Stuttering Therapy and Data Collection

Erin Riojas

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ASHA Course Number: ACEF0520
Course Credits: 0.3 ASHA CEUs (3 hours); Intermediate Level, Professional Area
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This presentation will cover assessment and treatment for school-age children who stutter including a discussion of:

  1. Typical characteristics of developmental stuttering
  2. Best practices when assessing children exhibiting disfluencies
  3. Writing goals for school-age children who stutter
  4. Therapy considerations when working with children who stutter

Instructor Information

Dr. Robin Edge

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 and has many national and international publications and presentations in fluency disorders, quality of life, and ethics. She currently serves at the Florida ASHA Advisory Council representative, the FLASHA Vice-President for SLP, and is the Topic Co-Chair for the 2020 ASHA convention’s Business Practice and Management committee. She works with EBS providing CEUs to school districts and at the EBS Children’s Institute in Jacksonville, Florida.

Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Dr. Edge has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Edge has no other non-financial information to disclose.

Learner Objectives

Following instruction, 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: Questions and answers