This course provides a discussion of key facts regarding current views about stuttering in preschool and young school-age children in an engaging Q&A format. The authors specifically focus on characteristics of stuttering in children, ages 2 to 6. They clarify how stuttering differs from the typical disfluencies that all of us experience at times. Importantly, they discuss when therapy is needed in this age group. Finally, the goals of the diagnostic evaluation are explained. This article will certainly help clinicians to become better-prepared to help children who stutter and their families.
Course created on June 14, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to list three aspects of a child's development that may contribute to the development of stuttering.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three risk factors that may contribute to the likelihood that a child will continue to stutter.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the primary purpose of a diagnostic evaluation of a preschool or young school-age child who stutters.
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA is a researcher and clinician who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of stuttering across the lifespan. He recently joined the faculty of Michigan State University as Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders after 19 years at the University of Pittsburgh. Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and on the Steering Committee of the ASHA Special Interest Division for Fluency and Fluency Disorders. His research focuses on the development of stuttering in young children, as well as the evaluation of stuttering treatment outcomes. He has published 70 peer-reviewed papers and 115 other articles, chapters, and books about stuttering, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES). He frequently presents continuing education workshops designed to help speech-language pathologists improve their confidence and competence in helping individuals who stutter (www.Yaruss.com).
Nina Reardon-Reeves, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Nina Reeves, M.S. CCC-SLP is Board Certified Specialist in fluency disorders (BRC-F) and staff fluency specialist for Frisco Independent School District near Dallas, TX. She also serves as a fluency specialist consultant to San Diego Unified Schools. Nina provides stuttering therapy services to children and adolescents who stutter in her private practice (www.StutteringTherapyServices.com). She has authored materials for the Stuttering Foundation (SFA) and the National Stuttering Association (NSA). Nina presents interactive professional development workshops on practical assessment and treatment strategies for early intervention and school-age stuttering therapy. Nina is a recipient of the ASHA-F Van Hattum award for outstanding contributions in the schools, and serves a member of the Advisory Board of the NSA.
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