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.

The 3Es: A Framework for Figuring Out What To Do In Stuttering Therapy

Speakers: Katie Gore, MA, CCC-SLP, speech IRL
Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP, speech IRL

Date: January 13, 2021

Time: 6-7:30pm ET

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Description: Recent stuttering research explores areas such as social-environmental interactions (e.g., issues within the social model of disability) and the value of non-traditional behavioral interventions (e.g., mindfulness). However, our traditional frameworks for *how to do therapy* do not integrate these considerable advances in EBP. We present a new "three-letter model" that builds on the ABC foundation that is practical, robust, and accessible. In this workshop, we will present a theoretical grounding of this model, discuss recent research that support evidence-based therapy, provide a sampling of activities, and engage in case studies to facilitate active learning.


  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists*, Graduate Students
  • There is no fee for this event.
    *This course is not eligible for CEUs at this time
    Please only register if you can attend the live event, a recording may be available on our streaming video library within a few weeks of the live event ($10).

Bio: Katie Gore, MA, CCC-SLP, is the founder and director of speech IRL, a speech therapy and communication consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. Katie's clinical specialties are stuttering, executive function, social communication. In addition to working as a certified speech-language pathologist, Katie provides training and consulting to businesses and organizations on topics related to communication, diversity, and inclusion. Katie is an adjunct faculty member at Rush University where she teaches coursework in stuttering and fluency disorders. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association, and is the co-founder and current Community Outreach Chair for Shared Voices Chicago.

Courtney Luckman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a clinician at speech IRL specializing in the areas of stuttering and autism. She has presented on stuttering research and clinical applications at several national conferences. Her master’s thesis on lexical skills in children who stutter was recently published in the Journal of Fluency Disorders. Courtney is active in the stuttering community, currently serving as chair of the junior board for Shared Voices Chicago.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy—a Taster!

Speaker: Jane Harley, BA, MSc., (Psych Couns), PGDip CT, Trained to Teach .b, MRCSLT, Reg. HCPC., Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist at the Michael Palin Centre, London.

Date: Monday, February 15th, 2021

Time: 10-11:30am EST (3pm-4:30pm GMT)

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Description: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based approach which aims to increase individuals’ psychological flexibility. This 90-minute webinar will be a ‘taster,’ introducing participants to theoretical underpinnings of ACT as well as some practical, clinical activities which can be used to introduce and develop these ideas with children, teenagers, and adults who stutter. There will be an opportunity to try these out experientially within the webinar and to discuss how SLPs can introduce mindfulness-based approaches to aspects of their work.


  • Note: Please register if you can attend the LIVE event only. A recording will be available on our Streaming Video Site for a small fee ($10) within a few weeks.
  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists*, Adults who Stutter
  • There is no fee for this event.
    *This course is not eligible for CEUs at this time

Bio: Jane Harley is a Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist at the Michael Palin Centre, London. She has a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and over 20 years experience using CBT in her clinical practice with young people and adults who stammer. In the last 10 years she has incorporated mindfulness-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), into her clinical work. Jane runs training courses in ACT for SLPs and has published a number of articles on the use of ACT with people who stammer.