53 minutes | May 9, 2023
Covert Stuttering and Healing from Self-Stigma
Geneviève (Gen) Lamoureux, a Montreal-based speech therapist, person who stutters, and Ph.D. student studying at Université de Montréal in Montreal, Canada, joins host, Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP, to share her covert stuttering story and to explore the impact of self-stigma from both personal and professional viewpoints.In this episode, Gen explores how elements identified in research as effective means of reducing (self-)stigma have actually played a huge role in effectively reducing (and healing from) her own self-stigma and enabled her to live well with stuttering. Throughout the episode, Gen shares stories and personal examples which really make the research and concept of stigma truly come to life. Links from Discussion (full reference list below): Je je je suis un podcast Activia Commercial Article about Ad Bio: Geneviève (Gen) Lamoureux is a person who stutters, a speech-language pathologist and a Ph.D. student in speech-language pathology at Université de Montréal in Montreal, Canada. With the SLP Judith Labonté, she co-produces and co-hosts one of the very first podcast in French on stuttering, “Je je je suis un podcast” (meaning “ This this this is a podcast”), from the Association Bégaiement Communication (ABC), a francophone stuttering organization in Québec, Canada. Gen, who used to work as a translator, translated in French Daniele Rossi's Stuttering is Cool: A Guide to Stuttering in a Fast-Talking World as well as John Gomez's documentary, "When I Stutter", and is in the process of finalizing the translation of Stammering Pride and Prejudice: DIfference not Defect. Regularly appearing in the media for stuttering, Gen has also been featured in a pan-canadian Activia commercial in the Fall of 2021, in which she gave a stuttering voice to convey the commercial theme “You’ve got guts”.References: Boyle, M. P., Milewski, K. M., & Beita-Ell, C. (2018). Disclosure of stuttering and quality of life in people who stutter. Journal of fluency disorders, 58, 1-10. Boyle, M. P., Dioguardi, L., & Pate, J. E. (2016). A comparison of three strategies for reducing the public stigma associated with stuttering. Journal of fluency disorders, 50, 44-58. Boyle M. P. (2015). Self-stigma associated with stuttering: Implications for well-being and strategies for change. In Keynote speech presented at the 8th World Congress of Fluency Disorders of the International Fluency Association (IFA), Lisbon, Portugal. Boyle, M. P. (2013). Psychological characteristics and perceptions of stuttering of adults who stutter with and without support group experience. Journal of fluency disorders, 38(4), 368-381. Campbell, P., Constantino, C., Simpson, S. (2019). Stammering pride and prejudice. J & R Press Limited. Constantino, C. D. (2023). Fostering positive stuttering identities using stutter-affirming therapy. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 54(1), 42-62. Corrigan, P. W. (2022). Coming out proud to erase the stigma of mental illness. World Psychiatry, 21(3), 388. Gerlach, H., Chaudoir, S. R., & Zebrowski, P. M. (2021). Relationships between stigma-identity constructs and psychological health outcomes among adults who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 70, 105842. Gerlach, H., & Subramanian, A. (2016). Qualitative analysis of bibliotherapy as a tool for adults who stutter and graduate students. Journal of fluency disorders, 47, 1-12.
25 minutes | Apr 11, 2023
Using the VRYCS To Learn How Parents of CWS View Their Interactions
Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F and Cara Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP join host Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss a new parent rating scale (18-item), Vanderbilt Responses to Your Child's Speech Rating Scale for Parents (VRYCS), developed collaboratively by a team listed below, to help support parents' self-perceived responses to the speech of their children who stutter. The VRYCS can help clinicians select targets and assess progress in parent-based, communication-focused early stuttering interventions consistent with family-centered programs such as Palin PCI and RESTART-DCM approaches. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Singer walk listeners through the development of the VRYCS, the factors included based on statistical analysis, it's clinical uses and implications, and future research directions.To learn more and to access the VRYCS in the appendices:Validation of the Vanderbilt Responses to Your Child’s Speech Rating Scale for Parents of Young Children Who StutterSinger, Kelly, White, Zengin-Bolatkale, & Jones (2022)Link to the article to access the scale and to read more in JSLHRAlso referenced within:Palin-Parent Rating ScalesEmail Dr. Cara Singer if you have difficulty accessing: firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail Dr. Ellen Kelly if you would like support in using the scale or to learn more about its clinical application: email@example.comFor comments/ questions/ suggestions for the Stuttering Foundation Podcast, please email Sara: firstname.lastname@example.org.Guest Bios:Ellen M. Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is VP for Professional Development at the Stuttering Foundation. She is a board-certified speech-language pathologist specializing in stuttering and other fluency challenges. One of her main roles with the Stuttering Foundation is providing consultation to people who stutter, family members, SLPs, teachers, physicians, and anyone else, around the world, who seeks assistance. Prior to joining the Stuttering Foundation, she spent 35 years in academia, teaching in the areas of stuttering and counseling, providing clinical services, engaging in research, and presenting clinical and research findings nationally and internationally.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.
