ISAD 99 Toronto

Stuttering —

A Team Approach

Join the

Canadian Association for

People Who Stutter (CAPS)

as we celebrate

International Stuttering

Awareness Day (ISAD)


Saturday, October 23, 1999

8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Harmony Hall

2 Gower Street,

Toronto, Ontario


Contact CAPS at

Tel: 1-888-STUTTER (788-8837)

Fax: (416) 252-0720


Web site:


Beth McMillen at (416) 289-2622

The goal of the workshop will be to let people know that there is a network of support for people who stutter. This network is there for everyone at all the stages of their lives. The workshop will be an open forum to discuss the various types of support that are available and to find out the needs of people who stutter and their families as they go through their stages.

People who stutter are individuals and should be considered as such when looking for help or support. The network that a person who stutters develops should be customized to fit that person. The network is a team of people that may or may not include speech language pathologists, self-help groups and members, parents and/or friends, co-workers, etc.

The workshop will show participants all the various types of support and help that is available to them. It will also give people the opportunity to express their own concerns and/or ask questions.

The workshop will be aimed at children, teens and adults who stutter, families and friends of people who stutter and speech language pathologists.


$20 for adults, families and speech- language pathologists

$10 for students

8:30 — 9:00 Registration & Refreshments

9:00 — 9:15 General Welcome

9:15 — 10:30 Panel & Audience Discussion

10:30 — 11:00 Break

11:00 — 11:45 Networking Sessions I

11:45 — 1:00 Lunch

(Pizza and Pop for $5 or bring your own)

1:00 — 1:30 Networking Sessions II

1:30 — 2:00 Networking Sessions III

2:00 — 2:30 Break

2:30 — 3:00 Conclusion Discussion

3:00 — 3:15 Closing Remarks

3:15 — 4:00 Open Mike


For children under 10:

9:15 — 11:45 Children’s activities

11:45 — 1:00 Lunch

1:00 — 4:00 Children’s activities

Luc De Nil, Ph.D., President of the International Fluency Association (IFA) and a leader in the area of neurological research for stuttering

Marlene Green, speech-language pathologist and board member of the International Stuttering Association (ISA)

Mary Wood, inspirational public speaker and board member of the Canadian Association for People Who Stutter (CAPS)

The panel discussions will include presentations for three organizations, followed by an open forum for audience participation.

The network sessions will be divided into five groups of discussions. The moderator for each group will describe the topic and start the discussion. The five groups will be divided into the following categories:

  • self-help

  • Therapy

  • Parents

  • Education

  • Employment

  • These sessions will give all participants a chance to discuss their concerns and share ideas. Participants will be able to choose a different group for each session.

    For the concluding discussions, the moderators of each group will share their group’s discussion with the whole audience. Again, the audience will be encouraged to give their own comments.

    The open mike is an important part of the day. People will be encouraged to come up to the mike and make a short comment on any topic.