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Course # 4194
Multidimensional Treatment Strategies for School-Age Children Who Stutter

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Course Abstract

This course will focus on the assessment and treatment of stuttering in children who stutter, ranging in age from elementary to high school. A multidimensional model called CALMS will be presented and used as a foundation for making individual clinical decisions about treatment relative to cognitive, affective, linguistic, motor, and social factors. The course also will focus on a discussion how assessment data can be used to create goals and treatment activities for children who stutter. The course will include specific strategies and techniques within the framework of a multidimensional approach to treatment.
This course was recorded on April 8, 2011


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how a multidimensional model of stuttering (CALMS) forms the basis for assessment and treatment of stuttering.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list assessment items related to cognitive, affective, linguistic, motor, and social components of stuttering.
  • After this course, participants will be able to state how assessment data can be used to set treatment goals and select appropriate treatment strategies.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe specific activities for treatment that address a blend of cognitive, affective, linguistic, motor, and social factors for the management of stuttering.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Multidimensional assessment
20-55 Minutes Treatment strategies
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(281 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 281 reviews

Review by: Elizabeth on January 21, 2015
Techniques for working with clients were ones that could be immediately implemented.
Review by: Evelyn on January 18, 2015
Great strategies that I plan to try!
Review by: Tatyana on December 30, 2014
Clear and informative!
Review by: Nancy on December 30, 2014
Stuttering is such a complex disorder to treat particularly in a school setting. The speaker provided clear cut steps and methods for providing services for the my stuttering clients based on their individual needs.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 27, 2014
This was an organized and thorough approach to assessment and treatment
Review by: devora on December 25, 2014
presenter was clear and thorough very informative
Review by: Mike on December 23, 2014
the use of examples
Review by: Danielle on December 9, 2014
The speaker has excellent insight to stuttering therapy.
Review by: Carol on December 3, 2014
Examples and explanations were good, and presenter had a pleasant way of presenting materials.
Review by: D. Leanne on November 29, 2014
I would make it excellent but thought it needed 2 hours to be thorough.
Review by: Tessa on November 11, 2014
Easy to understand and follow along.
Review by: Jennifer on November 6, 2014
Lots of great material in this course. It easily could have been stretched out into several parts though, which would have helped it all soak in better.
Review by: Lisa on October 29, 2014
rich in useful instruction
Review by: Ashli on October 14, 2014
Very easy to understand and informative.
Review by: Mary Pat on October 8, 2014
I liked Charles' ideas for therapy and the CALMS model is easy to understand
Review by: Pam on August 2, 2014
Speaker easy to listen to, used clear explanations and examples. Several hand-outs, including graphs. Even though there were technical problems with the sound at time, the facilitator made note of where those incidents happened and requested the presenter to back-track at the end, going over the slides where there had been no sound.
Review by: Patricia on July 26, 2014
Liked the examples presented.
Review by: Erika on July 15, 2014
Great, comprehensive techniques that can immediately be applied.
Review by: Dorothy on July 4, 2014
Practical information related to assessment and treatment strategies.
Review by: Katelyn on June 27, 2014
The information was extremely helpful. I needed some therapy ideas such as the clay monsters. So often our courses focus primarily on assessment.
Review by: Carmen on June 20, 2014
Provides a systematic approach to working with the variables of stuttering within each individual child.
Review by: Heather on June 18, 2014
Clear and concise information presentation with good examples.
Review by: Erica on June 10, 2014
The speaker clearly presented the information.
Review by: RoseAnn on May 5, 2014
It helped that it explained the steps that are needed for effective therapy.
Review by: Megan on April 16, 2014
comprehensive course with very helpful assessment and therapy ideas!
Review by: Lisa on March 17, 2014
I liked that it was a very comprehensive course. It thoroughly covered assessment and treatment.
