This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
This interactive workshop will include facilitated discussion and exercises that are designed to get participants thinking about how disclosure is relevant to stuttering. Ideas will be generated regarding when, where, why, and how to disclose stuttering. Ultimately, the purpose of the workshop is to brainstorm ideas for helpful ways to be more open about stuttering in certain situations. This may help people who stutter to feel more empowered and in control of their communication.
Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University where he directs the Fluency Disorders Laboratory, teaches graduate courses in fluency disorders, and mentors graduate student researchers in the area of stuttering. His research is focused on understanding how stigma limits successful communicative outcomes for people who stutter, developing assessment measures for the stigma experienced by people who stutter, and testing interventions for public and private stigma reduction. Dr. Boyle authored the Self-Stigma of Stuttering Scale (4S), and continues to identify evidence-based anti-stigma strategies that are utilized internationally by researchers, advocates, and speech-language pathologists.
After registration, you will receive an email with a Zoom link for the event.