2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

School-Age Fluency Roundup: From Inception to Outcome

Alice Anne G. Farley1 and Judith H. Martin2
1Speech Pathology Practice and Steps to Fluency, 7436 Forest Court, Irmo, SC 29063
2Department of Comm. Sciences and Disorders. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208


Inspired by presentations made at the 2002 SID#4 Albuquerque Leadership Conference, two fluency specialists from South Carolina were challenged to inaugurate an intensive gathering of school-age fluency clients that would also provide training for parents, students, and clinicians. The University of South Carolina offered the site and sponsorship for the continuing education project. Tuition support was obtained from the SC State Department of Education and the National Student Speech-Language- Hearing Association. The Roundup showcased Steps to Fluency © Farley, a color—coded treatment program, combining fluency shaping and stuttering modification. Two training days for SLPS / SLP students preceded the Roundup.
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