Many people who stutter who can "pass" as fluent in daily life are desperate to do so despite the emotional cost: anxiety, dread, and fear of potential stuttering; exhausting "mental gymnastics" to avoid words or remain silent; and poor self-confidence as a communicator. Adults with a covert profile of stuttering share their experiences and provide insight into their personal journey toward self-acceptance. Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Clinical Professor, University of Maryland, College Park presents the basics of a treatment plan that supports stutterers with a covert profile to embrace their identity and confidently say all they want, when they want.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, professional area).
Non-financial: Vivian Sisskin has participated in developing continuing education products for the Stuttering Foundation for which she receives no royalties. Financial: Vivian Sisskin received an honorarium for this presentation from the Stuttering Foundation.