FRIENDS Who Stutter Workshop 2017
What to expect?
This one-day workshop is designed to bring together young children and teenagers who stutter, their parents, members of stuttering self-help groups, and speech-language pathologists. Adults who stutter are also encouraged to join us. Separate workshops will be presented for adults, teenagers, children, and professionals. The workshop format includes presentations, small group discussions and panel presentations. Emphasis will be placed on integrating treatment techniques and support services for people who stutter. Offerings for children will include enjoyable workshops on stuttering facilitated by speech-language pathologists and members of the adult stuttering community. Lunch of pizza, cookies and drink is included in the registration fee.
Eric S. Jackson, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Iowa where his research examins the dynamics of human speech communication in speakers who do and do not stutter. He works with individuals who stutter of all ages, and trains graduate students both in the US and internationally to do the same. As a clinian-scientist, Dr. Jackson draws on his own experience as a person who stutters to both inform and inspire his resarch, practice, and teaching.
Loryn McGill, M.S. CCC-SLP, works in private practice providing therapy exclusively for people who stutter. She is part time faculty at Chapman University where she is Professor of Fluency disorders. She has been involved with research examining the use of medication to assist with the treatment of stuttering at UC Irvine. She has presented and organized FRIENDS conferences around the country, presented CEU courses, and presented at CSHA , NSA, ISA and local school districts on the topic of fluency disorders. You can learn more about her private practice at OCfluency.com
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
~ Other members of the adult stuttering communitiy will be facilitating workshops and participating in panel discussions ~
Parking Lot Policy:
Street parking is available in the area, note the city signs. All of the parking lots on campus will be open. Follow the signs to purchase low cost parking permits at the kiosks in all the lots.