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Stuttering Foundation provides resources, services, and support to individuals who stutter, their families, and professionals who serve them. SF offers comprehensive, up-to-date information on stuttering through its publications, workshops, virtual learning webinars, and now, podcast! Join us for discussions on clinical skills development and support, parent education and awareness, and inspiring personal stories.

Stuttering Foundation Podcast Stuttering Foundation

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Stuttering Foundation provides resources, services, and support to individuals who stutter, their families, and professionals who serve them. SF offers comprehensive, up-to-date information on stuttering through its publications, workshops, virtual learning webinars, and now, podcast! Join us for discussions on clinical skills development and support, parent education and awareness, and inspiring personal stories.

    Why Stuttering Occurs: The Role of Cognitive Conflict and Control

    Why Stuttering Occurs: The Role of Cognitive Conflict and Control

    Dr. Evan Usler joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss a recent paper in Topics in Language Disorders, "Why Stuttering Occurs: The Role of Cognitive Conflict and Control," which is linked below.  The purpose of this article is to provide theoretical explanations of the experience of stuttering through pulling from and incorporating a variety of previous explanations, findings, and clinical theories in efforts to speculate questions such as: Why is speech fluency so situationally variable? How do stuttering-like disfluencies develop? Why are stuttering-like disfluencies perceived as a loss of control? and Why do stuttering-like disfluencies take the form they do?
    Article discussed today: "What Stuttering Occurs: The Role of Cognitive Conflict and Control" in Topics in Language Disorders.

    For more information on the University of Delaware Stuttering Project, visit the website here.

    Evan Usler, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware's Communication Sciences & Disorders Department. Evan is the Director of the Interpersonal Neurophysiology Lab where he studies the interactions between cognition, language, and speech motor control.

    • 43 min
    Clinical Outcomes and Empowerment as a Function of Therapy

    Clinical Outcomes and Empowerment as a Function of Therapy

    Rodney Gabel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor and Founding Director of the Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Binghampton University, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss evolving clinical outcomes, putting the client in the driver seat, and supporting clinical empowerment as an essential metric for therapeutic change. Dr. Gabel interweaves personal experiences, clinical growth and shifts over time, as well as discusses the importance of his deeper exploration and learning into Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to support his clinical development.

    Resources mentioned:
    Insurance Reimbursement for Stuttering Therapy by Katie Gore, M.A., CCC-SLP
    The One Where Sara is the Client and Ellen is the Therapist
    Therapy Session #2 with Sara and Ellen: SFBT Simulation
    Solution-Focused Goal Development

    Bio: Rodney Gabel is a Professor and Founding Director of the Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Binghampton University. Dr. Gabel has worked clinically with people who stutter for more than 25 years. He has developed intensive clinical programs that both serve the community of people who stutter and provide training opportunities for graduate students. Dr. Gabel has been an active researcher and has published more than 75 articles and book chapters. He has also been an active presenter at local, state, national, and international conferences.

    • 47 min
    When is it time to 'graduate' a client from therapy?

    When is it time to 'graduate' a client from therapy?

    Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss a listener submitted question: 

    "How do you know when to “graduate” your student/ client? I know this varies greatly from person to person, but I would appreciate some insight into how that decision is made."

    Sara and Ellen reflect on what contributes to this on-going, collaborative, and gradual decisions making process together with the student/ client.  Further, they discuss how beneficial taking a Solution-Focused Brief Therapy framework lens/ questioning could be in helping the collaborative process, and share clinical examples and antidotes along the way. 

    More resources related to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy:
    About Solution-Focused Brief TherapySolution-Focused Brief Therapy- A Taster!Working with Parents of Children Who Stutter and Supporting Change through SFBTand previous podcast episodes!For topic suggestions/ comments/ feedback, write to Sara: Smacintyre@stutteringhelp.org. 

    • 37 min
    Yes, Avoidance Reduction Therapy (ARTS®) is for kids, too!

    Yes, Avoidance Reduction Therapy (ARTS®) is for kids, too!