65 minutes | Mar 14, 2023
What would stuttering be like if we wanted to stutter?
Christopher Constantino, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to explore stuttering therapy, and specifically, what he means by 'Stutter-affirming therapy' described in a recent article in LSHSS, "Fostering Positive Stuttering Identities Using Stutter-Affirming Therapy." [Linked below] Chris discusses what it means to move towards, rather than away from stuttering and how powerful this perspective is to creating long-standing positive changes to how we stutter, how we view ourselves as individuals who stutter, and our overall outlook and optimism for life and the future. Dr. Constantino further explores the benefits of embracing stuttering as an identity rather than rejecting it, he shares literature surrounding Identity constructs of relevance for a deeper conceptual understanding, and shares how important being able to develop positive identities around stuttering can be for the process of change. Chris describes a case-example of a 12-year-old boy named 'Will' throughout to provide clinical examples and antidotes. A longer episode, but well-worth the depth provided!Article discussed (accessible with ASHA credentials):Fostering Positive Stuttering Identities Using Stutter-Affirming Therapy in LSHSSOther Resources from Chris:Stuttering Well: A Conversation About the Self-Management of StutteringCEU Course and Streaming Video by Dr. Christopher ConstantinoFor questions/ comments/ suggestions, email Sara: email@example.com.Bio: Christopher Constantino, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Megan and sons Augustine and Sebastian. Chris teaches courses on Stuttering and Counseling at Florida State, researches how to improve the experience of stuttering, and supervises student clinicians. He co-edited the book Stammering Pride and Prejudice.
61 minutes | Feb 14, 2023
The Power of Group Therapy for Stuttering
Daniel Shaw, M.S., CCC-SLP and Jack Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologists at Vanderbilt's Bill Wilkerson Center, join host Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss all things group therapy for stuttering. Jack and Daniel unpack group therapy in a way that makes it accessible for all comfort and competency levels and provide clinical suggestions and examples for effectively working in groups with individuals across the lifespan. They discuss the importance of cultivating and building community, the multitude of benefits the group format can both directly and indirectly provide to group members, the power of support and accountability, and more!Resources links: Camp T.A.L.K.S.: Talking and Learning with Kids Who Stutter The Art of Community by Charles Vogl To submit episode topics or suggestions, email Sara: firstname.lastname@example.orgGuest Bios:Daniel Shaw, M.S., CCC-SLP is a pediatric SLP at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, TN, where he splits his time as a lead SLP in the Preschool for Children with Autism and on the Autism Diagnostic team with serving young children, school-age/teens, and adults who stutter, and their families. Stuttering services range from individuals to group and all incorporate parent coaching and supports. He is interested in helping individuals who stutter find acceptance of stuttering and to experience the joy of communication in small and increasingly pervasive steps. He has also worked to encourage fellow SLPs to consider new ways of supporting stutterers/families in practical ways (such as personal coaching and through various presentations), as stuttering therapy can seem daunting to initiants. Prior to his role at Vanderbilt, Daniel served in the public school system in Nashville, TN.Jack Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP is a person who stutters and a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. He works primarily with people who stutter and their families across the lifespan. He is the Director of Camp TALKS (Talking and Learning with Kids who Stutter).
33 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
"New" Year, but let's not forget the old!
