The Speech & Stuttering Institute offers training workshops to professionals throughout the year. At this time our workshops will be offered via ZOOM and not in person.

Our workshops are currently full. If you would like to be added to our wait-list, please contact Loriellen Karam at loriellenk@speechandstuttering.com. If there is sufficient demand we will add more workshops. 

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Our upcoming Professional Workshops

Date: March 3-5, 2021

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm EST (will include 1 hour lunch break and short breaks)

Location: This workshop will take place through Zoom

PLEASE NOTE: participants must have a strong internet connection; direct plug in to ethernet is suggested

Cost: $675 – fee is reduced for COVID-19

Registration deadline is Feb. 19,2021

Fees include a PDF of client manual and set of clinician’s program notes.

There is a $50 processing fee for refunds.

No refunds after February 19, 2021.

This three day workshop is for SLPs who wish to develop expertise in delivering comprehensive treatment for stuttering in school aged children and teens 9 years old and up.

Participants will learn to:

  • view treatment in the broad context of behavioural, cognitive, emotional and psychological aspects of stuttering
  • identify pre-treatment considerations
  • model specific fluency facilitating skills through hands-on training and experience
  • help clients overcome speech fears through cognitive structuring
  • use effective procedures to achieve transfer
  • develop long-term maintenance planning

Opportunities for small group skill development will be provided.

Summary

Day 1 will focus on:

  • nature of stuttering and pre-treatment considerations
  • respiration
  • rate control and software applications
  • voice onset

Day 2 will focus on:

  • articulatory pressure
  • rate manipulation
  • constant phonation
  • articulatory movement

Day 3 will focus on:

  • transfer and the psychology of stuttering
  • maintenance planning
  • adaptations discussion
  • case discussion and questions

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Date: Wednesday, November 4 – Thursday, November 5 2020

Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm EST (will include ½ hour lunch break and short breaks)

Location: This workshop will take place through Zoom

Fee: $400 Early Bird discount until Thursday, October 1, 2020 ($450 after that date)  fee is reduced for COVID-19

PLEASE NOTE: participants must have a strong internet connection; direct plug in to ethernet is suggested

Registration deadline is October 16, 2020

There is a $50 processing fee for refunds No refunds after October 16, 2020

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This advanced two day workshop will provide clinicians with more in-depth and practical information on assessment and treatment of preschool and school age children using a motor based approach. Case studies and learning activities will be used to illustrate and apply assessment and treatment content. Participants are asked to bring a couple of games they use with children and story books they use in therapy, and a client case so they have the opportunity to immediately apply workshop material to a child on their caseload.

This workshop is intended for SLPs who work with children with speech sound disorders.  CDAs may also attend if their supervising SLP has taken this course.

Day 1 will focus on:

  • observation and analysis of motor speech movements
  • use of ITEMS (Informal Tool for Early Motor Speech)
  • goal and vocabulary selection based on assessment observations
  • multiple case studies to demonstrate and practice motor based analysis and goal setting

Day 2 will focus on:

  • cueing strategies
  • motor learning principles
  • parent participation
  • two comprehensive case studies to illustrate and demonstrate the treatment principles
  • participant’s case study to support application of material with a child on his/her caseload

It is recommended that participants have some motor speech training and/or experience.

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Check out the graphs below to see how the participants evaluated their experience in our motor speech workshop “Digging Deeper: A Practical In-depth Look at Motor Speech Assessment and Therapy” April 2018

Some photos of our past training workshops

“Making a Difference” Motor Speech Workshop

“Digging Deeper” Motor Speech Workshop

Motor Speech Workshop

“Making a Difference” Motor Speech Workshop

PROMPT Refresher