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Boston, MA Family, Adult, & SLP Event

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

The NSA is excited to be back in Boston! Join us on March 9th for a fun-filled day of workshops and activities for kids, teens, and adults who stutter and their families and friends.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and learn from others who stutter, as well as respected professionals in the field, in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. At just $24* for individuals, families, and SLPs, this is sure to be a special event – you won’t want to miss it!

SLPs will earn 0.3 ASHA CEUs while learning from the most qualified experts in stuttering – People Who Stutter (PWS)! 

*If you need financial assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at Info@WeStutter.org!
We want everyone who wants to attend to have that opportunity regardless of ability to pay.

 

 

CEU INFORMATION

Rethinking Stuttering Therapy
Caroline Brinkert
Learn to shift from fluency towards confident communication by discussing current therapy frameworks and updated outcome measures for best practice across settings.

What We Wish They Knew
Panel

Listen to different people who stutter share their experiences in speech therapy and navigating life as a person who stutters. 

Doing Something Different: Solution Focused Therapy for Stuttering
Deborah Bennett
Build your therapy toolkit by learning about this effective intervention, including practical suggestions for therapy you can use right away.

 

PRESENTERS & FACILITATORS

Caroline Brinkert is a clinical faculty member and the director of The Center for Stuttering Therapy at Boston University.  She has been working with people who stutter for over ten years and enjoys supervising graduate students and mentoring young clinicians.  

Sarah Onofri has been involved in the NSA since 2006. She is a co-leader of both the NSA Boston Adult Chapter and Family Chapter. She teaches English as a Second Language at an elementary school.

Josh Chase is an expert stutterer, having done it all his life. He has been involved with the BU Center for Stuttering Therapy for over 20 years.

Lisa Greenleaf has been a member of the NSA since 2018 and is a co-leader of the NSA Boston Adult Chapter. She works as a Scientist and Director of Project Management for a Contract Research Organization in the Boston area.

Tom Lovett has read over two hundred and forty research papers on stuttering from genetics to neuroscience to treatment and writes about his experience as a person who stutters.

Jackie S. Kim is a speech-language pathologist and PhD student in Dr. Frank Guenther’s Speech Neuroscience Lab at Boston University. Her research focuses on the neural computations of speech motor control, specifically in stuttering.

Liz Gómez is the parent of a child who stutters. She and her children have been members of the NSA since 2016, and she co-leads the NSA Boston Family Chapter. Liz also teaches high school Spanish.

Nick Alakel is a communications worker in local government. He is also a person who stutters.

Lindsay Tretton is an outpatient speech-language pathologist in Providence, RI providing evaluation and treatment for children who stutter. Prior to graduating from Boston University, Lindsay was a graduate student clinician in the Center for Stuttering Therapy.

Michèle Ayoub found her calling with the NSA, having moved from Lebanon, turning her stutter into a personal asset, overcoming professional challenges. She highlights the role of community support in her achievements.

Danielle Karthik is a bilingual pediatric speech-language pathologist at MGH. She specializes in working with people who stutter, as well as with children with speech and language disorders. Danielle teaches graduate student clinicians on fluency disorders at the MGH IHP. 

Courtney Perrigo is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and reading specialist at MGH. She specializes in working with children who have language-based learning disabilities and fluency disorders across the lifespan.

Jacqueline Toscano is a bilingual (Spanish/English) speech-language pathologist at MGH. She specializes in stuttering, cluttering, fluency disorders, and multilingual language development. Jacqueline teaches graduate students at the MGH IHP.

Marco Pérez currently attends the NSA Boston Adult Chapter. Prior to joining the NSA, he attended the BU Stuttering Group. He works as a Product Engineer for a semiconductor company.

Mike Gioscia is a parent of a college student who stutters. Through the NSA his family has found wonderful support and wants to share what they’ve learned on this journey. Mike is a podcast producer, drummer, and chicken wrangler.

Kyle DaLuz has been a member of the BU Stuttering Group since 2023. For the last several years, he has worked through being a covert-stutterer and embracing his speech as he enters a professional career as a school counselor.

Deborah Bennett is a speech-language pathologist, working in private practice since 2001.  She leads the NH Chapter of the NSA and is the clinical director at Camp Words Unspoken.

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Event Category:

Venue

Boston University – Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States