering Foundation of America and the National Stuttering Association. Dr. Gregg has participated in research activities and clinical training at the Michael Palin Center for Stammering in London, England and has served as a delegate to the Oxford Disfluency Conference, Oxford, England. Dr. Gregg has presented on the epidemiology, assessment, and treatment of fluency disorders across the age span at state and national conventions.
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