This course covers both Assessment of Preschool Stuttering and Parent Counselling and Treating Preschool Age Stuttering.
Certificate upon completion of final Reflective Practice module.
- Develop a stronger understanding of the nature and development of stuttering and how to use that knowledge to assess and treat stuttering in children which is tailored to meet their individual needs.
- Be able to implement appropriate formal and informal “portfolio” assessments for stuttering for both preschool and school age children who stutter.
- Recognize the components of differential diagnosis for assessment of stuttering in the younger child.
- Develop effective treatment plans based on individualized assessment information through implementation of case studies.
- Develop a wider repertoire of strategies for treating preschool age stuttering.
Patty is the owner of the Center for Stuttering Therapy in Denver, Colorado. The Center employs five speech language pathologists, and the practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering in children and adults.
In addition to her clinical practice, Patty is adjunct faculty at the University of Northern Colorado and University of Colorado at Boulder where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in fluency, and is a clinical educator providing training and supervision for diagnostic and clinical practicums focused in fluency disorders.
Patty co-authored Fun with Fluency for the Young Child with Mary Wallace, in 1998, and authored Fun with Fluency for the School Age Child in 2013. She has presented extensively at the local, state, national, and international level on topics related to fluency disorders. She is a board member of The American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
NOTE: You will need to complete the reflective practice module and upload your file in order to obtain your attendance certificate.