Stuttering Treatment: Much More than Fluency (Ep. 492)

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Dr. Heather Grossman

Heather Grossman joins Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering treatment at the American Institute for Stuttering and using a comprehensive approach which focuses on reducing fear, talking openly talking about stuttering, advertising stuttering, voluntary stuttering, mindfulness, using speech tools to reduce the impact of stuttering and much more. Dr. Grossman discusses a treatment approach which is clearly about much more than “fluency” or stuttering less. Heather shares how her speech therapy approach has evolved over the years as a result of volunteering for self help organizations, listening to people who stutter and working in the field. We discuss the pros and cons of telehealth (sometimes called Skype treatment), the future of speech therapy and much, much more.

Heather Grossman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD, is Clinical Director at the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). Dr. Grossman has worked with children and adults who stutter for over 25 years and was among the first select group of speech-language pathologists to receive board recognition as a specialist in the treatment of fluency disorders from ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). Heather is extremely active in the stuttering self-help community.