Continuing Education Opportunities

Workshops

2-Day Conference    Download application
Practical Strategies for Working with School-aged Children Who Stutter

1.2 CEUs

May 16 & 17, 2014 - Montclair, N.J.
Co-sponsored by The Stuttering Foundation and Montclair State University

Workshop Faculty:
Joe Donaher, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., University of Iowa 
Lee Caggiano, M.A., Stuttering Therapy and Resource Center 
Kia Johnson, Ph.D., James Madison University 
Laura Johnson, M.S., Madison (WI) Metro School District 
Elise Kaufman, M.S., Private Practice in Baton Rouge, LA 
Diane Polledri, M.A., Montclair State University 
Vivian Sisskin, M. S., University of Maryland
Jim Tsiamtsiouris, Ph.D., William Paterson University 
Frances Cook, M.Sc., Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

Conference Coordinator:
Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., The Florida State University

Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014

Eastern Workshop   Download application
Using Cognitive Approaches with People Who Stutter
 
2.9 CEUs
 
June 16-20, 2014 — Boston University
Co-sponsored by The Stuttering Foundation and Boston University
 
Elaine Kelman, MSc, Cert CT, Cert MRCSLT;
Alison Nicholas, MSc, BA (Hons), Reg MRC-SLT, Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children;
Diane Parris, M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD, conference coordinator, Boston University
 
Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014
 
Mid-Atlantic Workshop   Download application
Treating Children and Adolescents Who Stutter
 
2.9 CEUs
 
July 7-11, 2014 - Philadelphia
Co-sponsored by The Stuttering Foundation, The Florida State University, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
 
Joseph Donaher, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP
 
Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014 

 

Online CEUs

Basic Clinical Skills

With Barry Guitar, Ph.D.; Peter Ramig, Ph.D.; Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D.; June Campbell, M.A.; Alison Nicholas, MSc, MRCSLT; Ali Berquez, BA (Hons), MSc; Jane Fry, MSc (Hons), MRCSLT; Willie Botterill, MSc, MRCSLT; and Frances Cook, MSc,MRCSLT (Hons), Cert CT (Oxford). — .3 CEUs

Demonstrates speech management strategies to help you work effectively with children and adults who stutter. 2+ hour video.

Working with Preschoolers Who Stutter: Successful Intervention Strategies

With Kristin Chmela, M.A. — .3 CEUs

Offers comprehensive and practical strategies for working with young children. Includes printable handout materials. 1 hour, 45 minute video.

Sharpening Counseling Skills

With David M. Luterman, D.Ed. — .3 CEUs

Counseling centers around deep listening and silent witnessing of our clients’ stories and concerns as we refrain from providing immediate advice, information, or solutions. 3 hour video.

ADHD & Children Who Stutter

With Joseph Donaher, Ph.D. — .1 CEU

ADHD traits can have an effect on an individual’s ability to efficiently and fluently communicate. Learn clinical management techniques to improve therapeutic outcomes. 54 minute video.

Evidence-Based Practice & Practice-Based Evidence

With Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D. — .1 CEU

Discussions about evidence-based practice often culminate in claims that there is one best approach to treatment of a particular type of client, or that we lack appropriate evidence. There is research and common-sense evidence that these claims are wrong. 55 minute video.

Stuttering: An Integration of Contemporary Therapies

With Barry Guitar, Ph.D. — .3 CEUs

SLPs can combine the different but most commonly used treatment procedures to get more effective results. The A-19 scale and scoring instructions are included. 80-page e-book.

Genetics of Stuttering

With Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. — .1CEU

This course discusses the discovery of the first three genes for stuttering, emphasizing that stuttering has biological causes. 44 minute video.

Treating the School-Age Child Who Stutters: A Guide for Clinicians

With Carl Dell, Ph.D. — .4 CEUs

Describes how SLPs can work effectively with school-age children who stutter. Includes sample dialogues to help the child make both attitudinal and behavioral changes. 112 page e-book.

Implementing Cognitive Behavior Therapy with School-Age Children

With Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D. — .2 CEUs

Clinicians learn why unhelpful thoughts and feelings can interfere with stuttering therapy and then how to help children begin to make changes. 1-hour, 40-minute video.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering

With Vivian Sisskin, M.S. — .25 CEUs

Summarizes the literature pertaining to disfluency in autism and provides basic principles to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning. 2-hour video.

