Speech-language pathologists are required to assess the adverse impact of communication disorders in order to qualify children for therapy. For children who stutter, this has traditionally been challenging because of the lack of measurement tools focusing on adverse impact. This presentation will describe a comprehensive approach to assessment that includes both the observable features of stuttering and the adverse impact of stuttering on a child’s life.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a comprehensive framework for understanding the nature of stuttering in school-age children.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the importance of evaluating adverse impact when assessing school-age children who stutter.
- After this course, participants will be able to design a comprehensive, individualized assessment protocol for examining all aspects of a child’s experience of stuttering.
|0-15 Minutes||A comprehensive framework for understanding the stuttering disorder in school-age children|
|15-30 Minutes||The importance of individualized assessment|
|30-45 Minutes||The Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES) for children and teens|
|45-55 Minutes||Using the OASES in diagnosis and intervention|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Content Disclosure: This learning event will focus on the OASES (published by Pearson) and the forthcoming School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide (published by my own company, Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.). It will not focus on related products or services.
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