Serious Talk About Stuttering in Preschoolers

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Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP and Craig Coleman, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-F
In this episode Michelle is joined by the highly skilled and incredibly passionate Craig Coleman, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA Fellow, and Candidate for ASHA VP of Planning, to discuss best practice for diagnosis and treatment of stuttering in preschool age children.  As Michelle has joked in past episodes, this is not exactly her cup of tea, but Craig is here to offer evidenced based solutions that are easily implemented in ALL Natural Environments… so sit back and enjoy the practical tips delivered with Craig Coleman’s whit and wisdom!!

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to define and describe:

  1. Two risk factors for stuttering when assessing a preschool child.
  2. Three options for parents when they are concerned their preschool child is stuttering..
  3. Three treatment options for preschool child who stutters.
About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

About Craig: Craig Coleman, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is an associate professor at Marshall University and Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Craig is a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. Prior to joining the Marshall faculty, Craig spent over twelve years serving as Clinical Coordinator and Co-Director of the Stuttering Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Craig is a former Coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Group-4 (Fluency and Fluency Disorders) and former two-term President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2011, Craig was awarded the Clinical Achievement Award of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA), and was awarded Honors of PSHA in 2015.  Craig is co-director of the Stuttering Academy and Stuttering U.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss risk factors for preschool children who stutter.

20-30: Discuss parental options available for when they are concerned that their preschool child is stuttering.

30-45: Discuss best practice guidelines for treatment of preschool children who stutter. 

45-1:00: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Craig Coleman:

Financial: Craig Coleman is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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