Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 MSHA Conference Pre-Conference Speaker ANNOUNCED!

We are delighted to announce this year’s Pre-Conference speaker is world-renowned Speech-Language Pathologist, Dr. Scott Yaruss!

Dr. Yaruss is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. In addition to conducting research on the development of stuttering in young children, Dr. Yaruss has extensive experience working with children and adults who stutter in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has served on the board of directors of the National Stuttering Association and on the Steering Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Division for Fluency Disorders. Dr. Yaruss frequently presents continuing education workshops to help speech-language pathologists feel more confident in their ability to help preschool and school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. He has authored or coauthored than 130 papers, articles, chapters, or booklets on stuttering. He is also co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), as well as School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide, and Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter: A Practical Guide for SLPs, and other guides published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc. (www.StutteringTherapyResources.com).

Dr. Yaruss will deliver invaluable information to SLPs across the state through his nearly 6 ½ hour presentation entitled “School Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Approach”. Please consider being in this group to gain this information to utilize in your everyday practices. And of course, don’t miss the opportunity to network with Dr. Yaruss and purchase his newest book after Pre-Conference.

We are beyond excited to have Dr. Yaruss in Mississippi so sign up today to reserve your spot for Pre-Conference. As always, don’t forget about our Welcome Reception in the Grand Ballrooms afterwards! Learn. Network. Enjoy.

See you by the river!

Kim Ward, 2018 Conference Chair

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