Virtual Learning by Stuttering Foundation is an online series of interactive workshops with a variety of offerings for speech-language pathologists, parents, and individuals who stutter.

The series includes monthly offerings ranging from clinical training opportunities, to parent education, to a platform for people who stutter of all ages to share their stories. Sessions are moderated by many of the world’s leading clinicians, researchers, and self-help advocates — bringing learning and collaboration to you.

 

Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Clients who Stutter - a taster!

Speaker: Ali Berquez, MSc, PG Dip CT (Oxon), BRIEF Cert. SF Practice

Date: January 29, 2020

Time: 11 am-12:30 pm ET (4.00 – 5.30pm GMT)

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Description: Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a short-term psychotherapeutic approach. It supports clients and clinicians to pay attention to a client’s strengths and resources, helps them to focus on what is going well and frames conversations in a positive direction. The session will give participants a taster of its application to work with people who stutter. We will explore how to identify what clients want from the therapy process, and what helps them move towards their desired outcomes. The webinar will include video examples.

Details:

  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • There is no fee for this event
    *This course is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Ali Berquez is Clinical Lead for Children at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering in London, UK, where she has worked since 2000. Her role includes working with clients of all ages including adults who stutter; teaching nationally and internationally (including the Stuttering Foundation’s annual Eastern Workshop in Boston), writing, offering clinical supervision and contributing to research projects. She has collaborated with Professor Patricia Zebrowski and her team in the USA over the past few years to explore the expectations of young people and parents from therapy using Solution Focused principles. Ali is a Study Day Coordinator for the UK’s National Clinical Excellence Network in Dysfluency and a certified European Fluency Specialist.

Insurance Reimbursement for Stuttering Therapy: Dos, Don’ts, and Give It A Shot

Speaker: Katie Gore, M.A., CCC-SLP, speech IRL

Date: March 11, 2020

Time: 7pm – 8:15pm ET

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Description: “That diagnosis isn’t covered.” If you’ve ever tried to get stuttering therapy covered by insurance, you’ve no doubt heard these words. This presentation will review the different types of stuttering therapy allowances and denials issued by health insurance plans, and how to appeal denials effectively using this information. Examples of appeal arguments and language will be provided, with templates and take-home resources for participants. The presentation will be lecture-based with interactive Q&A throughout.

Details:

  • Target Audience: speech-language pathologists, clinic directors, stuttering therapy consumers wishing to learn more about their health insurance coverage details
  • There is no fee for this event
    *This course is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Katie Gore is the founder and director of speech IRL PC, a private practice in Chicago specializing in functional communication therapy for individuals, and inclusion consulting for businesses and organizations. Katie’s clinical specialties include stuttering, social communication, and executive function. Her non-clinical interests include business practices and ethics in speech-language pathology, organizational leadership, and communication culture. She is the co-author of “Navigating Insurance: For People Who Stutter and Their Providers,” published by the National Stuttering Association.