April 4, 2013

Conference for people who stutter and those who support them to be Saturday, April 6

The National Association of Young People Who Stutter is hosting a one-day course for children who stutter and their families, Saturday, April 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. 

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and the Stuttering Foundation, and is designed for children, teens and adults who stutter and the families and professionals who support them.

Attendees will find support and information and meet other people dedicated to living successfully with stuttering. The workshop format includes presentations, small discussion groups, panel presentations and group activities. Children, teens, siblings, parents and speech-language pathologists will attend sessions geared specifically toward their individual needs.

The children's programming is activity-based and focuses on feelings about and strategies for dealing with stuttering. This programming is facilitated by speech-language pathologists and members of the adult stuttering community. Children will meet others who stutter, have fun talking and learn about stuttering and ways to increase their confidence communicating. Parents will learn the best ways to support their children and meet other parents who share the same experiences and concerns.

For more information e-mail lcaggiano@aol.com or call 936-5174.