Virtual Learning by Stuttering Foundation is an online series of interactive workshops with a variety of offerings for speech-language pathologists, parents, and individuals who stutter.

The series includes monthly offerings ranging from clinical training opportunities, to parent education, to a platform for people who stutter of all ages to share their stories. Sessions are moderated by many of the world’s leading clinicians, researchers, and self-help advocates — bringing learning and collaboration to you.

Mindfulness Speaks: Considerations in Stuttering Therapy

Speaker: Kristin Chmela M.A., CCC-SLP BCS-F; Director, Chmela Fluency Center Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Co-Director, Camp Shout Out Holton, Michigan

Date:  April 29, 2021

Time: 12-1:15pm ET

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Teaching mindfulness practices to children and adults has been an increasingly popular topic of research and application in several fields, therapies, and even schools for children of all ages.  Mindfulness practices have been shown to improve one's overall wellbeing, and enhance attention and focus, regulation, memory, and self-acceptance.  Recently, mindfulness has been discussed in the stuttering literature.  This webinar enhances participants' understanding of mindfulness and provides insights into the manner in which mindfulness may positively impact the stuttering therapy process.


  • Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists*
  • There is no fee for this event.
    *This course is not eligible for CEUs at this time

Bio:  Kristin Chmela M.A., CCC-SLP is a board certified fluency specialist and has provided services to individuals with fluency disorders for thirty-five years.  She is an author, lecturer, consultant, and owner and director of Chmela Fluency Center in the Chicago suburban area. Kirstin is the co-founder and co-director of the Treatment and Training Program at Camp Shout Out.  In addition, Kristin has completed 400 hours of training in yoga and mindfulness as well as the Stop and Breathe training course.  She is passionate about sharing the mindfulness experience with professionals, clients, and others.

Choose the Career you Love OR Love the Career you Choose

Moderator: Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Date: May 6, 2021

Time: 7-8:30pm ET

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Do you feel you need to “settle” for a career with low demand for oral communication?

Do you have a dream job that seems out of reach because you stutter?

Are you considering a career change, but worry that your stuttering will be a barrier to advancement?

Are you currently in a position where you defer public speaking to your colleagues?

Join us for an inspiring conversation with stutterers/PWS who have advanced in careers with high demand for public speaking. They will share their stories, perspectives, challenges, and successes. They will offer ideas for interviewing, press conferences, addressing large groups, briefings, self-advocacy, and more. A variety of occupations will be represented.

Many thanks to the generosity from the Katharyn Elizabeth Fell Demaree Fund for sponsoring this special Virtual Learning by Stuttering Foundation.


  • Target Audience: Adults who Stutter, Teens who Stutter, Speech-Language Pathologists
  • There is no fee for this event
    This session is not eligible for CEUs
    Please register if available for the live event only. A recording may be available at a later date on our streaming site for a small fee.

Bio: Vivian Sisskin is a clinical professor at the University of Maryland, an ASHA Fellow, and a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. She served as Coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 4 (Fluency Disorders), Chair of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and received ASHA’s Media Champion Award. Sisskin served as Vice-Chair of the American Board on Fluency and Fluency Disorders and is a faculty member for the Stuttering Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic Workshop. She was named Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. She owns the Sisskin Stuttering Center in the Washington, DC area.