News Release

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Contact: Rachel Smith, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

Conference for Professionals Working With Kids Who Stutter

"Practical Approaches for Treating Children Who Stutter"

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will host a one-day workshop to educate professionals and caregivers on appropriate treatments for preschool and school-age children who stutter on March 19, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. By attending the program “Practical Approaches for Treating Children Who Stutter,” participants will be able to apply: effective therapeutic interventions for preschool and school-age children who stutter; strategies to change negative attitudes and emotions in school-age children who stutter; and discuss steps to carry over fluency to natural environments. The featured speaker will be Barry E. Guitar, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the department of communication science and disorders at the University of Vermont and a fellow of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Guitar has written nearly 50 articles for various journals and magazines, and has received numerous awards for his work and writings. Professionals benefiting from this workshop will be speech/language pathologists, early intervention service providers, early childhood specialists, teachers, university instructors, and clinical directors. Parents and students will benefit from this program as well. There is a $65 registration fee ($35 for students), including tuition, handouts, continental breakfast and lunch, and the registration deadline is March 12. Participants will receive 6 hours of ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and certificates of attendance will be available. For more information about the workshop or to register, please call Elizabeth Williams at (757) 668-9136.