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Evaluating a Young Child Who Stutters’ Chances of Persisting: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?
Note: This is a second opportunity for this session with Dr. Cara Singer. Due to internet connectivity issues, we will be re-recording and opening this up to a live audience!

Speaker: Cara M. Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Grand Valley State University

Date: August 5, 2020

Time: 5:00-6:30pm ET

Description: Over twenty years ago, evaluating whether a child who stutters is likely to be one of the 80% of children who recover from stuttering, or one of the 20% who go on to persist, was identified as one of the most pressing issues related to working with young children who stutter. Since then, many children who stutter have been evaluated and followed to help identify ways to differentiate children who eventually recover from those who persist. A review of the literature and findings from a recent study, based on evaluation practices of speech-language pathologists, will be shared and discussed in order to identify (a) where we are at in our current understanding of stuttering persistence (and recovery), and, (b) important implications for caregivers of children who stutter and speech-language pathologists.

• Please register if you can attend the live event only! A recording will be available on our streaming video library for a small fee ($10) within a month of the live event.
• Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Families of Children who Stutter, Researchers
• There is no fee for this event.
*This course is not eligible for CEUs

Bio: Cara M. Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. She conducts research related to evaluation and treatment practices for children who stutter and attitudes towards stuttering. Additionally, she teaches and supervises speech-language pathology undergraduate and graduate students in clinical and research settings.

Aug 5, 2020 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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