Mankato Chapter of the National Stuttering Association
The Mankato Chapter of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) supports adults who stutter and provides an important opportunity for people who stutter to come together with others to share their experiences.
When: Last Monday of most months, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (excluding national holidays)
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Clinical Sciences Building, Room 315, 150 S. Road, Mankato, MN 56001 OR via Zoom
Free but please register: Register by completing this form
Participants can meet either in person or via Zoom. The group will be led by Wm. Eric Strong, Ph.D, a Communication Sciences and Disorders professor.
Questions? Please contact William.firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-389-1476.
About the Support Group
Members can discuss situations they face at work or with friends, different therapy approaches, various ways of getting the most out of their lives even though they stutter and have a chance to socialize in a welcoming environment.
Many speech-language pathologists encourage their clients to take part in NSA local chapter meetings during therapy. Attending NSA meetings after exiting therapy supports long-term maintenance of treatment gains.
Clinicians are welcome to join their clients at the Mankato NSA support group meetings, or to just attend on their own. The Mankato NSA meetings are not an opportunity for clinicians to advertise their services or promote a way of thinking (the NSA does not promote or endorse any one therapy over any other), instead the Mankato Chapter of the NSA promotes learning from one another. Dr. Strong believes the best way for clinicians and people who stutter to learn from one another is to come together in the spirit of community and support.
About the Facilitator
Dr. Eric Strong is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor. He is also a person who stutters and has experienced the fear and anxiety that comes with engaging others. He is a former clinical pediatric and school's speech-language pathologist. Dr. Strong earned his Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from Utah State University. His areas of expertise and experience include stuttering, autism spectrum disorder, phonological and apraxia disorders, traumatic pediatric brain injury, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and bilingual-culturally diverse populations. Dr. Strong's passion is to support community and public agencies in a collaborative, transdisciplinary manner.