Review by: Andrea on March 5, 2014
Directly applicable to assessment and treatment.
Review by: Gregory on February 17, 2014
Knowledge base and experience of the presenter.
Review by: Melissa on February 3, 2014
The presenter was on topic and went at a decent pace. The content was well developed and made sense. I will be able to use his ideas in therapy tomorrow.
Review by: Jill on January 21, 2014
This course was informative and practical with examples that are easy to replicate in therapy.
Review by: Kristina on December 13, 2013
I appreciated the information relating to the emotional factor associated with stuttering.
Review by: Tammy on December 13, 2013
Nicely organized and excellent (usable) information
Review by: Dana on December 13, 2013
lots of examples of things to do in therapy
Review by: Alyson on December 7, 2013
Great overview of techniques, very broad more delving into some specifics would have been great if time allowed...
Review by: Alicia on November 4, 2013
Great examples and ideas of treatment activities connected with the CALMS model.
Review by: Kathy on October 29, 2013
lots of information. almost too much for 1 hour. hard to keep up with incoming details
Review by: Shawna on September 12, 2013
Very knowledgeable, organized, concrete and useable material.
Review by: Serena on September 8, 2013
Currently working with students who stutter and this helped me with a refresher on assessment and treatment. In addition, it provide some great new ideas and activities to do with the students.
Review by: Anzhela on September 1, 2013
great informative explanation
Review by: Rachel on August 5, 2013
Clear in every aspect - nice balance between specific examples and general overview
Review by: Valerie on August 3, 2013
good examples for therapy
Review by: Diane on August 1, 2013
The information was well organized and presented in a very understandable way.
Review by: Kamilla on July 6, 2013
Great Review
Review by: Jane on June 27, 2013
The techniques presented were practical and seemed to be easy to implement
Review by: Julie on June 17, 2013
nice activity examples
Review by: Tina on May 19, 2013
More time could have been given to the subject
Review by: Nechama on May 7, 2013
informative, clear, very practical
Review by: Diane on April 25, 2013
The materials were presented in a very clear, organized manner which made it very easy to follow along. He gave lots of helpful examples/tips to use with clients.
Review by: Diane on April 24, 2013
Well organized and informative
Review by: Shauna on April 18, 2013
great information
Review by: Angela on March 2, 2013
I enjoyed the CALMS approach to stuttering.
Review by: Karen on February 16, 2013
examples given made concepts clear
Review by: Sandra on February 15, 2013
Well organized with excellent examples attached to each component discussed
Review by: Katie on January 27, 2013
Good overview with lots of ideas.
Review by: Annette on January 20, 2013
good content, if a little fast!!
Review by: Gina on January 14, 2013
practical activities
Review by: Donna on December 29, 2012
It is broken down into different areas like cognitive, affective, linguistic, motor, and social areas.
Review by: Debra on December 29, 2012
Examples given
Review by: Shelley on December 26, 2012
I like that this addressed components of stuttering other than just the motoric aspects. I think the CALMS model is a much more comprehensive way to assess the unique characteristics of each child and provides a solid way to evaluate progress qualitatively.
Review by: Kimberly on December 11, 2012
The multimodality approach
Review by: Jana on November 19, 2012
Therapy ideas
Review by: Donna on November 14, 2012
CALMS model was easy to understand and practical to use as it broke stuttering into manageable components.
Review by: Joy on November 7, 2012
excellent content...needed a bit more time for elaboration on some of the strategies
Review by: Heather on October 10, 2012
Well organized and gave heirarchies of goals for therapy.
Review by: Ellen on October 8, 2012
easy to follow
Review by: Sandra on September 10, 2012
Seeing a simple model that addresses assessment of these students is empowering. He also gives brilliant examples of how to break down the therapy to be effective.
Review by: Sarah on September 6, 2012
very functional explanations. Liked the use of examples
Review by: Ashley on August 25, 2012
Well organized with good examples.
Review by: Lisa on August 10, 2012
good examples
Review by: Linda on August 8, 2012
The speaker had well organized text to follow, maintained flow to match presentation, spoke slowly and clearly about topic. Information presented was informative and will be useful in practice.
Review by: Heather on July 27, 2012
Good examples of different areas of treatment.
Review by: Kylinn on July 19, 2012
