This course addresses key issues in the treatment of early childhood stuttering, with a focus on less-direct and more-direct treatment approaches. The course will discuss ways that clinicians can draw upon various approaches to develop individualized treatment so that each child’s and family’s individual needs are addressed.
Course created on September 6, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to define and differentiate less-direct therapy, more-direct therapy, and operant conditioning therapy as they apply to young children who stutter.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two less-direct aspects of therapy that can be used to help parents create a fluency-facilitating environment.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify two ways in which parents can help their young children who stutter develop healthy, appropriate attitudes toward speaking and stuttering.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two more-direct aspects of therapy that can be used to help children improve their speech fluency and communication as a whole.
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 is a professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and on the Steering Committee of ASHA’s 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 more than 85 peer-reviewed papers and more than 120 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).
MS CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Nina Reeves, M.S. CCC-SLP is Board Certified Specialist in fluency disorders (BCS-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.
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