Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD
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J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD, ASHA Fellow, is an associate professor and director of the Master’s Degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. His research examines methods for assessing and evaluating treatment outcomes in people who stutter. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 other articles, papers, and chapters on stuttering. He is author, co-author, or editor of several booklets, books, and brochures on stuttering, including the "Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering" (OASES; Pearson Assessments), as well as "School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide" and "Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter" (both from Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.).
Dr. Yaruss has received an honorarium for this presentation. His is co-author, Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter, published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc., which he is a co-owner of. Dr. Yaruss has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Studies have shown that children who stutter are more likely to experience bullying than children who do not stutter. Unfortunately, it is particularly hard for children who stutter to respond to such experiences, given their unique combination of communication difficulties and the emotional/cognitive consequences of both stuttering and bullying. This presentation will describe real-world, practical strategies that speech-language pathologists can use to help children who stutter minimize bullying and respond appropriately to bullying situations. Example of strategies include methods for educating other children about stuttering so they will be less likely to react negatively when a child stutters, as well as methods for helping children who stutter reduce their own negative reactions when other children comment about their speech. Strategies for involving parents and teachers in a comprehensive bullying management program will also be described. Participants will find that they can make a real difference in children's lives by helping them manage bullying effectively.
After completing this course, participants will be able to describe the key players in a bullying situation, highlight ways that each participant in a bullying situation can reduce their negative emotional reactions and behaviors, describe three strategies that parents and teachers can use to minimize bullying for all of the children in their care.
Webinar fee is:
$50 - Members
$75 - Non-Members
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program is offered for .2 CEUs (intermediate level, professional area)
Act 48 Clock Hours
PSHA is an approved provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to sponsor Continuing Education programs as required by ACT 48. This program is offered for 2 clock hour. Individuals attending the program must arrive on time and stay the duration of the program in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.