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Course # 5497
Disfluencies in the Down’s Syndrome Population and Implications for Treatment

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Course Abstract

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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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.

Time-ordered Agenda

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

Average Rating

(42 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Viola on September 24, 2012
I really like how well this course was organized and broke down the information in a clear manner.
Review by: Laurie on September 23, 2012
I work with a HS aged class of 10 children with Down's Syndrome. Some of this information was new, some confirmed and validated treatment which I am already using.
Review by: Amy on September 19, 2012
Information was easy to follow and learn, even though the subject matter was not necessarily familiar from current work.
Review by: Brooke on September 18, 2012
It was organized and clear, providing specific information regarding treatment.
Review by: Sherry on September 18, 2012
Practical, easy to follow information.
Review by: Priscilla on September 18, 2012
The course was presented in a well organized manner. It was easy to follow along and stayed on topic.
Review by: Elizabeth on September 18, 2012
functional use of information
Review by: Karen on September 17, 2012
it was well-organized and presented very clearly.
Review by: Minnie on September 17, 2012
Well-prepared; succinct; followed advertised topic and format; inclusive of intro/eval/treatment strategies.
Review by: Adrienne on September 17, 2012
It covered a lot of information in one hour. The information was easy to understand and flowed well. The content was clinical based and easy to apply in a therapy setting.
Review by: Cynthia on September 17, 2012
The information was communicated clearly and in an organized fashion.
Review by: Catherine on September 17, 2012
Multiple therapeutic techniques and the many studies and example of disfluency in the Down Syndrome population
Review by: sylvia on September 17, 2012
The clairty of the information.
Review by: Jennifer on September 17, 2012
The therapy was well described and practical.
Review by: Jennifer on September 17, 2012
Great information. Ease with using site and setup of webinar!
Review by: Donna on September 17, 2012
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.
Review by: Louise on September 17, 2012
Dynamic presenter. Clear and concise information.
Review by: Lynn on September 17, 2012
Well organized
Review by: ALLISON on September 17, 2012
Very well organized.
Review by: Janis on September 17, 2012
a specific area of CSD (fluency) was applied to a specific population (Down's syndrome)
Review by: Anne on September 17, 2012
The presenter clearly linked his support for current practices with both clinical expertise and research.
Review by: Diana on September 17, 2012
Excellent review of information with data.
Review by: Serena on September 17, 2012
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.
Review by: Lauren on September 17, 2012
I have several clients that I will apply the techniques discussed with.
Review by: Michelle on September 17, 2012
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.
Review by: Stephanie on September 17, 2012
Very well organized with good information.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

brent gregg

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.


Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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