13 Nov 2016
Robert Dellinger joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what should we call fluency and what should we call stuttering?
Other topics include the challenge of explaining the full experience of stuttering to others, how stuttering more (not less) may be a sign of progress and success for some, the power of meeting other people who stutter, Rob’s love/hate relationship with fluency, comparing stuttering treatment to conversation therapy. feeling oppressed and misunderstood by well meaning people in speech therapy and disability rights and much more.
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.
- The Problem with Fluency (StutterTalk Episode 552)
- Barry Yeoman’s Keynote Address at NYC Stuttering Conference (video)
- Robert Dellinger on StutterTalk (archived episodes)