Speaker's Bureau

The Speakers Bureau lists some of the most prominent speakers and professionals in the field of stuttering. Each speaker included has his or her own style, presence and perspective, and has presented with great success to professional associations, public forums, and educational institutions. For more information about booking a speaker, contact Jane Fraser, President, The Stuttering Foundation at (202) 686-4494 or info@stutteringhelp.org

Kristin A. Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP
Fluency Therapy & Consulting Service, Illinois

Kristin A. Chmela was a school clinician for five years prior to opening a private practice and consulting firm specializing in working with children who stutter. She has presented numerous workshops on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood stuttering for clinicians working in the school setting. She is Chair of the Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools (ASHA's SID-4) and coordinator of the Illinois Fluency Group.

Barry Guitar, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Vermont

Barry Guitar is a teacher and clinician at the University of Vermont, with many years of experience with children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. He is a person who stutters, and was a client and student of Charles Van Riper. Barry has published research and clinical papers in stuttering and is the author of a chapter in the forthcoming book for clinicians on Lidcombe therapy for children who stutter.

E. Charles Healey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Charles Healey is an ASHA Fellow, Past President of the Nebraska Speech and Hearing Association, and former Associate Coordinator of ASHA's SID-4. He has published many research articles and has presented numerous workshops around the U.S. on the clinical management of stuttering in children and adults.

Diane G. Hill, M.A., CCC-SLP
Specialist in Child Stuttering, Illinois

Diane Hill is Chair of ASHA's Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders. She is recently retired from Northwestern University, where she served as Clinical Supervisor and Senior Lecturer for 32 years. A recognized expert in child stuttering, Diane most recently collaborated on the book Stuttering Therapy: Rationale and Principles, by Dr. Hugo Gregory.

Bill Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP
Purdue University

Bill Murphy is a speech-language pathologist at Purdue University. He works directly with children and adults who stutter and has also worked in summer camps for children and teenagers who stutter. Bill is a recovering stutterer who daily attempts to "practice what he preaches."

Peter Ramig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Colorado-Boulder

Dr. Peter Ramig, Fellow and ASHA certified specialist of stuttering, is Professor and Associate Chair at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He also owns private practice clinics in the Denver-Boulder area focusing on the evaluation and treatment of children and adults who stutter. Peter presents many workshops annually that focus on numerous practical strategies and activities for treating preschool, school-age and teens who stutter. Many video taped intervention segments are used to model and demonstrate several techniques for each of the child age groups discussed. In addition, handouts for parents, teachers, and SLPs are distributed as supplemental information to be used by the clinician.

Dr. Phillip Schneider, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Queen's College, New York

Phillip Schneider is an Associate Professor at Queens College, CUNY, and maintains an active private practice in metropolitan New York. Phil has worked with more than 1,000 children, teens and adults who stutter, and speaks nationally and internationally on stuttering therapy. He has been honored by the New York State Speech Hearing Language Association (SHLA) with the Outstanding Clinician Award and by the New York City SHLA with the Distinguished Achievement Award.

Lisa Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Florida State University

Lisa Scott is an Assistant Professor at The Florida State University in Tallahassee. She teaches stuttering courses at the graduate level and supervises in the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. A popular speaker nationally, Lisa's vision and straight-forward style make her a sought-after as an editor, conference coordinator and collaborator on a wide range of projects.

Patricia M. Zebrowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Iowa

Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at University of Iowa. She teaches stuttering courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and supervises clients who stutter in the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center. A recognized authority on childhood stuttering, Tricia has authored numerous publications on the topic, and presented at state, national and international conferences.