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Learning Outcomes and Course Description

This course reviews foundational knowledge related to stuttering.  This course also reviews ways in which stuttering assessment and treatment has changed in recent years.

  1.  Describe what is meant by the statement, "Stuttering is more than just stuttering." 
  2. List 2 ways that stuttering assessment and treatment have changed in recent years.
  3. Describe what is meant by the statement, "It's okay to stutter."

About the Speakers


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.

J Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

J. Scott Yaruss is a professor of communicative sciences and disorders at Michigan State University and president of Stuttering Therapy Resources. Yaruss is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal authors, as well as more than 250 other publications on stuttering, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), and several practical guidebooks about stuttering therapy. He has also given more than 700 continuing education / professional development workshops around the world designed to help speech-language pathologists feel more comfortable and confident in their ability to help people who stutter and their families.

Speaker Disclosures

Scott Yaruss financial disclosures: Scott is a co-owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources Inc. and receives an income related to intellectual property. 

Scott Yaruss non-financial disclosures: Scott does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose. 

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

15 minutes: Review of the meaning behind the statement "Stuttering is more than just stuttering"

15 minutes:  Review of ways that stuttering treatment and assessment have changed in recent years.

10 minutes:  Review of what is meant by the statement "It's OK to stutter"

5 minutes: Summary and Closing

References and Resources

Tichenor, S. E., & Yaruss, J. S. (2019). Group Experiences and Individual Differences in Stuttering. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(12), 4335-4350. doi:10.1044/2019_jslhr-19-00138


School Aged Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide

Additional Resources available at Stuttering Therapy Resources



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