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Workshops and Seminars for Speech Language Pathologists

Workshops and Seminars for Speech Language Pathologists

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Tim  offers continuing education  workshops for professionals.  Sample outlines can be seen below.  Tim’s workshops are loaded with effective, proven strategies to help people who stutter.

To book one of these workshops in your area, please contact Tim by filling out the Contact Us form. Please specify the location, desired date, the audience, and the number of people expected to attend.

 

 

Workshops for Speech-Language Pathologists and other therapists

Sudden Impact: Psychological Skills For Understanding and Influencing Your Students

This one-day seminar will help you dramatically improve your professional and interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis will be on identifying and capitalizing on unique learning styles. You will learn proven psychological skills for understanding and influencing your students. The format is a highly interactive learning experience.

 

Participants will learn to:

  • Establish nonverbal and verbal rapport skills to positively influence others
  • Quickly analyze language patterns, eye patterns, and other subtle cues to detect learning preferences and optimize stimuli in therapy
  • Effectively use verbal “re-framing” to shift limiting beliefs and inspire
  • Structure therapy activities to maximize outcomes for all learning styles
  • Utilize proven strategies for goal setting with children
  • Employ the “Logical Levels” of learning to enhance outcomes

 

Outline

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:20 Introduction
A Formula for Therapeutic Excellence
The Levels of Learning
Identifying Representational Systems and Learning Preferences
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Representational Systems (cont.)
Rapport Skills Lab
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:10 Advanced Language Patterns in Therapy
Well Formed Outcome Lab
2:10-2:20 Break
2:20-3:30 Strategies and Exercises to Create Change
3:30 Adjourn

 

Your instructor: Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP, NLP has been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist since 1992. Tim has taught the graduate-level Fluency Disorders course at Georgia State University. His private practice, specializing in stuttering treatment, is in the Atlanta area. Tim travels the U.S. and Canada conducting interactive workshops. ASHA recognizes him as a Board Certified Specialist and a Specialty Mentor in fluency disorders. As a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Tim delivers with a unique and effective learning experience.


Effective Fluency Strategies

For School-Age Children

This one-day seminar will help you dramatically improve your professional and interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis will be on identifying and capitalizing on unique learning styles. You will learn proven psychological skills for understanding and influencing your students. The format is a highly interactive learning experience.

 

Participants will learn to:

  • Precisely identify and measure disfluency during a video skills lab
  • Identify strategies for direct treatment of preschool children who stutter
  • Define successful ways of counseling parents and teachers to enhance outcomes
  • Label motivation strategies for children to reach their desired speech goals
  • Select appropriate fluency strategies to model and teach clients

 

Outline

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Introduction
The Logical Levels of Stuttering
Early Stuttering Progression
Motivation Strategies
Parent and Teacher Empowerment
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Video Diagnostic Lab
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Video Lab (cont.)
1:00-2:30 Therapeutic Skills Lab: Modeling and Teaching Strategies
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Structuring Sessions
Transfer Strategies
3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks
4:00 Adjourn

 

Your instructor: Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP, NLP has been a certified Speech-Language Pathologist since 1992. Tim has taught the graduate-level Fluency Disorders course at Georgia State University. His private practice, specializing in stuttering treatment, is in the Atlanta area. Tim travels the U.S. and Canada conducting interactive workshops. ASHA recognizes him as a Board Certified Specialist and a Specialty Mentor in fluency disorders. As a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Tim delivers with a unique and effective learning experience.


F.A.S.T. Fluency: A Cutting Edge Direct Model Designed to Resolve Stuttering in Young Children

Abstract:

The worldwide community of speech-language pathologist is rapidly embracing direct treatment models. F.A.S.T. Fluency is an acronym for Family And SLP Treatment for Fluency. This workshop delivers a cutting edge framework of theory, parental empowerment, direct treatment activities, and proven strategies designed to resolve stuttering in young children. Participants will learn a comprehensive plan of care including differential diagnosis, outcome measurement, and effective treatment.

 

Learner Outcomes — Participants will be able to:

  • Accurately identify ‘more typical’ and ‘less typical’ disfluencies via video analysis
  • Recall numerous proven strategies for remediating chronic stuttering patterns
  • Describe the process of training parents and significant others to assist the child
  • Outline positive reinforcement strategies to motivate young children

 

Outline

8:30-10:00 Introduction
Theoritical aspects of a direct approach
The Progressive nature of stuttering
Getting Parents Committed
Educating teachers and significant others
More Typical vs. Less Typical disfluencies
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Strategies for Direct Treatment
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Strategies for direct treatment(cont.)
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Training parents to facilitate practice
The unique window of opportunity with young children
Diagnosis to graduation: a framework
4:00 Adjourn

Stuttering Diagnostics Skills Lab

GSHA 2002

Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP

Abstract:

Quality diagnostics in fluency treatment require close, accurate evaluation of behavioral speech patterns as well as more subjective relevant issues including fear, avoidance, parents, teachers, and peer dynamics. In this interactive, hands-on skills lab participants will perform video analysis of disfluent speech. In addition to objective measurement skills, methods for cognitive and affective symptom evaluation will be learned. Actual case studies of children who stutter will be featured (one or more). The process of logically taking diagnostic findings to begin focused treatment will be covered.

 

Participants will be able to:

  • Differentially identify more typical and less typical disfluencies
  • Describe effective interviewing skills required to reveal cognitive and affective issues related to stuttering
  • Identify stuttering behaviors and design a client-centered plan of treatment

 

Outline

1:00-2:30 Video Lab (cont.)
Therapeutic Skills Lab: Modeling and Teaching Strategies
Empowering parents, Teachers, and Significant Others
1:30-3:00 Opening Remarks
The Abyss: A void of quality, objective tests
Measurement Rules
More Typical vs. Less Typical Disfluencies
Video Diagnostics Lab
3:30-3:30 Break
4:00 Adjourn

Begin Your Breakthrough

Begin Your Breakthrough (BYB) is an experiential workshop designed to help you: identify the obstacles that have held you back from communicating more effectively, practice proven strategies to facilitate change, and develop your own ‘towards motivation’ plan to carry over after the workshop. BYB is a fast paced, interactive format that is low on lecture and high on experience. BYB is designed for adolescents-adults who stutter and professionals who serve them. Professionals, parents, spouses, or supporters who attend will be expected to identify their own desired outcome and participate equally. If you want to begin change now, enroll in Begin Your Breakthrough.