A VOICE AND SOMETHING TO SAY
chaired by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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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 fifteenth!) 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 13 different countries on 5 different continents. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. By October 22, 2012, 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
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The D word: What people who stutter can learn from the disability community by Beth Bienvenu (Maryland, USA) and Nina G (California, USA)Questions/comments
A Preliminary Survey of Vocal Tract Characteristics During Stuttering: Implications for Therapy by Anelise Junqueira Bohnen (Brazil) Questions/comments
Covert Stuttering: Coming out of the Stuttering Closet by Jill Douglass (New Zealand) Questions/comments
Stuttering and Golf: lessons to learn from the game of golf to help manage stuttering by Elise Goodman(Massachuetts, USA) Questions/comments
What we know about neurogenic stuttering - etiology, diagnosis and treatment strategies by Kathrin Koenig (Germany) Questions/comments
Digital snake oil: The emergence of online stuttering scams and shams by Grant Meredith and Anthony Gunn (Australia) Questions/comments
Relapse Following Successful Stuttering Therapy: The Problem of Choice by Ryan Pollard (New York, USA) Questions/comments
Clinical and Cultural Immersion: Internationalizing Stuttering Intervention by David Shapiro (North Carolina, USA), Gregory A. Linge (North Carolina, USA), Eva Přikrylová (Czech Republic), and Ilona Kejklíčková (Czech Republic) Questions/comments
Practical solutions for dealing with bullying in children who stutter by J. Scott Yaruss (Pennsylvania, USA), William Murphy (Indiana, USA), Robert Quesal (Illinois, USA), and Nina Reeves (Texas, USA) Questions/comments
School-age Stuttering Therapy: A burden, a challenge, or an opportunity? by J. Scott Yaruss (Pennsylvania, USA) and Nina Reeves (Texas, USA) Questions/comments
The following are short papers by speech-language pathologists who work with children and adults who stutter, as well as a consumer (person who stutters), sharing some of their favorite therapy ideas.
This section includes 15 minute audio presentations by several speech-language pathologists who also stutter. The presentations were originally part of a panel at the 2011 ASHA convention in San Diego, CA. After the "Introduction," the full audio along with the pictures from the PowerPoint that accompanied it, are available. Finally, each presenter provides a short written piece about the presentation. Your questions/comments are welcome for the introduction and each of the presentations.
A person who stutters commitment to help people who stutter in Burkina Faso: A review of results and analysis over 5 years by Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso, Africa) Questions/comments
We're from the government and we're here to help! Stuttering and working in the US federal government by Steven Kaufman (Maryland, USA) and Beth Bienvenu (Maryland, USA) Questions/comments
Foreign Languages and Approach-Avoidance Conflicts by Kevin O'Neill (Seattle, Washington, USA) Questions/comments
Stutter Social: Building Stuttering Support and Community Worldwide by Daniele Rossi (Canada), Samuel Dunsiger (Canada), Mitchell Trichon, and David Resnick (California, USA), (New York, USA) Questions/comments
Understanding My Stuttering by Unlocking the Secrets Deep Inside Me by Dale Sander (Texas, USA) Questions/comments
This section includes short presentations highlighting examples of people who stutter using various means of creative expression to express themselves and tell their stories.
The coordinator of this conference gratefully acknowledges the continuing patient and expert help and support of Jeffrey Hundstad of the ITS staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Viren Gandhi from India will soon create 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 ISAD15 Main Conference Page and then you can read the papers on ISAD15 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 will also be 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).