Stuttering, Bilingualism, and Working Confidently Outside Your Comfort Zone
The program was originally aired as part of the “Case Studies in Fluency Disorders” online conference (October 31-November 12, 2012).
Focus on the unique variables as well as potential roadblocks SLPs face when working with bilingual people who stutter (BWS). We'll discuss real-life challenges facing this population (age 16+); ways to approach assessment and treatment in the absence of L1 resources; and a novel, evidence-based framework to help clients make real changes in complex social and linguistic environments. We'll discuss how to chart progress when accurate stuttering measurements are unreliable or impossible. We'll also suggest ways to bolster rapport and foster meaningful change—whether working in a client's second language, the therapist's second language, or both. The strategies covered can be transferred easily and productively to other people who stutter.
You will be able to:
- identify relevant variables in the assessment and treatment of BWS,
- identify and address three roadblocks to generalization,
- describe the difference between "goal intentions" and "implementation intentions," and
- use implementation intentions collaboratively to bring about complex change.
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11/28/2012 to 11/12/2013