International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, 2011
Sharing Stories - Changing Perceptions
chaired by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato
The online conference itself is freely available, but is also available for 1.5 CEU's (15 hours) or 1 semester credit. To learn about the requirements and how to register for the ISAD online conference for MSU, Mankato CEU's or college credit Open this link
POSTER - full page logo for this year's conference is available to download in pdf format.
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Flags of countries of people participating in the online conference (flags will be added as I am able to verify additional countries participating)
International Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22) began in 1998, spear-headed by Michael Sugarman, Oakland, California. ISAD recognizes the growing alliance between speech-language professionals and consumers, who are learning from each other and working together to share, give support, and educate one another and the general public on the impact that stuttering has on individuals' lives. Online conferences, organized by Judy Kuster, have been an integral part of International Stuttering Awareness Day since its inception. All past online conferences are also available here.
For participants who need some basic information about stuttering, please read about Stuttering from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Additional information is available on the Stuttering Home Page.
This year's conference (the fourteenth!) is designed for people who stutter, their families and employers, the professionals who work with them, students in training and their instructors.
Beginning October 1 there are papers covering a variety of topics related to fluency and fluency disorders, as well as "The Prof Is In" where you can ask questions of several professionals.
The contributions in this conference reflect professional and consumer interests about stuttering and are presented by over 70 individuals representing 11 different countries on 6 different continents. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. By October 22, 2011, International Stuttering Awareness Day, the authors of the papers will respond as they wish. Feel free to post your questions/comments at any time and check back on International Stuttering Awareness Day for any response from the author. Contributors to the conference are solely responsible for the information they provide. The conference organizer and Minnesota State University cannot be responsible for nor can we attest to the accuracy or efficacy of the information others provide. The authors' papers will be permanently archived on the Stuttering Home Page for you to read at any time (http://www.stutteringhomepage.com).
If you are posting questions/comments, please glance through previous posts to determine if that question has been asked before.
Please ask questions that are relevant to the papers and refrain from developing a personal topic. It is expected that participants will remain cordial. The coordinator of the conference retains the right to delete any posts considered inappropriate. Anonymous inflammatory posts WILL be deleted.
One final request - you are of course free to read and respond to any/all of the papers. For students and others intending to read all of the papers, I have a request. Those whose last names begin A-L, please start reading the conference papers from the last paper to the first. For those whose last names begin M-Z, please start with the papers at the beginning.
Office Hours - The Prof Is In
Several professionals with a special interest in stuttering have agreed to serve as a panel to answer appropriately-posed questions about stuttering. This is especially designed as a good opportunity for parents of children who stutter, and for children, teens, and for adults who stutter to ask questions of several highly qualified specialists in the area of stuttering. It is not for lengthy discussion/debate or for students assigned to "post something to the online conference."
Stuttering: Information and Issues
Characteristics of words stuttered by adults and children in a 20-year time interval by Anelise J. Bohnen (Brazil)
Camp Shout Out Training and Treatment Program by Kristin Chmela (Illinois, USA), Julie Raynor (Michigan, USA) and June Campbell (California, USA)
Update on genetics research in stuttering by Dennis Drayna (Maryland, USA)
Combining a Short Intensive Treatment Program (for Teens and their Parents) with Teletherapy to Nurture Freedom and Eliminate Fear in Stutterings by Kevin Eldridge (Illinois, USA) and Michael Retzinger (Wisconsin, USA)
Fluency Friday Plus: A Journey with Children/Teens who Stutter and Families! by Diane Games, Patricia Fisher, Rodney Gabel, Anne Sloan, and Irving Wollman (Ohio, USA)
C.S.I.: Communication Scene Investigation by Tim Mackesey (Georgia, USA)
Report of the Study of Therapy for Stuttering in Africa by Dieudonne Nsabimana (Rwanda, AFRICA)
The Anatomy and Physiology of Costal Breathing and How it Relates to Stuttering by Peter Reitzes (North Carolina, USA) and Robert Quesal (Illinois, USA)
Covert Stuttering EXPOSED! by Gary Rentschler (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stories of People Who Stutter: Beacons of Hope, Portraits of Success by David Shapiro (North Carolina, USA)
How do people who stutter and people with Parkinson's disease learn and remember speech therapy skills? by Sarah Smits-Bandstra (Minnesota, USA)
The Impact of Stuttering and Parental Involvement on Children and Teens by John Tetnowski (Louisana, USA) and Jim McClure (New Mexica, USA)
The News About Stuttering by Dale Williams (Florida, USA)
Clinical Nuggets: Treatment Treasures and Activities
The following are short papers by speech-language pathologists who work with children and adults who stutter, sharing some of their favorite therapy ideas.
