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 will include 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 will be moderated by many of the world’s leading clinicians, researchers, and self-help advocates—bringing learning and collaboration to you.

Stuttering Foundation is committed to cultivating the highest caliber specialty training and increasing its reach among clinicians, parents, and individuals who stutter across the world. We are excited to take our learning, and cultivation of community to the next level.

Watch for announcements and offerings, as well as instructions on how to sign-up by following our social media and newsletters.

We will kick off our series in celebration of National Stuttering Awareness Week with the following May offerings:

Helping Parents Foster Self-Regulation in Children Who Stutter

Speaker: Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 8-9pm EST

Description: The healthy development of self-regulation has been associated with positive outcomes within emotional, social, academic, and vocational domains across cultures and socio-economic strata. Self-regulation develops primarily in the context of parent-child interactions, and is optimal when consistent with children's developmental stages, experiences, and individual differences. Strategies for helping parents understand the development of self-regulation, and case examples illustrating age-specific recommendations for coaching parents in fostering self-regulation skills in their children who stutter, will be presented.


Partnering with Parents: A Discussion on Effective Parent Collaboration in Therapy

Speaker: Lee Caggiano, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 12-1:30 pm EST

Description: Parents are a critical part of the therapeutic process, but many SLPs are not incorporating them in an effective way. Reasons for doing so can vary from timing of sessions, to settings we work in (such as in the schools), to not feeling confident in managing parental expectations or demands. It can become easy to work just with our clients, but we’re neglecting to remember that parents are our clients as well. Getting parents ‘on board,’ allowing them the opportunity to grieve, to share, to collaborate, can exponentially improve outcomes--and most importantly, the overall quality of life and health of the environment for the children and teens who stutter we work with. Strategies for incorporating parents effectively into therapy, tips for navigating difficult conversations, and opportunities to ask and answer questions will be offered.