Use of conference for my web-based course SECD 560 (Stuttering: Diagnosis & Management) From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 9/23/99 Time: 4:05:24 PM Remote Name: 220.127.116.11 Comments Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to discuss the different topics with the authors. I am teaching a web-based course in stuttering. My students are required to participate in the online conference and then write a descriptive paper of their experience. The paper will be worth 50 points. Congratulations AGAIN From: Gert Reunes Chairman Belgium Stutterers Date: 10/1/99 Time: 3:01:20 AM Remote Name: 18.104.22.168 Comments Not only a professional look...but IT IS A PROFESSIONAL ON LINE CONFERENCE!!! Nobody can stop ISAD anymore. ISAD2 From: Pete Hawkes Date: 10/3/99 Time: 8:15:34 AM Remote Name: 22.214.171.124 Comments An excellent opportunity to learn alot about stammering and see the problem explored from the point of view of fellow stammerers, SLP's and others. A remarkable conference using technology to bring the stammering world together! Thanks Judy and all those who thought of this idea. From: Joe Kalinowski Date: 10/5/99 Time: 7:49:55 AM Remote Name: 126.96.36.199 Comments I am in awe of the power of this "tremendous conference". It serves the consumer, the educator, the student, the scholar and those just passing by for look-see. It shows our agreements , our disagreements, our passions, our biases, and our imperfections. I misunderstood the power of such a tool but now I see the light. I'm amazed at the questions students have posed. Sometimes those with the least psychological investment have the most salient questions and comments (or that may be my own bias). Thanks Judy and all those who thought of this idea. Conference WORLDCONGRESS 2001 BELGIUM??? From: Gert.email@example.com Date: 10/5/99 Time: 2:07:24 PM Remote Name: 188.8.131.52 Comments Hi Judy, I wonder if you can be our webmaster for the Worldcongress in 2001 GHENT-BELGIUM...??? You are doing such a wonderfull job with this on line congress. This has to be also the case every time there is a worldcongress isn't it? Warmly Gert reunes manager isa 6 th worldcongress 2001 Good idea, but too academic From: Peter Louw Date: 10/7/99 Time: 6:00:25 AM Remote Name: 184.108.40.206 Comments Yes, a wonderful idea, with lots of potential - but some of the articles are VERY academic and theoretical. These academic articles will be read by professionals and students, but not by the ordinary person who stutters. I feel that there should be a section for academics and students, and another one for the layperson. Widening the appeal of conference From: Sheree Reese Date: 10/8/99 Time: 8:51:48 AM Remote Name: 220.127.116.11 Comments I was initally disappointed that I don't teach a course in Stuttering this semester, and so could not assign my students to participate in this conference. I AM, however, teaching a course in research (leading to thesis) and so far have found at least two articles (by Bobbie Lubker and John Harrison) which I feel would be valuable reading for students in this course...how can we spread the word that there are great examples for students interested in other disorders? Thank you From: Jonathan Bashor Date: 10/11/99 Time: 3:02:15 PM Remote Name: 18.104.22.168 Comments I have enjoyed this online conference very much ! Thank you Judy and Michael. All of this information in one place and from people I never would have known how to reach. I read every article, posted to some, and got good responses. You're the best ! Appreciated Information From: Jennifer Tanner - Southern University Date: 10/12/99 Time: 9:08:46 AM Remote Name: 22.214.171.124 Comments I would like to thank everyone who had input on this conference. I am a second year graduate student currently enrolled in a web based Disorders of Rhythem class. I have found it very helpful to be able to visit your web site. I have particularly enjoyed the articles. It is also very helpful being able to post questions. Thanks for the immediate attention to my question. Thanks again for a great learning opportunity. Jennifer Tanner Thank you from India From: Akash Date: 10/18/99 Time: 8:50:45 AM Remote Name: 126.96.36.199 Comments I am a severe stutterer from India. You are really doing a great job. I have got some important inputs for my baffling speech disorder. Thank you very much From: Shari Hofeling, SLP Date: 10/18/99 Time: 8:12:26 PM Remote Name: 188.8.131.52 Comments Thank you for posting this wonderful resource to speech-language pathologists! I recently graduated and am in my first year of work. Currently, on my caseload are a few school-age children who stutter. I enjoyed reading many of the papers posted here. Thank you whoever helped to put this together! End of Conference From: Jerry Johnson Date: 10/20/99 Time: 9:22:07 PM Remote Name: 184.108.40.206 Comments What a great management of this terrific ISAD conference. Dr. Mom, alias, Judith Maginnis Kuster and her cohorts have kept this conference alive throughout the extent of the endeavor. No mean task to be sure. Very few of us would be willing or able to take on this daunting task. As a contributor to this ISAD, please permit me to wax and wane with the following observations. I have read, without exclusion, the compassion, effort, caring, and commitment of all the contributors to the nebulous investigation of what makes stuttering so difficult, complex, and challenging to us all. We all know how to count and analyze the obvious. But what about the mystical relationship between client, parent, care givers, grandparents, godparent, and all the milllions of listeners of the PWS. What a complex task. We all, in one way or another, are defensive of our positions, but we must listen to the