Gabriel Bernabeo Distinguished Speaker Series

Friday, May 10, 2019 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Misericordia University Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall

Real Life Solutions to Working with Clients with Fluency Disorders

Sponsored by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University

COURSE DESCRIPTION This workshop will provide the busy speech-language pathologist with the tools to determine the most practical and time efficient way to evaluate clients with fluency disorders. Differential diagnosis and matching the treatment approach to specific client and family needs will be addressed. Practical treatment strategies will be presented for all diagnoses. All sections of this workshop will feature video vignettes. Specific cases in stuttering, cluttering, atypical disfluency, and fluency plus concomitant disorders will be followed throughout the day to provide real life illustrations of concepts presented. Age ranges covered will include preschool through adult.


Speaker Photo Kathleen Scaler Scott is a practicing Speech Language Pathologist, Board Certified Fluency Specialist, and Associate Professor of Speech Language Pathology at Misericordia University. Her research interests are largely in cluttering, atypical disfluency, and clinician training and treatment effectiveness. She is the co-editor of Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education (Psychology Press, 2011), co-author of Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities (Pro-Ed, Inc., 2013), and author of the newly released book Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses (SLACK, Inc.). Dr. Scaler Scott has spoken nationally and internationally on the topics of fluency and social pragmatic disorders. She was the first Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association, and is the recipient of the 2018 Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in the Field of Cluttering, and the 2018 Professional of the Year award from the National Stuttering Association.

Speaker Photo Glen Tellis, a Board-Certified Fluency Specialist, completed his doctorate at The Pennsylvania State University and is Professor and Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. He frequently presents papers at national and international conferences and has published articles that pertain to stuttering. He has received externally funded grants and has conducted numerous workshops in assessment and treatment of stuttering. He has served as an advisory board member of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania, as a committee member of the National Stuttering Association’s Insurance Advocacy Board, and as a committee member of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. In 2014, he received the Honors of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association. In 2017 he was named ASHA Fellow.

Register by April 5th for Early Bird rate!
Last day to register is May 3rd.
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7:30 – 8:00 Registration / Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Features of Fluency Disorders
9:00 – 10:00Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00Weighing the Decisions and Doing the Treatment: First Sessions to Carryover
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:15Doing the Treatment
1:15 – 1:30 Break
1:30 – 2:00Doing the Treatment
Questions and Answers

This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) or ACT 48 credits.

Audience: speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, general education teachers, occupational therapists, social workers, students, and parents.

Occupational therapists will be given a certificate of attendance.

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