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 and Social Distancing: Adjusting to Communication in Virtual Contexts

Moderator: Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Date: April 7, 2020

Time: 6:30pm-8pm ET

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Description: A panel of adults who stutter will share their stories and reflect specifically on valuing communication and connection during the current climate of social distancing and quarantine. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions about their experiences.

Details:

  • Target Audience: Adults who Stutter, Teens who Stutter, Speech-Language Pathologists, Parents of Children who Stutter
  • There is no fee for this event
    *This session is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Vivian Sisskin is a clinical professor 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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Communicating at a Social Distance: Challenges and Suggestions for Success from Parents, Kids, Teens, Adults, and SLPs

Moderator: Courtney Byrd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Date: April 13, 2020

Time: 7-8:30pm ET

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Description: The environment in which we communicate has changed drastically worldwide given the global pandemic. Courtney Byrd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will host a panel of speech-language pathologists, parents, school-age children, teens and adults who stutter who will discuss the daily challenges of navigating communication during this time of social distancing and provide valuable suggestions for ensuring success within and outside of the therapeutic setting.

Details:

  • Target Audience: Adults who Stutter, Kids and Teens who Stutter, Speech-Language Pathologists, Parents of Children who Stutter
  • There is no fee for this event
    *This session is not eligible for CEUs

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. 

Evaluating a Young Child Who Stutters’ Chances of Persisting: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

Speaker: Cara M. Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Grand Valley State University

Date: April 22, 2020

Time: 7-8:30pm ET

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Description: Over twenty years ago, evaluating whether a child who stutters is likely to be one of the 80% of children who recover from stuttering or one of the 20% who go on to persist was identified as one of the most pressing issues related to working with young children who stutter. Since then, many children who stutter have been evaluated and followed to help identify ways to differentiate children who eventually recover from those who persist. A review of the literature and findings from a recent study based on evaluation practices of speech-language pathologists will be shared and discussed in order to identify (a) where we are at in our current understanding of stuttering persistence (and recovery) and (b) important implications for caregivers of children who stutter and speech-language pathologists. 

Details:

  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Families of Children who Stutter, Researchers
  • There is no fee for this event.
    *This course is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Cara M. Singer Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. She conducts research related to evaluation and treatment practices for children who stutter and attitudes towards stuttering. Additionally, she teaches and supervises speech-language pathology undergraduate and graduate students in clinical and research settings.