Practical Strategies to Support CWS
Many speech-language pathologists ask the question, “What activities should I do with the child who stutters on my caseload?” In this introductory-level session, I will discuss a framework for clinical decision-making and share concrete examples of activities designed to support children who stutter. I will emphasize collaborating with children towards establishing goals that address the hidden, internal sides of stuttering as well as overt stuttering behaviors. And I will review group-based activities and additional resources to continue expanding your clinical toolkit for supporting children who stutter.
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists*
Bio: Ryan A. Millager, M.S., CCC-SLP is a third-year doctoral student at Vanderbilt University, under the primary mentorship of Dr. Robin Jones. Ryan has a clinical background in stuttering and fluency disorders, with many years of prior work with the non-profit organization SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young. His research is centered on preschool- and school-age children who stutter, as well as representation and recruitment issues in communication sciences and disorders.
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