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Measuring Quality of Life in People Who Stutter

1.0 Hours
33
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Course Description

This episode explores the importance of considering the quality of life in the evaluation of stuttering and methods for ensuring appropriate, comprehensive assessment in guiding individualized treatment. The presenter discusses a framework for understanding the impact of stuttering on people’s lives, based on the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The presenter then highlights how the ICF can guide the assessment process to ensure full consideration of all of the ways that stuttering might lead to adverse impacts. Finally, specific examples of evaluating adverse impact using the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES) are used to show clinicians how comprehensive background information leads to more appropriate and individualized treatment.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe the importance of considering quality of life in the assessment of people who stutter.
2
Describe how the four main components of the ICF model captures the entire experience of stuttering.
3
Describe 2 ways that considering quality of life in people who stutter can enhance therapy.\

About Presenters

Mary Beth Hines

MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, QOM®, RYT® 200

Mary Beth Hines, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, QOM®, is a speech-language pathologist in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA she worked in sales and marketing in Chicago and Boston. She returned to school to pursue a career in speech-language pathology and earned a Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands in 1999. She worked in adult rehabilitation in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, as well private practice specializing in orofacial myology. Mary Beth is the host of the podcast Keys for SLPs and a moderator for SpeechTherapyPD.com.

Mike Wlison

DDS

Dr Mike Wilson is a person who stutters, husband, father of four, and dentist/dental entrepreneur. He's a passionate stuttering advocate, host of the “Stutter with Confidence” podcast, and facilitator of a Zoom support group of people who stutter in which he coaches people to go out and face their fear of speaking and to improve their communication skills.

J Scott Yaruss

PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University and president of Stuttering Therapy Resources, has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 250 other works, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES) and several clinical guides. He has given more than 700 presentations around the world about stuttering and stuttering therapy, as well as 200 additional scientific presentations. He has served on the board of directors of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and been recognized with the NSA’s Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year and Hall of Fame awards.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Intermediate Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

Timeline
5 min: Introduction
15 min: How Quality of Life Relates to the Experience of Stuttering
15 min: Assessment of Quality of Life in People Who Stutter
15 min: Using Quality of Life Assessment to Improve Treatment
10 min: Questions, Conclusion, and Resources

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Mary Beth Hines
Financial Mary Beth receives compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Other None
Disclosure Statement for Mike Wlison
Financial Michael Wilson receives compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial Mike Wilson is the founder and host of "Stuttering with Confidence" and the coaching program.
Disclosure Statement for J Scott Yaruss
Financial J Scott Yaruss is a salaried professor at Michigan State University. He receives royalties from Stuttering Therapy Resouces. He receives an honorarium from SpeechTherapyPD.com for this presentation.
Nonfinancial No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Mary Beth Hines

MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, QOM®, RYT® 200

Mike Wlison

DDS

J Scott Yaruss

PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

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