This course will provide an overview of the Fluency Friday Program, an annual community-based, one-day workshop for young children and adolescents who stutter. Comprehensive objectives from differing perspectives will be discussed, including those of graduate students, professionals, parents and clients. Ideas for starting a similar program for children who stutter in your local community will be presented, along with videos from past participants.
Course created on May 18, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the overall philosophy and therapeutic/supervisory principles used as the foundation of the Fluency Friday Program.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the bridge between academic coursework and hands-on experience is targeted when working with clients and families.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 2-3 benefits and protocols to start a program for individuals who stutter in their own community.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Learning Outcomes Reviewed|
|5-10 Minutes||Fluency Friday Philosophy|
|10-25 Minutes||Graduate Student Training Component|
|25-40 Minutes||Parent Progam|
|40-55 Minutes||Professional Training Component|
|55-70 Minutes||Starting a Program in Your Community|
|70-85 Minutes||Video Testimonials|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Irving Wollman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Robert Reichhardt, MA, CCC-SLP
Robert Reichhardt has worked as a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since 2006. He is a member of both the Fluency and AAC team at the hospital, having served as chair of the Fluency team several times. He worked as a teaching assistant helping with the stuttering seminar course at the University of Cincinnati in the past. He has been involved with the Fluency Friday Program since 2006. In addition, he has served as a team facilitator at Camp Shout Out in Michigan. He has been with the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's since 2006.
Karen Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP
Karen Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She has been specializing in the areas of oral motor feeding & dysphagia and fluency disorders for most of her career. She is involved in the fluency disorders and dysphagia specialty teams and has been part of the Fluency Friday program since 2001. She worked as a teaching assistant helping with the stuttering seminar course at the University of Cincinnati in the past. Most recently, her specific expertise involves assessment and treatment with children and families impacted by feeding and swallowing disorders using multidisciplinary intervention. Karen is part of the Interdisciplinary Feeding Team (IFT) and performs video swallow studies and fiberoptic endoscopic (FEES) swallowing evaluations working with the otolaryngology team. She has been with the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's for twenty-two year.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on the Fluency Friday Program, a workshop offered by Cincinnati Children's Hospital for children who stutter and their families. It will not discuss other fluency treatment programs.
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