Presenter: J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA
– S.L., prior course participant
This presentation, which builds upon a prior presentation, #e153 Stuttering: Current Concepts and Guidelines for Intervention, details goals and procedures that speech-language pathologists can use to help school-age children, adolescents, and adults overcome the burden of stuttering. To aid speakers who stutter, this course presents specific strategies to:
Several treatment activities and techniques are presented throughout the course so clinicians will feel more comfortable and confident in their abilities to help those who stutter. This course covers all ages from school-age to adolescent to adults.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:11:19
– C.B., 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.
"The importance of not just teaching strategies to use in the moment of stuttering, but also different ways to explore stuttering, which can lead to understanding and empowerment. This course was easy to listen to and follow." K.P. (May. 2023)
"The treatment strategies were beneficial. I liked the easy to understand information." R.M. (May. 2023)
"This course was organized in a helpful manner. Discussed the entire disorder and how to treat things outside of shaping techniques." N.G. (May. 2023)
"Specific therapy techniques were beneficial. Normalizing stuttering." K.C. (May. 2023)
"I particularly enjoyed all the activities that can be used with the client. The material presented was easy to follow and absorb. This course was organized well." D.K. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the discussion and suggestions in this course that looked at treating all aspects of stuttering, behavioral, and communication disorders as it affects a student's life. I appreciated the examples of therapy activities given." D.R. (Apr. 2023)
"I enjoyed the therapy ideas." M.W. (Feb. 2023)
"I really liked the part where he talked about "easy starts," where the client starts a phrase/sentence by easing into it, which helps with naturalness. I liked that ASHA's scope of practice and the WHO-ICF framework was referenced, as well as the research sources at the end." J.V. (Feb. 2023)
"Learning the difference between disorder and behavior. I liked how the information was presented concisely." L.E. (Feb. 2023)
"I appreciated the examples of treatment techniques that the speaker gave. I highly appreciated the examples of treatment strategies and steps to help me to know more exactly how to go about this." R.K. (Jan. 2023)
"It was really beneficial to refresh my memory about stuttering modification strategies. I feel more prepared to try out some of the stuttering modification techniques. I also really appreciated Dr. Yaruss' rate of speaking, his affect, and conversational style of presenting the material. This helped maintain my engagement." G.G. (Jan. 2023)
"Great outline of treatment approaches, especially beyond the fluency enhancing strategies." S.G. (Dec. 2022)
"Specific treatment ideas and activities were beneficial. Simplifying treatment by focusing on timing and tension." E.S. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the treatment approaches. Very easy to follow and apply right away." K.B. (Dec. 2022)
"Suggestions for how to speak to parents of children who stutter were beneficial. I liked the course clarity and ease of access." K.M. (Dec. 2022)
"Treating the entire disorder, including how to talk to parents. I liked the examples of strategies and the analogies." A.M. (Dec. 2022)
"Good treatment ideas." C.H. (Dec. 2022)
"The section on how to treat stuttering was beneficial." E.B. (Dec. 2022)
"The tips for treating the behaviors were very helpful. The strategies for making the client more comfortable with stuttering were very interesting. I liked the way the speaker tied all of the aspects together under the umbrella of treating the whole person, and respect for the person." M.K. (Nov. 2022)
"One of the best courses for implementation of the material that I have taken. The speaker's insight, logical, knowledgeable, and compassionate." S.M. (Nov. 2022)
"I really appreciate that the presenter is a provider of therapy and can share first-hand experiences." J.W. (Oct. 2022)
"It was a very thorough overview of all aspects of treating stuttering and gave a complete picture of the whole disorder and how it impacts daily life, future plans, social interactions, etc." B.S. (Oct. 2022)
"Dr. Yaruss has a really pleasant presentation speaking style. I appreciated his demonstrations of stuttering." S.M. (Oct. 2022)
"The treatment strategies, such as beginning with exploring the child's stutter and to have the child try to teach me to stutter was beneficial information. I liked the list and examples of treatment strategies for stuttering." E.K. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked everything. The presentation and the handout were all well organized and excellent. The many examples were also very helpful." S.F. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked how all of the many fluency techniques were simplified into timing or tension practices. This course was well organized and practical." R.W. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked how the instructor organized the treatment approaches." S.C. (Sept. 2022)
"The information was clear." V.B. (Sept. 2022)
"I like the emphasis that the support of the client involves everyone including support groups." M.M. (Aug. 2022)
"I found all of it helpful! I have not done much with the "Exploring Stuttering" phase of treatment and realize I need to do much more of that. Scott Yaruss is very knowledgeable and is able to explain all information about stuttering in a manner that is easily understood!" T.A. (Aug. 2022)
"Dr. Yaruss's discussion of appropriate treatment strategies to be implemented including pseudostuttering was very good. I liked the discussion of the parental involvement during stuttering therapy and making the parents aware that there are no cures for stuttering." P.B. (Aug. 2022)
"Because of what I learned in this course, I have things I am doing differently now with good justification." S.R. (July 2022)
"It's been awhile since I have been in graduate school and taken a course on stuttering. I think this course outlined some broad new ways of thinking about and treating a disfluency - ex. that it is okay to talk to young children (under 5) about stuttering. I will use these broad generalizations in my daily practice." L.P. (July 2022)
"I liked the specific strategies offered and the speaker's presentation style." L.M. (June 2022)
