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Course # 6059
Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering

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Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Pearson.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

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

This course was recorded on September 10, 2013


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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

Average Rating

(201 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 94 most recent comments out of 201 reviews

Review by: Member on June 8, 2016
Excellent information. A good update from a training I attended several years ago from the Stuttering Foundation where cognitive, affective, linguistic, motor, and social aspects were all considered.
Review by: LInda on June 7, 2016
Presenter did an excellent job discussing the importance of using measures that look beyond frequency and types of stuttering and the importance of developing treatment objectives that target the entire disorder of stuttering. My district recently purchased the OASES and I was interested in learning more about it. After taking this course, I will definitely be using it--the interpretation guides will come in handy when writing reports and best of all, test items can be used for treatment planning.
Review by: Kathy on April 18, 2016
The view (and supportive data) that a speaker's view of and experience with stuttering is a part of the condition and should be treated in along with the more overt features.
Review by: Member on March 12, 2016
very informative
Review by: Brittany on March 12, 2016
relevant information that can be applied to evaluation and therapy
Review by: Member on March 9, 2016
Dr. Yaruss' obvious passion and deep knowledge base on it for the topic, colleagues, and clients.
Review by: Member on January 17, 2016
Dr. Yarrus is an expert on the life experience of stuttering. He gives an evaluation tool (OASSES) to measure the entirety of the stuttering disorder.
Review by: Member on January 12, 2016
Good information, nice presentation style.
Review by: sally on January 7, 2016
gave lots of good information that isn't addressed in many fluency evaluation materials
Review by: Detlev on December 14, 2015
Dynamic speaker. Perspective emphasis on the client.
Review by: Sharon on December 11, 2015
The speaker's excellent organization of the material presented and his easy to follow delivery.
Review by: Anne on November 3, 2015
Excellent information.
Review by: Rebekah on October 25, 2015
Pertinent information about stuttering assessment
Review by: Elena on August 5, 2015
Engaging and informative speaker!
Review by: Rachele on July 30, 2015
Practical therapy advice.
Review by: Catherine on July 26, 2015
Organized, precise and to the point, enjoyable presentation style keeps one's attention
Review by: Cara on June 7, 2015
Dr. Yarrus presents in such a great way.
Review by: Diane on May 21, 2015
Fast paced presentation; informative and relevant
Review by: carolyn on May 13, 2015
It was interesting to learn more about the personal experiences of people who stutter and learn about another tool to help formulate treatment plans.
Review by: Melissa on March 5, 2015
The info was important but the speaker presented it at times in a manner that was not easy to follow.
Review by: Catherine on February 5, 2015
presenter was concise and informative
Review by: Katherine on February 3, 2015
This course provided more info on something I need more info on---the impact of stuttering on the PWS
Review by: Maria Julia on January 4, 2015
Clear, excellent speaker
Review by: devora on December 29, 2014
presnter was clear and thorough
Review by: CRISTIAN on December 28, 2014
The way the presenter introduced the information in an easy to follow fashion. The information was very useful as well.
Review by: Marianne on December 27, 2014
explanation of the ICF
Review by: Susan on December 18, 2014
Well-articulated and organized presentation from a speaker who is an expert in the topic area.
Review by: Miriam on December 18, 2014
Engaging speaker, very interesting topic!
Review by: Sharon on December 15, 2014
The information was relevant to my everyday clinical practice.
Review by: joshua on December 11, 2014
Thorough presentation and examples on how to use measurement instrument.
Review by: Patricia on December 4, 2014
Scott did a wonderful job of describing the test and its usefulness
Review by: Jessica on September 29, 2014
Good information on a reliable tool that can be utilized to measure the impact of stuttering on a person who stutters daily life
Review by: Elyse on September 5, 2014
Throughough coverage of a large amount of material in an hour.
Review by: Clare on August 17, 2014
The ideas were concise and easy to understand.
Review by: Nikoula on July 10, 2014
It's specific content. Trere is a need for such a score.
Review by: Carmen on June 23, 2014
I am more confident in giving this assessment now.
Review by: Kay on June 6, 2014
Review by: Lesa on June 1, 2014
It gave me an updated knowledge of stuttering
Review by: Joan on April 5, 2014
Functional information
Review by: Elizabeth on March 18, 2014
Clear, informative, gave new perspective on traditional fluency therapy
Review by: Susan on March 9, 2014
I was/am a stutterer. That's how I got into speech therapy as a profession. My life in junior high, high school , and college was a turmoil because of stuttering. I am glad to see an assessment that evaluates the total effect stuttering has on life!
Review by: Elizabeth on March 4, 2014
Excellent presentation of information
Review by: Maria Isabel on February 18, 2014
The word excellent really doesn't do justice to this talk or any of Dr. Yaruss' talks. Please, please, please do yourself a favor and take all his courses here and anywhere else you have a chance. His research will make you a better clinician when working with people who stutter.
