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0.3  ASHA CEUs

School-Age Stuttering Therapy: Practical Activities #e285


Presenter: J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

Learn specific goals and treatment activities that can be applied immediately in your stuttering therapy.

This course presents 10 treatment goals and 27 treatment activities that SLPs can select and adapt when working with children who stutter. The presentation will help clinicians apply fundamental knowledge about stuttering therapy in order to reduce the adverse impact of stuttering for school-age children and adolescents (ages 6-18).

Course includes many practical activities that can be applied immediately in therapy, all based on a solid, evidence-based foundation that accounts for the broad experience of stuttering. View additional courses with Dr. Yaruss >>

Course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 Contact Hours.

Treatment Goals & Activities

Specific treatment goals and activities include:

  • Building a strong foundation for therapy and helping children get ready to make changes in their speech.
  • Helping children learn to reduce physical tension and struggle during moments of stuttering and to diminish their fears about stuttering.
  • Teaching children to change the timing and tension of their speech production to reduce the occurrence of stuttering behaviors.
  • Supporting children as they learn to minimize avoidance of speaking situations so that they can communicate freely and effectively.
  • Working with the people in the child’s life, including parents, teachers, and peers, so that they can provide a supportive environment that builds the child’s overall communication abilities.

View additional courses with Dr. Yaruss >>

"This was such an excellent presentation on stuttering!! Take this course, and you will learn so many things that you can use as a school-based SLP!"

– G.J., prior course participant

"So helpful to have activities to use immediately! One of the best and most useful courses! I have completed his previous two courses and this is perfect to go along with them!"

– J.H., prior course participant

Course Overview – Run Time: 3:01:35

  • Quick Refresher:
    • Stuttering is more than just stuttering.
  • Treatment Goals:
    1. Learning about stuttering and preparing for change.
    2. Changing stuttering and reducing fear.
    3. Reducing stuttering by changing timing and tension.
    4. Minimizing avoidance and achieving a balance.
    5. Addressing the environment.

Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"The incorporation of research-based practices, how our profession has evolved in terms of how we view and approach stuttering therapy, theoretical considerations, as well as the immediate practical examples to use in therapy sessions. I liked the formatting, pacing, and real-world examples. As a speaker, Dr. Yaruss was a very captivating presenter, one where the listener could feel his love and passion for the world of stuttering." A.P. (Jan. 2023)

"Dr. Yaruss' approach to driving an initial understanding of the speech mechanism, where tension is felt/placed, and how to release it is a refreshing and pertinent way of approaching this type of therapy with my weekly clients. I liked the self-paced nature and the conversational, yet informative, delivery of information." S.G. (Jan. 2023)

"Wow, this is one of the most practical and informative courses I have ever taken! I really appreciate the advice on how to talk to parents about their child's stuttering. The activities and the goals are so useful too. I love the idea of the speech notebook and the client teaching his parents what was covered in therapy." J.T. (Jan. 2023)

"This course built upon my foundational knowledge of stuttering and stuttering therapy, and I thought the information was very straightforward and 100% applicable. I had many "ah-ha" moments because the information went into depth about the why and how to target these areas. I really loved this course and am so thankful I took it!" N.S. (Jan. 2023)

"Demonstration of therapy activities were beneficial. Clear and concise with plenty of examples." B.J. (Jan. 2023)

"Comprehensive goals rather than the focus on fluency enhancing techniques only. Thorough, organized, easy to listen to course." E.A. (Jan. 2023)

"I liked the focus on the overall aspects of speech. Course was easy to understand." N.C. (Jan. 2023)

"I liked the discussion of building the foundation of understanding the speech mechanism and spending more time on this so the child truly understands the WHY so they can then apply it to HOW to change their speech mechanism." N.S. (Jan. 2023)

"Techniques and strategies that assist in helping children during daily activities/tasks. Recent and up to date research on stuttering." L.E. (Dec. 2022)

"Very organized and great examples and thorough explanation of topics. Helping parents and teachers to understand stuttering was helpful." K.P. (Dec. 2022)

"I love the comprehensive approach to stuttering. It's just as important to address the negative reactions and focus on what each student is experiencing. It was comforting to know this may take several weeks to accomplish and not to move on until the student has a solid foundation." C.B. (Dec. 2022)

"I appreciated that instead of focusing on theory, Dr. Yaruss gave practical applications of how to incorporate specific activities into daily therapy." J.M. (Dec. 2022)

"I liked how the course addressed the whole stuttering experience and emphasized making communication more comfortable for the child. I felt empowered to discuss improved overall communication and daily functioning with parents rather than focusing on improved fluency." J.M. (Dec. 2022)

"The strategies for Timing and Tension will help me tremendously in my daily practice. How to teach desensitization will also help me in my daily practice. I like how I can help empower children to empower themselves and to be more accepting of their stuttering." W.J. (Dec. 2022)

"Easy to follow along. I liked the goal creation and sample activities." L.H. (Dec. 2022)

"Learning how to deal with the student's teachers and also bullying." E.S. (Dec. 2022)

