6th PSA Annual Conference about Stuttering: “Breaking Silences, Sharing Responsibilities”

On October 20th, the Portugese stuttering association AGP is going to organize their 6th PSA annual conference about stuttering. It is a small conference, usually attended by 100 participants, composed mostly of PWS and their families, under graduated students in stuttering therapy and professional speech therapists. This year the conference is held under the title “breaking silences, sharing responsibilities”.

Daniel: This year we are especially interested in discussing, on one hand, some gender related issues concerning stuttering and, on the other, our recent experiences with self-help groups and possible complementary relations between them and stuttering therapy. In the roundtable discussions we have PWS speaking and sharing their experiences. We have also invited two experts of the European Clinical Specialization Course in Fluency Disorders, Joseph Agius and Margaret Leahy (margaret by videoconference), to lecturer about some new stuttering therapy approaches.


6th PSA Annual Conference about Stuttering: “Breaking Silences, Sharing Responsibilities”

Overview Program:

  • 09:00 - Reception and registration of participants
  • 09:30 - Opening Session
  • 09:45 - Re-Thinking Stuttering Intervention: The Smart Intervention Strategy - Joseph Agius
  • 11:30 - Coffee Break
  • 11:45 – Roundtable discussion: Stuttering in the feminine
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:30 - Consultation in Therapy: What do clients think? What do They Want? How do we negotiate change? - Margaret Leahy
  • 16:00 – Roundtable discussion: Self-help groups and stuttering therapy: the experience in Portugal and possible complementary relations.
  • 17:00 - Coffee Break
  • 17:15 - Roundtable discussion: Stuttering and scientific research in Portugal
  • 18:15 - Closing Session

 

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