Review by: Sabrina on February 5, 2014
very informative
Review by: Jennifer on January 14, 2014
It provided very relevant and applicable information.
Review by: Jennifer on December 31, 2013
Excellent speaker. Confident, comfortable, and knowledgeable with topic.
Review by: Heather on December 30, 2013
The speaker is easy to listen to and does a great job explaining the how's and why's of each concept.
Review by: Katie on December 30, 2013
Interesting topic and presentation
Review by: Julia on December 29, 2013
clear explanation of the OASES exam
Review by: Cory on December 29, 2013
Dr. Yaruss's clarity and delivery of information was excellent; thorough, evidenced based.
Review by: Patricia on December 27, 2013
information regarding evaluations for stuttering disorder
Review by: DeeAnne on December 27, 2013
Good information
Review by: judith on December 22, 2013
exciting new instrument!
Review by: Deborah on December 21, 2013
Dr. Yaruss is an excellent speaker who makes his point very clear.
Review by: Susan on December 20, 2013
Good presenter.
Review by: Sherry on December 20, 2013
Good information
Review by: Ann on December 19, 2013
very helpful tool with support for using it!
Review by: Mia on December 15, 2013
The speaker...he was awesome. Kept me interested.
Review by: Susan on December 9, 2013
It expanded my ideas about stuttering assessment and treatment and gave me an instrument to quantify aspects that I had been unable to measure previously.
Review by: Christy on December 9, 2013
easy to follow with good info
Review by: sharon on December 8, 2013
Very informative about a imeasuremnt that was long overdue.
Review by: Donna on November 30, 2013
Clarity of PresentationFunctional use of OASES to create functional outcomes in everyday situationsFinally a measuring tool that takes into account how the speaker REALLY feels about his/her communicative abilities! Thanks to Dr. Yaris!
Review by: Alicia on November 27, 2013
Speaker was dynamic and well spoken and provided a clear and organized presentation of OASES--both the need for it as well as how to use it. Interesting historical information as well.
Review by: Joyce on November 27, 2013
The organization of the information was extremely useful. I feel that the speaker had to present rather quickly to cover a comprehensive understanding of the OASES.
Review by: Clara on November 22, 2013
It introduced me to someting that I had not heard about before.
Review by: Jochen on November 22, 2013
Easy to follow
Review by: Phyllis on November 13, 2013
Examples: Some information was presented too quickly - yet with the ability to rewind the audio, it was easier to discern.
Review by: Lisa on November 7, 2013
Mr Yaruss is engaging, intelligent, and interesting to listen to. He is an obvious expert in his field.
Review by: salwa on November 7, 2013
Speaker had evidently been working in the area for so long it was fluent transfer of knowledge
Review by: diane on November 6, 2013
Directly applies to current therapy pt.
Review by: Elizabeth on October 31, 2013
It was very interesting, organized, and clear.
Review by: Karl on October 30, 2013
Excellent oral delivery; very easy to listen to with good visuals
Review by: James on October 24, 2013
charismatic speaker
Review by: BARBARA on October 22, 2013
this tool is a useful addtion to the fieldI was trained by Sr. Charleen Bloom. I would love to have a conversaton with her about this.
Review by: Kathy on October 22, 2013
presenting a measure of overall stuttering behavior and impact on client's life functioning
Review by: Marialid on October 18, 2013
Very good presentation.
Review by: Denise on October 16, 2013
Great information on focusing on stuttering's impact rather than frequency.
Review by: Holly on October 15, 2013
speaker was knowledgeable and articulate
Review by: Anzhela on October 12, 2013
great explanation of the topic
Review by: Ronnie on October 2, 2013
various quality of life scenarios as many can be fluent clinically but not outside in real life activities.
Review by: Elizabeth on October 1, 2013
The clarity of the presenter, the fact that he, himself developed the OASES test. Course was well-organized.
Review by: Margaret on September 28, 2013
It was informative, well organized, and taught by a credible professional.
Review by: larissa on September 27, 2013
easy to listen to
Review by: Jill on September 23, 2013
good information
Review by: Teresa on September 22, 2013
It made me more confident in explaining to parents/clients how important it is to measure impact of stuttering, not just measuring fluency.
Review by: Mayra on September 22, 2013
He was a great speaker!
Review by: Laurie on September 20, 2013
Thes specific information provided about how touse the Oases.
Review by: Petrina on September 18, 2013
The presentation was organized, thorough, with specific therapeutic relevance.
Review by: Aron on September 18, 2013
Speaker shared much information about this topic.
Review by: Gabriella on September 18, 2013
Scott Yaruss presents information in a way that is easy to understand, and has practical applications.
Review by: Charles on September 15, 2013
a wholistic approach
Review by: Jessica on September 14, 2013
Real world experience of the speaker. Functional applications.
Review by: Ryan on September 11, 2013
Excellent speaker and topic. I will look forward to using this instrument- it is very important in the assessment/treatment of stuttering.
Review by: Renee on September 10, 2013
Pertinent, organized and with an obviously expert, invested and easy-to-listen-to speaker

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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.

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.

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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