Course Introduction

Feeling less than confident in your assessment and treatment of fluency, particularly with the preschool set? You’re not alone. It seems to be one of those areas of practice that throws even seasoned SLPs for a loop, if we don’t encounter it often. Consider this set of six research reviews your jump-start into EBP. The main theme of this set is assessment: How do I figure out whether this preschool kiddo’s disfluencies are actually stuttering? Is it the kind of stuttering that will get better on its own? And never fear— there is a little bit of intervention work to spice things up. Our favorite thing about this research? A lot of the procedures it describes are quick and efficient, and specifically intended to save you time, vs. what you might be doing now. So even if fluency is an area of strength for you, we bet you’ll pick up some tips on how to get through your workload a little bit quicker.

Learning Outcomes & Details

As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe available data on the relation between stuttering and anxiety.

  2. List some options for the reliable measurement of and progress monitoring for stuttering.

  3. Describe factors associated with children who grow out of early stuttering versus those who do not.

Course Type: Text; Web or downloadable PDF

CEUs/Hours Offered: This is a half-hour course, offered for .05 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate, Professional

Course Completion Requirements: Read the full course, then take a quiz at the end. Must pass with a score of 80% or better (two attempts allowed).

 

Questions? See our frequently asked questions.

 

Course edited and compiled by:

Meredith Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP is owner of The Informed SLP and faculty at Rockhurst University. Financial Disclosure— receives salary from The Informed SLP and Rockhurst University. Nonfinancial Disclosure— Vice President of Speech–Language Pathology for the Kansas Speech–Language–Hearing Association Board; Board member of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association Committee on Clinical Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice.

Karen Evans, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech–language pathologist at Intermediate District 287, and employee of The Informed SLP. Financial Disclosure— receives salary from Intermediate District 287 and The Informed SLP. Nonfinancial Disclosure— None.

Full research and writing team bios can be found here. The Informed SLP’s researchers and writers are prohibited from having any financial or nonfinancial conflicts of interest related to the content they research and report on.

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This course is offered for .05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).