School Age Children Who Stutter: Assessing and Treating the Impact on Their World
February 08, 2019
CORA Services Conference Center
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
The purpose of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the tools to assess the real-life impact that stuttering has on the child and their family by identifying various factors which affect the child’s ability or desire to communicate in different settings. Participants will be introduced to a dynamic assessment protocol, which leads to individualized treatment plans. Practices will be reviewed in light of the current research base and functional examples will be used to demonstrate specific strategies applicable to working therapeutically with children who stutter and their families
Joseph Donaher, Ph.D., is the Academic and Research Program Director of the Center for Childhood Communication at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Donaher is an Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at The University of Pennsylvania and a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders. He has served as the editor of Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, the Chair of the Research and Publications Committee of The International Fluency Association and the Chair of ASHA’s Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders. His clinical and research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of school-age children who stutter.
Objectives: As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
- Use the current evidence to assess stuttering in children from a multi-dimensional perspective.
- Determine the most appropriate treatment practices for children who stutter based on their individual patterning.
- Implement effective strategies to address the affective, behavioral and cognitive components of stuttering.
This program will benefit Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Educators, Principals, Teachers, Graduate Students, and other practitioners within mental health and education who provide direct services and/or parent/teacher consultation for this population.
- Act 48 3 credits
- NBCC 3 credits
- Psychology credits 3 credits
- SW, MFT, & PC 3 credits
- ASHA .35 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Introductions and Opening
9:15 – 10:00 Foundations and Research
10:00 – 10:45 Diagnostic Considerations & Determining Intervention Goals
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15 Implementing Effective Therapy
12:15 – 12:45 Closing Comments and Questions
Download the 2-8-19 Stuttering Workshop and mail to
Ceil Hanas at 8540 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 For more information call 215.701.2629 or register online here.
Registration begins 1/2 hour prior to stated program time. Pre-registration is required. Cancellations made LESS THAN 72 HOURS before the programs will NOT be refunded.