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Addressing the Reactions of the Child and the Environment

presented by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

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Financial Scott Yaruss is an employee of Michigan State University. Scott Yaruss is the owner of Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. (Royalties, Ownership) and receives royalties for the following books: Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES) School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide Stuttering: How Teachers Can Help Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter Scoot Yaruss receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course Non-financial Scott Yaruss performs volunteer consulting and serves on the advisory board of the National Stuttering Association

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Children who stutter are likely to experience negative reactions to their speaking difficulties--both within themselves and within their environment. Part three of this course will address these negative reactions to help children cope effectively with stuttering and to create a supportive environment. Stuttering can be a challenging condition for school-age children. Still, there is much that speech-language pathologists can do to help children overcome the burden of their speaking difficulties. This is best achieved through a comprehensive approach to therapy, which involves more than just changes in speech fluency. Therapy addressing the child's negative reactions as well as the reactions of those in the child's environment can help to create a future in which the child is able to communicate freely and effectively, regardless of whether or how much he stutters. This is the true goal of stuttering therapy; this course is designed to help clinicians achieve this goal.

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

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. A board-certified specialist in fluency disorders, Dr. Yaruss has served on the board of directors for the National Stuttering Association and as Associate Coordinator for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Special Interest Division for Fluency Disorders. His…

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1. Addressing the Stuttering “Iceberg”

Not surprisingly, many children who stutter feel bad about their speaking difficulties. Chapter one will discuss the negative reactions that children who stutter are likely to experience within themselves as a result of stuttering. These strategies will help children come to terms with the fact that they stutter so they will be less likely to feel bad about the fact that their speech is different.

2. No Child Is an Island

Children who stutter live in an environment that does not understand stuttering. Chapter two will describe strategies for educating parents, teachers, and peers about stuttering so they will be less likely to react negatively to the fact that the child stutters.

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