gurus, young and old, who believe they have built a bette mousetrap. What a wonderous web we have woven. If you have studied a spider's web lately you have often observed the symmetrical pattern of most of them. However, some spiders have haphazard webs of ill begotten form and substance. Yet each flourishes. So do the multitude of PWS. We cannot only investigate the symmetrical shapes of the PWS. We must also account for the unsymmetrical PWS. This is the challenge for the students in training who wait in the wings to take over from us older "Turks." I am amused (?) by those who doubt the magical, mystical relationship between clinician and client. We are first and foremost imperfect human beings who interact in an imperfect world. Why should we consider our data to be the true indicator of the imperfect world? We all are experimenters and researchers. We sometimes take different avenues to get there. How many times have the clinicians prayed about their outcome based therapies? How many times have the researchers qualified their research based upon limited sampling or questioning why 100% of the subjects didn't perform like the 65% who did. Why should we expect all PWS to perform the same? Why don't all PWS react the same way to the therapies imposed upon them? Why don't the PWS conform to the therapy program? How come the clincians who stutter still stutter? We need to question why the hard-core stutterer is so resistant to therapy. Therapy takes many forms. We must be willing to talk about the therapy that "works" and that which does not. Sometimes it is a gut wrenching task. Those clinicians who lament: "You wouldn't have this problem if you would only do what I told you to do" are missing the boat. Compromise, modification, trial and error, and above all respect for the individual differences of the PWS and their care givers must be paramount in our decision making processes. If you as an SLP have never anguished, cried, beat your chest, and never prayed for divine intervention you have kept your emotional distance between yourself and the client intact. In your reading of therapies and research keep an open mind and try to glean a nugget or two from each author. Nobody has an absolute handle on the truth. Beware of the pompous reseacher or practitioner and those that believe the means to fluency is in some type of esoteric piece of equipment. I remember purchasing the "Micro Wave Voice Aid," the "Pace Master," the "Endinburgh Masker," a multitude of "DAF" machines, a "Metronome," an "Artificial Larynx," Biofeedback," and GOD knows how many other devices designed to demonstrate "fluency" to the PWS. Go ye the way of the Edsel. Your contributors are all honest and well meaning practitioners and researchers who are bent upon finding the best methodology to "get there." The only stumbling block remains the heterogeneity of stuttering. Best wishes to all and to all a good night. BRAVO -- ISAD Organizers and Participants From: agnello Date: 10/21/99 Time: 10:11:07 AM Remote Name: 220.127.116.11 Comments Great job.....Canot express in words what a great service u have done for the problem of stutter speech Agnello SECD 560 From: Melissa Jean-Batiste Date: 10/21/99 Time: 10:12:59 AM Remote Name: 18.104.22.168 Comments I would like to thank Dr.Person for requiring us to participate in this on line conference. The papers are very interesting. They are so easy to read and understand. I have been reading the comments from other persons participating in the conference and they all seem to be benefitting from the information. SECD 560 STUTTERING COURSE From: KENYA JONES Date: 10/21/99 Time: 10:13:59 AM Remote Name: 22.214.171.124 Comments I ENJOYED BROWSING THROUGH THE CONFERENCE. I READ THE PAPER WRITTEN BY RUSS HICKS, ENTITLED "PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR STUTTERS." THIS PAPER GRABBED MY ATTENTION, BECAUSE PUBLIC SPEAKING HAS ALWAYS MADE ME VERY NERVOUS. RUSS HICKS HAS A WELL WRITTEN PAPER ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES AND HOW HE OVERCAME HIS FEARS. I CONGRATULATED HIM FOR HIS SUCCESS AND I HOPE HIS EXAMPLE WILL ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO FACE THEIR CHALLENGES. Sad it's over From: Andreas Starke Date: 10/22/99 Time: 5:31:00 AM Remote Name: 126.96.36.199 Comments Dear Judy: This is / has been a great event ! I'm just sad that it is over now. I haven't been able to read all the papers I wanted to and to post a few comments in time. As far as I could see there were many interesting presentations. And I'm very happy that you didn't require presentations to be in that dust-dry (German: staubtrocken) so-called scientific format. At least we therapy people have to develop a culture of sharing beliefs and opinions without being ashamed because we don't have "objective" data to support everything we say. Thank you for your great work! Andreas Starke, Hamburg, Germany Thanks, Judy From: Lynne Shields Date: 10/22/99 Time: 1:58:44 PM Remote Name: 188.8.131.52 Comments This has been such a good experience for me, both as a reader and as one having a paper at the conference (or do we say "on" or "in" for an on-line conference?). I still haven't made it through all of the papers, so I'm quite glad that the conference will still be on-line. I'll get through those last few soon. Thanks for all of the hard work, Judy. Your efforts have made the conference a real success. Regards, Lynne Great job, again, Judy! From: Bob Quesal Date: 10/22/99 Time: 5:05:39 PM Remote Name: 184.108.40.206 Comments Another great ISAD conference Judy! Way to go! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it, and thanks to all the other great folks who wrote papers and/or contributed to the discussion. Once again, there is a lot of food for thought. Bob Q.