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Speech Therapy to Treat Stuttering in the Young Child

presented by J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

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Financial: Scott Yaruss receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


Non-Financial: Scott Yaruss has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Many children experience improvements in their speech fluency simply through changes that parents might make to create a fluency-facilitating environment. Some children, however, need additional therapy that focuses more directly on their speech development in order to further enhance their fluency. This is part three of a three-part series on young children who stutter, which will include a description of the more direct aspects of speech therapy.

Meet Your Instructor

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. A board-certified specialist in fluency disorders, Dr. Yaruss has served on the board of directors for the National Stuttering Association and as Associate Coordinator for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Special Interest Division for Fluency Disorders. His…

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1. Preparing for direct therapy

Chapter 1 will review strategies for helping children make changes to their speech fluency directly, e.g, by changing speech timing or speech tension.

2. Changing Speech Timing to Enhance speech Fluency

Chapter 2 will provide an overview of strategies for helping children who stutter modify their speech timing in order to enhance their speech fluency

3. Changing Speech Tension to Enhance speech Fluency

Chapter 3 will provide an overview of strategies for helping children who stutter modify their speech tension in order to enhance their speech fluency.

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