The Misericordia University Gabriel Bernabeo Distinguished Speaker Series is presenting two nationally and internationally recognized experts on fluency disorders for the 2019 symposium, "Real-Life Solutions to Working with Clients with Fluency Disorders,'' on Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, associate professor of speech-language pathology at Misericordia University, and Glen Tellis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, professor and chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University, are presenting an interactive workshop that will provide speech-language pathologists with the tools they need to determine the most practical and time efficient way to evaluate and treat people who have fluency disorders.
The Misericordia University professors will offer differential diagnosis and an individualized approach for treatment geared toward specific clients and family needs, while offering practical treatment strategies for all diagnoses. Program participants also will review video vignettes that provide real-life case studies in stuttering, cluttering, atypical disfluency and fluency plus concomitant disorders.
Dr. Scaler Scott is a practicing speech-language pathologist, board certified fluency specialist and author. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in the Field of Cluttering and the Professional of the Year Award from the National Stuttering Association. She also published her third book, "Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses." Her research interests include cluttering, atypical disfluency, and clinician training and treatment effectiveness.
A certified special education and elementary education teacher, Dr. Scaler Scott was the first coordinator of the International Cluttering Association. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech-language hearing science from Douglass College of Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in communication disorders from Emerson College, and a Ph.D. in applied language and speech sciences from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
A board certified fluency specialist, Dr. Tellis is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) fellow. In 2014, he received the Honors of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association. His research interests include fluency disorders, research designs, treatment efficacy research and clinical outcomes. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association. Dr. Tellis also has served as an editorial consultant and reviewer for several highly respected research journals, including the Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research, Journal of Communication Disorders and more. He has served on several boards, including ASHA's Academic Affairs Board, the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders, and the National Stuttering Association's Insurance Advocacy Board.
Dr. Tellis earned his Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a master's degree in speech pathology from California State University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology with a minor in anthropology from St. Xavier's College, the University of Bombay.
Sponsored by the Misericordia University Department of Speech-Language Pathology, the annual workshop is for speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, general education teachers, occupational therapists, students and parents. The program offers Continuing Education Units and Act 48 credits. Occupational therapists will receive a certificate of attendance.
For more information about the program, please contact Pamela Rogers, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, at 570-674-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register and pay for the workshop online, please visit misericordia.edu/dss. Deadline for registration is May 3.For additional information about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/slp.