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Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering

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This presentation will provide an overview of how to administer and interpret the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES; Yaruss & Quesal, 2010). The OASES is a tool for providing clinicians with a comprehensive understanding of how stuttering affects the life of a person who stutters. It can be used for assessment, treatment planning, clinical decision making, dismissal, and outcomes assessment.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the entirety of the stuttering disorder based on the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the key components of a comprehensive evaluation of stuttering.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES).
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how the OASES can be used in evaluation, treatment planning, and treatment outcomes evaluation.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes What is stuttering?
15-30 Minutes Overview of the OASES
30-45 Minutes Using the OASES in Assessment and Treatment
45-55 Minutes Using the OASES in Treatment Outcomes Evaluation
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

j scott yaruss

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is an associate professor and director of the Master’s degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. His research addresses factors that may contribute to the production of disfluencies and development of stuttering, as well as methods for assessing stuttering treatment outcomes. He has completed over 130 publications, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES; Pearson Assessments), and School-Age Stuttering: A Practical Guide and Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter (Stuttering Therapy Resources). He frequently provides workshops that help clinicians improve their ability to treat individuals who stutter.


Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Scott Yaruss is co-author of and receives royalties from Pearson for the OASES, discussed in this presentation. He is author and publisher of books referenced in this seminar. He was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Nonfinancial: Member of National Stuttering Foundation and IFA; volunteer for various stuttering-related organizations.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Pearson.

Content Disclosure: This learning event will primarily focus on the OASES (published by Pearson) and not on related products.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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