Early Childhood Stuttering: A Practical Approach

Course Description

This workshop will discuss key concepts in early childhood stuttering therapy, including techniques for helping young children, aged 2 to 6, improve their speech fluency and communication. Topics include treatment goals for parents and children to support the development of more fluent speech and appropriate communication attitudes. Both less-direct and more-direct strategies will be discussed.

About The Speaker

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA

J. Scott Yaruss is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. In addition to conducting research on the development of stuttering in young children, Dr. Yaruss has extensive experience working with children and adults who stutter in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has served on the board of directors of the National Stuttering Association and on the Steering Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Division for Fluency Disorders. Dr. Yaruss frequently presents continuing education workshops to help speech-language pathologists feel more confident in their ability to help preschool and school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. He has authored or coauthored more than 350 papers, articles, chapters, or booklets on stuttering. He is also co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), as well as School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter, and other guides published by Stuttering Therapy Resources. (www.StutteringTherapyResources.com).

Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Identify preschool children in need of a comprehensive evaluation of speech fluency.
  • Select appropriate evaluation strategies for determining which preschool children who stutter are in need of treatment.
  • Develop individualized treatment approaches aimed at helping preschool children overcome their speaking difficulties.
  • Effectively educate parents about 3 strategies for facilitating preschool children’s fluency at home and in other situations.
  • Apply 3 strategies for helping preschool children improve their speech fluency directly.
  • Describe 2 strategies for helping preschool children develop healthy, appropriate attitudes toward stuttering and their speaking abilities.

Scott Yaruss receives a speaking fee for his presentation.  
He has the following financial disclosures:

  • Stuttering Therapy Resources (Company ownership and Royalties for OASES, various books on stuttering, and other materials)
  • MedBridge, Northern Speech Services (Continuing education workshops on stuttering)

He has the following non-financial disclosures:

  • National Stuttering Association (Volunteer service)

Speech-Language Pathologists and related professions employed in a variety of settings.

Registration Fee: $100
Students, Interns, SLPAs, Parents: $50

If you have questions or need more information please send us an email to info@sacasha.org.

If you have question with payments please send an email to treasurer@sacasha.org

2021 SASHA Fall Virtual Live Event

2021 SASHA Fall Virtual Live Event

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs

(Intermediate level; Professional area)


Preschool Stuttering 101: What We Should Have Learned in Graduate School

8:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:15

Specific Diagnostic Strategies/Making Treatment Recommendations

10:15 - 12:00
Packing the Toolbox: Techniques for Stuttering More Easily
11:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 1:00

Parent-Focused Treatment Strategies

1:00 - 2:15

2:15 - 2:30
Child-Focused Treatment Strategies
2:30 - 3:15 
Questions and Answers, Collection of evaluation and CEU forms3:15 - 3:30



Friday, October 29, 2021


Virtual on Zoom 

Registration Fee: $100
Students, Interns, SLPAs, Parents: $50

A $25.00 handling fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be given for cancellations made seven days or less prior to the event; however, a credit will be issued toward a future seminar. If you register and do not attend, you are still liable for payment. Substitutions are permitted if SASHA is notified in advance. If cancelled by SASHA full tuition refunds will be issued.​​




2021 Fall Conference Handout