Course Code: REL-RT-0-ETSPC
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
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.
Section 1: Overview
Incidence and Spontaneous Recovery
Section 2: Neuroimaging
Brain Function- Clinical Research Update
Section 3: Evaluation
Section 4: Treatment
Direct vs. Indirect Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Section 5: Literature
Repetitive Phrase & Simplistic Language Books
Spontaneous Speech & Read/Summarize or Interactive Books
Organizations and Resources
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.
The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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