1 Mar 2015
Robert Dellinger joins Peter Reitzes to discus what he wishes his speech-language pathologist (SLP) knew about stuttering. Mr. Dellinger explains that often when school age children who stutter are “fluent” it is usually not the result of therapy, but due to issues such as variability. Robert explains that “fluency” has little use when a student is not able to say what they want, when they want to say it. Mr. Dellinger is asked to discuss IEP goals and to offer advice to SLPs who may be uncomfortable working with children who stutter. Check out Robert’s website here.
Robert Dellinger, M.S., CCC-SLP is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Raleigh, N.C., and a person who stutters. He works in an elementary school and consults with colleagues in complicated fluency disorders cases at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Rob is an active member of the National Stuttering Association chapter in Raleigh and contributes to the local Teens Who Stutter (TWST) group. This spring, Dellinger presented at the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association convention on the topic, Children Who Stutter – Beyond ‘Speech Tools’: A Multidimensional Approach to a Complex Disorder.
As discussed on air, here is the flier to the Cary, NC FRIENDS one day conference on March 7, 2015.