May is Speech and Hearing Month, and we are excited to invite you to join us on Saturday, May 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. EST (12 to 2 p.m. PST) for an interactive virtual talk from both sides of the therapy table.
Featuring an informed panel of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and persons from various therapy backgrounds, this virtual collaboration will delve into different approaches to treatment, as well as individual experiences and perspectives about the therapeutic process.
This online event will provide a great opportunity for persons who stutter (PWS) of all ages, their family, and significant others to share their experiences and to ask questions about speech therapy. We welcome and encourage the participation of SLPs and SLP students to learn from and engage with panelists and other participants about their therapy experience.
The panel will be co-hosted by Carla Di Domenicantonio, CSA SLP Liaison, and Lisa Wilder, CSA Webmaster and Editor.
Meet our engaging guest speakers who invite you to the table:
- Holly Lomheim, SLP, Clinic Director at ISTAR (Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research)
Trained in a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques and recognised by the Alberta Rehabilitation Coordinating Council for her Clinical Excellence, Holly’s clinical interests include delivering evidence-based treatment of stuttering, as well as providing professional training to SLP students and clinicians, and teaching effective communication workshops.
- Richard Holmes, SLP, British Columbia
Richard is a person who stutters and practices as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in British Columbia. When working with others who stutter his approach is to be individualist and focused on practicality/functionality. In this way, he seeks to help the people he works with find solutions to the unique challenges they encounter. He brings with him a breadth of experiences ranging from mountain biking to public speaking and offers alternative perspectives to help others achieve their communication goals.
- Dylan Leaney, CSA Group Coordinator, Edmonton, AB
Having experienced speech therapy in childhood as well as in adulthood, Dylan has developed a comfortability in using fluency skills and in how he speaks. In mentoring others and in leading the Edmonton Stuttering Support Group, Dylan’s focus is to make stuttering a positive part of life and not something to always try to hide.
- Rhea Bhalla, CSA Group Leader, Calgary, AB
As the Canadian Stuttering Association's Calgary Chapter leader for nearly two years, Rhea feels privileged to have learned about the experiences and challenges that fellow members work to overcome. The tight-knit group has created a community of support that has made it an invaluable support in her journey towards easier communication.
We hope you can join the conversation on Saturday, May 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. EST (12 to 2 p.m. PST) for what will be a lively and informative conversation from both sides of the therapy table.
Reserve your front row seat for only $10! Can’t make it? No problem. Register and you will be able to view a recording of the session at a more convenient time.
PLUS! For every $20 you donate to the CSA through the registration form, you will be entered in a draw to win a $100 gift card of your choice! Deadline to enter the draw is 12 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 29.