Go to:


Printable Brochure

Issues and Answers Workshop

Early Childhood Workshop

Hilton Garden Inn




2014 Fall Workshops
October 31- November 1, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
Columbia, MO

Friday October 31
Issues and Answers
Helping School-Age Children Who Stutter Make Speech Change

Saturday November 1
Early Childhood

Applying Evidence-Based Practices to Preschoolers Who Stutter

Lisa Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP will present both workshops.
Dr. Lisa Scott is Director of Clinical Education in the School of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University (FSU), where she also teaches courses in stuttering, counseling, and professional issues. Her teaching has been recognized twice by FSU, having been awarded an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2007 and an Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award in 2012. She maintains an active clinical practice by supervising graduate students and providing direct service to clients who stutter on a regular basis. Dr. Scott serves as the Vice President for Professional Practices for the Stuttering Foundation of America and is a former Coordinator for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Division 10, Issues in Higher Education. In addition to her positions at FSU and with the Stuttering Foundation, she is a consultant for the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration’s Bureau of Medicaid Services and consults on HIPAA privacy issues with other university speech and hearing clinics. Dr. Scott was a member of the Inaugural Board-Recognized Certified Fluency Specialists, and has made numerous presentations at district, state and national meetings, and co-authored several publications in the areas of fluency disorders and in clinical supervision.  She volunteers as an academic accreditation site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation, American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association; as the Vice President for Professional Development for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and for the Leon County Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Scott is employed at Florida State University and receives a salary. She is receiving an honorarium from MSHA for this presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Scott has no non-financial relationships to disclose.



Issues and Answers Workshop, Friday October 30

Helping School-Age Children Who Stutter Make Speech Change

Treating school-age children who stutter can be a challenging task for a variety of reasons: the inherent variability of the problem, determining which treatment strategies might be most appropriate for the child in question, the child’s willingness to attempt new behaviors in various environments and the clinician’s own experience and confidence in working with this population. During this workshop, you will learn basic principles for helping children make positive changes in their communication that result in increased communication efficiency, confidence and assertiveness.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe Williams’ Normal Talking model and its applications for teaching speech modification skills, list at least three different hierarchies for practicing speech modification tools, label at least two types of unhelpful thinking as they relate to stuttering, and develop at least three different therapy activities for changing unhelpful thoughts about talking.


8:30-9:00 Organizing concepts for viewing stuttering
9:00-9:30 Basic principles underlying speech change
9:30-10:00 Williams' Normal Talking Models and speech modification strategies
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Speech modification strategies (continued)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Implementing hierarchies for speech changed
2:00-2:30 Cognitive-behavior theory and speech change
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:30 Cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies


Early Childhood Workshop, Saturday November 1

Applying Evidence-Based Practices to Preschoolers Who Stutter

One of the most challenging situations that speech-language pathologists face is deciding when it’s appropriate to treat a preschooler for stuttering vs. take a wait-and-see approach.  Fortunately, a body of evidence now exists that can guide your decision-making. This workshop will present the latest findings on the cause of stuttering; strategies for structuring your evaluation in order to accurately assess a child’s risk for persistent stuttering, and selecting a treatment approach that will best fit the child and family.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe at least two different research findings that support evidence that stuttering is a neurodevelopmental disorder, differentially discriminate preschool stuttering from normal nonfluency, and select a preschool treatment approach that incorporates the child’s needs with family preferences.


8:30-9:00 Recent research findings: Changing how we view early childhood stuttering
9:00-10:00 Factors predicting stuttering persistence
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Evidence-Based practices for evaluating preschoolers and determining a treatment approach
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Watchful waiting as a therapy approach
1:30-2:30 Indirect therapy approaches
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:30 Direct therapy strategies: Traditional and Lidcombe



This program is offered for up to 1.3 CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area)


Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn will be offering rooms at a rate of $149 per night. Rooms must be reserved by October 9. Attendees are advised to make reservations by calling 573-814-5464. Ask for the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association group rate.

Facility ventilation and heating systems are not within our control. Please plan accordingly for possible fluctuations in room temperature settings.



Early registrations are: $85 for Members, $150 for Non-Members and $25 for Students, and must be postmarked by October 1. After October 1, additional fees will apply. Registration will not be processed until the fee is received. On-site registration is strongly discouraged as space and lunch cannot be guaranteed.

Fees include: workshop registration, CEUs, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

At this time, registration is only being accepted on-site.

Printable Registration Form

Refunds/Cancellations: Refunds minus a $25 handling fee will be made if cancellations are received by October 15. No refunds will be made after this date. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.


Page last updated October 29, 2014

©2010 Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association | All rights reserved.
Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2000 East Broadway, PMB 296
Columbia, MO 65201-6009
1-888-729-6742 | 1-888-729-3489 (fax)