Stuttering Therapy and Data Collection

Mark Strait

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ASHA CEUs: This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate level.

This presentation will cover assessment and treatment for school-age children who stutter. It will cover typical characteristics of developmental stuttering, best practices for assessment, goal writing, and therapy considerations.

Instructor Information

Robin Edge PHD CCC-SLP – Dr. Robin Edge is a Professor of CSD at Jacksonville University where she teaches fluency disorders, healthcare ethics, professional issues, and international rehabilitation policy/cultural competence. Prior to academia, she owned and operated a multi-therapy private practice & has many national and international publications and presentations in fluency disorders, quality of life, and ethics. She has served as the Florida ASHA Advisory Council representative, the FLASHA Vice-President for SLP, and was the Topic Co-Chair for the 2020 ASHA convention’s Business Practice and Management committee.

Financial Disclosure: 

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Edge is a paid consultant for The Stepping Stones Group. She has no other financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Learner Objectives

As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe typical characteristics of children who stutter and how to differentiate stuttering from normal childhood disfluencies.
  2. Explain best practices when assessing children exhibiting disfluencies.
  3. Explain how to write measurable fluency goals and objectives for school age children who stutter.

Agenda

  • 15 minutes: What is stuttering including a brief discussion of theories of causation
  • 15 minutes: Speech characteristics of children who stutter
  • 30 minutes: Best practices in stuttering assessment
  • 30 minutes: Writing measurable goals for school-age children who stutter
  • 75 minutes: Best practices in treatment techniques when working with children who stutter
  • 15 minutes: Q&A