Featured Video: “Lessons Learned,” A Personal Perspective on Treatment and Recovery
In 2011, Dr. Allen spoke during the “Voices Past and Present: Paths Towards Recovery from Stuttering” series presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. After hearing Dr. Allen speak, the editors of The ASHA Leader invited him to write an article describing how his life experience as a person who stutters has affected his approach to school-age stuttering treatment (see “Lessons Learned,” February 14th, 2012). Since then, Dr. Allen has been asked to share his story nationwide.
To view, select from the following videos.
In this four part video, Dr. Allen offers a brief overview of the stuttering modification and fluency-enhancing skills addressed by Essential Speech Skills for School-Age Children Who Stutter.
He gives the rationale for each strategy, shares examples from one student’s treatment, and models the various strategies.
Dr. Allen describes how these fifteen, concrete, physical speech skills are incorporated into his overall approach to school-age stuttering treatment.
The four clips here are drawn from more than 60 videos included in the ESS-SA Instructional DVD.
These sample videos show Dr. Allen teaching a young grade school student and a high school student stuttering modification and fluency-enhancing strategies.
Watch school-age clients speaking both before and after therapy.