Speaker: Rick Arenas, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Date: November 6th, 2019
Time: 8:00 to 9:15pm ET
Description: For some of us, stuttering has played, and continues to play, a huge role in our lives. At times, stuttering may feel like a heavy weight that limits us or a force that influences us to do things that we do not want to do (e.g. avoidance behaviors). In this presentation, we will look at the control that stuttering can have over us but more importantly we will analyze what we can do to reduce the influence it has over how we live our lives. A short lecture will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
Target Audience: Teens and adults who stutter, Speech-language pathologists who work with people who stutter
There is no fee for this event
This course is not eligible for CEUs
Bio: Rick Arenas is an associate professor at the University of New Mexico. His primary area of research is developmental stuttering. In his early career he focused on the neurobiological mechanisms involved in the variability of stuttering across contexts. Recently his research has transitioned toward the way people relate to their stuttering and how it plays a role in their personal narrative. Using qualitative methods, he is investigating how people who stutter change their thoughts and beliefs to live harmoniously with stuttering.