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Intervention for Stuttering in Children and Adolescents

EDUC 600




Instructor: Valerie Barges

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $350

Course Description:

This course will build on your basic knowledge of the nature of stuttering, assessment and treatment of both children and adolescents.  Participants will be able to understand the differences between treatment and prognosis for both age groups.  The course focuses not only on the speech aspects but also on the counseling skills required in order to achieve positive outcomes. 

*This course is recommended for speech-language pathologists.   Classroom teachers, who want to gain an understanding of this disorder from a clinical perspective, may also benefit from this course in order to facilitate collaboration with the speech-language pathologist at their school. However, only licensed speech-language pathologists may diagnose and treat stuttering.


The primary learning objectives for this course are:

  • Learn the characteristics of stuttering in children and adolescents.
  • Identify the developmental levels of stuttering.
  • Understand and be able to utilize therapy techniques for children and adolescents who stutter.
  • Become familiar with counseling skills in order to address the fear and anxiety associated with stuttering.

Required Text:

Here’s How to Do Stuttering Therapy; Author: Gary J. Rentschler  (2012), Plural Publishing Inc.; ISBN-13: 978-1-59756-386-4

Required Websites for Assignments:

The Stuttering Foundation’s website -- http://www.stutteringhelp.org/content/stuttering-straight-talk-teachers

About The Instructor

Valerie Barges
Valerie Barges

Valerie Barges earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Her B.A. in Human Development/Human Resources was earned from Boston College. Valerie is a licensed speech pathologist in Massachusetts and Maryland. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with children in speech-language pathology, ranging from public schools to hospital settings.

Special Instructions:

*The course textbook is not included in the cost of tuition. Detailed instructions on how to purchase the textbook will be sent to you upon registering for the course.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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