School-Age Stuttering: A Practical Approach

Dr. J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA
School-Age Stuttering: A Practical Approach

Power Up Conference, Day 3

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 these consequences of stuttering. This brief presentation will describe how clinicians can help children and teens who stutter improve their fluency, 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 help children who stutter in the school setting and beyond.

ASHA: 0.2 Intermediate 

CA SLPAHB: 2.0  Self-Study

CMH: 2.0 Self-Study

Scott Yaruss is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. In addition to conducting research on the development of stuttering in young children, Dr. Yaruss has extensive experience working with children and adults who stutter in a wide variety of clinical settings. He frequently presents continuing education workshops to help speech-language pathologists feel more confident in their ability to help preschool and school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. He has authored or coauthored nearly 300 papers, articles, chapters, or booklets on stuttering. He is also co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), as well as School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter, and other guides published by Stuttering Therapy Resources. (

  • 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 overcome affective and cognitive reactions to stuttering
  • Describe 2 ways to effectively involve families, teachers, and others in the treatment plan

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.


  • Stuttering Therapy Resources (Company ownership and Royalties for OASES, various books on stuttering, and other materials)
  • MedBridge, Northern Speech Services (Continuing education workshops on stuttering)


  • National Stuttering Association (Volunteer service)

22 minutes: Introductions, Disclosures, What Is Stuttering?

18 minutes: Preparing for Treatment

21 minutes: Stuttering More Easily

19 minutes: Speaking More Easily

13 minutes: Reducing Negative Reactions

27 minutes: Creating a Supportive Environment

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This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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