This course is intended for SLPs who work with school age children who stutter. We will cover treatment of stuttering. We begin with two assumptions: that stuttering is a motor speech disorder with a neurological base, and that once past eight years of age, most students who stutter will probably do so for some time. In other words, we cant cure stuttering or make it go away. For the SLP, this is liberating, because now we get to focus on what we do very well: teach communication-improving strategies to students with motor speech disorders. For many children past age eight, fear of stuttering and wanting to avoid it become a primary part of the disorder. Therefore, this presentation will treat the subject of working with children who stutter from a comprehensive approach, meaning we will highlight treating a child's attitudes and emotions as well as his speech behaviors. The presentation will include group participation as we learn to look stuttering in the eye, to encourage ourselves and our students to study this perplexing and interesting behavior as junior scientists. The instructor, a practicing SLP and a person who stutters, will spend the bulk of his time on practical speech and attitude management tools that have proven useful to children who stutter.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD
Glenn Weybright is a speech-language pathologist in Portland, Oregon. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and a person who stutters. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Oregon Speech and Hearing Association. He was awarded the Honors of the Oregon Association in 2012 and in 2018 was invited to deliver the Honored Alumnus speech to the speech language pathology students at Portland State University. In October, 2019, he was invited to give the keynote speech at the Oregon Speech and Hearing Association annual conference in Salem, Oregon. He is a member of the Portland chapter of the National Stuttering Association. Mr. Weybright has been an Adjunct Instructor for the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University where he taught the Stuttering course for ten years and where, during spring term, 2020, he served as an adjunct clinical professor supervising graduate students providing speech therapy via telepractice. He is a presenter for Master Clinician Network, an online service providing peer-reviewed clinical videos in speech-language pathology for observation by students and practicing clinicians. He is an on-screen participant in a feature length documentary film about accepting stuttering, called The Way We Talk, which was released nationally in 2015. Beginning in 2016, Mr. Weybright has been a senior staff member and outdoor recreation guide for Camp More, an Oregon coast summer camp for school agers and teens who stutter. Glenn Weybright is married. He and his wife Debbie have four children and seven grandchildren. The Weybrights live in Beaverton, Oregon. Mr. Weybright enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and reading.
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
|90 min: Introduction (scope, definitions and assumptions, models and stuttering practice)|
|30 min: Treatment (goals, tensions, and outline)|
|150 min: Specific approaches and tools for treatment|
|30 min: Additional helps for treatment (medicine, electronic fluency aids, support groups, podcast programs)|
|Financial||Glenn Weybright received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. He is a Camp More staff member, mentioned in the presentation, and receives a stipend for his work there. |
|Nonfinancial||Glenn Weybright is a person who stutters and a member of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. He treats people who stutter from a holistic (comprehensive) point of view. He appears in a documentary film mentioned in the presentation but receives no remuneration.
No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |
MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD