Evaluation and Treatment of Stuttering in Preschool Children

 

The purpose of this course is to provide Speech Language Pathologists with knowledge of current evidence-based practice for evaluation and treatment of preschool children, ages 2 through 6 years, who present with stuttering and fluency disorders. This presentation provides information concerning current evaluation tools for assessing stuttering and fluency patterns of young children. Risk factors for persistent stuttering are discussed and differential diagnoses are explained. Current research on predicting spontaneous recovery and neurological function in preschoolers are reviewed. Various treatment protocols are explored and procedures for developing an individualized plan for treatment are outlined.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RT-0-ETSPC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

1.0 HOURS



This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

1.0 HOURS


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-ETSPC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify risk factors in preschool children who stutter.
Administer developmentally appropriate evaluation tools that assess the cognitive, emotional, and motor function of a preschool child.
Develop an appropriate treatment protocol based on the results of an evaluation.

Outline:
Section 1: Overview

Terminology

Incidence and Spontaneous Recovery

Risk Factors

Knowledge Check

Section 2: Neuroimaging

Brain Function- Clinical Research Update

Neuroimaging Results

Introducing Fluency

Conclusions

Knowledge Check

Section 3: Evaluation

Evaluation

Additional Measures

Knowledge Check

Section 4: Treatment

Direct vs. Indirect Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Direct Treatment

Limitations

Therapy Components

Therapy Session

Therapy Goals

Knowledge Check

Section 5: Literature

Repetitive Phrase & Simplistic Language Books

Spontaneous Speech & Read/Summarize or Interactive Books

Organizations and Resources

Instructor: Rita Thurman, M.S.,CCC BCS-FD

Rita Thurman has worked in the schools and in clinical settings in Utah, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, and North Carolina since 1977. Her private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina and Bozeman, Montana focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children, teens, and adults who stutter.

She was awarded the Clinical Achievement Award by the NC Speech Language Hearing Association in 2012 and the Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association in 2015, both for her contributions to diagnosis and treatment for people who stutter.      

She is a NSA Adult and TWST Chapter leader and sponsors an annual Friend’s Workshop in NC. She is the Chair of the Executive Board of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders.

 Disclosure: Rita Thurman, M.S.,CCC BCS-FD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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