School-age children who stutter often rate themselves as poor communicators and are more likely to experience negative social interactions because of their stuttering. Additionally, the general public sometimes harbors negative views of people who stutter and may underestimate what they can accomplish. Fortunately, the impact of negative stereotyping can be diminished with the use of voluntary stuttering. In this presentation, Dr. Joe Donaher, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, of Center for Childhood Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, explores ways in which voluntary stuttering can be used to empower school-age children who stutter in therapy.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Joseph Donaher, Ph.D., is the Academic and Research Program Director of the Center for Childhood Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Donaher is an assistant professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Donaher received an honorarium for this presentation.