    Ben Goldstein, M.A., CCC-SLP joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss Avoidance Reduction Therapy (ARTS®) as it can be applied to younger individuals who stutter. Ben begins by sharing a bit about his personal journey and experiences as a person who stutters, and specifically his experiences with ARTS® as a client himself and then now as a clinician working in the public schools as well as for Sisskin Stuttering Center. Ben proceeds to give listeners a thorough history and overview of the 4 stages of ARTS® therapy, interweaving rationale and clinical examples throughout. During the later portion of the episode, Ben acknowledges the hesitations clinicians new to ARTS® may have in considering the approach with younger people who stutter; however, through Ben's examples, clinical antidotes, and recommendations, he leaves listeners feeling assured regarding its applicability and appropriateness for younger individuals and adults alike. This may be one of our favorite episodes, we hope you enjoy and another thank you to Ben Goldstein for sharing his wisdom with us!

    Article in Seminars referenced in episode by Ben Goldstein and Vivian Sisskin: https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0042-1742695

    For further learning:
    Overview of ARTS® by Vivian Sisskin and Mark Baer
    Stuttering Foundation Course: Avoidance Reduction Therapy in a Group Setting

    For episode suggestions, comments, and questions, please reach out to Sara: Smacintyre@stutteringhelp.org.

    Ben Goldstein, M.A., CCC-SLP: is a speech-language pathologist for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and the Sisskin Stuttering Center in the Washington D.C. area. He has presented on Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS®) at national conferences, speech pathology graduate school programs, and to school-based speech pathologists in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is passionate about working with children and adults who stutter and supporting them to become the confident, spontaneous, and effective communicators they can be. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing guitar, camping, and watching his favorite football team — the Baltimore Ravens.

    • 42 min
    Jack's Journey: Exploring Stuttering Acceptance

    Jack's Journey: Exploring Stuttering Acceptance

    Jack Rodriguez, a person who stutters, and a senior in Texas State's undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to share his story and discuss the dynamic nature of stuttering acceptance. Jack is mentored by Texas State University professor, Dr. Farzan Irani and, together, they co-wrote an ISAD Paper, "Speak The Change: Dynamic Nature of Stuttering Acceptance," which they will be presenting at the upcoming IFA World Congress in Montreal. In this episode, Jack walks us through his journey towards greater stuttering acceptance and what we means by 'dynamic nature,' how he learned to embrace his stuttering as part of his overall communication, and the process of leaving space within acceptance for making changes to how he approaches a moment of stuttering physically. Jack closes with advice he would give to his younger self as well as to young people who stutter in general. We are so thankful to Jack for opening up and sharing his journey with all of us!

    Bio: Jack Rodriguez is a senior in the Communication Disorders program at Texas State University. His personal experiences with stuttering inspired him to pursue a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. His research interest includes the psychosocial aspects of stuttering and is currently in the process of completing his Honors Thesis. He also serves as the president for the NSSLHA chapter at Texas State University. 

    • 44 min
    Communication Over Fluency: Part 2

    Communication Over Fluency: Part 2

    Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP and Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F take on the most popular episode, "Communication Over Fluency" for a Part 2! In their discussion, they break down both terms into more depth and add practical, take-away clinical examples and nuggets throughout. The idea of taking 'fluency off the table' is complex when considering wanting to support clients in their unpacking and peeling away of what can get in their way of saying what they want to say and being the most effective communicators they can be. They further discuss our role in this process as therapists and interweave Solution Focused Brief Therapy questioning as a means of guiding individuals to discover and identify the path that will get them each closer to where they hope to be as individual communicators. 

    Additional Resources: 
    Avoidance Reduction Therapy in a Group Setting with Vivian SisskinPraise the Showing Up by Vivian SisskinCovert Stuttering: Transitioning from Covert to Overt
    For episode suggestions or comments, please feel free to email Sara: smacintyre@stutteringhelp.org.

    • 42 min

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I truly hope she is overemphasizing those techniques because her speaking style sounds like the very early stages of tx or just a practice session. She sounds very comfortable, which is the goal, but it’s still pretty devestating to think that could be the most fluent you could ever sound .

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