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Course Description & Learning Objectives

If you’re like me, you left grad school crossing your fingers that you could avoid clinically working with fluency so the world would never know how much you don’t know.  Or maybe you’re not like me, and fluency is your jam (thank you!).  Either way, this episode has something for every SLP, calling out some really big elephants in the room, including how to avoid bad goal writing that leads to ineffective therapy. Nina Reeves is back with her no-nonsense approach, sharing current, evidence-based intervention strategies to help school-aged children who stutter.  If you haven’t already listened, pop back to the previous Nerdcast with Nina to set a strong foundation of principles and attitudes that puts these techniques into perspective.   Nina’s got some tough love for you and me, but don’t worry, as Kate assures “Nobody’s hitting anybody with a stick” (it will makes sense when you listen, trust me).  There’s plenty of grace, humor, and solid how-to in this info-packed episode as Nina empties your bucket of the “cr@p” and loads it full of fluency intervention gold to start your journey towards comfort, competence, and confidence with students who stutter.  Tune in and learn about the nuts and bolts alongside the incredible role of social-emotional experience in effective stuttering intervention.  

Nina Reeves, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-F is a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders and the co-founder of StutteringTherapy Resources, Inc.  You can learn more about Nina here.

Summary Written by Tanna Neufeld, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor

Learning Outcomes

  1. List 3 techniques for helping children reduce the severity and frequency of stuttering behaviors. 

  2. List 3 techniques for helping children enhance their observable speech fluency

  3. Describe how integrating communication skills into stuttering therapy can enhance therapy outcomes





Course Presenters

Nina Reeves, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow

Nina Reeves, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow is a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders. Nina is staff fluency specialist for Frisco ISD and fluency specialist consultant for San Diego Unified Schools. Nina is a nationally recognized workshop presenter in the area of fluency disorders and is an author of clinically based materials. She is co-owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources. Nina is a recipient of numerous awards, including the ASH-F Van Hattum Award for outstanding contributions to public schools, and recently was awarded the 2019 ASHA Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Preschool-Grade 12 Education Settings.

SLP/BCBA; SLP

Kate Grandbois (she/her) & Amy Wonkka (she/her

Kate and Amy are co-founders of SLP Nerdcast. Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA who works primarily as an "AAC Specialist." She owns a private practice with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, augmentative alternative communication intervention and assessment, and consultation. Amy is an SLP who also works as an "AAC Specialist" in a public school setting. Amy's primary interests are AAC, typical language development, motor speech, phonology, data collection, collaboration, coaching, and communication partner training and support.

Speaker Disclosures

Nina Reeves Financial: Author and Co-owner: Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.  Royalties and Ownership Interest, Intellectual property.  Nina Reeves Non-financial: Past volunteer for both National Stuttering Association and Stuttering Foundation of America

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast.  Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG. 

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures:  Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast.   Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.



References & Resources


Van Riper, C. (1971). The Nature of Stuttering. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall

Van Riper, C. (1973). The treatment of stuttering. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

SISSKIN: Avoidance Reduction Therapy (ARTS):

https://www.stutteringhelp.org/training/avoidance-reduction-therapy-group-setting

https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/avoidance-reduction-therapy-a-success-story/full/

https://www.sisskinstutteringcenter.com/arts

Nina Reeves’ Website: www.NinaReeves.com 

Stuttering Therapy Resources Website: https://www.stutteringtherapyresources.com

Stuttering Therapy Resources Online Contacts and Resources:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stutteringtherapyresources/  or @stutteringtherapyresources

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StutteringTherapyResources/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StutteringTherapyRes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StutterResource 

 



Time Ordered Agenda

10 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

20 minutes:  Review of techniques for helping children reduce the severity and frequency of stuttering behaviors

15 minutes:  Review of techniques for helping children enhance their observable speech fluency

10 minutes:  Review of integrating communication skills into stuttering therapy can enhance therapy outcomes 

5 minutes: Summary and Closing



Disclaimer

The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice.  SLP Nerdcast, its hosts and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during our episodes unless otherwise stated.  We are NOT PhDs, but we do research our material.  We do our best to provide a thorough review and fair representation of each topic that we tackle.  That being said, it is always likely that there is an article we’ve missed, or another perspective that isn’t shared.  If you have something to add to the conversation, please email us! Wed love to hear from you!

In lieu of a handout....

We direct you to the wealth of resources available at Stuttering Therapy Resources. Click below to find free resources, handouts, and videos.



Reviews

5 star rating

Stuttering

Lynn Smallwood

This course was very informational and provided a lot of do's and dont's with stuttering therapy especially in the schools.

This course was very informational and provided a lot of do's and dont's with stuttering therapy especially in the schools.

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5 star rating

Walking away with so many tools!

Lisa Turner

Nina was knowledgeable about stuttering and provided the information in a positive, engaging, and informative manner. I walked away with so many tools that I...

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Nina was knowledgeable about stuttering and provided the information in a positive, engaging, and informative manner. I walked away with so many tools that I can already start using.

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5 star rating

Nina is the best!

Tessa Simpson Gonyea

Nina Reeves is so knowledgable and she shares her knowledge in a way that is immediately useful and not overwhelming. Stuttering therapy can be hard, but she...

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Nina Reeves is so knowledgable and she shares her knowledge in a way that is immediately useful and not overwhelming. Stuttering therapy can be hard, but she makes it more approachable.

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5 star rating

Appropriate for learning objectives

Maggie Burns

Thorough but digestable!

Thorough but digestable!

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