Cluttering

With Florence Myers, Ph.D. & Kenneth O. St. Louis, Ph.D. — .1 CEU

Features people who clutter and clearly illustrates the essence of cluttering as well as the problems that often accompany it. 42-minute video.

 

Paper and Pencil CEU courses

The Genetics of Stuttering: Discovery of Causes

With Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. — .1 CEU

Discusses the first three genes for stuttering. These findings emphasize that stuttering has biological causes. Although its symptoms can be affected by emotional factors, stuttering is not an emotional disorder. Nor is it a social disorder, or a psychological disorder. Although this discovery is unlikely to have immediate applications for therapy, this identification of causes of the disorder opens many new doors to understanding exactly what goes wrong during speech production in stutterers. DVD 6150 + CEU 6151

Moving from Assessment to Intervention Planning

With Sheryl Gottwald, Ph.D. — .15 CEUs

Provides a framework for developing interventions for preschool children who stutter and for their families. Using the "Demands and Capacities" model to guide treatment planning. Identifies environmental variables to consider when constructing goals for the family and reviews the skill areas that contribute to fluency and highlights those areas that may benefit from child-directed early intervention sessions. DVD 6300 + CEU 6301

Scoring Disfluencies

With Diane Parris — .15 CEUs

Many methods have been developed to count speech disfluencies and in this DVD clinicians are trained to differentiate between various types of disfluencies, code them, and analyze the data accordingly. While this is just one aspect of a comprehensive fluency assessment, it is important to obtain reliable frequency measures for assessment purposes as well as to determine treatment effectiveness. Reproducible counting forms and slides are included. DVD 6350 + CEU 6351

Implementing Cognitive Behavior Therapy with School-age Children

With Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D. — .2 CEUs

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one approach for helping children change their thoughts and feelings about stuttering. These changes can lead to better therapy outcomes as children develop coping strategies, test their beliefs about listener reactions, and take risks like using speech tools in front of others. Clinicians learn why unhelpful thoughts and feelings can interfere with stuttering therapy and then how to help children begin to make changes. Presents concrete therapy activities for helping children learn to cope with difficult speaking situations, identify unhelpful thoughts, and strategies for trying out new thoughts and behaviors. Reproducible worksheets and slides included! DVD 6500 + CEU 6501

ADHD and Children Who Stutter

With Joseph Donaher, Ph.D. — .1 CEU

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by reduced attention, increased impulsivity and increased hyperactivity. Speech-language pathologists must consider the impact that ADHD traits can have on an individual's ability to efficiently and fluently communicate. Discusses the clinical characteristics of ADHD, the literature on stuttering and ADHD, and clinical management accommodations that may improve therapeutic outcomes for children who stutter who present with coexisting attention and focusing concerns. DVD 6700 + CEU 6701

Evidence-Based Practice & Practice-Based Evidence: Closing the Gap

With Nan Bernstein Ratner, Ed.D. — .1 CEU

Discussions about evidence-based practice often culminate in claims that there is one best approach to treatment of a particular type of client, or that we lack appropriate evidence or that clinicians lack access to what evidence we have. In this presentation, in an effort to frame these claims more positively, Dr. Ratner argues that there is both research and common-sense evidence that these claims are wrong. She also suggests that in the debate about best practices in fluency treatment, there is indeed a need to search out and integrate many sources of evidence that either support our approach to a case or suggest a need for reconsideration, adjustment or change. Many options exist to find and use this evidence, and many more await implementation either in the clinic or in our research undertakings. DVD 6720 + CEU 6721

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering

With Vivian Sisskin — .25 CEUs

There has been increased interest in understanding the variety of speech disfluency patterns among those with autism spectrum disorders. Case studies that describe types of disfluencies have added to our knowledge base. While both stuttering and "atypical" disfluencies (final part-word repetition) have been documented, many questions remain unanswered. What treatment methods are effective? What are the priorities for improved communication? What should we expect for positive functional outcomes? This presentation summarizes the literature pertaining to disfluency in autism, and provides basic principles to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning. A case study, demonstrating effective treatment for final part-word repetitions, highlights a problem-solving approach to clinical management, using both learning style in autism and strategies from traditional fluency therapies. DVD 6730 + CEU 6731

Treating the School-Age Child Who Stutters: A Guide for Clinicians

With Carl Dell, Ph.D. — .4 CEUs

This outstanding book describes how speech-language pathologists can work effectively with school-age children who stutter. Sample dialogues and helpful tools included. Also included are Tips for Teachers and Tips for Talking With Your Child. It teaches the clinician how to talk to the child who stutters and go through a progression of steps that teaches the child to improve his attitudes and change his behavior. Book 0014 + CEU 9014

Stuttering: An Integration of Contemporary Therapies

With Barry Guitar, Ph.D. — .3 CEUs

This book explains how speech-language pathologists can combine the different but most commonly used treatment procedures to get more effective results in working with those of all ages.  The A-19 scale and scoring instructions are included. A clear and concise look at fluency shaping and stuttering modification approaches. References updated. Book 0016 + CEU 9016

Working With Preschoolers Who Stutter: Successful Intervention Strategies

With Kristin Chmela — .3 CEUs

Improve your ability to successfully treat stuttering in preschoolers. This one hour and 45 minute DVD (with a 24-page booklet included on the DVD) offer comprehensive and practical strategies for working with young children: • a multidimensional approach to the assessment and treatment of preschoolers, • guidelines based on new research on when to provide treatment, • practical strategies to use in therapy, • a structured approach to involve parents in the process. Demonstrationshelp you see and successfully model easy relaxed speech. The video includes excerpts with parents sharing their personal stories about being involved in treatment. DVD 0162 + CEU 9162

Practical Ideas Series

With Barry Guitar, Ph.D.; Peter Ramig, Ph.D.; E. Charles Healey, Ph.D.; Kristin A. Chmela, M.A.; Bill Murphy, M.A.; and Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D. — 1.0 CEU

Includes Stuttering 101, The School Clinician: Ways to Be More Effective, A Multidimensional Approach to Assessment & Treatment, Dealing Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions, Dealing with Guilt and Shame (which includes how to deal with bullying), and Stuttering Intervention for Teens. DVD 9500 + CEU 9510

Basic Clinical Skills

With Barry Guitar, Ph.D.; Peter Ramig, Ph.D.; Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D.; June Campbell, M.A.; Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, Cert. CT (Oxford); Willie Botterill, MSc (Psych. Couns.); Ali Berquez, MSc, BA (Hons); Alison Nicholas, MSc, BA (Hons); and Bligh, MSc (Psych. Couns) — .3 CEUs

Demonstrates speech management strategies to help you work effectively with children and adults who stutter. Chapters include Exploring talking and Stuttering, Tools for Change, and Making Change Durable. DVD 9600 + CEU 9601 

Cluttering

With Florence Myers, Ph.D., and Kenneth St. Louis, Ph.D. — .1 CEU

Demonstrates cluttering and should help you work more effectively with children and adults who clutter. Chapters include: Most Common Symptoms of Cluttering, Coexisting Problems with Cluttering, Evaluation of Cluttering, and Treatment of Cluttering. DVD 9700 + CEU 9701

Sharpening Counseling Skills

With David Luterman, D.Ed. — .3 CEUs

This exciting 3-hour DVD features renowned audiologist and expert counselor, David M. Luterman. His philosophy of counseling centers around deep listening and silent witnessing of our clients' stories and concerns as we refrain from providing immediate advice, information, or solutions. We believe that this film is an important tool for all those in the helping professions. DVD 9800 + CEU 9801 

Tools for Success: A Cognitive Behavior Therapy Taster

With Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons) Cert. CT (Oxford) and Willie Botterill, MSc, (Psych. Couns.), MRCSLT — .4 CEUs

This taster into cognitive behavior therapy explores the interaction of thoughts, feelings, physical reactions and behaviors from perspectives of children, parents, and therapists. Ways to use cognitive model are discussed and demonstrated. DVD 9900 + CEU 9901 

Tools for Success: Solution Focused Brief Therapy Taster

With Willie Botterill, MSc, (Psych. Couns.), MRCSLT, and Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons) Cert. CT (Oxford)  — .4 CEUs

This taster introduces participants to the principles and practice of SFBT, providing examples of children, parents, and teenagers describing their "best hopes" for the future, using scales to determine the skills and resources they already have to attain that future, and identifying the small signs of change aling the way. DVD 9950 + CEU 9951