Föreläsningar och seminarier Gästseminarium: Courtney Byrd

2022-11-16 16:00 - 17:30 Add to iCal

Navigating Fluency Conformity with the Blank Center CARE Model

Deltagande via Zoom: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/61792010038

Professor Courtney Byrd
University of Texas at Austin
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Moody College of Communication


Increasing speech fluency has been a primary goal of stuttering treatment since our field was first established. However, this goal is anchored to a pervasive misperception that effective communication requires fluent speech, and the assumption that learning to speak fluently is a necessary step to improving quality of life.

This talk will review empirical support for an alternative to the historically fluency centered approach to stuttering treatment that effectively targets Communication, Advocacy, Resiliency and Education (CARE), and in doing so, empowers culturally and linguistically diverse persons who stutter of all ages to communicate effectively, speak confidently, and advocate meaningfully so that their daily lives and aspirations are not defined by whether or not they stutter when they speak.

The Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research CARE Model rests on the evidence-based understanding that when children, teens, and adults who stutter

  1. learn communication is not defined or limited by fluency,
  2. learn to share about their stuttering meaningfully,
  3. develop the resiliency needed to navigate adversity, and
  4. are experts on stuttering, they are empowered to Dream. Speak. Live.

Thus, participants who attend this talk will learn how the Blank Center CARE Model proactively prevents young children from developing the iceberg of stuttering, and effectively melts the iceberg for older children, teens and adults.