To kick off 2023 and Season 5, Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP, to discuss their best hopes for 2023 ahead. They discuss the importance of honoring our history as a field, remembering the footsteps that we walk on and those that came before us, while also looking ahead in innovative ways, their individual goals for continued learning and development. and beyond! For comments or suggestions, email Sara: email@example.comExplore and Subscribe to 'Ask The Stuttering Foundation' YouTube ChannelEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
53 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
Exploring High Standards and Models of Imperfection
Ali Berquez, Clinical Lead at the Michael Palin Centre in London, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss the concepts of perfectionism, high standards, models of imperfection and how they may show up in therapy for some of the children and families we work with. Ali begins by sharing how her interest in this area originated, explores perfectionism and high standards as concepts more generally, then explores their relevance within stuttering therapy for some children and parents we may work with. Ali shares a range of resources for further learning, children's book recommendations to use in therapy, as well as clinical examples where she pulls from cognitive behavioral therapy, SFBT, and beyond, leaving us all feeling a bit closer to our 'good enough' state as clinicians supporting those we may work with where high standards feel like they could get in the way of where they hope to be.Resources Mentioned: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Overcoming Perfectionism by Shafran, Wade, & Egan Freeing our Families from Perfectionism by Thomas Greenspon Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy Breaking Up with Perfectionism (Podcast) with Adam Grant Children's books suggested: The Beautiful Oops Fantastic Elastic Brain The Real Deal in Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids Bio: Ali Berquez, MSc, PG Dip CT(Oxon), BRIEF Cert. SF Practice, is Clinical Lead at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering in London, UK, where she has worked for over 20 years. Her role includes working with clients of all ages including adults who stutter, teaching nationally and internationally (including the Stuttering Foundation’s annual Eastern Workshop in Boston), writing, offering clinical supervision and contributing to research projects. Ali is Chair of the UK’s National Stammering Clinical Excellence Network and a certified European Fluency Specialist.
57 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Every Waking Moment with Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss his recently published book, Every Waking Moment, which follows Chris's personal journey as a person who stutters. Chris shares his inspiration for writing and sharing his story, more about the writing and publishing process, pivotal moments in his journey, what sets avoidance reduction therapy apart from other therapy approaches, his process to finding self-confidence and a joy of communication, and more! Link to read more and purchase Every Waking MomentEvery Waking Moment BlogEvery Waking Moment is an absolute must read for those looking for connection and inspiration through personal story blended with an unparalleled look into the process of change from an avoidance-reduction therapeutic perspective. Every Waking Moment is uniquely positioned to impact those who stutter, as well as clinicians and allies looking for a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of what transforming one’s relationship with stuttering, healing from the trauma, and living the life you want to live, every waking moment, looks like.Bio: Christopher Anderson is a person who stutters who has spent over thirty years studying how to articulate the complexities of stuttering and the journey to self-acceptance. He is a longtime member of stuttering self-help organizations, such as the National Stuttering Association, and regularly shares his experience with speech-language pathologists. Christopher has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Intelligence Studies, and is an award-winning subject matter expert on national security for the US Government in Washington, DC, where he lives with his family. He enjoys endurance sports--is a three-time Ironman triathlon finisher--Atlanta Braves baseball, and prefers an ice-cold root beer with his pizza.
37 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
The Power of Storytelling and Affirmation in Stuttering Therapy
Derek Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor at Wayne State University, joins host Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss the beauty and power of creating space for storytelling within the therapeutic process. Derek discusses how critical it is to allow clients to take the lead in telling their stories and sharing what is meaningful to them, and how to clinically leave space and facilitate this process most effectively. Further, Derek discusses what 'affirming' clients in the therapeutic process looks like, how important this was for him within his own journey as well as within his clinical experience, and how affirmation within therapy can create space for deeper reflection related to identity, intersectionality of multiple identities, and important cultural and individual considerations. Throughout the episode Derek shares example facilitative prompts and clinical examples Resources: The Impact of Stuttering on Identity Construction A Life of Contradictions: What I've Learned About Resilience from Living with Multiple Marginalized Identities Stutter with Confidence: Stuttering will NOT Steal My Joy Bio: Derek Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in stuttering therapy. He is also an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where teaches courses on stuttering and supervises graduate student training in stuttering. Derek has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. Derek is a person who stutters. His research focuses on psychosocial experiences of stuttering, identity, and intersectionality. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter. Derek is a native of Houston, TX, and currently enjoys urban life in Detroit. He is a Past President of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
55 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Stuttering in the Schools: Navigating Misinformation and Education
Tim Flynn, M.S., CCC-SLP, a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist and person who stutters, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss the complexities, roadblocks, and importance of stuttering education and advocacy within the school setting. Tim shares ways school-based SLPs can help dispel stuttering misconceptions to teachers, faculty, staff, and parents in order to best support students who stutter within the educational setting and beyond. Further, Tim discusses the importance of developing and supporting the self-advocacy skills in the students we work with and how greater education regarding stuttering, therapy 'successes,' outcomes, and expectations can ensure everyone is on the same page. Tim shares clinical experiences and stories throughout as well! This is a must-listen for anyone working within the schools who wishes to better advocacy, educate, and support students who stutter.Tim Flynn, M.S., CCC-SLP is a person who stutters and has worked as a speech-language pathologist within the public schools for 14 years. Tim is an active member within the stuttering self-help community. He has facilitated multiple seminars and workshops for children who stutter, families, teachers, and speech-language pathologists. Tim also has authored or coauthored articles exploring measuring and modifying attitudes toward stuttering. He has also guest lectured for multiple graduate programs' stuttering courses.