This is a wonderful framework for assessment and treatment with school age children who stutter. It has provided me with some of the missing links that I was searching for in my therapy with these students. He is clearly very skilled in this area and was able to communicate the important aspects of stuttering treatment directly and consisely!Much appreciation!!!!! Very helpful!
Review by: Laura on July 12, 2012
Clear information presented.
Review by: Natalie on July 9, 2012
the CALMS model
Review by: Catherine on June 29, 2012
Therapeutic applications
Review by: Nadiyah on June 26, 2012
The quality and depth of material
Review by: Mary on June 6, 2012
The organizational framework presented.
Review by: Elizabeth on June 1, 2012
Important and interesting material
Review by: Tamara on May 4, 2012
The presented demonstrated knowledge and expertise in this area.
Review by: Chamonix on April 30, 2012
Topic needed....multidimensional approach. Presented clearly and with a good rate of speech. Nice examples.
Review by: Cynthia on April 29, 2012
very clear cut
Review by: Kay on February 24, 2012
specific examples for points in assessment and treatment
Review by: Tabitha on February 5, 2012
I learned how to integrate all of the strategies that I have been taught so I can teach them to my students.
Review by: molly on January 31, 2012
It was a more advanced level, not a beginner level.
Review by: Lynne on January 30, 2012
This is a nice introduction CALMS model. I was provided with ideas that I can use in my practice tomorrow with students.
Review by: Heather on December 27, 2011
I love that the model Healey is teaching is a colaboration of many different components and is all supported by many researchers over the many years of research. I really appreciate the model and I am lookingforward to using it in my assessment and therapeutic activities. I also feel that parents will view this model as not only educational but helpful in implementing strategies at home as well. This was very helpful.
Review by: Cindy on December 27, 2011
Applicable and good examples
Review by: Angela on December 13, 2011
Attention to the linguistic aspect of stuttering
Review by: Taryn on December 10, 2011
Gave me a lot of areas to address during therapy and ideas to create opportunities for the client to succeed.
Review by: Debra on December 6, 2011
The content of Dr. Healey's course is very comprehensive and contains critical components needed with my current caseload. His approach makes sense and I look forward to using it with my students who stutter.
Review by: Vernee on December 4, 2011
The course was great in that it showed me how to incorporate drawings into discussing how a student feels while they are talking. Fluency to me has always been an area that is difficult to address in therapy as well as helping my clinical fellows. This was a great piece to incorporate.
Review by: darci on November 27, 2011
Specific with strong basis for all components of therapy and evaluation. Very practical!
Review by: Anne on November 22, 2011
The material was presented in a way that was easy to follow even though the presenter usually has much longer to speak about the topic. He did not appear to have a problem in getting the objectives across. I have found with some other courses I have taken that presenters seem flustered by the time factor. Excellent information, easy to understand and follow!
Review by: Brooke on November 18, 2011
I liked the tips about how to help kids discuss and deal with emotions (having them draw pictures, "paper toss" of emotions, writing feeling about various speech tasks, etc). I also thought the CALMS model was explained well and is very good assessment tool.
Review by: Jenni on November 16, 2011
covered assessment and treatment
Review by: Bill on November 15, 2011
the very clear relationship of assessment to treatmant.
Review by: Amy on November 10, 2011
Good but too much info was covered too quickly
Review by: Thrina on November 7, 2011
Clear, concise information.
Review by: Heidi on November 6, 2011
Great information- multi dimensional approach makes sense
Review by: karin on October 30, 2011
practical techniques

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Course Presenter

e charles healey

E. Charles Healey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

E. Charles Healey is a professor of speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska. He has been a member of the faculty for the past 33 years. During his career, he has received a University Distinguished Teaching Award, the honors of the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and was recently inducted into the University of Kentucky Alumni Hall of Fame. He is also an ASHA Fellow. Dr. Healey is currently an ASHA Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders. He has published many journal articles and book chapters concerning adults and children with fluency disorders. Dr. Healey has presented numerous workshops and seminars on the assessment and treatment of school-age children who stutter.

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