Surveys show that Speech-Language Pathologists view fluency disorders as one of their least favorite communication issues. SLPs report that they do not feel comfortable nor confident in their abilities to provide appropriated assessment and intervention to those who stutter. Furthermore, therapy planning and goal writing are consistently listed as FAQ's for most professionals. This presentation will begin by outlining a multidimensional framework of stuttering therapy. Following this framework, precursors to writing appropriate goals will be discussed. Finally, sample IEP goals will be shared and resources for further learning will be reviewed. Participants will be encouraged to write sample goals for children they have on their own caseloads.
1. Outline framework for stuttering therapy to use as a baseline for functional goals.
2. Explain areas to be included in a comprehensive stuttering evaluation report and subsequent therapy plan.
3. Create 2-3 goals based upon their own (self-chosen) student from their caseload.
Instruction at the Intermediate Level assumes some familiarity with the basic literature as well as some experience in professional practice within the area covered and is targeted for more experienced professionals. The pace of the training and difficulty of concepts presented require more advanced knowledge and skills than the Introductory Level. Examples used at this level are often based on recent research and case studies that are complex in nature.
Financial: Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. Royalties, Ownership Interest, Intellectual Property
Stuttering Therapy Services and Seminars, PLLC, Intellectual Property
Non-Financial: Stuttering Foundation, Volunteer Author and National Stuttering Association: Past Volunteer Author, Presenter, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Family Programs and Professional Relations Chair/Committees