Disfluencies in the Down’s Syndrome Population and Implications for Treatment
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of stuttering in the Down’s syndrome population.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the effects of Down’s syndrome on language and fluency.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a therapeutic framework of decreasing demands for children with Down’s syndrome.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction: Defining speech and language characteristics of children with Down’s syndrome|
|15-30 Minutes||Stuttering-like disfluencies in the speech of children with Down’s syndrome|
|30-45 Minutes||The effect of Down’s syndrome on processes of language and fluency|
|45-55 Minutes||Therapeutic implications: Decreasing demands|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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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