Welcome to Fluency Friday at FluencyFriday.Org!
a collaborative program to help children and teens who stutter in
This website is the home of Fluency Friday and serves as a valuable resource for all those with an interest in stuttering. Here you will find resources for parents and teachers, diagnostic and treatment ideas, presentations & handouts, as well as related links. You can also learn all about Fluency Friday, register for FF 2014, and see what happened in years past.
What is Fluency Friday ?
Fluency Friday, started in 2001, is a day-and-a-half intensive program designed to help students who stutter (K-12 and college-aged) learn more about fluency and to meet other people with stutter. This annual event, held in early November in southwestern Ohio, involves individual treatment as well as group interactions. Students have the opportunity to talk in front of a group, use the telephone, and participate in attitudinal discussions. The activities are developed by graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology from local universities. Experienced clinicians from the community provide supervision and support.
Parents and extended family members are invited to attend programs with expert speakers and guest panels of teens and adults who stutter. Parents are also welcome to observe therapy during the day. Whether the student has had years of speech therapy or none at all, this program is a valuable and fun experience for all involved.
Throughout the year, the Fluency Friday team also conducts training sessions for graduate students and professionals in the areas of fluency. Contact us for more information. Thank you for taking the time to visit the Fluency Friday website. Browse the links at the left to discover more about our program.
Local chapters of the National Stuttering Association
Cincinnati South: Meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm Willow Tree House Daycare, 2651 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. For more information contact Britni Bicknayer at 513-304-0077 or Tom Scharstein at 513-265-5017.
Cincinnati North: Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 7pm, Cincinnati Children;s Outpatient Center in Mason. For more information or any questions, please contact Pam Woebkenberg at 513-708-0750 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ***Please note for the April 25, 2013 meeting only we will meet at Panera Bread at 5095 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, Oh 45040.
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