Stuttering Foundation


Helping School-Age Children Who Stutter Evolve Communicative Competence--Video plus CEU Assessment

In this one hour video, Kristin Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, discusses a framework for helping children who stutter evolve their skills as communicators. This treatment framework for children who stutter ages 8-18, is based upon the multidimensional nature of stuttering and the importance of varied treatment outcomes over the course of development. It encompasses five areas of focus, broadens a child's perspective (beyond stuttering-fluency), and emphasizes the positive mindset of choosing to grow as a communicator. Each of the five areas of focus (Attentive, Assertive, Confident, Effective, Proactive) include actions one may engage in and are derived from evidence with our field, as well as the fields of psychology and neuroscience. This presentation defines and applies this framework across a case study.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)


Non-financial: Kristin Chmela has participated in developing videos and co-authored a manual for the Stuttering Foundation for which she receives no financial gifts.

Financial: Kristin Chmela has published products and a manual for Super Duper, Inc. for which she receives royalties. Kristin received an honorarium for this presentation from the Stuttering Foundation. Kristin receives an honorarium for program development and co-directorship at Camp Shout Out’s Treatment and Training Program.

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