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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 44th Weekend Workshop will take place March 27 – 29, 2020. Throughout the weekend, participants will be able to benefit from a variety of treatment activities and engage in diverse communicative situations.

Synergistic Treatment

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.

Both 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. Throughout the weekend, participants will have many opportunities to contribute to and take 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.

Keynote Speaker
The main event of each Weekend Workshop is a gala dinner on Saturday night, featuring a keynote address. This year, we are focusing on the art of poetry, and with the help of our guest speaker, Adam Giannelli, we will explore ways in which creative writing can help us cope and support progress.

Adam Giannelli, headshotAdam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and creative writing at Hamilton College.

Interested community members are also invited to attend our speaker’s keynote address. $5 tickets will be available for purchase online and can be picked up on Saturday evening. Please email or call 518-485-3092 with any questions.

Follow-up sessions
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 March 27th – 29th.

These follow-up sessions are included in the price of client registration and will be held on Monday evenings throughout the summer, as outlined in our brochure (coming soon). 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 clinicians.

Fees and Registration
For more information about WWEC ’20, including pricing, a schedule of events, location, and details about the follow-up therapy sessions, please see our brochure (coming soon). Interested participants and their families should contact us to confirm their spot by February 28th, 2020. You can contact us at or 518-485-3092. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our program’s long history of offering evidence-based stuttering treatment at limited cost to clients is made possible through donations. If you wish to contribute to the program, please click here.