Join us for a unique and compelling look at the stuttering experience, and stuttering assessments and therapy techniques from the perspective of Speech language pathologist, Terry Campbell.
- Professional areas of interest and specialties, and what makes stuttering a unique and interesting research area.
- Stuttering experiences that might be unique to the individual (ex. Mental or emotional triggers or responses)
- Discussion of experience working with people who stutter as a person who doesn’t stutter, and the impossibility of truly understanding what it’s like to be a person who stutters.
- Stuttering and mental health: scope of practice is practical speech therapy, but also counseling. Discussion of how these components interact.
- Discussion of SLP assessment methods and techniques (ex. Disfluency counts), and problems with traditional techniques.
- The internal and external experience of stuttering, and the necessity of starting with the internal experience in therapy.
- Stuttering misconceptions vs. truths: what actually causes stuttering? Many possible contributing factors.
- Challenges of treating people who stutter, and best practices in treating people who stutter.
- When should an SLP collaborate with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker, for example, to assist with the mental health component of stuttering?
- Importance of any mental health professional who works with someone who stutters to understand the misperceptions and truths about stuttering.
- The “F word”: fluency vs. management of stuttering.
- Goals of treatment: fluency? Management? Secondary characteristics? Or focus on the speaker’s feelings and perspective?
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