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PRESENTATIONS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

Read what participants have said about Nina's presentations: 

I attended your Portland, OR seminar last Friday and I wanted to thank you for all the practical information you shared. You reinforced what I already knew, and I learned many new therapy ideas. It has been a long time since I have come away from a seminar feeling like I learned so much. I feel so much more confident that I can help my students who stutter. Thank You! Come back to Portland soon! - Eve Liebman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Great presentation! Extremely knowledgeable on topic, presented in a very organized fashion; talented speaker. Very practical activities presented were wonderful. Very thorough! -Kilgore TX Preschool presentation.

  • School Age Stuttering Therapy: What Do We ALL Need?

    • How do we “do” therapy with school age children who stutter? We must seek to increase our knowledge , refine our skills, and most importantly, understand the perspectives of the children who stutter and their families. This full day workshop looks at the whole child and provides information for everyone invovled in the process of creating successful outcomes for school-age children who stutter.
Recommended Length: Full Day 

Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Early Intervention in Stuttering: Yes, we DO need to know this!

    • “I don't work with preschoolers” is a comment heard many times when we talk about stuttering therapy for the young child. Truth is, however, that no matter which population we work with now, it may not be the population we work with in the future. No matter what, sometime, somewhere a client, relative or friend is going to expect us to be a resource for a young child who is beginning to show signs of stuttering.
Recommended Length: Full Day 

Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Assessment of Speech and Communication Skills for Children who Stutter

    • An overview of assesment and repair writing is presented during this interactive workshop. Videotaped examples and role-playing of assessment scenarios are utilized to bring “reality” to transcription samples of speech behaviors and assessment of cognitive/affective issues.  Report writing is also explored based upon multifactorial assessment results.
Recommended Length: Full Day
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

 
  • School-Age Stuttering Therapy: What's in YOUR toolbox?

    • Many speech-language pathologists do not feel that they have a command of the basic speech management techniques involved in an integrated stuttering therapy model. This interactive session involves 2% review of theory and 98% role-play and practice of these essential speech and stuttering management skills.
Recommended Length: Half Day 

Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Stuttering Therapy:  Concepts and strategies for success

    • What do we need for more effective stuttering therapy?  For most of us, we need a framework of concepts to include in therapy, combined with practical strategies to work with our students who stutter. This workshop presents both in an organized, easy to implement course of action.   

                     Recommended Length: Half Day to Full Day 
                    Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Paper Cuts are the Worst: Writing IEPs for Stuttering Therapy

    • What do we need to know when writing IEPs for school age children who stutter? Specifically, how can we language and how can we measure the dynamic interaction of variables that impact the therapeutic process? When we expand our views of the goals of school age stuttering therapy, we can decrease our frustration of the “how tos” that go along with effective goal planning. This workshop will discuss IDEA 2004, the language of goal writing, and documentation of progress.
Recommended Length: 3 hours 

Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Beliefs and Feelings: Counseling children who stutter and their parents

    • Understanding and dealing with the beliefs and feelings of children who stutter is an integral aspect of successful stuttering therapy. This workshop highlights the most common problems faced by children who stutter and their families, and outlines several counseling and communication techniques that therapists can integrate into the therapeutic process.
Recommended Length: Half Day to Full Day
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Collaborating with Parents and Teachers in Stuttering Therapy

    • Children who stutter are best served when a TEAM approach is utilized. Involving parents and teachers in the process of stuttering therapy can be problematic in several service delivery atmospheres. This workshop provides creative techniques for integration of significant others into the therapy process. Discussion will include successful ideas for educating and counseling parents, teachers, and siblings. “Use on Monday” handouts are provided.
Recommended Length: Half Day
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Stuttering and Co-Existing Disorders: Blending Therapy Practices

    • Stuttering therapy can feel daunting, even in the best of circumstances. To add to the challenges, many children who stutter present with co-existing issues. This presentation provides concepts to consider and activities to present for children who stutter who also have other disorders.

                    Recommended Length: Half-day to Full-day
                    Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Cluttering: What we know for now

    • This half-day seminar presents current information on the disorder of cluttering. Definition, research briefs, assessment, report writing and therapy activities are discussed in this workshop. Cases studies and video vignettes are used to clarify concepts presented.
                    Recommended Length: Half-day
                    Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Stuttering Therapy in Partnership with Support Groups: The Best of Both Worlds

    • Traditional modes of therapy alone do not meet many of the needs of children who stutter and their families. The introduction of a support organization experience into the direct therapy process can greatly benefit the child, parent, and SLP. The school-based SLP is uniquely positioned to utilize this resource to complement an overall treatment strategy.
Recommended Length: 2 hours
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists