PEOPLE WHO STUTTER, INSPIRE!
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
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 thirteenth!) 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 65 individuals representing eleven different countries on five different continents. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. By October 22, 2010, 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.
Remember that there are many people writing and attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. Each article has a
option which includes translation services for many languages. IMPORTANT: To return to English, hit the show original button in the upper right hand corner of the translated page.
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
Ask your question here
Cognitive and Attitudinal Changes in Teens/Adults who Stutter! by Diane Games (Ohio, USA) Questions/comments
Parents and children who stutter: The pleasures and pains of working together by Rosemarie Hayhow (UK) Questions/comments
Telepractice at the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) by Elizabeth Haynes and Marilyn Langevin (Canada) Questions/comments
Using fictional literature as a tool in fluency intervention programs for children and teens by Kelly Jones (North Carolina, USA) and Kenneth Logan (Florida, USA) Questions/comments
The Fluency Challenge (It's Not What You May Think) by Peter Reitzes, (New York, USA) Questions/comments
By the Numbers: Disfluency Analysis for Preschool Children who Stutter by Jean Sawyer (Illinois, USA) Questions/comments
Treatment of School age children with The Lidcombe Program by Rosalee Shenker (Canada) Questions/comments
The following are short papers by speech-language pathologists who work with children and adults who stutter, sharing some of their favorite therapy ideas.
Stuttering, A Bond of Unity. "Birds of a Feather Flock Together" by Jonas Berinyuy (Cameroon) Questions/comments
The Dream to Create a Stuttering Association in Mexico by Carlos Montes-Aviles (Mexico and USA) Questions/comments
Can running a Self Help Group for PWS, help in the long term recovery? by Manimaran and Jai Prakash Sunda (India) Questions/comments
Creating a National Support Organization for Stuttering: the Canadian Experience by Lisa Wilder and Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada) Questions/comments
"STAMMERS" - a documentary by a brother and a sister Joke Nyssen (Belgium) Questions/comments
Dealing with Chronic Sorrow and the Loss of a "Fluent Child" (a personal story) by Scott Palasik and Jaime Hannan (Mississippi and Ohio, USA) Questions/comments
The coordinator of this conference gratefully acknowledges the continuing patient and expert help and support of Tom Kuster and of the ITS staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato, especially Jerry Anderson, Jeffrey Henline, and Jeffrey Hundstad.
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 ISAD13 Main Conference Page and then you can read the papers on ISAD13 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).