The Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness


: the Association for Young People who Stutter


Children and Adults Who Stutter:

Families, Professionals and Friends Working Together

An Open Forum for People Who Stutter and

Those Who Support and Treat Them

Saturday, March 2, 2002

9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Kean University

University Center, Room 228



What is Friends? Friends is a national organization created to provide a network of love and support for children and teenagers who stutter, their families and the professionals who work with them.

Contact them at: (516) 499-7504

Young People

**Meet others who stutter

**Have fun talking!

**Learn about stuttering and ways to increase your confidence communicating


**Find out what you can do to support your child

**Meet other parents and share experiences

SLPs and SLP students

**Learn more about stuttering, current treatments and the support available to

people who stutter.

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between effective intervention, support services and self-esteem in children and teenagers who stutter;
  2. Understand the need for a management approach to childhood and adolescent stuttering that includes professionals, parents and networks of support;
  3. Identify specific social and clinical strategies for supporting children and teenagers who stutter.

Program Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. Opening Address

10:00 a.m. Kristin Chmela

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p. m. Panel Presentation

2:45 p.m. Final comments

Registration and Fees

Deadline for early registration is Feb 1, 2002

Please make checks payable to Speech Pathology Symposium and mail to:

Sheree Reese Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Communication Disorders and Deafness

Kean University

1000 Morris Avenue

Union, New Jersey 07083

Early Registration: $ 40.00 (per adult or family)

On-site Registration $ 50.00 (per adult or family)

Speech Language Pathologists $ 65.00

SLP students $30.00

Fee includes coffee/danish and lunch

Additional lunches available at $7.50

For more information (including special fee arrangements) contact Dr. Sheree Reese

Phone: (908) 629-7190


Fax: (908) 527-3232

Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by February 1, 2002. A $5.00 administration charge will be deducted from your refund.

Kean University’s Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to sponsor continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for .45 CEUs (All levels, Professional Area). ASHA approval of CE sponsorship does not imply endorsement of course content, special products or clinical procedures.

This course is approved for 4.5 contact hours of continuing education toward New Jersey state license renewal for speech-language pathology.


About the Presenter:

Kristen A. Chmela

CCC-SLP, received her Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders from Arizona State University in 1985 and her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology in 1987 from Northwestern University. She worked in the schools for four years prior to opening a private practice specializing in the treatment of children who stutter. As a Fluency Specialist, she provides consultation to numerous school districts, hospitals and clinics. She presents extensively, both locally and nationally on the topic of working practically with children who stutter in the school and other settings.

Description of Conference

This one-day conference is designed to bring together young children and teenagers who stutter, their parents, members of stuttering self-help groups, and speech-language pathologists. Adults who stutter are also welcome to join us. Separate workshops will be presented for adults and young people. The format of the workshops includes an exciting presentation by our guest speaker, small discussion groups and a panel presentation. Emphasis will be placed on integrating treatment techniques and support services for people who stutter. Offerings for children will include enjoyable workshops on stuttering facilitated by speech-language pathologists and members of the adult stuttering community.

Parking and Location

Parking is available in the Vaugh-Eames lot, in the white lined areas. The lot is at the corner of Morris and North Avenues.