2020 New Continuing Education Courses Desensitisation With Parents

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Desensitisation has long been recognized as an important component of therapy for children who stutter. In this 1-hour presentation, Elaine Kelman, MSc, Cert MRCSLT and Ali Berquez, MSc, Cert MRCSLT, of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering in London explore the process of desensitisation and its potential benefits for parents and their children who stutter. This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, professional area).

Disclosures: Elaine Kelman and Ali Berquez received honoraria for their work on this presentation. Non-financial- -Elaine Kelman and Ali Berquez have no non-financial relationship with the Stuttering Foundation to disclose.

Raising Children Who Stutter: Parents' Perspectives

Listen while a panel of parents share their stories and answer questions from attendees about their experiences as parents of children who stutter. Parents talk about their first memories of their children stuttering and how they responded (their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors), as well as what they learned over time, and provide helpful advice to other parents and speech-language pathologists who work with children who stutter. The webinar is hosted by Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Disclosures: The Stuttering Foundation Program at Vanderbilt, of which Ellen M. Kelly is Director, receives gifts from the Malcolm Fraser Foundation to support program endeavors, including this panel presentation. Dr. Kelly has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

The Role of Acceptance, Commitment and Mindfulness in Stuttering Therapy

In this 1 hour presentation, Courtney Byrd, Ph. D., CCC-SLP, of the University of Texas at Austin facilitates a panel of adults who have completed treatment incorporating principles of acceptance, commitment and mindfulness. They discuss how their participation lead to reduced avoidance behaviors, increased acceptance of self and stuttering, and effective management of difficult thoughts and feelings through mindfulness skills. This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Disclosures: Courtney Byrd serves in a paid position as the Continuing Education Consultant for the non- profit Stuttering Foundation. Dr. Byrd serves on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. Courtney Byrd has no non-financial relationship with the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation to disclose.

Using Voluntary Stuttering to Empower Children Who Stutter

In this presentation, Dr. Joe Donaher, CCC-SLP, BCS-FD, of Center for Childhood Communication at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, explores ways in which voluntary stuttering can be used to empower School-Aged children who stutter in therapy. This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Disclosures: Joseph Donaher, Ph.D., is the Academic and Research Program Director of the Center for Childhood Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Donaher is an assistant professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania and received an honorarium for this presentation.

The Stuttering Foundation is an ASHA approved Continuing Education provider.

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