Building Resiliency with Young CWS
Description: The ability to bounce back from challenges is a valuable life skill. Several research studies show that in general, children who stutter tend to be more emotionally reactive, and have lower regulation skills than their peers. This is significant as emotional regulation is a key component to resiliency, and can determine how well a child copes with difficulties in life, including stuttering. Regulation, like other skills, can be learned. This presentation discusses the importance of designing holistic stuttering interventions that include resiliency-building practices. Examples of activities that build emotional regulation skills within the framework of stuttering will be discussed.
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists*, Parents
Bio: Julia Hollister, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCFS, is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Allied Health at Loma Linda University. She is an ASHA Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders, and coordinates the fluency clinic at Loma Linda University where she supervises and practices alongside graduate student clinicians. Julia’s teaching and research interests involve fluency disorders, resiliency, and service learning partnerships.