The Communication Sciences and Disorders department invites you to join us in continuing the long tradition of the Weekend Workshop for Effective Communication.
This workshop is an intensive treatment experience for individuals who stutter ages 8 through adult. The 42nd Weekend Workshop will take place April 6-8, 2018. Throughout the weekend, participants will be able to benefit from a variety of treatment activities and engage in diverse communicative situations.
Our treatment approach is based on an integrative, synergistic model, which individually combines evidence-based treatment components. The weekend focuses on three areas vital to achieving comprehensive change in one’s communication: speech, attitudes/feelings and environment. Come visit our Weekend Workshop Facebook page
The center of each Weekend Workshop is a gala dinner on Saturday night, featuring a select keynote speaker. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Vince Vawter, Newbery award-winning author, who chronicled his journey with stuttering during childhood in the novel Paperboy.
Throughout the weekend there are opportunities to contribute by taking advantage of select open-mic opportunities. This provides a chance to embrace the challenge of the often-difficult situation of speaking in front of a group, while actively contributing to the weekend’s topic.
Clients and their families are welcome to participate in Weekend Workshop. Previous treatment experience is not necessary. For those clients actively engaged in ongoing therapy, we would be happy to tailor the weekend to your needs. Treatment is provided by our graduate student clinicians under direct supervision of our expert ASHA-certified clinical supervisors.
In an effort to support the process of creating lasting change, the format of this year’s workshop includes 6 follow-up sessions. The focus of these sessions is to support you in generalizing the progress achieved throughout the intensive treatment on April 6-8th. These follow-up sessions occur on the outlined dates and times in the spring/summer of 2018. Please refer to the brochure for specifics.
Sessions can be attended in person at The College of Saint Rose or via teletherapy. This is a flexible format using a video-conferencing system with your student clinician.