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.

Stuttering Well: A Conversation about the Self-Management of Stuttering

Speaker: Christopher D. Constantino, PWS, CCC-SLP, PhD, Florida State University

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm ET

Description: Stuttering as an adult can be difficult. Although therapy is often helpful, after having been in therapy throughout our school careers, it may not be very enticing. Additional barriers to therapy may include a lack of a specialist where we live, the time, and the expense. Self-help may also be problematic. Our local self-help group may be nonexistent or anemic. If we are still struggling with our speech, what can we do? In this talk, I present an orientation towards stuttering that offers opportunities for growth. We will discuss how to get more comfortable stuttering and how to speak with greater ease and spontaneity. We can practice these things on our own, in our everyday lives. I will give a short lecture and then discuss the material with the audience.

Details:

Target Audience: Adults who Stutter
There is no fee for this event
This course is not eligible for CEUs

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/42aa0b633594bc54dc2040ba88984b7b

Bio: Christopher Constantino lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Megan. He is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. He teaches classes on counseling and stuttering and researches how the lived experience of stuttering interacts with culture and society. Chris enjoys making ice cream and riding his bike.  

 

The Positive Impact of Advocacy on Self-Confidence and Resiliency in Children who Stutter

Moderator: Courtney Byrd, PhD, CCC-SLP

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 12-1 pm ET

Description: Research has demonstrated advocacy on behalf of self and others can yield positive increases in self-confidence and resiliency. A panel of children ranging from preschool to adolescence who are participating in Camp Dream. Speak. Live, an evidence-based intensive treatment program targeting the affective and cognitive correlates of stuttering, will discuss the positive impact of educating others about stuttering. Children will share their personal experiences including what they most wish people knew about stuttering and will provide advice for talking with children who stutter. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the children questions about their experiences and recommendations.

Details:

Target Audience: Parents of children who stutter, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Children and Adults who Stutter

There is no fee for this event

This course is not eligible for CEUs

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/d328bda6cac542a97c24e00bf0acd2b8

Bio: Courtney Byrd, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Vice President of Continuing Education for The Stuttering Foundation, Founding Director of the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, Principal Investigator of the Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Lab, and Professor, Associate Chair and Graduate Adviser Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin.