Dan Hudock (he him,his) Ph.D., CCC-SLP, PWS; an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Idaho State University, the PhD in Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences Assistant Director, ASHA SIG 4, Fluency Disorders, Coordinating-Committee Member, and Northwest Center for Fluency Disorders Founding Director (http://www.northwestfluency.org/), which offers an interprofessional intensive stuttering clinic with SLPs and Counselors using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My areas of research include holistically-based assessment and treatment for clients with fluency disorders, mindfulness for PWS and students in healthcare programs, interprofessional collaborations with Counselors, examining the intersectional and lived experiences of PWS across communities, bio / psychophysiological, behavioral, and self-reported responses to typical and atypical speech, and the neuroscience of stuttering through high-density EEG time-course methods of analysis. Through applying ACT to my personal and professional lives I’ve been able to increase my resilience and bounce back from a compounded lifetime of difficult experiences with stuttering.
Tiffani Kittilstved, (she/her/hers) M.S., CCC-SLP is a Ph.D. student at Idaho State University as well as a private practice Speech-Language Pathologist based out of Seattle, Washington. Clinically, Tiffani specializes in evaluating and treating children and adults who stutter. These experiences, along with her own personal experiences as a person who stutters, have motivated her current research interests, which include covert stuttering; the application of trauma-informed counseling approaches into therapy; and the intersectionality of identities among people who stutter. Tiffani is a proponent of ACT and uses it with her clients who stutter regularly. She is also actively involved in the stuttering community, holding leadership positions within the National Stuttering Association and the International Stuttering Awareness Day Conference and organizing One-Day Conferences through Friends, an Association of Young People who Stutter. She is excited to be a part of the ISAD conference for the 4th year in a row.
Below is a video by Dan Hudock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, PWS, and Tiffani Kittilstved, M.S., CCC-SLP, PWS, about stuttering and resilience and how applying the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help increase resilience and the ability to bounce back in people who stutter.
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