"Brain Time" by Susan Cochrane (New York and Florida, USA)
A Journey of Stuttering by Jane Feldman and Stephanie (Iowa, USA)
Rating Scales as a Clinical Tool by Sheryl Gottwald (New Hampshire, USA)
Breaking the Cycle of Stuttering by Timothy Koch and Katie Dauer (Minnesota, USA)
Choral Reading and Great Speeches by Judy Kuster (Minnesota, USA)
Stuttering: Telling My Story in Three Words by Nina Reeves (Texas, USA)
Courageous Realism: Accepting and Facing Down Reality by Kenneth O. St. Louis (West Virginia, USA)
Doing Surveys with Children by Lynne Shields (Missouri, USA)
The Problem of Stuttering: A Visual Aid for Counseling by Vivian Sisskin (Maryland, USA)
Crime or No Crime by Rita Thurman (North Carolina, USA)
Using an On-line Animation Program to Help Children Express Stuttering by Rhonda West and James Panico (Missouri and Illinois, USA)
The Experts (PWS) Speak For Themselves
My Stuttering Is No Longer Holding Me Back by Beata Akerman (Slovenia)
A Community Theater Activity and Empowerment, among Stutterers - Report, Background Description and Personal Experience by Eli Avrahami and Eli Dejourayev (Israel)
What You Can't See You Sure Can't Hear: The Journey of an SLP Who Stutters by Yolanda Boone (Missouri, USA)
SLP Who Stutters and Has Spasmodic Dysphonia a Personal Journey by Irene Bullard (Missouri, USA)
A Perfect Norwegian Stutter by Paul Goldstein (Norway)
Growing up with Stuttering in Croatia by Suzana Jelcic Jaksic (Croatia)
Finding Solutions to Managing Stuttering by Bryan Melvin and Charlie Healey (Nebraska, USA)
Walking into the Coliseum: Another day at the office by Grant Meredith (Australia)
I Stutter! How in the World Can I Join Toastmasters? by Pamela Mertz (New York, USA)
Taking Responsibility for Becoming Your Own SLP Reuben Schuff (North Carolina, USA)
What to Expect from Mindfulness by Ellen-Marie Silverman (Wisconsin, USA)
Notes from a Stuttering 'Expert' by Vince Vawter (Tennessee, USA)
Riding my Bike - From Shame to Freedom by Lisette Wesseling (New Zealand)
The following are short papers about what became a major turning point in the lives of several people who stutter.
"Those Who Mind, Don't Matter" by Alina Davis (Pennsylvania, USA)
Sporting Milestone Helps To Set My Stutter On Right Track by Alan Badmington (Wales)
Home At Last by Anita Blom (Sweden)
Honey, Get Someone Else to Call Back for You by Sarah Bryant (Virginia, USA)
My Defining Moment by Eugene Johnson (Tennessee, USA)
Speaking Freely by John Wayne Rabalais (Louisiana, USA)
"Honesty...Finally - To Others and to Myself..." by Chris Roach (Texas, USA)
My Journey as a Stammerer by Vivek Singh (India)
Communication is Not a Barrier by Eric Turnquist (Iowa, USA)
The Magic Interview by Harish Usgaonker (India)
The coordinator of this conference gratefully acknowledges the continuing patient and expert help and support of Carol Myhre, Tom Kuster Jeffrey Hundstad and Dave Esping.
Conference Available to Read Off-Line
Viren Gandhi from India has created a single zip file of the conference papers that can be downloaded and read offline. It will not include the PDF files, movies, or music that is part of the conference. It will include only the papers. It will open on either a PC or a MAC. When the files are unzipped (PC) or unstuffed (MAC), it creates the same structure as it is on Internet. When you click on it, it opens the ISAD 2011 Main Conference Page and then you can read the papers on ISAD 2011 offline as it is on Internet, but without access to all the questions/comments and answers, the sound or video files, or the powerpoints that are part of some of the papers. For PC users who prefer, an exe file is also available. Download it to your desktop and click on the "index" file. This will not work on a MAC computer. If you have questions, please address them to Viren Gandhi (email@example.com).
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