Understanding/Influencing the Stigma of Stuttering
Description: Communicative participation and quality of life can be impaired by the stigma associated with stuttering. Public and private stigma can act as barriers to the achievement of life goals. This presentation will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of stigma as it pertains to stuttering, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches to stigma reduction for individuals who stutter.
Bio: Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University where he directs the fluency disorders laboratory, teaches graduate courses in stuttering, and conducts research on the psychosocial aspects of stuttering including stigma and empowerment.