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Course Description & Learning Outcomes

In this week’s episode Uri Schneider teachers us about the importance of approaching therapy with what works for our clients, not what works for us.  He reminds us how important it is to bring humanity back into our therapy rooms, and to lead with one of the most important therapy tools we have: our ability to care - to really care - about our clients.

Uri walks us through the Transcending Stuttering approach, which we learned is built around these fundamental principles.  He walks us through aspects of the Transcending Stuttering model, including the importance of self-advocacy and self-knowledge.  We learned so much from Uri and we know you will too!

Learn more about Uri Schneider here.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the speech mechanism and neurophysiology of stuttering

  2. Identify more than one speech ("fluency") strategy

  3. Define at least two aspects of the transcending stuttering framework

Course Accommodations

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Course Disclosure - Course Content

This course will focus on the Transcending Stuttering model. As this model is unique, the course will focus on and only cover information that pertains to this framework.

Course Disclosure - Financial and In-Kind

Funding for this course was provided by one of our Corporate Sponsors, Stuttering Therapy Resources.  

Course Presenters

Uri Schneider, M.A. CCC-SLP

Jeannette Washington, M.Ed. has worked as both a Speech Language Pathologist and Software Engineer. Her experience working largely with dyslexic learners has earned her recognition in The Washington Post alongside the cofounder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. Jeannette is trained as a LETRS instructor which is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. Learning to code further ignited her passion for special populations in the tech industry and inspired her to write the book Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter In Tech. Jeannettte can always be found boasting the importance of accessibility, inclusivity, cognitive diversity (or neurodiversity) and equity in tech.

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

Uri Schneider financial disclosures: Uri is the owner/founder of Transcending Stuttering and the director of Schneider Speech. Uri Schneider non-financial disclosures: Uri is a faculty member at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine.

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

15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

25 minutes:  Descriptions of the speech mechanism and neurophysiology of stuttering

15 minutes:  Descriptions of speech fluency strategies   

10 minutes:  Descriptions of aspects of the Transcending Stuttering framework

5 minutes: Summary and Closing


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!

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

Audio File Editing provided by Caitlin Akier, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Contributing Editor

Promotional Contribution provided by Paige Biglin, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor 

Web Editing provided by Sinead Rogazzo, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor

A big THANK YOU to our Corporate Sponsor, Stuttering Therapy Resources for the financial support to make this course possible!

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Transcending Stuttering with URI Schneider

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Mind blown!

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I learned more in one hour from Uri than all my hours of schooling! Thank you!!

I learned more in one hour from Uri than all my hours of schooling! Thank you!!

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