May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and this week is Stuttering Awareness Week.
For the Lafayette Chapter of the National Stuttering Association, these times are all about promoting awareness for speech impediments like stuttering and those who are affected by it.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor, Dr. John Tetnowski, says the Chapter will be hosting a couple of events on the University’s campus for those who are interested in learning more about and provide support or assistance to those who stutter.
On May 18th, ‘Continuing Education for Speech-Language Pathologists’ will happen from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Burke-Hawthorne Hall, Room 241.
The event will feature case studies in fluency disorders with Geoff Coalson, Anne Williams, John Tetnowski and others.
To register for the event, CLICK HERE, look for ‘Upcoming Events,’ and click on “Case Studies in Fluency Disorders, Lafayette, LA”.
Speech-language pathologists can also register on site.
Then, the Lafayette Family Fun Day will happen on May 19th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the same location.
This is an event for all people who stutter and those that support them. Interactive discussions, games for kids, parent training, communication practice and lots of time for questions on stuttering and support.
To register for the event, CLICK HERE, look for ‘Upcoming Events,’ and click on “Lafayette Family Fun Day.”
Individuals and families can also register on site.
For more information on Better Speech and Hearing Month, CLICK HERE.
For those interested in stuttering treatments, Summer semi-intensive fluency programs for children and adolescents who stutter consists of individualized treatment for those who stutter.
The program is personalized for each participant and combines individual treatment, group treatment, parent training, communication training and support.
Two, 3-week sessions run in the late afternoon: Session A is in June, and Session B is in July.
This advanced treatment is FREE through the University of Louisiana Speech and Language Center.
For more information contact the UL Clinic at 337-482-6490 (ask for Stacie Thomas): or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on any of these events, contact John Tetnowski at 337-482-6869 or through e-mail at email@example.com