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Beyond Basics: Advanced Techniques for Teens and Adults Who Stutter - Stuttering Awareness Day

Beyond Basics: Advanced Techniques for Teens and Adults Who Stutter - Stuttering Awareness Day

Beyond Basics: Advanced Techniques for Teens and Adults Who Stutter

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Gonçalo Leal & Elsa Marta Soares, SLTs
Location: Harley Street Medical Center
02:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Clinical reasoning for assessing and intervening with individuals who stutter is closely linked to age. In this workshop, Gonçalo Leal, an internationally acclaimed expert in stuttering intervention within the field of speech and language therapy, along with Elsa Marta Soares, the Research and Development Manager at the Speech Care Center in Abu Dhabi, will delve into the nuances of working with adolescents and adults in this context.


  • Advanced Clinical Competence: Equip speech and language therapists with advanced skills and knowledge to better assess and treat stuttering in teens and adults.
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Promote the use of evidence-based techniques and interventions for stuttering therapy.
  • Person-Centered Approach: Encourage therapists to adopt a person-centered approach, taking into account the unique needs and goals of each person who stutters. Emphasize the importance of addressing not only the physical aspects of stuttering but also the emotional, psychological, and social dimensions.
  • Collaborative Learning: Foster a collaborative learning environment where therapists can share their experiences, challenges, and successful strategies.

Content Topics:

Advanced Assessment Techniques: Explore advanced methods for assessing stuttering severity, speech patterns, and the impact of stuttering on a person's life.
Tailored Treatment Plans and Integrated approach: Discuss strategies and methods  for developing individualized treatment plans that consider a client's specific needs, goals, and preferences.

Supporting the Person who stutters in Real-Life Situations: Explore strategies and activities for helping the person who stutters transfer the developed skills to real-world scenarios, including job interviews and public speaking.
Client Empowerment: Focus on empowering clients to advocate for themselves and participate actively in their therapy journey.

Professional Networking and continuous Improvement: Support the development of network between peers and emphasize the importance of ongoing self-assessment and professional development to provide the best possible care to the person who stutters .

Event Details

  • Date: October 20
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Cost: 410AED
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Harley Street Medical Center
Harley Street Medical Center
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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