School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach

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

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School-age children who stutter can face many challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Unfortunately, many speech-language pathologists report that they are not confident in their ability to help children deal with the negative consequences of stuttering. The purpose of this workshop is to provide clinicians with applicable, practical strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter overcome the problems associated with stuttering. The presentation will provide instructions for how to prepare children for therapy to ensure success; examples of treatment strategies and activities that help children improve their ease of speaking, reduce their negative reactions to stuttering, educate others about stuttering, and communicate effectively across speaking situations. Participants will come away from the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to help children who stutter and more knowledgeable about how to approach stuttering treatment in the school-age years and beyond.



Workshop program:

  • Where Do I Begin? Understanding Stuttering
  • Laying the foundation for success

Coffee break

  • Packing the Toolbox: Techniques for Stuttering More Easily
  • More Tools for the Toolbox: Techniques for Easier Speech

Coffee break

  • What about that Stuttering Iceberg? Addressing the rest of the disorder
  • No Child Is an Island: Addressing the Environment

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • select and implement several appropriate treatment strategies for helping school-age children and adolescents who stutter speak more easily and communicate more effectively;
  • help students identify, understand, and reduce negative affective and cognitive reactions to stuttering;
  • describe several ways to effectively involve families, teachers, and others in the treatment plan.

Bio Sketch

J. Scott Yaruss is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. In addition to conducting research on the development of stuttering, Dr. Yaruss has extensive experience working with children and adults who stutter in a variety of clinical settings. Dr. Yaruss has authored or coauthored more than 300 papers, articles, chapters, or booklets on stuttering. He is co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), as well as Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter, and other guides published by Stuttering Therapy Resources. (

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  • Target group: Speech-language therapists (SLT / logopedists) and SLT students
  • When: Monday, September 18th 2023 (9.00 – 14.00)
  • Where: University of Silesia in Katowice (Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach) Faculty of Humanities (Wydział Humanistyczny) Uniwersytecka 4 Street (ul. Uniwersytecka 4)
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  • 230 PLN (~50 EUR) for the III Word Conference on Cluttering attendees
  • 320 PLN (~70 EUR) for non-attendees


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