43 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
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.
47 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
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.
38 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
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 Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy- A Taster! Working with Parents of Children Who Stutter and Supporting Change through SFBT and previous podcast episodes! For topic suggestions/ comments/ feedback, write to Sara: Smacintyre@stutteringhelp.org.
43 minutes | May 10, 2022
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-0042-1742695For further learning:Overview of ARTS® by Vivian Sisskin and Mark BaerStuttering Foundation Course: Avoidance Reduction Therapy in a Group SettingFor 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.
45 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
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.
43 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
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 Sisskin Praise the Showing Up by Vivian Sisskin Covert Stuttering: Transitioning from Covert to Overt For episode suggestions or comments, please feel free to email Sara: email@example.com.
30 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Does Therapy Satisfy Children Who Stutter?
Sharon Millard, Ph.D., MRCSLT, Reg.HCPC from the Michael Palin Centre joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss a topic she recently presented on at the Rome I.C.O.C. (International Conference on Stuttering) titled, "Does Therapy Satisfy Children Who Stutter?" Dr. Millard shared feedback and research from the child perspective on what their reported best hopes for change were, and a discussion surrounding how we meet those needs from children, allowing those to shape our therapy. In addition, Dr. Millard emphasizes the strong benefits of using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as a means of, in an individualized manner, drawing out client's hopes, goals for change, and what 'satisfies' them in order to best meet their needs within therapy. Finally, Dr. Millard gives an overview of how to incorporate the child's perspective into the Palin Model (see below links for more information), and ends with a discussion exploring potential future areas of research.To learn more about the Michael Palin Centre: Click HereResources for SLPs/ SLTs from MPCSharon Millard Ph.D., MRCSLT, Reg.HCPC: Dr. Sharon Millard is the Research Lead and a Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist at the Michael Palin Centre, where she has worked since 1995. Dr. Millard has published research into the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions developed at the Michael Palin Centre and is co-author of the Palin Parent Rating Scales (a free, online outcome measurement tool completed by parents). Dr. Millard has had a number of editorial roles, presents regularly at international conferences and is involved in a number of scientific committees. She is currently Chief Investigator for an NIHR funded feasibility trial to explore Palin Stammering Therapy for School Children (8-14) and Co-Chair for the Oxford Dysfluency Conference. In addition to her role at MPC, Dr. Millard is a lecturer and clinical tutor at City, University of London. Dr. Millard is a certified European Fluency Specialist.
50 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
History of Stuttering Foundation: Honoring the Legacy of Malcolm Fraser and Celebrating 75 Years!
