Earn 1 Hour of Continued Education

Developing Fluency Goals and Choosing Activities for Children Who Stutter

This course reviews stuttering in children. It explains how to write appropriate fluency goals and choose engaging fluency activities. Earn 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas SLP license (and most other states too) and for professional development hour(s) for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Simply save your certificate of completion, these CE courses are not ASHA CEUs and will not be sent to the optional ASHA CEU registry. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASHA CUEs vs PDHs.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:
1. Identify why using self rating scales during stuttering therapy is beneficial.
2. List possible fluency activities to use in speech therapy.
3. Describe characteristics of appropriate fluency goals.


10 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
5 min: review
20 min: Goal writing
20 min: Activities
5 min: summary, closing


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S. CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Martha Horrocks M.eD. CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker
Martha Horrocks is a Maine-based speech-language pathologist. She is the owner of Martha Speech & Stuttering Therapy, a private practice providing speech/language teletherapy for school-age children. Martha is passionate about working with people who stutter, and shares the latest research, treatment ideas, and resources with people who stutter, speech-language pathologists, educators, and parents.


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of Pep Talk and the Pep Talk Podcast. Teach with Medley Educational Games is a sponsor of this podcast.
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: She has a stock participation plan with Teach with Medley Educational Games.
Martha Horrocks’ financial disclosers include: Martha has a Teachers pay teachers and Boom Learning store called, Martha Speech, where she sells materials related to treating speech and language disorders.
Martha Horrocks’ non-financial disclosers include: No relevant non financial disclosers.

References & Resources

– Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES) – https://stutteringtherapyresources.com/pages/oases

– Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) – https://www.stutteringhelp.org/solution-focused-brief-therapyhttps://www.stutteringhelp.org/training/tools-success-solution-focused-brief-therapy-taster

– Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – https://www.stutteringhelp.org/introduction-cognitive-therapy

– Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS) – https://www.sisskinstutteringcenter.com/articles/arts-therapy-overview

– Gareth Walkom, Founder of WithVR and Person who Stutters – https://withvr.app/

– Marc Winski, Stuttering Advocate, Person Who Stutters – https://www.tiktok.com/@marcwinskihttps://www.instagram.com/marcwinski/

– University of Texas Stuttering, Blank Center for Stuttering – https://www.instagram.com/utstuttering/

Gupta, A., Mongia, M., Vijay, A., & Sadhu, R. (2019). Management of stuttering using cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness meditation. Industrial Psychiatry Journal28(1), 4. https://doi.org/10.4103/ipj.ipj_18_19

Nicholas, A. (2015, June). Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Children Who Stutter. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences193, 209–216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.03.261

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