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.

ARTS® in Action

Speakers: Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F; Ben Goldstein, M.A., CCC-SLP; Jay Dedman; Aidan Marshall-Cort

Date: February 16, 2023

Time: 7-8:30pm ET

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Description: Vivian Sisskin and Ben Goldstein, from the Sisskin Stuttering Center, will lead a practical discussion with stutterers, Jay Dedman and Aidan Marshall-Cort, about their ARTS® journey. Vivian and Ben provide 4 “action steps” through which they guide stutterers to achieve outcomes of efficient, comfortable, and confident communication through Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS®).

Details:

  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Graduate Students, Adults/Teens who Stutter, Parents
  • There is no fee for this event
    *This session is not eligible for CEUs
    Please register if available for the live event only. A recording may be available at a later date on our streaming site for a small fee.

Vivian Sisskin is a Clinical Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, an ASHA Fellow, and a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. She served as Coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 4 (Fluency Disorders), Chair of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and received ASHA’s Media Champion Award. Sisskin served as Vice-Chair of the American Board on Fluency and Fluency Disorders and is a faculty member for the Stuttering Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic Workshop. She was named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. She owns the Sisskin Stuttering Center in the Washington DC area.

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Ben Goldstein is a speech-language pathologist and stuttering consultant for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and an associate clinician at the Sisskin Stuttering Center in the Washington D.C. area. He is also an adjunct professor at Gallaudet University, teaching the graduate level stuttering course. Ben has presented on Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS®) at national conferences, speech pathology graduate school programs, and to school-based speech pathologists in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Counseling Persons with Communication Disorders

Speaker: David Luterman, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Date: March 16, 2023

Time: Noon-1:30pm ET

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Description: The presentation is intended mainly for professionals working with clients who stutter. An approach to counseling that is based on grief work will be presented. As a result of this workshop participants will:

  1. Gain an understanding of loss and how it impacts clients
  2. Learn some skills in dealing with client feelings

Details:

  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Graduate Students
  • There is no fee for this event
    *This session is not eligible for CEUs
    Please register if available for the live event only. A recording may be available at a later date on our streaming site for a small fee.

Bio: David Luterman, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor emeritus at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and Director of the Thayer Lindsey Family Centered Nursery for Hearing Impaired Children. He is the author of many articles and several books, including his seminal book called Counseling Persons with Communication Disorders and Their Families, now in its 5th edition. He has done several podcasts and a DVD through the Stuttering Foundation called Counseling People who Stutter and Their Families. In addition to authoring many books, he is a well-known teacher, researcher, consultant, and lecturer. Dr. Luterman is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and recipient of the Frank Kleffner Clinical Achievement Award (2011).