"Learning a framework for treating the entire disorder is beneficial for my practice. I liked the content and the way it was organized." E.B. (June 2022)
"This course was very in-depth and thorough. It addressed most of my questions and concerns about treating stuttering. The explanation of the history of techniques and how to make them more realistic is changing my approach to stuttering therapy! The examples of treatments and their application with clients were excellent! Sometimes taking good information and making it therapy/kid friendly is challenging." A.A. (June 2022)
"I liked the strategies to assist patients with reducing stuttering and improving carryover. I liked the speaker too." K.S. (June 2022)
"I enjoyed all of it. I will use the techniques and treatment activities mentioned." K.I.(May 2022)
"Very helpful and easy to understand course." M.C. (May 2022)
"Course provided many techniques to help students manage their fluency issues. The strategies given to help with stuttering were great." S.B. (May 2022)
"I liked that specific techniques and strategies were used to help me support my students. The organized manner of all the information and the way it was presented was very good." M.B. (May 2022)
"The course was provided in an easy to understand format. I liked that he talked about what stuttering really is." K.D. (May 2022)
"I liked the availability to take it at any time." M.B. (May 2022)
"I liked all of the therapy ideas!" J.K. (May 2022)
"I liked using the ICF as a guide in treating stuttering. The course delivery was excellent!" P.T. (Apr. 2022)
"The speaker was very knowledgeable and the content was presented in an understandable way. I liked the techniques such as phrasing and light touch of the articulators at the beginning of phrases." P.B. (Mar. 2022)
"Complex issues were made easy to understand. The presenter gave good examples. He kept my attention! His speaking rate and prosody were appropriate." K.H. (Mar. 2022)
"I learned ways to discuss stuttering with my students and families. So many therapy ideas." B.C. (Mar. 2022)
"This was an excellent review and a good reminder that stuttering involves more than the "behavior." K.T. (Mar. 2022)
"I always learn so much from Dr. Yaruss' lectures! The discussion about improving overall communication and how to appropriately use speech strategies in that context was very helpful." D.W. (Mar. 2022)
"Enlightening and reassuring!" L.A. (Mar. 2022)
"It was helpful to hear Dr. Yaruss' explanation of the speech strategies within the context of holistic treatment." D.W. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the breakdown of different aspects of stuttering that must be considered and can be treated, not just the behavior of stuttering." M.K. (Feb. 2022)
"The presenter was extremely knowledgeable, and provided numerous examples and experiences to enhance the information being presented." J.B. (Jan. 2022)
"Learning how to provide well-rounded therapy for both the impairment and the impact. Mr. Yaruss is very easy to listen to." A.D. (Jan. 2022)
"I found the specific therapy strategies very helpful and I will use these suggestions in my therapy practice - I also liked the suggestions for the student to write a letter to their teacher about what they feel and what would be helpful for them moving forward." C.B. (Jan. 2022)
"The wealth of useable, practical, up-to-date information presented in this course is impressive. The presenter guides us on how we should be thinking about and holistically treating stuttering, and I find his insight very useful. It is so helpful to understand the reasoning and thinking that lies under specific fluency strategies and discussions. Thank you for this resource!" S.L. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the knowledge of the presenter and the practical tips for therapy." O.H. (Nov. 2021)
"The presenter was pleasant to listen to and it sounded like more of an in-person lecture vs. monotone reading of slides." A.P. (Nov. 2021)
"Specific interventions were most helpful - for the impairment, and for the negative reactions and adverse impacts." L.B. (Nov. 2021)
"Myths that we shouldn't talk about stuttering, and evaluation ideas were beneficial for my daily practice." C.M. (Oct. 2021)
"Practical, functional information was provided. It was all very interesting and the presenter held my attention." V.M. (Sept. 2021)
"I think this course will help me to improve my skills in my daily practice including the difference between behavioral and disorder stuttering and the treatment strategies." S.E. (Aug. 2021)
"The presenter went over several strategies that could be used in working with clients who stutter. The presenter was very engaging and gave lots of information and advise on how to do each strategy and also how to help support parents and teachers." A.V. (Jul. 2021)
"I work in long term care and subacute rehab so rarely need to treat stuttering, however, I have graduate students in their medical practicum and they need to get fluency hours. This course will be invaluable for enhancing the students' experience. Very well organized and logical in format. Very good pace and every aspect was explained clearly. My own hesitancy toward taking on fluency clients was validated and desensitized." G.S. (Jul. 2021)
"I enjoyed this course discussion. Implementing the timing/tension strategies, addressing personal/environmental reactions, educating teachers, and referring self-help organizations to parents will modify students with dysfluent speech behavior and improve their quality of life. The presenter provided information that will aid assessment and treatment. I like the presenter's reference use when defining stuttering, explaining current behavior vs disorder views, providing treatment approaches, and offering parent/teacher involvement." B.D. (Jul. 2021)
"I found all topics helpful. This course provided information to help me better explain stuttering to both parents and teachers. Providing validation on timing and tension was also helpful. This course was concise - very well organized and presented. I liked the different exercises and appreciated the demonstrations on how to complete them. This course provided well-rounded information to address every aspect of stuttering." M.G. (May 2021)
“It was interesting how the techniques address fluency piece, plus the emotional piece and the desensitization of stuttering.” S.H. (Mar. 2021)
“The speaker was easy to understand, nice pace, and relatable!” B.S. (Jan. 2021)
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.
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.
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