Monday, May 7, 2018
Contact: Lisa Oriolo 410-239-7770

May 7, 2018 - 6PM to 8PM
Nan Ratner, Ph.D - Professor, Fellow, Honors, ASHA and MSHA - University of Maryland - College Park

Stuttering:  Clinically-Relevant Updates in Research and Practice Webinar (.2 ASHA CEUs, 2.0 Maryland Contact Hours)

This webinar will integrate recent advances in stuttering research that can improve everyday clinical practices in fluency assessment, treatment and counseling of children, adults and families.  From basic research in genetics and brain imaging to clinical trails, recent research has important ramifications for best practices in fluency.  Learner Outcomes:  Clinicians will be able to articulate at least one recent finding from genetics or brain imaging that will inform their counseling of families and adult fluency clients; clinicians will be able to summarize results of recent trials of competing preschool therapy programs; clinicians will be able to articulate how to perform differential and informed assessment of patients referred for concerns with spoken language.  

This program is offered for .2 CEUs (Intermediate Level, professional area).  ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Nan Bernstein Ratner, CCC-SLP, ABCLD, is Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park. A past MSHA President and Honors recipient, she is also an ASHA and AAAS Fellow and ASHA Honors Recipient. She publishes frequently in the areas of fluency and language acquisition/disorders in children. With Brian MacWhinney, she co-directs the new NIDCD FluencyBank initiative within TalkBank (, dedicated to improving clinical access to evidence-based resources in fluency and childhood language disorders.  Disclosures:  Dr. Ratner is a professor at the University of Maryland.  She receives consulting fees from HIDCD from the TalkBank Fluency Bank initiative, and she received an honorarium for this presentation.  She has disclosed no additional relevant non-financial relationships.


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