Let's Talk Webinars

The Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA) hosts three or more Let’s Talk interactive webinars throughout the year. Let's Talk sessions cover a spectrum of topics, ranging from speech therapy and dating to the latest research in the field of stuttering, and feature speech-language pathologists, researchers, persons who stutter, parents, spouses and others, often in panel format.

Live webinars are two hours in duration with a short break at the halfway mark. Sessions are videotaped and a private video link is sent to each registrant after the live event so that all or portions of the live event can be viewed again, at the registrant’s discretion.

Registration is also available after the live event, for those who missed a topic of interest when it was first announced. The private video link is sent, giving access to the recorded session.

Registration for past and upcoming Let’s Talk webinars can be accessed by clicking on the session title below. Registration is $10. Webinar proceeds go directly towards continuing and growing the CSA’s services to persons who stutter, their families and allies, including the yearly Conference.

The CSA thanks the speakers, moderators, panelists, and registrants who participated in these sessions, and the teams of CSA volunteers who planned and brought the sessions to fruition.

If you have a topic suggestion, want to lead a session, be a speaker or panelist, please contact us to share your idea.

We hope you enjoy viewing the webinars.

Let’s Talk: Stuttering on the Job – Navigating Workplace Realities

This panel session is based on a workshop that was presented at the Canadian Stuttering Association Conference in November 2023. It features four persons who stutter from different age groups and backgrounds.

April 14, 2024, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Let’s Talk: Breaking the Ice: Embracing Authenticity in Dating

This panel session will feature four persons who stutter from different age groups and backgrounds.

February 11, 2024, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)

Let’s Talk: Two Canadian Stuttering Studies: What? Why? And how?

Research in stuttering is essential to help us better understand potential underlying mechanisms, with the hope of improving therapy outcomes for persons who stutter.

January 21, 2024, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm (EST)

Let's Talk: Self Advocacy for Back to School

The start of a new school year can be daunting for students at any educational level. A mix of excitement and anxiety surfaces as students prepare to face the unknowns. What will my teacher be like? Who will be in my class? What if I don’t like my new school? Will I have a good school year?

October 1, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Let’s Talk: Trauma-informed Stuttering Therapy: What It Is and Why It Matters

The conversation on the impact of trauma is being explored globally and adds much value when applied to the field of stuttering. This presentation demonstrates how, for some individuals, stuttering is trauma, the body's response to trauma, and why we can benefit from trauma-informed care in the therapy room.

June 25, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Let's Talk: Stuttering and Cluttering – What’s the connection?

Do you know that about one third of people who have stuttering also have cluttering? While cluttering can happen on its own, it can also happen with other communication disorders, including stuttering. Most people with cluttering only seek professional help when they have stuttering or other disorders.

April 16, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Let’s Talk: Stuttering, Social Anxiety, and iGlebe

Many persons who stutter (PWS) experience anxiety in anticipation of verbal interactions with others, whether in social or performance situations. Anxiety is often associated with fear of embarrassment, humiliation, negative judgment, or rejection.

June 26, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)

Let's Talk: Dating with Confidence

Dating brings up many questions and uncertainties for persons who stutter (PWS), such as whether or not to disclose, and when and how to bring it up. Introducing stuttering to the friends, parents and family of dating partners is another.

March 27, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Let's Talk: Courageous First Days

​Courageous First Days… Whether it’s a new job, back to work or university from summer holidays, or meeting a new boss, colleague or client, September is a time of “first day” experiences. For a lot of us who stutter, first days take courage.

September 18, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Let's Talk: Therapy from Both Sides of the 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.

May 29, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)