January 9, 2024

Season 6: Episode 1: Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Clinical Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, and Owner of the Sisskin Stuttering Center, joins host, Sara MacIntyre, M.A., CCC-SLP, for the inaugural episode of an ongoing Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS®) Series. In this first episode, Vivian discusses what she calls 'The Essence of ARTS®' through exploring fundamental concepts, underlying theory, rationale, the historical context and more! Tune back in for parts 2, 3, and 4 releasing each Tuesday in the remaining weeks of January 2024. 

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Vivian Sisskin , M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F is a Clinical Professor Emerita 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.