Presenter: Mirla G. Raz, MEd, SLP
– S.D., prior course participant
The Raz Preschool Stuttering Therapy Program is a continuation of course, #e126 Stopping the Stuttering Trajectory in the Preschool Years.
This therapy course instructs the participant in the evaluation of stuttering in the preschool population including the important information to obtain from parents and the professional fluency assessment. This is followed by step-by-step instructions in the treatment of stuttering in this young population. The course includes integrating the participation of the parent(s) into the therapeutic process as well as specific instructions for at home carryover.
Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:12:14
– K.W., prior course participant
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.
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.
"Assessment techniques and gathering parent information were beneficial topics. I liked the structured therapy schedule and lesson plans." D.P. (May 2023)
"This course was easy to watch and quick to learn new info. I liked the specific layout of each session breakdown." C.R. (May 2023)
"I liked the assessment portion. This course detailed a specific approach with concrete steps for younger children who stutter." C.V. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the outline and the step-by-step of the therapy sessions for the entire program. I also liked how the presenter outlines the different types of toys that can be utilized in the sessions." S.F. (Dec. 2022)
"Good recommendations to structure therapy sessions. I liked the clarity and ease of access." K.M. (Dec. 2022)
"I like the Raz Preschool Stuttering program especially with the use of the puppet. It makes the program more child friendly and a bit more easy to manage." S.F. (Dec. 2022)
"The entire course was beneficial. The detailed therapy session techniques are so practical and child friendly. I liked the videos of her explaining in detail how to do the treatment session." F.F. (Nov. 2022)
"Very organized. I liked the specific step by step process." A.D. (Nov. 2022)
"Course was easy to understand and therefore implement. Learning how to empower the patient by showing them that they are in control of their ability to speak fluently." A.C. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the targeted therapy goals. I will use these new strategies in therapy sessions to help students recognize disfluent speech patterns in a systematic way. Course had specific and detailed instructions about how to begin stuttering therapy by building a rapport with the child." A.M. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the ease of the content, not made complicated, and the therapy sessions were laid out well." M.G. (Sept. 2022)
"Love the organized timeline of therapy. This course was efficient with great information." A.D. (Sept. 2022)
"Use of materials in therapy was beneficial. I liked the sequence of content." V.V. (Sept. 2022)
"Information that I can use. I liked the specific strategies." A.C. (Jul. 2022)
"I liked the provided lessons - how to handle each lesson, materials, and how to navigate." J.M. (Jul. 2022)
"It covered both comprehensive assessment and management. I liked the video demonstrations of the program for easier implementation from theory to practice." A.S. (Jun. 2022)
"Learning what info I need to report to parents, and the assessment info that should be collected." S.W. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the specific weekly plan, and the videos." K.M. (Mar. 2022)
"The use of puppets is a good idea I could implement now; the 14-session model may be helpful in the future. The session-by-session plan will make this easy to reference and implement." M.F. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the breakdown of the stuttering program by session. The handouts were helpful." B.H. (Jan 2022)
"I liked the explanation of how to administer fluency assessments, and the introduction of the puppet as a way to monitor disfluencies." S.H. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the explicit examples of how the therapy program should actually look with the child! (rather than just a brief overview). I liked the emphasis on the client's control over one's own speech, the use of the puppet, the outlined schedule of what therapy should look like, and how to tweak it if the child is not progressing." K.S. (Dec. 2021)
"Well organized. Interesting. Practical." G.S. (Nov. 2021)
"Assessment of the child's speech and how to utilize the toys and puppets to elicit fluent speech was helpful." C.D. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked that this course provided a specific program to follow." A.M. (Oct. 2021)
"The stuttering program is well-outlined with helpful modeling throughout the various sessions." A.M. (Sept. 2021)
"It was info that can be used immediately. Good tx info." A.H. (Sept. 2021)
"The specific therapy technique was of most interest to me. It gave me a concrete framework for treating preschool-age stuttering." J.L. (Aug. 2021)
"I liked having the structure of the program laid out with specific goals/dialogue. I now have a tool I can use immediately." S.D. (May 2021)
"I liked going over how to talk to and include the parents in the treatment plan. The treatment for preschoolers who stutter was most beneficial. The course was great." J.C. (May 2021)
"I appreciated the outline of therapy sessions and progression of therapy. This is my most difficult part of doing stuttering therapy – knowing what to do next. I liked all the great examples." K.W. (Mar. 2021)
"I liked the session by session process breakdown and script; not that I will follow exactly, but it is good to see a clear framework to which I can add my own ideas." J.S. (Jan. 2021)
"I appreciated the breakdown of the therapy plan and ideas of activities and toys to incorporate into tx. sessions. I also enjoyed the explicit teaching of the tx. program." L.E. (Jan. 2021)
Mirla G. Raz, MEd, SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Raz has worked extensively with the pediatric population remediating speech sound disorders, language disorders, and stuttering. She is the author of the popular Help Me Talk Right Books, which include: How to Teach a Child to Say the "R" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons, How to Teach a Child to Say the "S" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons and How to Teach a Child to Say the "L" Sound in 15 Easy Lessons. The latest addition to the Help Me Talk Right series is Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do. Ms. Raz was a contributing author to the first and second editions of Children's Speech Sound Disorders. Her latest publication The Birds Sang Eulogies: A Memoir shares her parents incredible stories of survival and how that’s affected three generations. Ms. Raz also presents workshops on stuttering, phonological and language disorders.
Financial — Mirla G. Raz is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Mirla G. Raz is an author of "Preschool Stuttering: What Parents Can Do" published by Gersten Weitz Publishers; has ownership interests.
Nonfinancial — Mirla G. Raz has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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