Working with Children Who Stutter and the Clinician’s Acceptance of Stuttering (375)

Craig Coleman, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

Craig Coleman, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD, joins Peter Reitzes to discuss working with school age children who stutter and preschoolers who stutter and the clinician’s acceptance of stuttering. Craig is asked about a journal he plans to launch which will focus on case studies and about an online support group for teens and children who stutter he is working on with the National Stuttering Association. Mr. Coleman authored (with J. Scott Yaruss and Robert Quesal) a letter to the editor in which they responded to a recent editorial written by Marilyn Nippold. StutterTalk covered this topic during episodes 372 and 373 and Mr. Coleman is asked at the top of the show to weigh in on the editorial and response letters. The episode concludes with Craig being asked about why he does not regularly adopt Lidcombe and other response-contingency approaches into treatment.

Craig Coleman is an assistant professor at Marshall University and a Board-Recognized Specialist in fluency Disorders (BRS-FD). Craig is currently serving his second term as President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association and also serves on the Scientific and Professional Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). For twelve years, Craig was a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he served as a Clinical Coordinator in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and Co-Director of the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania Craig is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University. Craig Coleman was second author (with Scott Yaruss and Bob Quesal) in responding to the Marilyn Nippold editorial that StutterTalk has been covering.


  • Yaruss, J.S., Coleman, C., & Hammer, D. (2006). Treating preschool children who stutter: Description and preliminary evaluation of a family-focused treatment approach. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 37, 118-136.
  • StutterTalk episode 372
  • StutterTalk episode 373