Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one approach for helping children change their thoughts and feelings about stuttering. These changes can lead to better therapy outcomes as children develop coping strategies, test their beliefs about listener reactions, and take risks like using speech tools in front of others.
In this 1 hour, 40 minute program, clinicians learn why unhelpful thoughts and feelings can interfere with stuttering therapy and then how to help children begin to make changes. Extending the information presented in the Stuttering Foundation's DVD 9900, A Cognitive Behavior Therapy Taster, Lisa Scott, Ph.D., of The Florida State University presents concrete therapy activities for helping children learn to cope with difficult speaking situations, identify unhelpful thoughts, and strategies for trying out new thoughts and behaviors. Reproducible worksheets and slides included!
Special thanks to the University of Iowa, The Florida State University, Stuttering Foundation workshop participants, and Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D.
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Lisa Scott received an honorarium for her work on this presentation. Lisa Scott also serves in a paid position as the Vice President for Professional Development of the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation. Lisa Scott has no non-financial relationship with the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation to disclose.