Cultivating Stuttering Pride: Guiding Principles
Research has shown that stuttering is often stigmatized as a negative trait (Boyle et al., 2016, St. Louis (2015). However, more recently, the notion of "stuttering pride" and "stuttering well" has gained traction in some community circles (Campbell et al., 2019). The social model of disability and its application to stuttering therapy will be discussed along with tips and strategies to assist speech-language therapists in cultivating "stuttering pride" when working with young people who stutter. As a result of attending this talk, speech-language therapists will walk away with five principles to guide their own clinical practice.
Speaker: Voon Pang, BSc Speech Pathology, MNZSTA, CPSP, University of Auckland and Skill Builders Speech Language Therapy (Private Practice).
Voon Pang lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his partner and dog. He is a speech language therapist and clinical educator at the University of Auckland and owns a practice specializing in working with people who stutter and students with language and literacy related difficulties. His passion is to help people become the best communicator they can be as well as standing tall and being proud of their individuality.