Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering

Dates Available: 
10/04/2017 to 10/04/2020
Registration Deadline: 
10/04/2020

There has been increased interest in understanding the variety of speech disfluency patterns among those with autism spectrum disorders.

Case studies that describe types of disfluencies have added to our knowledge base. While both stuttering and "atypical" disfluencies (final part-word repetition) have been documented, many questions remain unanswered. What treatment methods are effective? What are the priorities for improved communication? What should we expect for positive functional outcomes?

In this 2 hour presentation, Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, from the University of Maryland, summarizes the literature pertaining to disfluency in autism, and provides basic principles to aid in differential diagnosis and treatment planning. A case study, demonstrating effective treatment for final part-word repetitions, highlights a problem-solving approach to clinical management, using both learning style in autism and strategies from traditional fluency therapies. Filmed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia during the Stuttering Foundation Mid-Atlantic Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, July 2012. Filmed and edited by Bob O'Brien, Video Design Productions, Inc., Lake Zurich, IL.

Special thanks to Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D. and Joseph Donaher, Ph.D., and the 15 Stuttering Foundation Mid-Atlantic Workshop Attendees.

This course is offered  for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Financial Disclosures: Vivian Sisskin received an honorarium for her work on this presentation. Non-Financial Disclosures: Vivian Sisskin has no non-financial relationship with the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation to disclose.

We offer two versions of every online course. The CEU Assessment Only version of each course is for those who previously purchased the course DVD or book and are now interested in purchasing access to the test only in order to earn ASHA CEUs for the material. The Video/Book plus CEU Assessment version is the complete package and allows you to study the material and immediately take the assessment to earn your ASHA CEUs.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering

(Video/Book + CEU Assessment)
$35

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Stuttering

(CEU Assessment Only)
$10

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Expiration Dates: You must complete and pass the CEU assessment for each course BEFORE the expiration date indicated for the course. We cannot report CEUs earned after the course expiration date to ASHA.

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