Health Care Connect - Pediatric Health Care

Lab: Differential Diagnosis of Speech Disfluency (HC06)

Friday, July 20
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Room 316
CE: 0.1 ASHA CEUs/1.0 PDHs

This session is for the in-person event only and is not available with Connect On-Demand.

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This lab session will build on the discussion of how to accurately diagnose speech disfluency and allow participants to differentially diagnose fluency disorders and develop appropriate treatment plans based on video case studies. Cases will include a variety of stuttering profiles, atypical disfluency, and cluttering. The session will also include strategies for treating disfluency among children with autism spectrum disorder.

Learning Objectives:

Vivian Sisskin, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Clinical Professor
University of Maryland

Vivian Sisskin, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a clinical professor at the University of Maryland, an ASHA Fellow, and Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Maryland, and ASHA’s Media Champion award. She was named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. Sisskin served as coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 4 (Fluency), on the Boards of Directors of the National Stuttering Association and The American Board on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, and as chair of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC). She is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Stuttering Foundation and a faculty member for the Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic and University Instructors Workshops. Sisskin is the book review editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders. Her articles and workshops cover treatment for stuttering, atypical speech fluency disorders, and communication strategies in autism. She is the owner of the Sisskin Stuttering Center in the Washington, DC, area.

Financial Disclosures: Salary from the University of Maryland; owner of the Sisskin Stuttering Center; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Produced and appeared in video continuing education products published by the Stuttering Foundation, for which she received no compensation

These disclosures apply to all presentations listed below.


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