February 14, 2023

Daniel Shaw, M.S., CCC-SLP and Jack Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologists at Vanderbilt's Bill Wilkerson Center, join host Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP to discuss all things group therapy for stuttering. Jack and Daniel unpack group therapy in a way that makes it accessible for all comfort and competency levels and provide clinical suggestions and examples for effectively working in groups with individuals across the lifespan. They discuss the importance of cultivating and building community, the multitude of benefits the group format can both directly and indirectly provide to group members, the power of support and accountability, and more!

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To submit episode topics or suggestions, email Sara: smacintyre@stutteringhelp.org

Guest Bios:

Daniel  Shaw, M.S., CCC-SLP is a pediatric SLP at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, TN, where he splits his time as a lead SLP in the Preschool for Children with Autism and on the Autism Diagnostic team with serving young children, school-age/teens, and adults who stutter, and their families. Stuttering services range from individuals to group and all incorporate parent coaching and supports. He is interested in helping individuals who stutter find acceptance of stuttering and to experience the joy of communication in small and increasingly pervasive steps. He has also worked to encourage fellow SLPs to consider new ways of supporting stutterers/families in practical ways (such as personal coaching and through various presentations), as stuttering therapy can seem daunting to initiants. Prior to his role at Vanderbilt, Daniel served in the public school system in Nashville, TN.

Jack Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP is a person who stutters and a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. He works primarily with people who stutter and their families across the lifespan. He is the Director of Camp TALKS (Talking and Learning with Kids who Stutter).