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The online conference itself is freely available, but is also available for 1.5 CEU's (15 hours) or 1 semester credit. To learn 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.
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 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, programs, and power points covering a variety of topics related to fluency and fluency disorders, as well as two sections - "The Professor is In" and "The Researcher 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 20 different countries on 6 different continents. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. By October 22, 2005, 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).
Remember that there are many people writing and attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. The Altavista Translation Service may help those who don't read English well to understand some of these papers. If you put the URL (address) of any paper into the above site, you can ask that the paper be translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese. It will not be a perfect translation, but you should be able to get the idea.
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 posts considered inappropriate.
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.
Several university professors 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."
list of professors here
Ask your question here
Several researchers have agreed to serve as a panel to answer appropriately-posed questions about research in fluency and fluency disorders. This is especially designed to make the research understandable, not to evaluate it. It is a good opportunity for students, as well as parents of children who stutter, and for children, teens, and adults who stutter to ask questions about research of several highly qualified researchers in the area of stuttering. It is not for lengthy discussion/debate or for students assigned to "post something to the online conference."
list of reseachers here
Ask your question here
Stuttering Didn't Stop Them!: Famous PWS from Around the World (non-US) , featuring Alan Badmington (Wales), Anita Scharis Blom (Sweden), Christine Badgett-Richards (England), Warren Brown (New Zealand), Marija Cvetkovic (Croatia), Fernando Cuesta Monblona (Spain), Natasja Dahlmann (Sweden, Dobrinka Georgieva (Bulgaria), Andrew Harding (England), Margaret M. Leahy (Ireland), Benny Ravid (Israel), Pedro Rodriquez (Venezuela), Konrad Schaefers (Germany), Tobe Richards (England), Gina Waggott (England), and Albert Zhang (China). Questions/comments
Collections of "Stories" - how the collections were developed and how they can be used
Serotonin-Dopamine Antagonists in the Treatment of Stuttering by Nathan Lavid (California, USA) Questions/comments
Using Web-camera Technology as an Adjunct to Family Management of Stuttering by Richard Mallard and Jill Green(Texas, USA) Questions/comments
A Brief Historical Review of Assistive Devices for Treating Stuttering by Larry Molt (Alabama, USA) Questions/comments
Evidence Based Treatment of School Aged Stutterers by Rosalie Shenker (Canada) Questions/comments
The Treatment of Fluency Disorders: Experience in Bulgaria by Doby Georgieva (Bulgaria)Questions/comments
Straight talk about Stuttering (Psycho-social stress and speech dysfluency) by Bernard-Thomas Hartman (Norway) - deceased June 11, 2005 Comments about this paper
Using The Calms Model As A Thematic Approach To Fluency Therapy by Elise Kaufmann (Louisiana, USA) Questions/comments
The Why and the How of Voluntary Stuttering by Peter Reitzes (New York, USA) Questions/comments (This paper is also available in Italian translated by Massimiliano Marchiori, ITALY and in Spanish translated by Astrid Fridriksson, South Carolina, USA)
Therapeutic Approaches to Address Emotional Issues in Stuttering by Gary Rentschler (Pennsylvania, USA) Questions/comments
Treating School-Age Children Who Stutter: Objectives and Activities by Craig Coleman and Rebecca Roccon (Pennsylvania, USA) and Amy Zerhusen (Ohio, USA) Questions/comments
So you've been asked to do a presentation to your fellow SLPs about stuttering......Now what? by Lynne Shields (Missouri, USA) Questions/comments
Viren Gandhi from India has created a single zip file of all the conference papers that can be downloaded and read offline. 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 ISAD8 Main Conference Page and then you can read the papers on ISAD8 offline as it is on Internet, but without access to all the questions/comments and answers, the sound files, or the powerpoints that are part of some of the papers. For PC users who prefer, an exe file is also avaiable. 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).