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Course Description & Learning Outcomes

Wow.  Nina Reeves comes to us by way of a listener request, and we are doubly grateful!  Thank you to our listener for bringing our attention to such a fantastic resource, and so many thanks to Nina Reeves for being generous with her time and knowledge!  Those of you who are regular listeners know that fluency is one of the areas Kate and Amy identify when talking about Scope of Practice versus Scope of Competence (namely that we’d both have an awful lot of professional development to do if we were needing to provide clinical services for a fluency client).  That didn’t matter here!  Nina provided us with valuable information regarding assessment considerations, principles to consider when planning therapy, and techniques for helping clients improve observable speech fluency.  

That’s not all - she engaged us in thoughtful conversations and posed questions that made us consider our current clinical work even though we do not currently have any clients working on speech fluency.  She also made us feel comfortable and confident that we could learn what we would need to do to provide effective therapy in this area of the field.  Tune in to this one if you are looking to learn more about school age fluency assessment and intervention, but also tune in if you aren’t.  We suspect, like us, you will walk away thinking deep thoughts and asking yourself questions that just might enhance your practice anyway.

Nina Reeves, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-F is a board-certified specialist in fluency disorders.  You can learn more about Nina here.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe best practice for fluency assessment

  2. Describe at least one principle behind the practice of effective stuttering therapy

  3. List 3 techniques for helping children enhance their ease of communication




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 disclosures: 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.



Time Ordered Agenda

10 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

20 minutes:  Review of best practice for fluency assessment

15 minutes:  Review of principles behind the practice of effective stuttering therapy

10 minutes:  Review of techniques for helping children enhance their ease of communication

5 minutes: Summary and Closing



References & Resources

Reardon, N.A. & Yaruss, J.S., (2013).  School Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide. McKinney, TX: Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.

Yaruss, J.S., & Reeves, N. (2017). Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide. McKinney, TX: Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. 

Chmela, K., & Reardon, N. (1999). The School Age child who Stutters: working effectively with attitudes and emotions. Memphis: Stuttering Foundation.

Online Resources

Nina Reeves’ Website: www.NinaReeves.com 

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

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 



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! We'd love to hear from you!




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Reviews

5 star rating

School-Age Stuttering Therapy: What SLPs need before they...

Tessa Simpson Gonyea

Great introductory to stuttering therapy. I was expecting more on evaluations, but this took it one step further!

Great introductory to stuttering therapy. I was expecting more on evaluations, but this took it one step further!

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5 star rating

Appropriate for learning objectives

Maggie Burns

So tremendously informative and helpful!

So tremendously informative and helpful!

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5 star rating

Wonderful Course

Lisa Turner

5 star rating

Worth the listen!

Tracey Callahan

I see a fair amount of fluency patients and still found there were things that I learned. I appreciated Nina's frank discussion and passion.

I see a fair amount of fluency patients and still found there were things that I learned. I appreciated Nina's frank discussion and passion.

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