"Presenting information for parents & teachers and understanding the child’s role in these opportunities for carryover of learned strategies was beneficial. I liked the outline of goals and how to recognize each child’s goals differently." H.B. (Dec. 2022)

"Course was comprehensive. I liked how he spoke about the speech machine and the different activities." L.G. (Dec. 2022)

"I liked the therapy topics and the breadth of speaker's knowledge on this topic." V.J. (Dec. 2022)

"I liked the discussion of reducing the student's stress about stuttering. The goals and activities were provided in a clear and concise manner." C.M. (Dec. 2022)

"Everything was beneficial. I liked the presenter's communication style. Everything flowed really well and was easy to understand." J.L. (Dec. 2022)

"I really found the format helpful. I appreciated how he shaped the presentation using therapy goals and how it also then easily translated into what I can do during therapy sessions to help my students. I loved the real examples with the wording of potential goal ideas." L.B. (Dec. 2022)

"Presented by a professional who truly is in tune with successful stuttering techniques and manners of students." D.M. (Dec. 2022)

"This course taught kids about the speech machine. It was engaging and very interesting, I liked how it gave practical activities to do." W.G. (Dec. 2022)

"Presented in an easy-to-understand format. Practical ideas for goals and activities that can immediately be used within therapy sessions." M.M. (Dec. 2022)

"Liked the specific treatment strategies for older children who stutter. I enjoyed the presenter's speaking style, perspective on stuttering, and depth of knowledge." J.G. (Nov. 2022)

"All of this course was awesome!! The format of the powerpoint presentation was easy to follow. The instructor did not jump around and stayed with the topic at hand." M.R. (Nov. 2022)

"I found the discussion on therapy techniques to be most beneficial. I thought the presenter was particularly excellent at his craft. He was able to inform & instruct the audience accurately regarding practical activities used to engage school-age students in Stuttering Therapy, all while demonstrating how each activity was conducted." C.F. (Nov. 2022)

"I love that course explored the complete experience of stuttering and that stuttering is more than just stuttering. I learned that each child is different and goals are based on what is most important to the person that stutters." T.O. (Nov. 2022)

"I found all the information valuable! After watching this course, it became clear to me that I need to spend more time on this aspect. I also liked the portion about bullying and being proactive rather than reactive around that piece!" T.T. (Nov. 2022)

"I liked the discussion of timing and tension as the simple basis for all fluency shaping techniques. I also liked the discussion about trade-offs between easy speech techniques (reducing tension and time pressure) and naturalism/automaticity and the clear discussion of this and that, no, a person who stutters won't be aiming to use these techniques all the time." R.M. (Nov. 2022)

"I liked the ten treatment goals and then 27 activities, the knowledge the speaker brings to the course, and the way he helps SLPs feel more confident. I have heard this presenter many times in person and online and he just gets better and better!" J.D. (Oct. 2022)

"Presenter was highly knowledgeable, interesting, and easy to listen to - excellent use of examples." L.P. (Oct. 2022)

"So helpful to have activities to use immediately! One of the best and most useful courses! I have completed his previous two courses and this is perfect to go along with them!" J.H. (Oct. 2022)

"Specific goals and activity ideas." H.W. (Oct. 2022)

"It was very informative to use for school-age children. Learning the different goals and how to start." M.C. (Oct. 2022)

"I liked the flow of goals/therapy sessions and the variety of activities to address each goal." H.S. (Oct. 2022)

"The topic was very relevant to my current caseload and provided some great information. Dr. Yaruss is a wonderful, engaging speaker." N.S. (Oct. 2022)

"It was very informative and helpful. Great ideas, easy to access." D.P. (Sept. 2022)

"I liked the handouts and activities - ways of desensitizing my clients." L.G. (Sept. 2022)

"Language was simple, personable, easy to understand, easy to listen to. I also appreciated that the post test tested general understanding."  K.B. (Sept. 2022)

"It was very comprehensive to my learning and stuttering therapy that I provide. It offered helpful review of the techniques implemented even before the use of the strategies begin."  K.P.-P. (Sept. 2022)

"I loved the entire session."  P.H. (Sept. 2022)

"Laying a good, solid foundation to understanding the speech anatomy as well as exploring the student's method of stuttering so that we can reduce the discomfort they are feeling and then find a strategy to help them stutter more easily was nice to learn.  Dr. Yaruss is so interesting and engaging. I've heard him speak both in person and online and they are equally good because he knows the material so well."  E.P. (Sept. 2022)

"I liked the style and organization of presenter."  A.T. (Aug. 2022)

"I like that you could see the speaker! He was very enthusiastic."  J.A. (Aug. 2022)

"I really enjoyed learning about building a foundation of knowledge about stuttering and also educating teachers about stuttering. I also enjoyed the presenter's style as well as the visual handout."  C.D. (Aug. 2022)

"The course was very organized! Good goals and activity ideas."  M.H. (Aug. 2022)

