$35 – $50

Friends Who Stutter: Family One Day - Redondo Beach 2019

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Alta Vista Park

715 Julia Ave

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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The FRIENDS one-day conference is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together & learn about stuttering while meeting others who are dealing with similar struggles. Children’s programming is activity-based and focuses on feelings & strategies for dealing with stuttering. Facilitated by speech-language pathologists & members of the adult stuttering community. Parents will participate in an interactive program led by Lee Caggiano where they will gain insights in nature of stuttering and better understand how to play a positive role in communication. There will be an opportunity for parents to share experiences with each other and hear from people who stutter with their unique perspective on the lived experience. Kids and teens will have the opportunity to interact in small groups led by people who stutter as we explore the joys and challenges of communicating.

Parking at the park is free, and is first come first serve. Free street parking is also available where noted by the city signs.

Prices of families and indivuals are listed. No family will be turned away for financial reasons. Please reach out to the organizers.

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Lee Caggiano, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is the Director of Stuttering Therapy and Resources of Northern Colorado and treats children, adolescents and adults who stutter. Lee is the mother of a son who stutters and is co-founder and Director of FRIENDS: The National Association for Young People Who Stutter. She is committed to providing a high level of parent education and training and has developed and coordinated workshops for children who stutter, families and professionals for the past several years. She has presented at local and national conferences regarding the needs of young people who stutter and their families. Lee serves as a consultant to many school districts as well as teaching the graduate level fluency courses at New York University, Queens College, and Long Island University-Post.

Nora O'Connor, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and a person who stutters. Nora has actively been involved in the stuttering self help movement for over 15 years. Nora earned her Master’s in Social Work from San Francisco State University. She works in the addiction field treating mental illness and substance abuse. She also facilitates counseling groups and individual therapy, for people who stutter, in her private practice. Nora treats the emotional response to stuttering using CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness interventions. Nora is on staff at the Successful Stuttering Management Program, at Eastern Washington University. You can learn more about her private practice at www.center4betterliving.com

Lisa Villarreal, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist who works with children and teens who stutter in a clinical setting and conducts speech and language assessments for K-12th grade students. Lisa is actively involved in the stuttering community and has led workshops at FRIENDS and NSA one-day conferences in Orange County. Lisa achieved her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UCLA and master's degree in Communication Sciences Disorders from Chapman University.

Reuben Schuff is a person who stutters, aurospace engineer, juggler, traveler and speaker. He lives in Los Angeles and actively participates with the stuttering community, including NSA, FRIENDS, and the Stuttertalk Podcast. He believes that communication is intended to be a joyful part of the journey and works to spread this message through workshops, writing and speaking.

Hear more about what it is like to attend a one-day conference

http://stuttertalk.com/?s=so+nice+to+be+me

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Alta Vista Park

715 Julia Ave

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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