2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Building Bridges with Allied Professionals

John Wade1, J. Scott Yaruss2, Lee Reeves3, And Nina Reardon4
1University of Kansas, Counseling and Psychological Services, 2100 Watkins Health Center, Lawrence, KS 66049 USA
2University of Pittsburgh, 4035’ Forbes Tower; Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA
3National Stuttering Association, 3207 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075 USA
4Private Practice, 2602 Deer Court, Ottawa, IL 61350 USA


The purpose of this panel discussion was to consider the importance of collaboration between and among professionals from different fields and with different backgrounds in the treatment and research of stuttering. There are many reasons that collaboration is useful and important. This manuscript summarizes and highlights some of the ways collaboration can enhance clinical practice in stuttering and to suggest ways clinicians can collaborate with other professionals in their attempts to improve the lives of people who stutter.
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