"I am spending a lot more time on all aspects of "Learning about stuttering" - especially the importance of the student truly understanding the speech mechanism and how it works! This course was EXCELLLENT!  Dr. Yaruss is able to explain information in a format that is easy to understand and utilize. His procedures for treatment activities were invaluable for the goal areas he addressed!"  T.A. (Aug. 2022)

"I loved the whole idea of treating the whole child. I do this naturally and I felt better about what I am doing."  A.D. (Aug. 2022)

"Importance of learning about the speech mechanism and ways to teach that, methods for teaching changes to tension and timing, and the importance of addressing bullying before it is ever a problem, if possible."  T.T. (Aug. 2022)

"All of it! Loved the in-depth discussions on timing and tension, desensitization, and bullying. Excellent, practical information that truly makes sense. I loved the practical, up-to-date advice and activities. Having left graduate school nearly 30 years, ago, I really needed this course to reinforce current thinking and methodologies on stuttering."  B.J. (Aug. 2022)

"I needed to hear Scott Yaruss say how important teaching the student to understand what parts of his body feels tension and learn to recognize where the tension is. I like that Scott recommended spending a lot of time on this foundation teaching about the speech machine and learning to notice tension. I also like that the goal in therapy is not to speak fluently, but to speak more easily. Excellent information.  The very specific examples provided and discussed were exceptionally informative and I liked seeing the information that was written with objectives and goals displayed. I'm a visual learner. Thank you for this excellent information. I wish I could download the entire list of goals and activities."  L.B. (Aug. 2022)

"Very knowledgeable presenter with a wealth of practical strategies and insights."  P.A. (Aug. 2022)

"The acceptance by teachers and parents and the idea that we should not think of achieving fluency, just speaking more easily.  Dr. Yaruss was excellent, both in his knowledge of the topic and his presentation of the information. He was very organized and the presentation was easy to follow."  M.C. (July 2022)

"Excellent presentation. So many things I thought were true based on old information from our field were clearly now false! I learned so much, and I look forward to visiting Stuttering Therapy Resources.  Organized presentation, gave example goals and techniques. Presented the WHY'S to his suggestions and was detailed in a way that I can immediately put his suggestions to use in my practice. Thank you so much!"  J.B. (July 2022)

"The presenter was clear and concise."  K.N. (July 2022)

"The specific goal examples were helpful, and having specific and practical information about activities to do with a student who stutters was so clear and will be easy to implement in my therapy practices. Scott is so practical, organized, engaging, and thorough in his presentations. He is easy to listen to and I never look at the clock and think when is the course going to be over!"  C.H. (July 2022)

"Building individual hierarchies with the students was beneficial for my practice. Material was covered well."  S.S. (July 2022)

"This was the single most beneficial course I've taken in any area of practice since I graduated 25 years ago! Very important material presented extremely well. Applicable and impactful. I will recommend to all my colleagues." J.R. (July 2022)

"This course was great! I appreciate courses that focus on how to do things in practice. This course provided practical strategies and goals, along with when to utilize them." L.P. (July 2022)

"I felt the presenter was highly knowledgeable, likeable, and easy to listen to. The material was presented beautifully, but most importantly, the content was extremely important and hopefully will be widely implemented by SLPs." J.R. (July 2022)

"Lots of ideas to put in place for therapy." K.W. (June 2022)

"I liked that it included actual activities to use in sessions! And I could stop and start at all times and the program picks up again where I left off." M.H. (June 2022)

"I liked the practical strategies to use in therapy sessions, and learning how the approach to therapy has changed over the years." L.P. (June 2022)

"I loved all of the content! How to address teaching parents about stuttering was beneficial for my daily practice. Course was a good reminder of what I should be working on to treat the entire disorder, not just the disfluencies." T.N. (June 2022)

"I liked the activities and information, and the 'how' and 'why' to use them. All activities were discussed in depth." J.M. (June 2022)

"This was such an excellent presentation on stuttering!! Take this course, and you will learn so many things that you can use as a school-based SLP!" G.J. (May 2022)

Course Objectives

  • Describe the value of taking a comprehensive view of stuttering in school-age children.
  • List up to 10 specific treatment goals that can be adapted and individualized for school-age children and adolescents who stutter.
  • List up to 27 specific treatment activities that can be adapted and individualized to help school-age children and adolescents reduce the burden of stuttering.

Presenter & Disclosures

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering across the lifespan. His research focuses on factors affecting the development of speech fluency and stuttering, as well as on the evaluation of stuttering treatment outcomes. He was an Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh for 19 years and is now a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of nearly 70 peer-reviewed publications, as well as more than 115 other articles, chapters, or books on stuttering. In particular, he is the co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), as well as School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, and the Minimizing Bullying program (all available from Stuttering Therapy Resources). Dr. Yaruss has given more than 450 continuing education workshops around the world, all designed to help speech-language pathologists feel more comfortable and more confident in their ability to help individuals who stutter.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — J. Scott Yaruss is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — J. Scott Yaruss has intellectual property rights and an ownership interest in Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.; he also receives royalties and honoraria.

Nonfinancial — J. Scott Yaruss is a volunteer for the National Stuttering Association; he receives no compensation in this role. 

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
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  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

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