Clinician Training


Dynamic Stuttering Therapy approaches stuttering from a new perspective. The targets for change are wide ranging and include neuro-physiological processes, as well as developing attitudes, beliefs, experience, emotions, habits, and an overall mindset of a person who speaks with ease and confidence.

The Dynamic Stuttering Therapy seminar is designed to assist Speech and Language Pathologists to most effectively administer this clear, logical and clinically proven successful approach for treating people who stutter.

Seminar participants will gain an understanding of how people who stutter interfere with their ability to generate fluent speech. They will learn how to guide their clients to develop the same automatic processes that are used by non-stuttering speakers.

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The specific activities that guide clients of all ages to reach these goals will be described along with all of the necessary changes in behavior, attitude and coping strategies that will make stuttering therapy an exciting and rewarding experience for clinicians and clients alike.

Seminar Outline

- Short review of the normal processes of speech production
- Description and practice of activities that enhance the automatic development of internal speech
- Description and practice of activities that enable the production of a voice that supports fluent speech
- Description and practice of activities that result in the execution of speech as a progression of syllables
- Description and practice of activities that combine all the elements of speech production with parallel processing
- Description of activities that support long-term change
- Opportunity to explore solutions to the problems of treating stuttering

One- to three-day seminars may be arranged for groups of 15 or more people. The length of the seminar will determine the depth of detail discussed and the amount of hands-on practice the participants will have.

Tools for clinicians

1. The Dynamic Stuttering Therapy Workbook - a complete personal holistic program for clinicians to use with their stuttering clients. The workbook is appropriate for treating all types of developmental stuttering from covert through very severe, regardless of the characteristics of the stuttered speech.

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2. The perfect continuation to the workbook is a special handbook that is a clinician’s companion to the Dynamic Stuttering Therapy Workbook. It outlines the principles, specific treatment goals and the criteria for successfully achieving these goals. In addition, the handbook includes guidelines for evaluating potential clients, statistical results of treatment, and suggestions that will enhance the therapy experience for both the client and clinician.

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  • The Dynamic Stuttering Therapy course that I participated in was thorough and the learning experience was fascinating and enriching, both in its theoretical and practical aspects. Dear Barbara, I wanted to thank you for your patience and attention to each and every one. You gave yourself throughout the whole course. Indeed, we felt that we had come out with a practical tool, different from anything we knew. And it's so natural to treat stuttering!
  • Dear Barbara, Your course gave me a completely new perspective on stuttering. It is more than a method; its a way of looking at things, a natural way that takes into consideration the anatomical, physiological and mental state of the individual client. This approach doesn’t focus on the stuttering and its elimination, but rather focuses on the natural free way of speaking, and gives operative tools to reach it. You’re approach is so logical and it answers so many questions I've had. It is philosophical on one hand, and practical on the other hand, full of rationale and step by step exercises. Learning from you was an overwhelming experience, and today I already see a big positive difference in my patients way of speaking. Thank you so much! 
  • The workshop puts a new perspective on the treatment of stuttering. It demonstrates a total approach to therapy and provides practical and useful advise for clinical practice.” My clients often come into therapy feeling helpless. After a few sessions they see clearly that there is no sound or word that they cannot say and this gives them the great courage they need in order to develop correct speech habits. The beauty of this program is that it’s not about being different than everyone else, but rather it’s about learning to be the same – & they can be the same! As a clinician it’s a pleasure to work with a program that is so thorough in its detail. I have used the method with teenagers and adults with equal success and in every situation have felt the thrill of seeing them develop abilities and confidence Thanks!
    Chevy Schwartz
  • Barbara Dahm presented a workshop to our speech therapists on November 12, 2006.  The title of the seminar was “Dynamic Stuttering Therapy: A Dynamic Stuttering Therapy”.  This 6-hour presentation was very well received by all those who attended.  The participants found that the material was presented in a very professional and organized manner.  New techniques were introduced and case studies were reviewed and discussed. The speech therapists went away with hands-on material that they could incorporate into their therapy sessions. Workshop participant.

Personal training

Personal training is available to aid the clinician to use this workbook effectively and to guide the clinician to design activities for young children that will lead to natural, fluent speech.

Through this training the clinician will achieve the following objectives:

- Develop an understanding of the how the speech generating system of people who stutter needs to change
- Identify therapy goals that are essential to the process of changing how speech is produced
- Learn to identify internal processes used in generating both stuttered and fluent speech
- Learn how to effectively guide clients of all ages to carry out activities that lead to a successful therapy experience
- Learn to identify the measurable criteria for achieving goals
- Develop skill in troubleshooting some of the problems that interfere with the client’s ability to change the way they generate speech

Personalized training may be given to individuals or small groups. The number of hours will depend on the number of participants in the training program. One on one programs consist of approximately six hours of training. In addition, supervision of actual sessions with the participant’s clients may be arranged. Programs can be arranged to meet the specific needs of the clinician.

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