The Raz Preschool Stuttering Therapy Program is a continuation of the popular online course, #e126 Stopping the Stuttering Trajectory in the Preschool Years. In this complete therapy program, Ms. Raz begins by instructing 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 program emphasizes the concept of the child's control of his or her speech through the utilization of desensitization, mindfulness, and the child's capacity to determine if he or she will stutter or not. The course includes integrating the participation of the parent(s) into the therapeutic process as well as specific instructions for at home carryover. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 contact hour.
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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.
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).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
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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“I appreciated the breakdown of the therapy plan and ideas of activities and toys to incorporate into therapy sessions.” – L.E. (Dec. 2020)
“The specific therapy technique was of most interest to me, it gave me a concrete framework for treating preschool-age stuttering.” – J.L. (Aug. 2020)
"I liked going over how to talk to and include the parents as well as the treatment plan. The treatment for preschoolers who stutter was most beneficial. The course was great." – J.O.C. (May 2020)
"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. 2020)
"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. 2020)
"What I found to be most beneficial to include in my practice are the strategies that this program uses in order to help the child to be aware that he can control his fluency. The program was well structured, the method, the lessons, the strategies, and the sessions were very specific and well explained." – K.V. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked that this gave a layout of how the program should be done and that the guidelines are easy to follow. It was great to have everything broken down step by step." – A.P. (Dec. 2019)
"The step by step process for working with a preschooler who stuttered was most beneficial. I feel I can implement the procedures outlined today, and I plan to do so!" – M.K.R. (Nov. 2019)
"I like how she showed practical ways to work with kids - especially how to help preschoolers." – K.H. (Oct. 2019)
"I enjoyed the specifics of the program itself. The speaker had a definitive, confident manner and spoke very clearly." – G.R. (Sept. 2019)
"I loved the idea of incorporating a puppet to help model fluent and non-fluent speech. Very well organized, informative." – A.G. (Aug. 2019)
"The detailed and specific description of therapy sessions was most helpful. The course was very organized and detailed. This was a thorough presentation of the approach." – A.S. (July 2019)
"I enjoyed the timeline and goals of therapy sessions as well as the pacing and knowledge of the presenter." – H.M. (June 2019)
"The explanation of the steps to take for establishing fluency was most beneficial." – R.S. (May 2019)
"I appreciated this course as it was a review for me of stuttering therapy as I have not had a student in a few years." – L.C. (May 2019)
"I liked all of it - especially the discussion on goal progression. Excellent course." – J.B. (Mar. 2019)
"It was a very practical and great course. The use of the puppet to demonstrate practicing the stutter and then controlled speech was very helpful." – E.B. (Feb. 2019)
"I liked the use of the puppet and the systematic ordering of therapy sessions." – K.S. (Jan. 2019)
"I liked both the asynchronous accessibility as well as the integrity of pedagogy - content is age-appropriate for young, disfluent children." – D.M.C. (Dec. 2018)
"I appreciated the discussion with parents about expectations of therapy and working with the child at home to reinforce all therapy practices. Very clear steps and many suggestions." – B.A. (Oct. 2018)
"A very clear therapeutic approach for treating stuttering in young children. It was very easy to follow. However, it was a bit slow, and I did feel like a lot of the background info, in the beginning, was unnecessary for this course." – K.M. (Oct. 2018)
"I found the therapy techniques described throughout the program most beneficial. I enjoyed all of this course, but especially how specific each therapy session was described." – S.S. (Oct. 2018)
"I appreciated the detailed therapy sessions that build on one another. I liked the new ideas to address stuttering." – M.W.C. (Aug. 2018)
"I enjoyed the hands-on, step-by-step protocol for preschool stuttering therapy. It's practical and detailed." – R.Z. (July 2018)
"I liked the terminology of 'bouncing' speech more than 'bumpy' speech. I will also benefit from the idea to incorporate a puppet into my sessions." – M.H. (July 2018)
"I loved everything about this session!!!! It was great how each session was broken down into steps about what materials you needed and exactly what to say and do. I have never seen a program like this and am so excited to start implementing it as soon as I can!!" – E.H. (June 2018)
"The step by step therapy content was very helpful in addition to what steps to take when the child is not making as much progress as expected. The idea of using a puppet was very interesting and seems like an excellent strategy for developing smooth speech." – A.C. (May 2018)
"I liked the handouts and video illustrations of the techniques. Going over how to implement the therapy process with preschool children and involve the parents was very helpful." – S.P. (Apr. 2018)
"Teaching the student how to become aware of his/her stuttering during conversation was most beneficial. I liked the easy way in which the program is presented." – A.W.W. (Feb. 2018)
"I thought the presenter did an excellent job with the presentation. I liked how the therapist outlined how to do each therapy session with the child in order to help reduce disfluencies. It was helpful to see how her program was implemented over a period of time. I also found the information on how to conduct a fluency evaluation helpful as I could use this during my next testing session." – J.D. (Jan. 2018)
"I appreciated the use of puppet and term bouncing. I like that the course gave actual therapy techniques to use." – E.S. (Dec. 2017)
"I liked the session by session outline and the gradual movement of speech awareness and fluency control over to the child. This seems like a very practical way to address stuttering in preschoolers." – G.L. (Nov. 2017)
"The detailed examples and information about each therapy session were excellent. The speaker was so organized, clear, detailed, and spoke at a good learning rate." – J.D. (Nov. 2017)
"I enjoyed the specific outline of what each session looked like. I liked the specific examples of sessions." – D.B. (Oct. 2017)
"The actual outline of therapy sessions was most beneficial." – J.S. (Oct. 2017)
"This was a relevant topic and very much related to SLP. The subject of stuttering is a difficult one for SLP's, especially in my age-range given that it was not a major focus in graduate school. Any and all relevant research and techniques are very well received. All content was well organized and easy to look back on for reference." – J.B. (Aug. 2017)