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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.
Describe best practice for fluency assessment
Describe at least one principle behind the practice of effective stuttering therapy
List 3 techniques for helping children enhance their ease of communication
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.
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
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.
Nina Reeves’ Website: www.NinaReeves.com
Stuttering Therapy Resources Website: https://www.stutteringtherapyresources.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stutteringtherapyresources/ or @stutteringtherapyresources
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!
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!Read Less
So tremendously informative and helpful!
So tremendously informative and helpful!Read Less
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.Read Less