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Minimizing Bullying: Working With 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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Parents, teachers, and especially peers can play a significant role in reducing the likelihood of bullying for children who stutter. Part two of this two-part course will review specific strategies for educating those in the child's environment.

Meet Your Instructor

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. Helping Students Educate Peers About Stuttering and Bullying

The more other children understand about stuttering, the less likely they are to engage in bullying behaviors. Chapter one will present several strategies for educating peers about stuttering.

2. Helping Parents Create a Supportive Home Environment

Parents provide the “first line of defense” for helping to insulate children who stutter from the effects of bullying.

3. Helping Teachers and Administrators Create A Supportive Educational Environment

Teachers can play an important role in creating an environment where it is okay to stutter but not okay to bully other children because of stuttering (or anything else). Chapter three will review specific ways in which teachers can help to create a supportive environment and help the child who stutters in the classroom.

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