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Is stuttering increasing during the pandemic?

Is stuttering increasing during the pandemic?

Many speech-language pathologists have reported an increase in referrals for stuttering since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Many people who stutter have also reported that they are experiencing an increase in the frequency and severity of stuttering since the spring of 2020. What's really going on? Is COVID causing more stuttering? Read on to find out!

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How to be a stuttering therapist <br>(Advice from a person who stutters)

How to be a stuttering therapist
(Advice from a person who stutters)

Patrick Campbell, co-editor of Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Different not Defect shares his views about what speech-language pathologists can do to become better stuttering therapists. Drawing on his own experiences, Patrick highlights the good and the bad of therapy and encourages clinicians to be open to various options and keep learning!

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Can I use the OASES via tele practice? (Yes!)

Can I use the OASES via tele practice? (Yes!)

Many clinicians have questions about whether they can use the OASES (Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering) via tele practice. The short answer is yes! The longer answer is that there are a few options that you can consider, including our *clinical license* for online administration.

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VLOG: What SLPs Need to Know about Stuttering

VLOG: What SLPs Need to Know about Stuttering

What is one concept that can help SLPs become more effective in their assessment and intervention interactions with people who stutter and their families? In this important video, Nina Reeves explains her thoughts on this topic.

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Stuttering Therapy Resources Vlog Image ASHA 2019

VLOG: What's New for ASHA 2019?

Our Stuttering Therapy Resources team is scurrying and getting ready for ASHA 2019! Find out about some of our great new resources for assessment and treatment for children who stutter and their families launching at ASHA this year!

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Do I need to use the SSI?

Many clinicians assume that they need to complete frequency counts or severity measures of stuttering, such as the SSI, so that they have a "standardized" assessment. It turns out that the SSI is not the only standardized tool out there!

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