Kicking off a new year with our first episode of Season 4 with a very special guest! Jane Fraser, FRCSLT, President of Stuttering Foundation , joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to share the history of Stuttering Foundation in honor of the 75th Anniversary this year. Ms. Fraser shares early memories of her father, discusses his relationship with his stuttering, the beginnings and evolution of Stuttering Foundation, memories from the first workshops with the 'Stuttering Greats,' and finally, what she think her father would be most proud of.For more information on the History of Stuttering Foundation, "How One Person Can Make a Difference."For episode suggestions/ comments: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bio: Jane Fraser, Hon. FRCSLT, serves as the president of The Stuttering Foundation of America, a position she has held since 1981. The oldest and largest nonprofit organization for the prevention and treatment of stuttering, the Foundation has grown tremendously in size, scope and outreach under her leadership and direction. The daughter of Stuttering Foundation founder Malcolm Fraser, Ms. Fraser received a degree in Russian and Linguistics at Bryn Mawr College and continued graduate work in both subjects at the Universite de Strasbourg, France. As an avid student of language and speech, Ms. Fraser is fluent in French and lived in that country for 20 years. An experienced editor, translator, and interpreter, she previously worked for the Institut Gustave Roussy and for the Assemblee Nationale in Paris. Among her many professional affiliations, Ms. Fraser lists: Member, NIDCD Advisory Council of the National Institutes (1996-2000); Vice President, Action for Stammering Children in London; President, The Malcolm Fraser Foundation; Member, Societe Francaise de Phoniatrie; and Member, International Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrics. Other affiliations: Member, Advisory Council, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders (1996-2000); Member, Board of Trustees, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (1991-1997); Board member, The Orianne Society; Co-Chairman, Regional Campaigns, Hamilton College; Co-Chairman, Parents Association, Pitzer College, Claremont, California; Board Member, National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (1984-1987); Member, Board of Trustees of The Alexander Hamilton Institute. Personal honors and awards include a past Carnegie Foundation grant for Russian studies in Russia and the Distinguished Alumnae of the Century Award, Hutchison School Centennial, 2002; the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Stuttering Association at their World Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on May 9, 2007; was chosen Nonprofit Executive of the Year by the Nonprofit Times in 2008. On Sept. 17, 2014, she received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists for her distinguished service in promoting the profession of speech and language therapy. Personal honors and awards include: Distinguished Alumnae of the Century Award, Hutchison School Centennial, 2002; the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Stuttering Association, 2007. She was chosen Nonprofit Executive of the Year by the Nonprofit Times in 2008.
44 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Covert Stuttering: Understanding the Path To Change
Caryn Herring, M.S., CCC-SLP joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to talk all things Covert Stuttering. They discuss and thoroughly define covert stuttering clinically, while weaving in elements of their personal stories as individuals who have covert stuttering backgrounds. Caryn and Sara then move on to breakdown what the 'components' for change may include when moving from concealment to openness. Caryn and Sara weave their personal stories within their discussion throughout. We hope you enjoy this episode!Organizations mentioned:FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who StutterNational Stuttering AssociationStutter Social For questions, comments, suggestions: email@example.comCaryn Herring, M.S., CCC-SLP is a person who stutters, an SLP, and a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University. Her research interests include the process of desensitization, exposure therapy, and the impact of voluntary stuttering. She is involved in stuttering support organizations and serves as the Chairperson of Friends–The National Association of Young People Who Stutter.
42 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Research Update: Exploring Concealment of Stuttering, Stigma, Identity, and Well-Being
Dr. Hope Gerlach-Houck, Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University, joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to share her recent research related to better understanding concealment and the overall impact on well-being for individuals who stutter. Dr. Gerlach-Houck explores the importance of understanding stigma and identity, intersectionality of identities in relation to concealment, clinical implications, and future areas of research in order to continue to learn more about concealment- ultimately to help people who stutter improve quality of life outcomes and well-being. Relationships between stigma-identity constructs and psychological health outcomes among adults who stutter (Gerlach et al 2021) Bio: Hope Gerlach-Houck is an assistant professor at Western Michigan University. Her research focuses on how context shapes the ways in which people cope with stuttering and how those different ways of coping affect their psychosocial wellbeing. She is particularly interested in exploring relationships between stigma, concealment of stuttering, and wellbeing. Hope had a unique opportunity to learn about stigma this past summer when she was accepted to attend an intensive training on stigma research methods through the NIH. She has been actively involved in support organizations for people who stutter and has worked as a speech therapist at summer camps for youth who stutter. She also oversees stuttering therapy groups for both kids and adults at Western Michigan University.
31 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Dear Stuttering Foundation Part 2: School-Based Focus
Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F joins Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP for a 'Dear Stuttering Foundation Part 2' question and answer episode with a specialized school-based focus! Dr. Kelly and Sara talk through clinical questions submitted to Stuttering Foundation with a variety of school-based focuses such as: supporting clinical development of school-based SLPs, recommendations for teachers, supporting children through the transition back to in-person school, accommodations, and more!To submit questions/ comments email Sara: firstname.lastname@example.org