The sudden onset of stuttering following a neurological event can be devastating to the patient and the family. The pws can quickly develop negative emotions and thoughts associated with their speech impediment. An integration of behavioral speech control techniques and cognitive therapy is often necessary to make significant and lasting improvements.
This course will include rich video of therapy in action, demonstration of techniques, and video testimony from two adults recovering from neurogenic stuttering.
1) Identify 3 common cognitive distortions that result from sudden onset stuttering
2) List 3 speech production steps in a hierarchy from phoneme production to carrier phrases
3) Identify 2 ways to utilize phrasing to increase fluency
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. Tim is a past president of Georgia Speech and Hearing Association. He 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.
Kimie Ono is a neuropsychologist at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). She completed her undergraduate work at Harvard University, concentrating in neuroscience. She went on to complete her graduate studies at the University of Miami, and her internship and fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Emory. Kimie has extensive research and clinical background in various imaging and brain monitoring modalities, including fMRI and EEG. Her current research and clinical interests include concussion and epilepsy.
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