Self-Help Support Groups for Stuttering (Ep. 446)

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Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joins Peter Reitzes to discuss self-help support groups for stuttering. Dr. Boyle is asked about his recent study Psychological characteristics and perceptions of stuttering of adults who stutter with and without support group experience in the Journal of Fluency Disorders. This StutterTalk episode or course will be available for 0.10 CEUs for approximately six months, free of charge, through the National Stuttering Association. For complete details regarding the continuing education units being offered by the National Stuttering Association, go to the National Stuttering Association’s CEU page.

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Show/Course Notes: Title: Self-Help Support Groups for Stuttering Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of the program, the learner shall be able to:

  1. Describe the functions and purposes of self-help support groups for stuttering.
  2. Summarize findings from research studies regarding benefits of support group participation for people who stutter.
  3. Discuss options for future research studies designed to understand the roles of support groups for people who stutter

Presenter Bio — Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University where he teaches graduate courses in fluency disorders and research methods. His research focuses on identifying factors that predict both resilience and coping and adjustment difficulties related to stuttering. Particular psychosocial variables of interest include stigma, bullying, and attribution. Dr. Boyle is also very interested in the development of interventions that address stigma reduction and improved well-being in individuals who stutter.  More