05/09
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant

Level
Intermediate

Time & Length of Session
Full Day Sessions

Stuttering Support Strategies

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

This presentation will review the etiology of developmental stuttering and discuss how stuttering varies under different speaking situations. Attendees will be able to describe behaviours of stuttering to aid in identification and the factors that impact the probability to stutter. Attendees will also learn evidence-based therapy approaches for children, teens and adults and concrete strategies on how to support clients and their families. Finally, attendees will practice fluency shaping strategies, judging stuttering severity, providing effective feedback, praising fluent speech and sequencing practice tasks for clients to facilitate success. This presentation is geared towards communication health assistants but S-LPs are also welcome.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe behaviours of stuttering to assist in identification.
  2. Describe factors that impact the probability to stutter.
  3. Understand evidence-based therapy approaches for children, teens and adults, as well as concrete strategies for supporting clients and their families.
Speaker

Holly Lomheim
MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Speaker

Shea Thompsen
MS, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP