Speak Up at School: 10 Ways to Help with Stuttering

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This program will outline 10 proven ways to help children who stutter (cws) at school.  Participants will learn strategies to help children perform well in oral reading, presentations, participating in the classroom, and social communication.   Bullying and teasing- an unfortunate reality for many cws- requires action at school.  Collaboration with teachers and parents will also be a key part of this presentation.   You will hear directly from children and parents as they share what works for them.  The course is free to participants. This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

This course is sponsored by Raise Your Voice, Inc. - a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to advocacy for stuttering. A special thanks to The Stuttering Foundation of America for partnering with Raise Your Voice, Inc. to offer ASHA CEUs for this event.

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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

1) List three strategies for parents and teachers to advocate for cws at school

2) Identify three strategies for oral reading and presentations

3) List two ways children can advocate for themselves when faced with bullying

Time-Ordered Agenda:

12:30-1:00 Registration

1:00-1:10 Introduction to topics and agenda

1:10-1:30 How stuttering affects children at school

1:30-1:45 1st guest speaker: parent of preschooler with a stutter

1:45-2:00 2nd guest speaker: middle school boy who handled bullying

2:00-2:15 Sarah Barron, SLP and former teacher

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-2:45 3rd guest speaker: child explaining speech anatomy and strategies

2:45-3:00 4th guest speaker: child explaining strategies for oral reading

3:00-3:30 Tim Mackesey, SLP: collaboration with SLPs, parents, and teachers

3:30-3:50 Tim Mackesey, SLP: a holistic and integrated approach to therapy for stuttering

3:50-4:00 Questions, closing remarks, and adjourn

Your Presenters:

Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP, BCS-F has a full-time private practice dedicated to stuttering. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and a Specialist Mentor per ASHA. Tim had a severe stutter well into his 20’s.  He has been an SLP since 1992.  Tim taught the graduate-level Fluency Disorders course at Georgia State University. He is a past president of Georgia Speech and Hearing Association. Tim is a Master Practitioner of NLP and Neurosemantics.  He integrates leading-edge CBT into stuttering therapy.   Tim has published several articles in peer-reviewed professional journals.    

Sarah Barron, CCC-SLP, is passionate about helping people who stutter. Stuttering runs in her family and it provided the inspiration for her vocation. Sarah, a former classroom teacher, values the partnership between client families, the SLP, and school staff. She personally used the F.A.S.T. Fluency program to resolve her daughter’s stuttering. Sarah obtained her practitioner certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She integrates CBT to customize traditional speech therapy. Sarah is dedicated to providing holistic stuttering therapy.



Tim Mackesey

Financial: Tim Mackesey is the owner of Atlanta Area Stuttering Specialists- a private practice dedicated to stuttering therapy.

Non-Financial: Tim Mackesey has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sarah Barron

Financial: Sarah Barron is in private practice at Atlanta Area Stuttering Specialists.

Non-Financial: Sarah Barron has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).