On June 11th, a special day will be organised by David Shapiro focussed on Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP).
In the morning he will start with his Keynote for the congress, followed by his special workshop which is described below.
In the congress-program, the Tuesday afternoon is the day where a interesting social event will be organised, so after lunchtime there will be no workshops or presentations.
Although this workshop by David is particular for SLP's, other participants are welcome to join.
Title: Achieving Communication Freedom With Teens and Adults Who Stutter
Intended Target Audiences: Primary: Speech-language pathologists; Secondary: People who stutter, parents, families, allied others
Accredition: Dutch therapists, please check out this page for more info.
Client Age Group: Teens and adults who stutter
Abstract: There is hope for people who stutter. This is Dr. David Shapiro’s message - as a person who stutters and as a speech-language pathologist serving people who stutter and their families for 36 years. In this presentation, Dr. Shapiro will present specific goals, objectives, and procedures that are helping teens and adults who stutter achieve communication freedom. His clinical methods are distinct in many ways - they are tailored to the strengths of each client; are based upon what the client can, rather than cannot, do; integrate affective, behavioral, and cognitive elements; facilitate transfer from the beginning of treatment; prepare the client for relapse; engage the client and family as active members on an interdisciplinary team; confirm that change is possible at any age across the life span; and more. Come prepared to learn, to share, and to renew your excitement for making a meaningful difference in the lives of people who stutter and their families. Recommended reading: Shapiro, D. A. (2011). Stuttering intervention: A collaborative journey to fluency freedom (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: PRO-ED (www.proedinc.com).
Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:
Speaker: David A. Shapiro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor, ASHA Fellow/Speech-Language Pathologist, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, North Carolina USA)
David A. Shapiro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor
ASHA Fellow, Speech-Language Pathologist
Western Carolina University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
188 Health & Human Sciences
4121 Little Savannah Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723 USA
phone: (828) 227-3291
fax: (828) 227-7456
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Bio: David A. Shapiro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Board Recognized Fluency Specialist, is the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA).
In his fourth decade of providing clinical services for people who stutter and their families, Dr. Shapiro is a regular presenter at conferences and has taught workshops, provided clinical service, and conducted research in six continents. His book, Stuttering Intervention: A Collaborative Journey to Fluency Freedom, is in its 2nd edition (2011, PRO-ED, www.proedinc.com) and continues to find a wide international audience. Dr. Shapiro is actively involved in the International Fluency Association (IFA) and International Stuttering Association (ISA), received IFA’s 2006 Award of Distinction for Outstanding Clinician in Dublin, Ireland, and was elected IFA President in 2012, which was announced at IFA’s 7th World Congress on Fluency Disorders in Tours, France. He is a person who stutters, has two adult children with his wife, Kay, and lives near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.