J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, is a Professor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. A board-certified specialist in fluency disorders and ASHA Fellow, his research examines factors that contribute to the development of stuttering as well as methods for evaluating stuttering treatment outcomes. Yaruss has published nearly 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, more than 100 other papers on stuttering, and several resources including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, the Minimizing Bullying program, and the new Early Childhood Stuttering: A Practical Guide (Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. - www.StutteringTherapyResources.com). Yaruss has been named SLP of the Year by the National Stuttering Association and received the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Science Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award. He teaches classes on stuttering and counseling methods for SLPs and frequently conducts workshops around the world designed to help clinicians improve their ability to work with individuals who stutter.