Hello Live: 5 Evidence Based Tips for Working With Students Who Stutter with Sara Ecker, MS, CCC-SLP

April 28, 2014 BY Kelly C. Bawden, MS, CCC-SLP

Are you nervous about doing therapy with a child who stutters? Do you wish you had a few more basics to your stuttering arsenal of therapy ideas? Join Sara Ecker as she gives her top 5 strategies and resources for school age students who stutter. In this podcast, she will discuss the importance of speech sound awareness on the speech machine, how to use a speech hierarchy, how to reduce avoidance behaviors, resources for targeting feelings and attitudes and what the stutter says about the speech machine with a prescription for different kinds of stuttering moments.

Sara references The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Feelings and Attitudes…A Workbook by Kristin Chmela and Nina Reardon in her podcast. She also highly recommends the Stuttering Workshops that are organized by The Stuttering Foundation. I referenced a fantastic workshop I went to that was presented by J. Scott Yaruss. Both Sara and I say, “Don’t be afraid of stuttering!” 🙂

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