Although counseling is an integral component of stuttering therapy, many speech-language pathologists have received little to no formal counseling training. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of various counseling theories, principles, and techniques that can be integrated into stuttering therapy. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of how to practice theory-driven counseling in order to help children and adults who stutter manage negative or undesired life experiences associated with their stuttering. An overview of stuttering treatment for older children and adults will also be provided. This course is part of a series of webinars on the topic of stuttering. To register for other courses in the series, please visit: Stuttering Virtual Conference.
Course created on June 20, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the basic principles that are integral to effective counseling.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the theoretical framework of various counseling models.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe specific counseling techniques and activities that can be applied in stuttering treatment, including counseling related to teasing and bullying.
|0-15 Minutes||Targeting the Behavioral Component of Stuttering|
|15-60 Minutes||Targeting the Affective and Cognitive Components of Stuttering|
|60-75 Minutes||Introduction and overview of counseling theories and principles|
|75-90 Minutes||Overview of counseling techniques|
|90-115 Minutes||Application of counseling theories and techniques in stuttering therapy|
|115-120 Minutes||Conclusion, Q & A|
Mary Weidner, MS, CCC-SLP
Mary Weidner is a speech-language pathologist and doctoral student at West Virginia University where she studies stuttering and counseling. Her research focuses on measuring and improving attitudes of young children toward peers who stutter. Mary is co-founder of MC Speech Books where she has co-authored several books for children who stutter. She co-directs Stuttering U., a camp for children who stutter, their families, and professionals, and also co-leads support groups for adults and children who stutter. Before returning for doctoral studies, Mary worked clinically at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is an assistant professor at Marshall University and a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. Coleman is currently serving as coordinator of ASHA SIG 4 (Fluency) and as a member of the ASHA ad-hoc committee to revise the scope of practice in speech-language pathology. Craig is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Stuttering U. summer program for children who stutter, their families, and SLPs.
Presenter Disclosure: Craig Coleman - Financial: Craig Coleman authored two children's books on stuttering and receives royalties for the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), which he co-authored. He was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: Associate Coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Group 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Mary Weidner - Financial: Mary Weidner has ownership interest in assessment and treatment materials that may be discussed in this presentation. She was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: Member of ASHA, SIG 4; Co-Leader of the NSA Support Group, Morgantown, WV Chapter; and Co-Director of Stuttering U.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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