Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Hearing and Speech Agency
5900 Metro Drive
21215 Baltimore , MD
Contact: Lisa Oriolo, 410-239-7770

The Hearing and Speech Agency and The Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association are proud to partner to present this excellent continuing education activity.  As a clinician, are you interested in helping your students implement their strategies everywhere?  The integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Speech Language Pathology allows for greater outcomes.  Anxiety and the fear of stuttering is often the obstacle keeping persons who stutters from generalizing greater fluency and confidence into real-world situations.  This course, rich with video examples and experiential exercises, will provide participants with novel and practical therapy ideas they can utilize immediately.            

Learner Outcomes:  Participants will (1) Describe the timeline for the development of early stuttering behaviors; (2) Apply principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to planning and treatment of stuttering behaviors in children, adolescents and adults; (3) Apply principles of NLP/CBT to Conversational Reframing in the treatment of stuttering behaviors; (4) Describe the importance of temperament, resilience and pragmatics in young CWS; and (5) Demonstrate the use of visualization strategies with CBT principles to develop effective stuttering intervention activities.

Speaker:  Tim Mackesey,  CCC-SLP, BCS-F has a full-time private practice in Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to stuttering. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and a Specialist Mentor per ASHA.  He has taught the graduate-level Fluency Disorders course at Georgia State University.  Tim is a Master Practitioner of NLP and Neurosemantics who integrates leading-edge Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into stuttering therapy.   Disclosures:  Mr. Mackesey receives an honorarium for this presentation.  Mr. Mackeyse is the founder of a 501c3 non-profit organization called Raise Your Voice, Inc.  He has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

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               This course is offered for ASHA CEUs .7 (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda

8 to 8:30 AM        Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-10:30 AM    The progression of stuttering from preschool through K-12;
                            State anxiety and the need for CBT- case studies w/video;
                            A stuttering time-line, dissociation, and the origins of fear;
                            Stuttering as a variant of PTSD;
                            Avoidance and compensation in young children- case studies w/video;
                            Conversational reframing part 1: eye accessing pattern exercise.

10:30-10:45 AM  Break

10:45-12:15 PM Conversational reframing part 2:  eye accessing plus predicates exercise;
                           Treating severe early stuttering:  the F.A.S.T. Fluency model;
                           The importance of temperament and pragmatics in young CWS;
                           Anxiety in oral reading and public speaking;
                           Integrating CBT and SLP for oral reading; 
                           Breathing & targets: separating fact from fiction.

12:15-1 PM         Lunch on your own – brown bag or visit a local restaurant

1:00-2:30 PM      Conversational reframing- case studies w/video;
                           Conversational reframing practice exercise;
                           How to integrate CBT with phone calls, live chat, and public places.

2:30-2:45 PM       Break

2:45-4:30 PM       How to re-imprint traumatic stuttering events;
                            How to use visualization and CBT to prepare for speaking situations;
                            Visualization and CBT exercises.

4:30-4:45            Questions and Answers and Course Review

Cost:  Early Bird Registration (Register By March 1, 2019) Includes ASHA CEUs and continental breakfast.  Lunch is on your own.

MSHA Members:                          $169.00
Non Members:                             $189.00
Parents and Caregivers:               $125.00

Cost:  After March 1, 2019 and at the door

MSHA Members:                          $189.00
Non Members:                             $200.00
Parents and Caregivers:               $125.00