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Saint Xavier hosts workshop for stuttering kids, teens

WHAT: School-age children and teens who stutter, along with their parents, can attend a youth-day workshop co-sponsored by Saint Xavier University and the National Stuttering Association. The program promotes self-esteem and treatment for children who stutter, and includes education and support for parents. 

The featured speaker is Dr. Larry Molt, a speech-language pathologist who chairs the department of communications disorders at Auburn University in Alabama. Saint Xavier graduate speech pathology students will assist on workshops for children and teens who stutter.

To help them speak more fluently, school-age children who stutter must learn to address feelings they experience when they stutter, the physical tension and struggle that often accompany their speaking difficulties and the reactions of other people. The workshop gives children and teens the chance to meet others who stutter. Parents will learn more about stuttering treatment options from experts and will meet other parents with children who stutter.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23

WHERE: Andrew Conference Center on SXU’s Chicago Campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

COST:  Registration for youth day is $35 for families, speech-language pathologists and students. 

CONTACT:	 For more information, or to register, please contact the National Stuttering Association at (800) 364-1677 or www.westutter.org. For information on Saint Xavier University’s Ludden Speech Clinic call 773-293-3571.

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